100 Years of Rhapsody in Blue

Sunday, March 10 | 7:00 PM

Mizner Park Amphitheater

Kyle Prescott conducts the Festival Boca Jazz Orchestra, featuring rising star pianist Dominic Cheli, in Gershwin’s iconic American classic in its original version for jazz band as it was performed at the famous premiere in 1924. And get out your dancing shoes,  with everyone invited to get up and dance to the great American swing jazz classics in the second half of the concert!

“Beginning with that incomparable, flamboyant clarinet solo, Rhapsody is irresistible still, with its syncopated rhythmic vibrancy, its abandoned, impudent flair that tells more about the Roaring Twenties than could a thousand words, and its genuine melodic beauty colored a deep, jazzy blue by the flatted sevenths and thirds that had their origins in the African-American slave songs.”

– Music critic Orrin Howard

Artists & Authors

Dominic Cheli

Kyle Prescott

Festival Boca Jazz Orchestra


Mizner Park Amphitheater

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