OCT 4 & 5 | Music Hall

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Multi-Grammy Award winner Béla Fleck joins the CSO, bringing the sound of bluegrass to a Gershwin favorite. 


COPLAND: Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo 

GERSHWIN (arr. Fleck): Rhapsody in Blue

PRICE: Symphony No. 3  


Thomas Wilkins, conductor  

Béla Fleck, banjo  


Music Hall

Concert Duration

Approximately 84 minutes, including intermission


Friday Evenings
Saturday Evenings B

What's Interesting

16-time Grammy Award-winner Béla Fleck joins the CSO for a celebration of the American sound. Fleck’s reimagining of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue pays homage to the legendary composer while redefining an all-time classic. Contemporaries Florence Price and Aaron Copland did the same in their time, shaping, contextualizing and creating indelible music that feels like it was always here. Copland’s ballet music to Rodeo, featuring the rip-roaring and instantly recognizable "Hoe-Down," became a new soundtrack to the American West. Florence Price, merging traditional African American themes with the latest music of her day, established a singular voice all her own.