Program Notes: Gershwin Rachs

Gershwin Rachs

Concert Date: March 12, 2022 

Featuring Mikhail Berestnev, piano and Susan Sturman, cello 

This diverse program features romantic selections by Saint-Saens, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and  Gershwin, including The Swan from Carnival of the Animals, performed by Susan Sturman, principal  cello. The richly virtuosic Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini performed by Mikhail Berestnev, piano,  closes this spectacular concert. 

The Swan from Carnival of the Animals – C. Saint-Saens 

Pezzo Capriccioso – P.I. Tchaikovsky

Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini – S. Rachmaninoff 

Overture to Girl Crazy – G. Gershwin

An American in Paris – G. Gershwin