Rhapsody in Blue

Fri 07/09/2018 19:00 - 21:00
Tickets: 37.00-7.00 €


The American musical styles of the early 1900s are impossible to pigeonhole. The piano exuberance of Gershwin and patriotic idylls of Ives were created around the same time but are as different from each other as the streets of New York are from the churchyards of New England. Kirill Gerstein’s skills also as a jazz soloist come to the fore in this concert of two piano pieces.


  • Susanna Mälkki


  • Kirill Gerstein


  • Musiikkitalon Kuoro


  • 19.00
    Charles Ives

    Three Places in New England

  • Arnold Schönberg

    Piano Concerto

  • Jean Sibelius

    The Dryad and Dance Intermezzo

  • 21.00
    George Gershwin

    Rhapsody in Blue

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