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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Crossing the rue St. Paul

Sunday, November 5th, 2017 2:00 pm

Mandeville Auditorium

For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Event Program (PDF)

Steven Schick conducts

George Gershwin - An American in Paris

Duke Ellington/arr. T. Chodos - Mood Indigo
Asher â€¨Tobin Chodos - Concertino for Two Pianos & Orchestra

Aaron Copland - Quiet City

Duke Ellington/arr. T. Chodos - Solitude

George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue
Guest artists: Cecil Lytle (pictured) and Tobin Chodos, piano; Stephanie Richards, trumpet
“Walking with Cecil Lytle on the rue St. Paul last June brought to mind my impression of Cecil as the quintessential ‘American in Paris’ – urbane, sage, and deeply connected to both the French and American (and especially the African-American) traditions,” recalls Steven Schick. This sparked a desire to create a program around Cecil’s special artistry. We ask him to play Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and commissioned three works with him in mind from the extraordinary pianist/composer Asher Tobin Chodos, including an original work for two pianos. Stephanie Richards solos on trumpet in Copland’s Quiet City.

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