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Jon Kimura Parker | © Courtney Perry
A New Year's Celebration:

Jon Kimura Parker Plays Gershwin

TUE DEC 31, 2024 — WED JAN 1, 2025

Orchestra Hall

~2 hours, including intermission

100 years ago, George Gershwin struck gold with Rhapsody in Blue. It was part of a trend to blend jazz and classical music in the concert hall—and although George Antheil predicted his jazz symphony would “put Gershwin in the shade,” that didn’t exactly pan out. Still, it’s a hoot to hear the two works side by side.

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Note: Individual tickets go on sale July 29.

A Few Things to Know

  1. Plan your visit to Orchestra Hall
  2. Your New Year’s Eve ticket Includes vintage jazz from Belle Amour and a champagne toast, on us!

Date & Time





    Three Black Kings


    He's Got the Whole World in His Hands


    Songs to be announced


    A Jazz Symphony


    Rhapsody in Blue


Minnesota Orchestra

William Eddins


Jon Kimura Parker


Accessibility Services

  • Armless & Bariatric Chairs
  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Large-Print Programs
  • Noise-Cancelling Headphones
  • Service Animals
  • Wheelchair & Accessible Seating

Additional services are available upon request.

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