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Freddy Kempf Plays Gershwin

Who could ask for anything more?

Matthew Coorey – conductor
Freddy Kempf – piano 

GERSHWIN Second Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra
BERNSTEIN Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
GERSHWIN I Got Rhythm Variations
GERSHWIN An American in Paris
SHOSTAKOVICH Tahiti Trot Op. 16
GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue

Tap your toes through a concert that celebrates the brilliance of George Gershwin, the American genius who ripped jazz off the streets and put it in the concert hall, creating music of instant and enduring popularity. {cont below}

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{cont} Freddy Kempf, one of today’s most successful pianists, will perform three out of four of  Gershwin’s piano concertos and then the Orchestra will perform An American in Paris, Bernstein’s Prelude, Fugue and Riffs and  Shostakovich’s Tahiti Trot.

Australian-born Matthew Coorey conducts the NZSO for this concert filled with familiar tunes, infectious rhythms and fun.


"Kempf has the maturity and musicality with which to harness his gifts to artistic ends." The Telegraph
"Coorey led the orchestra through an exciting performance with unflinching focus" Sydney Morning Herald
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