Mutual Admiration: Gershwin and Ravel

Carlin Ma

Explorers Series

Mutual Admiration: Gershwin and Ravel

Maurice Ravel’s American tour of 1928 took him across this country to major cities, where he was greeted as a celebrity. He had already become fascinated with American culture after hearing jazz in Paris, and was eager to absorb the essence of American musical culture first-hand. His New York activities included hearing jazz at the Cotton Club, and perhaps most famously meeting the great George Gershwin. In this program we’ll hear the best of France and America in musical synergy, in the expert hands of Kristin Lee and Orion Weiss.

This performance premieres on Sunday, January 17, at 5:00 p.m. PT. You will receive an e-mail at least 48 hours prior to the event with a link to the performance page and instructions on how to watch.

PROGRAM

Maurice Ravel(1875–1937)
Violin Sonata no. 2 in G major, op. 45 (1923–27)
Allegretto
Blues: Moderato
Perpetuum mobile: Allegro
George Gershwin(1898–1937)
Five Selections from Porgy and Bess for Violin and Piano (1935) (arr. Heifetz)
Summertime
A Woman is a Sometime Thing
My Man’s Gone Now
Bess, You My Woman Now
It Ain’t Necessarily So
Maurice Ravel(1875–1937)
Tzigane for Violin and Piano (1924)

Artists

PIANO
VIOLIN
Sunday 17Jan 2021