Evening Concert

Lang Lang goes to Pittsburgh to play Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”


Tonight at 7:00 on the Evening Concert on FM 90.9 it’s “Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Radio”. Lang Lang and Maxim Lando play Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”. Music Director Manfred Honeck conducts. Also on the program, John Adams’ “The Chairman Dances” and excerpts from Smetana’s “The Bartered Bride”.  

Thursday April 5: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO 17-18_01) (new series)

Rhapsody in Blue Gala

Manfred Honeck, conductor

Smetana: “Dance of the Comedians” and “Polka” from The Bartered Bride”

John Adams: The Chairman Dances

Chabrier: “Espana”

Shostakovich: Suite for Variety Orchestra, No. 1

Saint-Saens: “Aquariam” from “Carnival of the Animals”

Tchaikovsky’s “Sugar Plum Fairy” from “The Nutcracker”

Bernstein’s “America” from “West Side Story”

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (Lang Lang, piano right-hand; Maxim Lando, piano left-hand.)

Chopin: Minute Waltz (Encore)

[PSO fill: Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1: II. & III.; Marin Alsop, conductor; Lang Lang, piano]