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Blues, Tangos & Rhapsodies
By Symphony Tacoma

Pantages Theater

Sarah Ioannides, conductor

Claudio Constantini, bandoneon & piano


Claudio Constantini: Concerto for Bandoneon & Orchestra – U.S. PREMIERE

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

Price: Ethiopia’s Shadow in America

Gershwin: American in Paris


GLOBAL MELANGE: Multi-instrumentalist and composer Claudio Constantini will share his unique style that fuses classical, contemporary and Latin music genres in his performance of two pieces—his own tango-inspired Concerto for Bandoneon and Gershwin’s gem of symphonic jazz, Rhapsody in Blue. Written in 1932, Florence Price’s Ethiopia’s Shadow in America expresses the poignant experience of enslaved Africans in the United States. Gershwin’s rollicking An American in Paris portrays “the impressions of an American visitor in Paris as he strolls about the city, listens to the various street noises and absorbs the French atmosphere.”