San Francisco Symphony
Marc-André Hamelin plays with the San Francisco Symphony

San Francisco Symphony

Ravel, who heard jazz in Harlem with Gershwin, was utterly dazzled by Rhapsody in Blue, which Gershwin played at a birthday party for the French composer. The jazz-influenced Concerto for the Left Hand was written for a pianist grievously injured during the First World War. La Valse pays homage to the Viennese waltz and suggests a furious farewell to gentility in post-war Europe.

Event Details

Thursday, May 23, 8:00 pm
Weill Hall


San Francisco Symphony

David Robertson, conductor

Marc-André Hamelin, piano

Program & Information

Carter | Variations for Orchestra
Ravel | Piano Concerto in D major for the Left Hand
Gershwin | Rhapsody in Blue
Ravel | La Valse