Gershwin’s iconic Rhapsody in Blue will be played by noted pianist Christopher Guzman as he joins the WSO for an All-American afternoon of American masterpieces on March 26.
Guzman studied at Juilliard concurrently with WSO Music Director Yaniv Attar, who says, “I am happy to reunite with an old friend from Juilliard. Christopher is on the piano faculty at Penn State, where my other orchestra resides, and that is how we reconnected. I know our audience will love this concert; his playing is virtuosic, flawless, and expressive, with a big, beautiful sound!”
This concert is a celebration of American composers, including Copland’s also iconic Appalachian Spring and Bernstein’s On the Town: Three Dance Episodes from the musical of the same name.
The concert takes place Sunday, March 26 at 3:00 p.m,. in the Mount Baker Theatre. Tickets start at $15. For details, call the Mount Baker Theatre Box Office at (360) 734-6080 or visit the WSO website whatcomsymphony.com.
A pre-concert lecture by Dr. Ryan Dudenbostel will take place one hour prior to the concert. Admission is free, but seating is limited.