YOU ARE MY RHAPSODY IN BLUE
For Piano, Full Orchestra, and Symphonic Chorus

World Premiere

March 28, 2020 

Lincoln Center, New York City
National Chorale, Dr. Everett McCorvey

David Geffen Hall 

European Premiere 

August 1, 2020

Joroinen Music Festival, Finland

While composing music for a Fred Astaire film in Hollywood, Gershwin began a project he had long had in mind: adding voices and lyrics to his most famous composition, Rhapsody in Blue. However, Gershwin's tragically early death in 1937 left this arrangement unfinished. This long lost version remained incomplete until Michael Fennelly discovered and reconstructed Gershwin's sketches.  Now, after nearly a century, we can hear Rhapsody In Blue performed as Gershwin finally intended>   

 

©2020 Michael Fennelly