Cincinnati Pops Featuring Gershwin’s Rhaspody in Blue Jazz
January 31, 2020 - February 2, 2020
Cincinnati Music Hall$25 – $130
Photo provided by Cincinnati Pop’s press release
Feel the blues and get jazzy with Cincinnati Pop’s Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.
Celebrated jazz pianist Marcus Roberts makes his Cincinnati Pops debut with John Morris Russell conducting a new take on Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with a jazz combo. The program also includes such Gershwin classics as An American in Paris, the Cuban Overture and selections from Porgy and Bess.
Tickets prices range from $25 – $130 and can be purchased online. The concert duration is two hours including an intermission.
About Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
The Cincinnati Pops, which also performs as the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO), is under the direction of John Morris Russell and presents a diverse array of musical styles, all bathed in the world-renowned “Cincinnati Sound.” The Pops was officially founded in 1977 with the late Erich Kunzel as an offshoot of the 124-year-old CSO, and just since 1980, the Orchestra has sold ten million recordings around the globe.
The growing list of celebrated artists who have collaborated with the Pops include Ella Fitzgerald, Frederica von Stade, Doc Severinsen, Henry Mancini, Aretha Franklin, Audra McDonald, Mel Tormé, Kristin Chenoweth, Jennifer Holliday, Vanessa Williams, Leslie Odom, Jr., Dave Brubeck, The Temptations, John Williams, Idina Menzel, Smokey Robinson, Rosemary Clooney, Mandy Patinkin, Arturo Sandoval, Peter Frampton, Boyz II Men, Bernadette Peters, Lea Salonga, Ben Folds, Rhiannon Giddens, Megan Hilty, Amy Grant, Rosanne Cash, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
The Pops tours nationally and internationally, most recently in Shanghai and Taiwan for acclaimed performances in March 2017 and Florida for Holiday season performances in December 2014. The Pops traveled to Beijing as part of the Opening Festivities of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, and in 2005, the Pops completed a historical tour to China and Singapore performing in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The Cincinnati Pops was the first U.S. Pops orchestra to perform in China, and also has appeared to enthusiastic audiences in New York’s Carnegie Hall, in Washington D.C., and Japan.