Who can mistake the thrilling, sliding, bluesy clarinet opening of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue? In this concert, you can hear that fabulous piece alongside three other cutting-edge works.
Join us for this enchanting performance of rhapsody, romance and fantasy. We will meet for pre-concert drinks at the Botanist on Sloane Square from 6pm, then take a 5 min walk to Cadogan Hall for the concert at 7.30pm.
Looking for a follow-up to the huge success of Rhapsody in Blue, Gershwin was inspired by the sound of Parisian traffic, Gershwin took his friend to car shops to buy actual car horns which he took home and used in his “rhapsodic ballet” An American in Paris.
Bernstein’s On The Town also started life as a ballet which was met with such acclaim that it spawned a whole musical.
The Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra opens with the same sense of mystical Broadway glamour and is an engaging and heartfelt work with a virtuosic solo part for pianist Mark Bebbington.
Bernstein On the Town: Three Dance Episodes
Manu Martin Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra (UK premiere)
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Gershwin An American in Paris
Robert Ziegler conductor
Mark Bebbington piano
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
‘The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra truly played to an extremely high standard under Ziegler’s baton’ (Bachtrack)
6.00pm Meet at the Botanist on Sloan Square (on your own tap)
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