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.

For Explorers Series events: You will receive an e-mail at least 48 hours prior to each concert, with a link to the performance page and instructions on how to watch.


Maurice Ravel(1875–1937)
Violin Sonata no. 2 in G major, op. 45 (1923–27)
George Gershwin(1898–1937)
Five Selections from Porgy and Bess for Violin and Piano (1935) (arr. Heifetz)
Maurice Ravel(1875–1937)
Tzigane for Violin and Piano (1924)


Sunday 17Jan 2021