Saturday, August 20, 2016
AMERICAN/RHAPSODY melds together a dizzying array of genres! George Gershwin created a sound just as big and alive as America itself. On August 20th the evening shifts its focus to the concert works of George Gershwin and examines his all-inclusive role in the concert hall. Gershwin’s hybrid style bridged seemingly impossible gaps between genres and audiences alike.
On August 20th, Pianist HyeJin Kim joins Rachael Worby and her orchestra in a performance of “Rhapsody in Blue” while dancers from *BODYTRAFFIC dance to Gershwin’s “Three Preludes” (World Premiere) and Kurt Weil’s classic “Mack the Knife.” Whether it is jazz or classical, we can hear the exchange of big ideas between these giants of modern music.
The evening also includes George Gershwin’s overtures from "Girl Crazy" and “Swanee,” as well as Duke Ellington’s "Come Sunday," and Leonard Bernstein’s "Time Square.”
*This performance is made possible in part by a grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles
FREE PARKING AT CALTECH.
INTIMATE, BUT LIVELY TABLE SEATING.
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Beckman Mall Lawn at Caltech
Located at 332 S. Michigan Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91106
Event opens at 5:30 for mingling and dining.
At 7:30 we unleash an exhilarating, non-stop 90-minute adventure in sound.