A GERSHWIN EVENING WITH ENRICO PIERANUNZI

Saturday, Feb. 18 – 5:30 pm
Aula Magna, Rectorate Building - CU001
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, Rome

Enrico Pieranunzi, an outstanding ambassador of Italian Jazz around the world, will hold a concert to commemorate the eightieth anniversary of George Gershwin’s death, together with his brother Gabriele on violin and renowned clarinettist Gabriele Mirabassi.

Jazz history owes much to George Gershwin, one of the first non-Afro-Americans to reach success in this revolutionary musical genre. Gershwin had the bright idea of mixing two different and incompatible traditions to invent symphonic jazz, two clear examples of which are the “Concerto in F” and “Rhapsody in Blue.”

The three Italian musicians, who grew up on jazz and classical music, will pay tribute to the brilliant, brave and still relevant vision of Gershwin, who first followed the path of “hybridization,” claiming that “in music, everything is possible,” not such an obvious statement.

The concert will begin with “Variations to a Theme by Gershwin” by Enrico Pieranunzi, followed by a selection of Gershwin’s music transcribed by Enrico. Longer songs like “An American in Paris” and “Rhapsody in Blue” will alternate with shorter, but less fascinating compositions such as “Songs” and “Preludes”.

Tickets: Full price: €15-20, Reduced: €12-16, Under-30: €8, Under-18: €5

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