20:30 hrs. Teatro Degollado
12:30 hrs. Teatro Degollado
JAZZING IT UP WITH THE OFJ
Marco Parisotto, Music Director
Conrad Tao, Piano
Leonard BERNSTEIN, West Side Story, Symphonic Dances
George GERSHWIN, Concerto in F for piano and orchestra
Soloist: Conrad Tao
George GERSHWIN, Catfish Row: Symphonic Suite from Porgy and Bess
Thursday, February 2nd, 8:30 PM
Sunday, February 5th, 12:30 PM
First Season, 2017, Teatro Degollado
Under the baton of Music Director Marco Parisotto, the OFJ begins its First 2017 Season with Jazzing It Up with the OFJ.
The program begins with the Symphonic Dances from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein (in Spanish, Amor sin barreras) The theatrical work, which premiered on Broadway in 1957, modernized Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and set it on the streets of New York’s rough neighborhoods: a tragic romance between a young white American male and a Puerto Rican girl.
Next comes music by George Gershwin: a year after the successful premiere of his landmark Rhapsody in Blue ,he composed the Concerto in F, for piano and orchestra. This work will be interpreted by 22-year-old American pianist Conrad Tao, considered (according to Forbes magazine) one of the most influential young people in the United States. The program concludes with Catfish Row, a symphonic suite of themes from the only Gershwin opera, Porgy and Bess, (1935). Jazzing It Up with the OFJ will take place on Thursday the 2nd and Sunday, the 5th, of February.
*Music Appreciation lectures, Thursday at 7:00 PM and Sunday at 11:00 AM
*Discounts, 30%, for students, teachers, persons with disabilities and seniors
*Programming subject to change without notice