An American Rhapsody
XIAN ZHANG conductor
CHRIS KOMER horn
AARON DWORKIN narrator
We end the season with fireworks made in the USA. DBR kicks off the festivities with his exciting new work. The sparkling talent of NJSO Principal Horn Chris Komer shines in a new concerto written for him by four leading jazz composers. Aaron Dworkin, the visionary founder of the Sphinx Organization which lifts up young Black and Latinx musicians, narrates Coleridge-Taylor’s moving Rhapsody with the words of our nation’s first president. And the City of Lights swirls around you in Gershwin’s beloved classic.
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