Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue
Thursday at 8:00PM
Friday at 8:00PM
Guest conductor Lina Gonzalez-Granados makes her Atlanta Symphony Orchestra debut with a delightful mélange of music from the Americas. Classical meets jazz in George Gershwin’s irresistible mashup Rhapsody in Blue. Mexican composer Gabriela Ortiz’s Kauyumari taps into folk music from the Huichol people, and the ASO presents a world-premiere by Atlanta’s own Joel Thompson, an Emmy-winning composer working at the intersection of art and social justice. The concert includes a musical travelogue by Gabriela Lena Frank and the snappy Danzón No. 2 by Arturo Márquez. French pianist Cédric Tiberghien makes his ASO debut.
Joel Thompson's new work is co-commissioned by the American Composers Forum, New York Philharmonic (Jaap van Zweden, Music Director), Atlanta Symphony (Nathalie Stutzmann, Music Director), the Aspen Music Festival and School (Robert Spano, Music Director), and the Bravo! Vail Music Festival (Ann-Marie McDermott, Artistic Director).
American Composers Forum support is made possible by The Thelma E. Hunter Fund in honor of the 100th anniversary of her birth.