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Gershwin's Concerto

Anu Tali, guest conductor

November 30 — December 2, 8:00 p.m.Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Anu Tali, guest conductor
Xiayin Wang, piano
Pacific Symphony

SMETANA: The Moldau
GERSHWIN: Piano Concerto in F
DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 7

Preview Talk at 7 p.m. with host Alan Chapman. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

“Many persons had thought that the Rhapsody in Blue was only a happy accident…Well, I went out, for one thing, to show them that there was plenty more where that had come from,” said George Gershwin himself. Widely considered Gershwin’s most classical piece, his Piano Concerto in F represents the perfect blend between the rhythmic liberties of jazz fused with classical roots.

Enjoy image magnification on our big screens during the concert for a closer look at the artists!

Listen to this:

  • Smetana’s “The Moldau”
    The symphonic poem “The Moldau” is a landscape on water, the listener put right in the boat with a painter’s eye view. We begin at the springs of the mighty river and travel through backwaters, the main current and rapids, through woods, fields and meadows, where peasants dance at a wedding. The melodies are flowing and folksy.