“George knew how to make a piano laugh, really laugh.” Andrew Litton shares Abram Chasins’ famous quote about George Gershwin in his fascinating intro/demo of Gershwin’s Piano Concerto. Watch the 8-minute video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J483uDP7vL0
Litton performs this concerto as pianist AND conductor this Friday night (that puts him on the Stein-Podium, right?!?). Very few tickets remain, mostly in the balconies, so if you have some that you can’t use, please turn them back so that others can buy them. It’s easy to do here: https://boxoffice.minnesotaorchestra.org/cart/forms/change.aspx
This concerto, with its jazz, dance, Blues, and percussive fireworks, is 90 years young. And with Litton’s brilliant playing and insightful conducting, Friday’s performance is sure to be a fabulously memorable experience. Also on the program are Copland’s “El Salón México” and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 7. Wow! What a night!
If you don’t already have your tickets for this penultimate Sommerfest concert, grab some right away online: http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org/buy/tickets/browse-calendar/eventdetail/558/-/gershwin-s-piano-concerto#.VbeRxPlVikp or by calling the box office at 612.371.5656
We hope to see you Friday night!