July 31, 2024 — 7:00 PM
King Street corner of the Capitol Square
Madison, Wisconsin

Rhapsody in Blue

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Gershwin’s iconic Rhapsody in Blue, join us on the Square for our season grand finale. Special guest pianist John Novacek joins the WCO to perform the genre-defining Rhapsody in Blue and I Got Rhythm Variations by George Gershwin. Revel in the familiar sounds of Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite and a work from Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Michael Abels.

About John Novacek

Versatile, Grammy-nominated pianist John Novacek regularly tours the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia as solo recitalist, chamber musician and concerto soloist; in the latter capacity he has presented over thirty concerti with dozens of orchestras.

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CARLOS SIMON | Four Black American Dances, Mvt IV. Holy Dance
| I Got Rhythm Variations
| Rhapsody in Blue
| Global Warming
| Nutcracker Suite Selections

*program subject to change

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