92Y Announces Live Stream for its Opening Night Concert:
October 20 at 7:30PM ET
Kirill Gerstein and Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks perform all-Gershwin program
Featuring original jazz band arrangements of Rhapsody in Blue & Piano Concerto in F
Sold-Out Event Available to View at 92YonDemand.org/livecast
October 1, 2015
92Y announces a special live stream for its 2015/16 concert season opener on Tuesday, October 20 at 7:30PM ET. The sold-out performance features internationally renowned pianist and Gilmore Artist Award recipient Kirill Gerstein, who returns to his jazz roots to collaborate with the 1920s-style big band and Grammy award-winners Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks. Together, they present an all-Gershwin program including two of George Gershwin’s most famous works—Rhapsody in Blue and Piano Concerto in F—in their original jazz band arrangements from the 1920s. The live stream will be available at 92YonDemand.org/livecast, and will be accessible for 24 hours.
The rarely-heard 1928 jazz band version of Piano Concerto in F (arranged by Ferde Grofé for Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra), has been conceived as a newly-reconstructed score by Vince Giordiano and Maurice Peress, with special permission from the Gershwin estate and Paul Whiteman Collection at Williams College Archives.
The all-Gershwin program also includes the Overture to Strike up the Band, arranged by Maurice Peress, and That Certain Feeling-I Got Rhythm, transcribed by Vince Giordano.
Mr. Peress, who worked with Leonard Bernstein and Duke Ellington, conducts these original arrangements which provide a glimpse into the past and allow audiences to hear these works in what was originally considered an unconventional instrumentation.
Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks
Kirill Gerstein, piano
Maurice Peress, conductor
GERSHWIN Overture to “Strike Up the Band” (arr. by Maurice Peress)
GERSHWIN Piano Concerto in F (Ferde Grofé version, reconstructed and arr. by Vince Giordano and Maurice Peress)
GERSHWIN “That Certain Feeling” – “I Got Rhythm” (trans. by Vince Giordano)
GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue (arr. by Ferde Grofé)
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