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New York Rhythms: Gershwin, Litton and Broadway

About this Concert:

An evening of glittering music and dance from Broadway’s George Gershwin, whose own life was a rags-to-riches New York story worthy of a musical!

COPLAND
Appalachian Spring (complete ballet)

GERSHWIN
Who Cares?, A Gershwin Ballet

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Fun Facts:

  • Recently named music director at New York City Ballet, Andrew Litton is also a Gershwin specialist.
  • Gershwin grew up running in the streets of New York’s tenements and had zero interest in music as a boy.
  • Gershwin rejected the Romantic legato of his European contemporaries, saying, “the rhythms of American popular music should snap and at times cackle.”
  • “Who Cares?” is a song in the 1931 musical Of Thee I Sing, for which the 33-year-old Gershwin won the Pulitzer Prize. It is also a ballet that incorporates Gershwin’s incomparable Broadway songs.
  • Another composer and New York native, Aaron Copland, won a Pulitzer Prize for his ballet Appalachian Spring.
  • Copland influenced a whole generation of American composers including the future music director of the New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein.
  • Minnesota Orchestra will be performing a newly-compiled version of Appalachian Spring that dates from 2016 and features the complete ballet music expanded for full orchestra from the original 13-player instrumentation. Please note: New York City Ballet will not be performing this work.

Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org
This concert is sold out. Please contact the Box Office to check for ticket turn-backs.
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New York Rhythms: Gershwin, Litton and Broadway

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Fri Aug 4 2017 8pm

New York Rhythms

New York Rhythms

This concert is sold out. Please contact the Box Office to check for ticket turn-backs.

About this Concert:

An evening of glittering music and dance from Broadway’s George Gershwin, whose own life was a rags-to-riches New York story worthy of a musical!

COPLAND
Appalachian Spring (complete ballet)

GERSHWIN
Who Cares?, A Gershwin Ballet

Read program notes »

Fun Facts:

  • Recently named music director at New York City Ballet, Andrew Litton is also a Gershwin specialist.
  • Gershwin grew up running in the streets of New York’s tenements and had zero interest in music as a boy.
  • Gershwin rejected the Romantic legato of his European contemporaries, saying, “the rhythms of American popular music should snap and at times cackle.”
  • “Who Cares?” is a song in the 1931 musical Of Thee I Sing, for which the 33-year-old Gershwin won the Pulitzer Prize. It is also a ballet that incorporates Gershwin’s incomparable Broadway songs.
  • Another composer and New York native, Aaron Copland, won a Pulitzer Prize for his ballet Appalachian Spring.
  • Copland influenced a whole generation of American composers including the future music director of the New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein.
  • Minnesota Orchestra will be performing a newly-compiled version of Appalachian Spring that dates from 2016 and features the complete ballet music expanded for full orchestra from the original 13-player instrumentation. Please note: New York City Ballet will not be performing this work.

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