Omaha Symphony Performs ‘Rhapsody and Rachmaninoff’

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January 17th, 2020

Omaha, NE—The Omaha Symphony presents Rhapsody in Blue and Rachmaninoff tonight at the Holland Center for Performing Arts, showcasing two classical giants, but also a recent addition to piano repertoire. Guest Pianist, Louis Schwizgebel from Switzerland, will perform Florence Price’s “Piano Concerto in One Movement”.

Featuring Pianist, Louis Schwizgebel

Price was the first African American woman to have her work performed by a symphony orchestra back in the 1930s, but her work was only recently discovered. Oddly enough, Schwizgebel first came across her music in Germany.

Though missing for many years, Price’s composition fits right in with classical music cannon, reflecting both her predecessors and her own contemporary musical influences.

Schwizgebel will also perform Gershwin’s iconic “Rhapsody in Blue,” while fellow guest Pianist Xiayin Wang will perform Rachmaninoff’s “Piano Concerto No.2” and Korngold’s “Straussiana.”

The Omaha Symphony will perform Rhapsody in Blue and Rachmaninoff tonight and tomorrow, January 17 and 18 at the Holland Center at 7:30pm. For more information, visit Omaha Symphony.org

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