HOUGH FAMILY FOUNDATION MASTERWORKS

GERSHWIN’S AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

SATURDAY, JANUARY 7 AT 8PM

Gershwin’s An American in Paris

Saturday, January 7 at 8pm

Joshua Cerdenia: Feuertrunken (Fire-Drunk)
Wynton Marsalis: Tuba Concerto
Ellington: Black, Brown and Beige
Gershwin: An American in Paris

Fawzi Haimor, conductor
TJ Graf, tuba

A jazzy night of music by groundbreaking composers. Gershwin captures beautiful sights and intense sounds in his postcard from An American in Paris. A rare Tuba Concerto, by jazz legend Wynton Marsalis, features our own TJ Graf in a playful work with a great sense of humor. Duke Ellington’s grand masterpiece Black, Brown and Beige — a broad tale of African-American history — has been hailed as one of the most significant works in American orchestral music. Rounding out the program is Filipino composer Joshua Cerdenia’s Feuertrunken (Fire-Drunk), stimulating waves of sound inspired by Dante’s take on purgatory.

PRE-CONCERT CONVERSATIONS: Get the real story behind the composers and their music, straight from the conductor and guest soloists. Starts one hour before each Masterworks concert in the theater. Included free with each concert ticket. Sponsored by Smith & Associates Real Estate

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