Friday 2 March 2018, 7.30pm St Andrew’s Hall,
St Andrew’s Plain, Norwich
Briiten Sinfonia concert
Rhapsody in Blue with Jeremy Denk
Programme to include:
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue (original jazz band version)
Stravinsky Concerto for piano and winds
Jeremy Denk piano
From its opening clarinet glissando Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue has become synonymous with 1920s America and its popularity continues to this day. Performed here in the original jazz band arrangement with acclaimed pianist Jeremy Denk the work is paired with Stravinsky’s rhythmically complex Concerto for piano and wind. Both works explore rhythm from the syncopated cadenzas in Stravinsky to the abundant use of dance and ragtime rhythms in Gershwin.
Pre-concert talk, 6.30pm
Jeremy Denk talks about tonight’s programme in this pre-concert talk
(free to ticket holders).
Tickets: £8-£30 (£6 students, under 26 and job seekers)