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The Jazz Effect: Gershwin and Stravinsky


GEORGE GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue
GERSHWIN: An American in Paris
STRAVINSKY: Suite from The Firebird (1919)

Tito Muñozconductor
Jon Kimura Parkerpiano

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.

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1 N. 1st St., Phoenix, AZ
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The Phoenix Symphony has been proudly serving the citizens of the Phoenix metropolitan area and Arizona since 1947. The Phoenix Symphony presents an annual season from September through the beginning…