2021-22 Up Close and Personal with the PSO @Jimmy’s Series

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"Rhapsody"

The winter blues have never sounded more beautiful. Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, arranged for piano quartet, blends jazz and classical music and is the centerpiece of this concert. Performed by Boston-based pianist Tianhong Yang on Jimmy’s resident Steinway piano, this concert is guaranteed to light up a dark winter evening. The performance includes the sublime Spiegel im Spiegel by Arvo Pärt – a work that exemplifies a style he invented and termed tintinnabuli, in which simple fragments of sound recur, like the ringing of bells. This is an iconic work with an introspective atmosphere created by the simplicity and pure sonorities of the music.

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This evening’s program will include:

George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue for piano and string quartet, Tianhong Yang, piano

Arvo Pärt – Spiegel im Spiegel

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