Air Date: 
Thursday, Nov 8th - 8:30pm
Episode Title: 
Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue'

Join WCTE host Desiree Duncan, BSO Conductor and Music Director Dan Allcott, and BSO Interim Executive Director Laura Clemons, as they discuss the music and events related to the 50th Anniversary of the Bryan Symphony Orchestra at Tennessee Tech University. Learn about the performance, mark your calendars for Symphony Social Events and gain insight into how each performance is created with the musical trio, on location at Sweet Sallie's Bakery and Cafe', 11 N. Oak Avenue in Cookeville!

All-American: Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue'

Nov. 18 concert spans 20th-century America

If a single phrase captures the American experience, it might be "the vast melting pot," the way George Gershwin described "Rhapsody in Blue," which is at the heart of the next concert of the Bryan Symphony Orchestra at Tennessee Tech University.

The performance begins at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 18, in TTU’s Wattenbarger Auditorium. Tickets are $32 for adults and $27 for seniors 65 and up. Call 931-525-2633 for availability.

An alloy of different cultures from almost every continent, the America of the 20th century gave composers rich material to work with. What Gershwin contributed to the repertory was called at the time "the only real American music." Also on the program: Jonathan Bailey Holland's "Motor City Dance Mix" and the BSO premiere of Greg Danner's newly orchestrated "Greatest Generation."

Visit Bryan Symphony Orchestra website for schedules and tickets.

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