What’s Interesting About This Concert
- After a rapturous reception at its Carnegie Hall debut, William Dawson’s Negro Folk Symphony, quickly disappeared into obscurity. This American masterpiece is only now starting to receive the attention it merits.
- Famed jazz pianist Marcus Roberts and his trio bring a modern interpretation to George Gershwin’s beloved Rhapsody in Blue.
- Samuel Barber, famous as the composer of Adagio for Strings, takes all the main elements of a traditional four-movement symphony and condenses them into one movement in his innovative Symphony No.1.
Samuel BarberSymphony No.1, in One Movement
George GershwinRhapsody in Blue
William DawsonNegro Folk Symphony
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