Let Debussy's "Prelude to an Afternoon of a Faun", Stravinsky's "Firebird" Suite and Gershwin's "An American in Paris" whisk you away with rhapsodic representations of Parisian sights and sounds. The performance will conclude with a one of a kind rendition of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue performed by the internationally renowned jazz pianist sensation Ted Rosenthal.
Debussy Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Stravinsky FIrebird Suite (1919)
Gershwin "An American in Paris"
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue (Ted Rosenthal, piano)
Ted Rosenthal has performed worldwide as soloist, with his trio, and sideman with many jazz greats including Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Phil Woods, James Moody, Bob Brookmeyer and the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. He has also been a featured soloist with several major American orchestras including the Detroit Symphony. Winner of the 1988 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition, Rosenthal has released 15 CDs as a leader. His latest, Rhapsody in Gershwin (2014), reached #1 in jazz album sales at iTunes. It features his arrangement of Rhapsody in Blue for jazz trio. A recipient of three NEA grants, Rosenthal also composes music ranging from jazz tunes to orchestral works and ballet scores, including for Alvin Ailey. Rosenthal is a faculty member at Manhattan School of Music and The Juilliard School and is a published author.