Rhapsody In Blue & The Firebird at New Jersey Performing Arts Center


New Jersey Performing Arts Center
36 Park Place
Newark, NJ


Thu, November 29, 2018
1:30 pm

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JOSHUA WEILERSTEIN conductor AARON DIEHL piano NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA MILHAUD La création du Monde French composer Milhaud heard jazz in Harlem during a 1922 visit and brought the sound back to Paris for this lively ballet based on African folk mythology. GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue Gershwin called this iconic piece "a musical kaleidoscope of America, of our vast melting pot, of our national pep, of our blues, our metropolitan madness." PRICE Piano Concerto (NJSO Premiere) Florence Price was the first African-American female composer to be performed by major orchestras; her lush concerto skillfully blends classical and popular styles...

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