Brassiness, energy and Jazz Age glamour.
An instant classic, Rhapsody in Blue never fails to excite. Full of memorable tunes and brilliant orchestral effects – starting with the irresistibly sleek upward slide on the clarinet – Rhapsody in Blue pulsates with brassiness, energy and Jazz Age glamour. Bernstein’s On the Town likewise swings with big city vitality. The Piano Concerto by Florence Price is a rarity. The first African-American woman to have her music performed by a major orchestra – the venerable Chicago Symphony, in 1933 – Florence Price lived around the same time as Gershwin but is only now receiving her due. Discover her Piano Concerto for yourself.
For a taste of the Old World, the concert concludes with Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony, the most energetic of the composer’s nine symphonies. Kazuki Yamada, who has been described by the London Telegraph as ‘a star in the making’, returns to the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra as conductor.
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