Hear jazz-infused music from Duke Ellington’s vision of night creatures, to Gershwin’s Parisian streets.
DARIUS MILHAUD: La création du monde ("The Creation of the World")
COURTNEY BRYAN: Piano Concerto [World Premiere, (orchestral version), CSO Co-Commission]
DUKE ELLINGTON: Night Creature
GEORGE GERSHWIN: An American in Paris (ed. Clague)
Louis Langrée and the CSO end the 22/23 season with jazz-infused musical visions. New Orleans native Courtney Bryan, “a pianist and composer of panoramic interests” (The New York Times), premieres her new concerto. Milhaud's opening music evokes African folk mythology while Duke Ellington, who was both a prolific composer and famed jazz pianist, summons musical images of night creatures. Gershwin closes the program by dropping you into the sights and sounds of Parisian streets.