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Emerald City Music: In Blue
Virtuosic classical music shows in Olympia feature the world’s top-tier soloists and chamber musicians. Breaking from the traditional, this lively performance blends two wildly diverse genres: blues and classical. Experience Gershwin’s timeless Rhapsody in Blue with two pianists, and Rzweski’s musical interpretation of the sounds of the cotton mill in Winnsboro, South Carolina.
Ravel — Violin Sonata no. 2
Rzewski— Cotton Mill Blues, for solo piano
Stravinsky— The Soldier’s Tale, for piano, violin, and clarinet
Bernstein— Clarinet Sonata
Gershwin— Rhapsody in Blue, for four-hands piano
Musicians visit from around the world, and include:
Mark Dover, clarinet: Equally renowned in jazz, blues, and classical; Member of GRAMMY-nominated Imani Winds
Gilles Vonsattel, piano: winner of Avery Fisher Career Grant, Naumburg and Geneva competitions
Jeewon Park, piano: Juilliard, Yale, and SUNY graduate; winner of Dean Horatio Parker Prize
Kristin Lee, violin:Emerald City Music Artistic Director, member of Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center