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    Concert 1: Gershwin, Ravel, Stravinsky, Debussy

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    October 21, 2010


    Concert 1: Gershwin, Ravel, Stravinsky, Debussy

    From light harmonies that evoke romance and nostalgia, to stark passages that give a sense of ritual, you'll experience a full spectrum of energy and emotion at the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra's season opener. Gershwin's An American in Paris is nostalgic and imaginative. Ravel's Piano Concerto in G, featuring Stephen Drury, piano, is thunderous, quiet, then vivacious. Stravinsky's Symphonies of Wind Instruments is strong with contrasting tempos. Debussy's La Mer is a moody, rich depiction of the ocean. At Thursday's concert, Maestro Benjamin Zander will explain the works throughout the evening, or attend pre-concert talks Saturday and Sunday to learn more.

    Sanders Theatre

    45 Quincy Street
    Memorial Hall, Harvard University
    Cambridge, MA 02138

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    Admission Info:

    $75, $55, $35, $15

    Student/Senior Rush: $8,as availability permits, starting at 5:30pm the night of the concert.

    Discounts are available for Boston Philharmonic subscribers and members of WGBH/WCRB, Massachusetts Teachers Association, Boston Center for the Arts, and Coolidge Corner Theater. For more information, please call: 617.236.0999.


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    Phone: 617.236.0999


    Sanders Theatre/Memorial Hall is located at 45 Quincy Street, between Cambridge and Kirkland Streets in Cambridge, a 5 minute walk from Harvard Square.

    There is NO PARKING at Memorial Hall.

    For those traveling to Sanders Theatre by car, check the event listing to see which, if any, parking facility is available for the event you wish to attend.

    Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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    • Event Name: Concert 1: Gershwin, Ravel, Stravinsky, Debussy
      5 out of 5 stars rating "Boston Philharmonic"
      Review posted by: Barb from Marlborough, MA, Oct 25, 2010

      Orchestra is so professional and fresh - loved their performance and the conductor - Benjamin Zander - brings so much pure joy and enthusiasm to his work that it is a pleasure to attend. The only... Expand

    • Event Name: Concert 1: Gershwin, Ravel, Stravinsky, Debussy
      5 out of 5 stars rating "Terrific!"
      Review posted by: D. F. Barry from Cambridge, Mass., Oct 25, 2010

      A superb concert, the program wonderfully conceived and the performance unbeatable. Gershwin's "An American in Paris" was a thrilling opening piece that well merited the audience's sustained applause... Expand

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