Friday, September 24, 2010, 8:00 p.m.
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland.
No other American composer straddles as many musical worlds. In the realm of popular song and jazz, Gershwin’s genius has long been celebrated. In the world of classical music, he was long marginalized as a “pops” composer —but no longer. Post-Classical Ensemble explores “interpreting Gershwin” —the man and the music.
Gershwin: Prelude no. 2 (1926, as broadcast by the composer in 1932).
Gershwin: Prelude no. 2 (an improvisation by Genadi Zagor).
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (1924, as scored by Ferde Grofé for the Paul Whiteman Band); Genadi Zagor, piano.
Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F (1925). Allegro moderato; Andante con moto; Allegro con brio.
Gershwin: Cuban Overture (1932)
Genadi Zagor, Vakhtang Kodanashvili
David Salness (Concertmaster, Eric Lee, Yvonne Lam, Eva Cappelletti-Chao, Reiko Niiya-Chow, Jennifer Rickard
Sally McLain, Tim Macek, Najim Kim, Jennifer Himes, Sara Sherry
Phillippe Chao (principal viola), Uri Wassertsug, David Basch, Kyung LeBlanc
Steven Honigberg, Liz Davis, Kerry van Laanen
Ed Malaga, Jeff Koczela
Adria Foster, Nicolette Oppelt, Jonathan Baumgarten
Mark Hill, Wes Nichols
David Jones, Kathy Mulcahey
Don Shore, Ben Greanya
Greg Drone, Ted Peters, Mark Hughes, Paul Hopkins
Chris Gekker, Tim White, Phil Snedecor
George Allen, Mark Mauldin, Paul Schultz
Ed Walters, Ben Bokor, Chris Vadala
Bill Richards, John Spirtas, Danny Villanueva
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This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.