Gershwin’s 1924

Masterpiece is Celebrated

and New Works Inspired

by His Life and Music

Are Premiered


Dennis Brandner, Anthony Branker,

Svjetlana Bukvich, Dan Cooper,

Franz Hackl, George Gershwin,

Matt Herskowitz, Jai Jeffryes,

Ginka Mizuki, Alon Nechushtan,

Gene Pritsker, Dave Soldier, Ann Warren


Matt Herskowitz – piano

CompCord Ensemble

Jai Jeffryes – piano

Michiyo Suzuki – clarinet

Franz Hackl – trumpet

Dennis Brandner – tenor saxophone

Gene Pritsker – guitar

Roxan Jurkevich – cajon

Charles Coleman – baritone &


“And there I suddenly heard, and even saw on paper – the complete construction of the Rhapsody…I heard it as a sort of musical kaleidoscope of America, of our vast melting pot, of our unduplicated national pep, of our metropolitan madness.” -George Gershwin

For Immediate Release – New York, NY – On January 20th at 7pm at Greenwich House, Composers Concordance presents Rhapsody in Blue CENTENNIAL. Gershwin’s 1924 masterpiece is celebrated and new works inspired by his life and music are premiered.

Pianist Matt Herskowitz (“brings melodicism and a modern classical approach” -Jazz Weekly) will perform his distinctive arrangements of several of Gershwin piano solo compositions. In addition to singing classic songs by the Gershwins, baritone Charles Coleman will conduct the CompCord Ensemble on a program of exciting new chamber music, including several premieres.

Featured compositions also include Anthony Branker’s ‘Five Etudes,’ Gene Pritsker’s ‘Inspiration on a Very Famous Glissando,’ Dave Soldier’s ‘Michael Callen,’ Alon Nechushtan’s ‘Promenade with G,’ Dan Cooper’s ‘Kitt and Caboodle,’ plus recent Gershwin-inspired compositions and arrangements by Dennis Brandner, Franz Hackl, Ginka Mizuki, Ann Warren, Svjetlana Bukvich, and Jai Jeffryes.

The concert will be live streamed on Composers Concordance’s Facebook page.

⌛ Event Dates & Venue

20 Jan 2024, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

💸 Website & Tickets

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Ticket Pricing:
TICKETS $20 in advance $30 at the door

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