Rhapsody in Blue & American Portraits

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Rhapsody in Blue & American Portraits

September 1, 2021 at 7:00pm

Rain date: September 2, 2021 at 7:00pm

DCR’s Hatch Memorial Shell

Rhapsody in Blue has captivated listeners since its premiere nearly a century ago. Audiences still love it for its freshness and fusion of styles. Copland’s Lincoln Portrait accompanies some of Lincoln’s best-known speeches, including the Gettysburg Address. The premiere of Francine Trester’s A Walk in her Shoes conjures the memory of key women in our city’s history.

Boston Landmarks Orchestra | Christopher Wilkins, conductor
Brianna Robinson, soprano
Carrie Cheron, mezzo-soprano
David Coleman, piano

George Chadwick Jubilee from Symphonic Sketches
William Grant Still Symphony No. 2 ‘Song of a New Race’
George Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Priscilla Alden Beach City Trees
Francine Trester A Walk in Her Shoes*
Aaron Copland Lincoln Portrait

*World premiere