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2/10/19 - Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue

posted Feb 10, 2019, 11:36 AM by Steven Luksan   [ updated Feb 11, 2019, 7:24 AM ]
2/10/19 - Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue

The American composer George Gershwin wrote the music for "Rhapsody in Blue" in 1924.  Lasting almost 20 minutes, this piece for piano and orchestra is a variation on the traditional musical form of the concerto. A traditional concerto is usually a piece for solo instrument and orchestra and is composed in three large movements or sections.  This piece mimics this form by framing a lyrical middle section with a more exuberant, lively section on either side. 
This performance features a young orchestra of college-aged performers.  Can you name the different instruments of the orchestra that are shown in this video?