«An American in Paris»

On 21 February, a concert titled An American in Paris, third one from the cycle Playing Classics and Jazz, was held at the Big Stage of the Music Hall Theatre.

The 1920s and 1930s are usually called ‘the Jazz Age’ in the United States. This most exciting chapter in the musical culture history is associated with the name of the prominent American composer George Gershwin, who is currently considered a classic of the 20th century music, and rightly so.

This evening, the audience listend to the tone poem An American in Paris and Piano Concerto by George Gershwin. The program also included First Piano Concerto by Maurice Ravel —  one of examples of Ravel's neoclassicism, which manifests itself here in the style’s particular airiness, and liveliness and wit of music.

The brilliant works were performed by The St. Petersburg Northern Sinfonia Orchestra of the Music Hall Theatre led by Fabio Mastrangelo. The concert featured outstanding soloists, Prize Winners at the international competitions Alisa Stekolshchikova and Oleg Vainstein.

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