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Rhapsody in Blue

Experience the dynamic thrill of the Willoughby Symphony’s highly anticipated Rhapsody in Blue – An Evening with George Gershwin, a concert spectacle showcasing the treasured works of George Gershwin. Featuring classical pop soprano, Trisha Crowe, pianist extraordinaire, Hoang Pham, and conducted by internationally celebrated orchestral icon, Dr Nicholas Milton, this concert is set to be one of the highlights of the 2014 Season.

Cover of the original sheet music of the two-piano version of Rhapsody in Blue
Cover of the original sheet music of the two-piano version of Rhapsody in Blue

Beginning with An American in Paris, saxophonists and percussionists from across Sydney will combine with the Orchestra to perform this beloved masterpiece, followed by Trisha Crowe’s unforgettable renditions of songs including Stairway to Paradise, S’ Wonderful and Summertime. Winner of the 2013 ABC Young Performer Award, Hoang Pham will dazzle in a bewitching performance of Gershwin’s ever-popular masterpiece, Rhapsody in Blue.

“When Dr Milton asked me to perform in Rhapsody in Blue I didn’t hesitate! The chance to work with a world-class conductor and the beautiful Willoughby Symphony is such a pleasure,” said Trisha Crowe. “I endeavour to find new ways to perform Gershwin’s songs – for example, I’m singing Someone To Watch Over Me in French. The challenge is to convey the meaning even when the audience may not understand each word,” she said.

“The music of George Gershwin is remarkable in its vivacity and energy and it will be a special delight to work with the effervescent Trisha Crowe and virtuosic Hoang Pham to bring these beloved modern classics alive at The Concourse,” said Dr Nicholas Milton. “This will be a truly spectacular program and the audience will, as always, share in something absolutely electrifying”, he said.

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