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From Russia with Jazz

Spring Festival

at Orpheum Theatre

  • 06 April

    Saturday 8:00 pm

    Orpheum Theatre


Approx. 90 Minute Performance

1 Intermission


  • Rimsky-Korsakov
    The Snow Maiden: Dance of the Buffoons
  • Gershwin
    Piano Concerto in F Major
  • Rachmaninoff
    Symphony No. 2 in E minor
George Gershwin, the American son of Jewish-Russian immigrants, was recognized as a musical genius, though he struggled to be taken seriously as an orchestral composer; but his Piano Concerto was a triumph, heavily influenced by jazz but very much like a traditional concerto.

Sergei Rachmaninoff moved to America following the Russian Revolution, and was removed from the trials and tribulations of the burgeoning Soviet political machine; his Symphony No. 2 is an epic, luscious Romantic feast. Fellow Russian composer Rimsky- Korsakov’s Dance of the Buffoons seems like appropriate music to include, describing as its title does certain present-day politicians.



  • 06 April

    Saturday 8:00 pm

    Orpheum Theatre


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