BSO: Gershwin's An American in Paris
Saturday, June 3, 2017, 8pm
The Music Center
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra:
Gershwin's An American in Paris
Christoph König, conductor
Vadim Gluzman, violin
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2
Messaien: Les offrandes oubliées
Gershwin: An American in Paris
Four peer composers looked to France for inspiration with wildly different results. Christoph König opens with Ravel’s gentle memorial dedicated to friends lost in the war. The shift to fiery Prokofiev demands tremendous athleticism from the soloist, the superstar Ukrainian-Israeli violinist Vadim Gluzman. Olivier Messiaen’s deeply spiritual meditation takes us to an ethereal realm before Gershwin’s jazzy, raucous riff on Paris will have us humming into the night.
This concert is not presented by Strathmore.
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