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Ku-Ring-Gai Philharmonic Orchestra: Gershwin & Saint-Saëns
16 March @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm AEDT
Tickets: Standard $50 | Pensioner $35 | Student/junior $12
- Paul Terracini: Conductor
- Robbin Reza: Piano
- Copland: El Salon Mexico
- Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F
- Richard Meale: Mer de Glace
- Saint-Saëns: Symphony No 3 in C minor (Organ Symphony)
Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra opens 2019 with a program of keyboard virtuosity.
Up and coming piano soloist, Robbin Reza, a 2018 Young Performers Award finalist and senior section winner in KPO’s 2007 Concerto Competition, performs George Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F, a work weaving distinctly jazz influenced idioms, including elements of Charleston, blues and ragtime, into the classical piano concerto form. Although the classical music world initially gave this jazz inspired work a lukewarm reception, it has come to be treasured for its innovative rhythms and sound colours and vibrant orchestration. Gershwin regarded his Piano Concerto – which he initially dubbed the New York Concerto – as a “spontaneous expression of the nervous energy of modern American life”.