It Was 90 Years Ago Today…


…..the world heard the premiere of George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.”  I had the pleasure of sitting in an audience to hear the remarkable Gilmore Keyboard artist (and Berklee alum) Kirill Gerstein play the original 1924 version for jazz band with an all-star casts of Berklee students, alums, and faculty.   Yes, that’s the amazing Israeli artist Anat Cohen playing the opening clarinet lick…

Quote of the day from Gershwin: “True music must repeat the thought and inspirations of the people and the time.   My people are Americans and my time is today.”


  1. mariannephan said:

    A true American masterpiece of the jazz age. Gershwin’s music captures every essence of the changing world of his time.

    13 February 2014

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