Chicago Philharmonic Returns To North Shore With An Ode To A Golden Era
This March, Chicago Philharmonic travels back in time to perform music from and inspired by the 1920s with sensational guest soloist Aldo Lo?pez- Gavila?n in The Roaring Twenties. Headlining the program is George Gershwin's American smash, Rhapsody in Blue, complete with bustling piano solos and the iconic opening clarinet glissando. Gershwin often called this boisterous piece a tribute to the American spirit, calling it "a sort of musical kaleidoscope of America, of our vast melting pot, of our unduplicated national pep, of our metropolitan madness."
Alongside Rhapsody in Blue is Maurice Ravel's brilliant Piano Concerto in G Major, played to light-hearted, jazzy perfection by Aldo Lo?pez-Gavila?n with "dazzling technique and rhythmic fire". (Seattle Times) Ravel, a talented pianist himself, composed works that require blinding dexterity, subtle musicianship, and a deep understanding of both jazz and classical music. Cuban-born Lo?pez-Gavila?n, dubbed a "formidable virtuoso" by The London Times, brings an inspiring energy and unique interpretation to his Chicago debut. Rounding out the program are Kurt Weill's Suite from The Threepenny Opera, both a socio-political statement inspired by Weill's 1920s Berlin and the forerunner of modern musical theater, and living composer John Harbison's Remembering Gatsby, inspired by Scott Fitzgerald's great novel.
The Roaring Twenties
March 9 2019, 7:30pm Pick-Staiger Hall, Evanston
Scott Speck Conductor Aldo Lo?pez-Gavila?n Piano
Tickets $25 - $75 | Students $10 chicagophilharmonic.org
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