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100 years of Rhapsody in Blue

Sun 11 February at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Celebrate the centenary of George Gershwin’s tuneful hit, Rhapsody In Blue, and fasten your seatbelts for a fun ride!

Composed in 1924 and controversial from the first, Rhapsody In Blue challenged notions regarding the divide between classical and popular music.  Its relatively free form flew in the face of symphonic structure; and it combined freshness and originality with an irresistible accessibility. First performed on 12 February 1924, our concert is (almost) to the day a century on!

Well-known Canberra identity Carl Rafferty (piano) is joined by his virtuosic and rambunctious friends on saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, flute, and percussion. The programme will include Debussy’s Clair de Lune, Bernstein’s overture to Candide, Copeland’s El Salon Mexico, Ravel’s Pavane… and, of course, Gershwin’s Rhapsody In Blue!

This is the most evocative, tuneful and enjoyable classical music meeting jazz and greeting the 20th century!


Sun 11 February
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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the Malachi Gilmore Hall
Call +61 401 262 260 info@malachigilmorehall.com.au
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Malachi Gilmore Hall, Oberon
124 Oberon St
Oberon, NSW 2787 Australia
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Call +61 401 262 260 info@malachigilmorehall.com.au
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The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

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