Fri, Nov 12|
THE JAZZ EFFECT: GERSHWIN AND STRAVINSKY WITH THE PHOENIX SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Program: IGOR STRAVINSKY: Symphony in C GEORGE GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue GERSHWIN: An American in Paris STRAVINSKY: Suite from The Firebird (1919) Tito Muñoz, conductor Jon Kimura Parker, piano
Time & Location
Nov 12, 2021, 7:30 PM MST – Nov 14, 2021, 7:30 PM MST
Phoenix, 75 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
About the event
The intersection of jazz and classical music in the mid-20th century is one of the great stories in musical history. Gershwin’s best known masterpieces, Rhapsody in Blue and An American in Paris, are bookended by Stravinsky’s iconic Symphony in C and Firebird Suite, the ballet/orchestral firestorm that was Stravinsky’s professional breakthrough. Hear how both Gershwin and Stravinsky’s music was influenced by jazz, and how their works in turn shaped the music of our time.