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Rhapsody in Blue

Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue @ 100

with The Philadelphia Orchestra and Marcus Roberts Trio
TD Pavilion
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Presented By:

Cadillac and the Mann


All Ages


Tristan Rais-Sherman, conductor


Marcus Roberts Trio


Artists, repertoire, and ticket prices are subject to change.

Add to calendar 2024-07-24 20:00:00 2024-07-24 20:00:00 Rhapsody in Blue The Mann Center the Mann. America/New_York public
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Take a trip back with us to the Roaring '20s as we celebrate the 100-year anniversary of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Pack a picnic and join us for a night of jazz-inspired orchestral works with The Philadelphia Orchestra and Marcus Roberts Trio, conducted by Tristan Rais-Sherman on July 24!


The first part of the evening will celebrate the legacy and work of often-overlooked Black classical music composers. We’ll begin with Adolphus Hailstork’s An American Port of Call, capturing the busy essence of Norfolk, Virginia, Hailstork’s hometown. Then, we’ll hear Florence Price’s Symphony No. 3, which she composed for the Works Progress Administration at the apex of the Great Depression. Following intermission, we’ll be greeted by James P. Johnson’s epic jazz and swing-infused Victory Stride.


For the evening’s climax, we’ll be treated to Rhapsody in Blue, which has thrilled audiences for 100 years with its irresistible rhythms and lush orchestration. This special performance of the Gershwin masterwork features jazz legend Marcus Roberts and his Trio. Roberts has made a lifelong exploration of this work, revealing new treasures in every performance, punctuating the classic with “cascading arpeggios, warm pools of sound and an array of alternate motifs … hypervirtuosic pianism and the trio's rhythmic propulsion” (Chicago Tribune).


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Hailstork An American Port of Call


Price Symphony No. 3


Johnson Victory Stride


Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue



Outside lawn chairs and picnics are permitted for this performance as part of the Mann’s Summer Picnic Series.


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Picnics are permitted for this performance as a part of our Summer Picnic Series.

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If you are 21 years of age or older and plan to consume alcohol at the concert, please be prepared to present proper I.D.


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Outside lawn chairs are permitted for this performance as part of the Mann’s Summer Picnic Series.

Small blankets are permitted for all shows, but we do ask that you be mindful of your neighbors on the lawn. 

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