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.
Thursday, May 23, 8:00 pm
Marc-André Hamelin, piano
Carter | Variations for Orchestra
Ravel | Piano Concerto in D major for the Left Hand
Gershwin | Rhapsody in Blue
Ravel | La Valse
Price: $15 - $145
Thursday, May. 23, 8:00 pm at Weill Hall
The San Francisco Symphony is heading north to the Green Music Center for four concerts of exceptional artistry. For tickets and information, call (415) 864-6000 or visit www.sfsymphony.org/greenmusic.
Call (866) 955-6040
M-F, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
and one hour prior to all concerts
The Sonoma State University Box Office is located on the first floor of the new Student Center, at the Info + Tickets Desk.
On performance evenings (one hour prior to all concerts) the Green Music Center Box Office is open on the first floor of the Music Education Hall, adjacent to the courtyard of Weill Hall.
Sonoma State University Box Office
Student Center, First Floor
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928