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"Rosenthal gets Gershwin's sensibility (with) a classical pianist's reverence for the material and a jazz musician's way of running off with it." — Kevin Whitehead, National Public Radio
"Complex rhythms, lightning-quick runs, distinctive harmonization, melodic fluency and inventive improvisations make Rhapsody In Gershwin a refreshing approach to classically familiar material." — Elliott Simon, NYC Jazz Record
Festival regulars are well familiar with Ted Rosenthal's masterful interpretations of historic jazz and Songbook classics, and most will remember his extraordinary performance of the original version of George Gershwin's masterpiece Rhapsody In Blue opening night of OFAM 2015 with Jesse Cloninger and company. In keeping with this year's Festival theme, Ted dedicates an entire evening in tribute to Gershwin, indeed one of the master of masters of American popular music. Based on Ted's 2015 CD of the same name, the concert features his piano solo arrangement of Rhapsody in Blue, Gershwin's Prelude No. 2 for piano (Blue Lullaby), and a choice selection of other Gershwin favorites presented by Ted and his jazz unit.
Event Personnel
Ted Rosenthal, piano, director
Musicians
Program
SET I
 Strike Up The Band
(1927) Strike Up The Band - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Love Walked In
(1930) The Goldwyn Follies - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
(1937) Shall We Dance - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 I Loves You, Porgy
(1935) Porgy And Bess - Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward (w) George Gershwin (m)
 The Man I Love
(1924) Strike Up The Band - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 How Long Has This Been Going On?
(1927) Smarty - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Rhapsody In Blue
(1924)
SET II
 They Can't Take That Away From Me
(1937) Shall We Dance - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Prelude No. 2 for piano (Blue Lullaby)
(1926) - George Gershwin (m)
 'S Wonderful
(1927) Funny Face - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 I've Got A Crush On You
(1928) Treasure Girl - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 But Not For Me
(1930) Girl Crazy - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Someone To Watch Over Me
(1926) Oh, Kay! - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 I Got Rhythm
(1930) Girl Crazy - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
Ticket/Venue Info
Rhapsody In Gershwin Ticket Prices
Seat
Level
Full
Price
Discount Prices
10%15%20%Stud.
AA39.00  35.25  33.25  31.25  19.50 
A35.00  31.50  29.75  28.00  17.50 
B30.00  27.00  25.50  24.00  15.00 
C25.00  22.50  21.25  20.00  12.50 
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
541-434-7000
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