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Kirill Gerstein Celebrates the Influence of George Gershwin

Pianist Kirill Gerstein | Photo by Marco Borggreve

Week of September 17th

Kirill Gerstein, piano / St. Louis Symphony Orchestra / David Robertson
The Gershwin Moment

These days, no one thinks twice about including the jazz-influenced masterpieces of Gershwin on a symphonic concert program, but it wasn’t always so. Pianist Kirill Gerstein savors this “Gershwin Moment” with performances of two great works for piano and orchestra: Rhapsody in Blue and the Concerto in F. This new disc from the St. Louis Symphony and conductor David Robertson also includes a sampling of Gershwin songs, featuring Pink Martini vocalist Storm Large and legendary jazz vibraphonist Gary Burton.
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The Classical Team
The Classical Team
Published on 09.14.2018