Week of December 13, 2010
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Joela Jones, piano
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VERDI: Overture to La forza del destino
BERNSTEIN: Symphony No. 2 (The Age of Anxiety)
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3 (Eroica)
GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue (two pianos and orchestra) -The Cleveland Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly, conductor, Katia and Marielle Labeque, pianos (London 41 326) Album: Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris.
Joela Jones has played just about everything with black and white keys as The Cleveland Orchestra’s principal keyboardist – piano, organ, harpsichord, celesta, synthesizer, even the occasional accordion. Her next challenge: bringing to life Leonard Bernstein’s moving Symphony No. 2 for piano and orchestra.
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