Friday, July 27, 2018, 7 pm
An iconic American masterpiece takes on a 21st century identity in this multi-cultural world premiere arrangement of Gershwin’s groundbreaking Rhapsody in Blue with the Catskill Jazz Factory Music Machine led by Dominick Farinacci
George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, an iconic work that defined the melting pot of Jazz Age America, is given a new identity in this specially commissioned arrangement featuring the Catskill Jazz Factory Music Machine, a multi-cultural all-star ensemble, led by top trumpeter Dominick Farinacci.
Farinacci’s ensemble features modern jazz masters from Venezuela, Japan, Brazil, France, Afghanistan and America, embodying a contemporary reflection of today’s America through the lens of George Gershwin’s American classic. Old, New & Blue presents a night of modern interpretations of traditional American jazz, pop and rock standards, culminating in the centerpiece of the program, the specially-commissioned world premiere tribute performance of Gershwin’s masterful Rhapsody in Blue.
Generous support for the NYBG Summer Concert Series: An American Tribute provided by the Baisley Powell Elebash Fund