Ravel & Nijinsky
A Classic-Jazz Rhapsody
Thu Aug 27, 8:00-10:30 pm
Silva Concert Hall, Hult Center
  • Description
  • Personnel
In this 2nd of two 1998 American Classics concerts, James Paul, guest soloist Christopher O’Riley, and the Festival Orchestra present an evening of among the best examples of the jazz-influenced orchestral tradition, focussing particularly on work written in the 1920s and ‘30s: John Alden Carpenter’s Krazy Kat, written in 1921 for a ballet based on George Herriman’s famous cartoon strip of the same name; George Gershwin’s lesser-known but far more mature Second Rhapsody (1931); Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto in D for the Left Hand (1930), which was written for a friend who had lost his right arm in the First World War; Paul Hindemuth’s Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber (1943); and Dick Hyman’s Friendly Conversation for Jazz Band and Symphony Orchestra (1975).
Event Personnel
James Paul, artistic director & conductor
Dick Hyman, jazz advisor
Ticket/Venue Info
No ticketing information available.
Silva Concert Hall
Hult Center for the Performing Arts
One Eugene Center
Eugene, Oregon
541-682-5000