Pianist Kirill Gerstein | Photo by Marco Borggreve

Week of September 17th

Kirill Gerstein, piano / St. Louis Symphony Orchestra / David Robertson
The Gershwin Moment

These days, no one thinks twice about including the jazz-influenced masterpieces of Gershwin on a symphonic concert program, but it wasn’t always so. Pianist Kirill Gerstein savors this “Gershwin Moment” with performances of two great works for piano and orchestra: Rhapsody in Blue and the Concerto in F. This new disc from the St. Louis Symphony and conductor David Robertson also includes a sampling of Gershwin songs, featuring Pink Martini vocalist Storm Large and legendary jazz vibraphonist Gary Burton.

You can hear our Jeffrey Freymann discuss this album with Kirill Gerstein on The State of the Arts.

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