San Francisco Symphony Performs Gershwin and Bernstein in my classic American Composers
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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