Omaha Symphony Performs ‘Rhapsody and Rachmaninoff’
January 17th, 2020
Omaha, NEâ€”The Omaha Symphony presents Rhapsody in Blue and Rachmaninoff tonight at the Holland Center for Performing Arts, showcasing two classical giants, but also a recent addition to piano repertoire. Guest Pianist, Louis Schwizgebel from Switzerland, will perform Florence Priceâ€™s â€œPiano Concerto in One Movementâ€.
Price was the first African American woman to have her work performed by a symphony orchestra back in the 1930s, but her work was only recently discovered. Oddly enough, Schwizgebel first came across her music in Germany.
Though missing for many years, Priceâ€™s composition fits right in with classical music cannon, reflecting both her predecessors and her own contemporary musical influences.
Schwizgebel will also perform Gershwinâ€™s iconic â€œRhapsody in Blue,â€ while fellow guest Pianist Xiayin Wang will perform Rachmaninoffâ€™s â€œPiano Concerto No.2â€ and Korngoldâ€™s â€œStraussiana.â€
The Omaha Symphony will perform Rhapsody in Blue and Rachmaninoff tonight and tomorrow, January 17 and 18 at the Holland Center at 7:30pm. For more information, visit Omaha Symphony.org
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