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Occurs on Sunday January 17 2021

Approximate running time: 1 hour

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Explorers Series - Digital Programs
50 Valparaiso Avenue
Atherton CA 94027

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× This performance is available to watch from January 17 to January 23

Mutual Admiration: Gershwin and Ravel with Kristin Lee, violinist Orion Weiss, pianist

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.

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) My Man’s Gone Now A Woman is a Sometime Thing Bess, You My Woman Now Summertime It Ain’t Necessarily So

MAURICE RAVEL Tzigane for Violin and Piano (1924)

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