CONCERT DETAILS

American composers are on display, including African American trailblazer William Grant Still and Pulitzer Prize-winning Samuel Barber. Gershwin’s Second Rhapsody, often called “Rhapsody in Rivets” for its industrial New York noise, began as a film score and is rife with urban frenzy. Aaron Diehl, a pianist of “individual talent so huge that one day he may extend the jazz tradition” (New York Daily News), performs the Gershwin as well as the only Piano Concerto of African American female pioneer composer Florence Price. These concerts are part of a 3-program celebration of the 1930s, the decade in which Warner Grand Theater was built.

 

The MSO Steinway piano was made possible through a generous gift from Michael & Jeanne Schmitz

Friday, February 5

BEFORE THE CONCERT

Join us one hour before classic concerts for Meet the Music. Led by MSO musicians and local music experts, this engaging and informative discussion about the music is free for all patrons attending the performance.

 

AFTER THE CONCERT

Meet your friends in the lobby after the concert. Drinks and small plates are available to purchase in the 1st floor lobby following most performances.

Saturday, February 6

BEFORE THE CONCERT

Join us one hour before classic concerts for Meet the Music. Led by MSO musicians and local music experts, this engaging and informative discussion about the music is free for all patrons attending the performance.

 

AFTER THE CONCERT

Meet your friends in the lobby after the concert. Drinks and small plates are available to purchase in the 1st floor lobby following most performances.

Sunday, February 7

BEFORE THE CONCERT

Join us one hour before classic concerts for Meet the Music. Led by MSO musicians and local music experts, this engaging and informative discussion about the music is free for all patrons attending the performance.

 

AFTER THE CONCERT

Meet your friends in the lobby after the concert. Drinks and small plates are available to purchase in the 1st floor lobby following most performances.

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