14th August 2010 - Edward Holly will perform Gershwin's much-loved 'Rhapsody in Blue'

Edward Holly will perform Gershwin's much-loved Rhapsody in Blue with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and conductor Ciaran Crilly on Friday 10th September at The TLT Theatre, Drogheda.

Edward Holly piano
Ciarán Crilly conductor

Borodin Polovtsian Dances
Khachaturian Adagio from Spartacus
Mussorgsky Night on a Bare Mountain
Khachaturian Sabre Dance, Lullaby and Dance of the Rose Maidens from Gayane
Bernstein Candide Overture
Copland Hoedown from Rodeo
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Gershwin An American in Paris

An evening packed with favourites as the RTÉ Concert Orchestra embarks on a classical journey spanning east to west. The glorious eastern melodies include Borodin's Polovtsian Dances, famous as the source of the song Stranger in Paradise, and the gorgeous Adagio from Khachaturian's Spartacus, known to millions as the theme of The Onedin Line. Then we move west to America with exhilarating music including Copland's rousing Hoedown and Gershwin's vivid musical portrayal of An American in Paris. A highlight of the evening will be Gershwin's much-loved Rhapsody in Blue with the dazzling pianist Edward Holly, himself from Drogheda. From its famous opening - the clarinet sliding its way up to that high note - through all the colour, energy and memorable melodies that follow, this masterpiece captured the essence of the Jazz Age and won the hearts of the public.

Further details & Booking see www.rte.ie
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