Gershwin, By George! Rhapsody in Blue's 100th
ESO Robbins Pops

Gershwin, By George! Rhapsody in Blue's 100th

Conducted by William Eddins
March 1 & 2 7:30 PM / 2:00 PM

Your ESO performs Gershwin’s biggest hit, Rhapsody in Blue, to celebrate its landmark 100th birthday. Conductor William Eddins will tickle the ivories for this iconic piece. He will also guide you on a thrilling musical journey through Gershwin’s biggest contributions to popular culture – timeless songs that appeal to generations of music, movie, and theatre lovers! Enjoy music from Crazy For You, Porgy and Bess, Girl Crazy, Funny Face, The Goldwyn Follies, and more.

Program to Include

Rhapsody in Blue (Original Jazz Band version) (William Eddins, conductor & piano)
Fantasy for Violin on Porgy and Bess
"I Got Rhythm" (Girl Crazy)
"Strike Up the Band" (Strike Up the Band)
Crazy For You Overture
Funny Face: Overture

Program subject to change.

This concert will include an intermission.

Featured Artists

William Eddins, Conductor & Piano
Denzal Sinclaire, Vocals
Robert Uchida, ESO Violin

39 - Land Acknowledgement

Land Acknowledgement

The Winspear Centre and Edmonton Symphony Orchestra would like to acknowledge that we are on Treaty 6 Territory, a traditional meeting ground, gathering place, and traveling route for many Indigenous Peoples. We honour and recognize the rich artistic, cultural, and musical traditions of the Cree, Nakota Sioux, Metis, Dene, Saulteaux, and the many more Indigenous communities that call this land we share, home.