A Different Sound to “Rhapsody in Blue”

February 7, 2011 at 12:16 am | Posted in Concerts | Leave a comment

The Indiana Wind Symphony is playing its first Palladium concert on February 26 at 7pm. The centerpiece of the concert is George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” with local pianist/vocalist Kelleen Strutz. There are a number of arrangements of “Rhapsody in Blue.” If memory serves, the song began as a piano solo, and then Gershwin adapted it as a jazz concerto of sorts.

And then there are arrangements like this. Here is Larry Adler, harmonica virtuoso:

What do you think?

(Oh, and buy tickets to the upcoming concert online at www.TheCenterForThePerformingArts.org!)

Posed by Andy Hollandbeck


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