Rhapsody in Blue

October 27
2018
7:30m

Joshua Pifer, piano

Gershwin’s beloved Rhapsody in Blue skillfully straddles the jazz and classical worlds, and is recognized universally for its use in movies and TV. VSU's new piano professor, Dr. Joshua Pifer, makes his VSO debut as soloist. Stravinsky’s energetic Pulcinella Suite presents Baroque music through a 20th century lens, and is a showcase for the virtuosos of the VSO. Gershwin played Rhapsody in Blue for Ravel at a party, and the two hung out together at Harlem jazz clubs.

"Pulcinella was my discovery of the past, the epiphany through which the whole of my late work became possible." -- Igor Stravinsky

  • Beethoven Egmont Overture
  • Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
            Joshua Pifer, piano
  • Biber Battalia
  • Stravinsky Pulcinella Suite

Whitehead Auditorium. Reservations Required
Tickets $28 each. Call 229-333-2150