San Francisco Symphony Performs Gershwin and Bernstein in my classic American Composers
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The last date listed for my classic American Composers was Thursday July 2, 2009 / 8:00pm.
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100% Fabulous! Gaffigan has tremendous control of the orchestra, yet enjoys every minute of his work -- most of which is almost dancing to the music he's conducting. Montero was amazing on the piano -- we sat right under the roof and still heard...continued
James Gaffigan, conductor
Gabriela Montero, piano
Celebrate Independence Day with iconic American masterpieces, from West Side Story to An American in Paris. Gabriela Montero — featured at President Obama’s inauguration —lights up the stage with Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, the work that united classical with jazz and raised the profile of American concert music. James Gaffigan, one of the country’s most exciting young maestros, leads the San Francisco Symphony in this rich tapestry of musical styles.
Meet Gabriela Montero for an exclusive CD signing immediately following the concert at the Symphony Store in the lobby.
Bernstein – Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue
Montero – Improvisations on themes suggested by the audience
Gershwin – An American in Paris
Bernstein – Music from the film On the Waterfront
About the Ticket Supplier: San Francisco Symphony
The San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas present more than 220 concerts each year from September through July in a variety of genres, with SFS musicians performing classical concerts, holiday favorites, summer pops events, free outdoor concerts, special series for families and children, plus presentations of visiting guest artists and orchestras from around the globe. The San Francisco Symphony also takes its unique style to audiences world-wide, touring nationally and internationally every year. The SFS is currently recording all the Mahler symphonies on its own media label and has recently launched Keeping Score, a national, multi-year, multi-media project bringing classical music to millions of Americans via TV, radio, the Internet and more.