LAS AMÉRICAS FESTIVAL: RHAPSODY IN BLUE
Gershwin Cuban Overture
Ellington The Essential Ellington: Music of Ellington and Strayhorn
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Gershwin Variations on I Got Rhythm
Gershwin Catfish Row: Symphonic Suite from Porgy and Bess
Program Notes, click HERE.
Our “Las Américas” festival celebrates the rich variety of music springing from melded cultures of North and South America. Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing kicks the festival off with an evening of concert works from popular music and jazz legends George Gershwin and Duke Ellington, with the cross-cultural influence of Gershwin’s Latin-themed Cuban Overture, plus The Essential Ellington: Music of Ellington and Strayhorn. The program includes Gershwin’s iconic Rhapsody in Blue.
FREE Simulcast at the River Walk Plaza on Friday, January 15. For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1050284711658469/.
* Friday evening’s performance is dedicated to the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. and in celebration of his life, his humanitarian spirit, and his belief in the unity of all mankind. This is an official event of the City of San Antonio MLK Commission.