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CLASSIC GERSHWIN - Classic

Tucson Music Hall
Friday, September 23, 7:30pm
Sunday, September 25, 2pm

José Luis Gomez, conductor
Joyce Yang, piano

Gershwin: Cuban Overture
Villa-Lobos: Chôros n. 6 TSO PREMIERE
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G
Gershwin: An American in Paris

Jazz was the music of the Roaring 20s in Paris and America and its influence on Gershwin and Ravel is on glorious display. Gershwin composed his fabulous tribute to la musique et la vie française after soaking up the sounds of Paris and Ravel infused his concerto with Jazz after he did an American tour. Van Cliburn competition silver medalist, Joyce Yang is the perfect choice to convey the delicacy and power of his piano concerto with her “poetic and sensitive pianism” (Washington Post). The Cuban Overture’s Caribbean rhythms and the music of Brazilian street musicians in Chôros n. 6 complete this whirlwind musical tour.

Complimentary “Concert Comments” with the conductor and guest artist take place one hour before the performance and give you insight into what you’re about to hear.


Tucson Symphony Orchestra Ride & Dine

Friday, September 23, 4pm
Mercado San Agustin

This progressive dinner rides and dines you with great eats along the Sun Link Streetcar from Sonoran Sno Cones, Penca, Ermanos Craft Beer and Wine Bar and Batch Café and Bar on your way to Opening Night with José Luis Gomez. Free parking at the Mercado District. Price includes food, street car tickets and concert.