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Week of March 31, 2008

Houston Symphony
Hans Graf, conductor

Jon Kimura Parker, piano

The audio for this program has been removed, per American Public Media's rights agreement with this orchestra.

Cuban Overture
Piano Concerto in F
Porgy and Bess Suite
An American in Paris

Jon Kimura Parker made his name years ago with the classics of Beethoven and Chopin, but the man can play just about anything. Let him loose on jazz, blues, and Broadway show tunes and well, stand back! He brings it all together in this all-Gershwin concert from Houston.

We have a winner!
Rick W. from Ludlow, KY correctly identified the Jon Kimura Parker's encore as 'Scenes from an Italian Restaurant' by Billy Joel. For answering the question correctly, he'll receive the CD "UBS Celebrates Great American Orchestras: Vol. II," featuring 10 of the best orchestras from around the country. Congratulations, Rick!

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Hans Graf

Houston Symphony

Jon Kimura Parker

George Gershwin