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Gershwin & Ellington - May 11, 12 & 13

Event Details

Classical Series

2023 - 2024

About the Concert

Renowned pianist and composer, Conrad Tao has been called “the kind of musician who is shaping the future of classical music.” Celebrating the 100th year of Rhapsody in Blue, Tao performs the original jazz band version as well as the premiere of his concerto that is filled with a mosaic of sounds inspired by Gershwin and Ellington.


Concert Conversations with Francesco Lecce-Chong

Concert Conversations are general seating and free to Classical Series concert ticket holders. Approximately 30 minutes in Weill Hall.

Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 6:30 PM
Sunday, May 12, 2024 at 2:00 PM
Monday, May 13, 2024 at 6:30 PM




Youths 7-17 years of age may receive one complimentary ticket with every paid adult. Request tickets through Patron Services at (707) 546-8742. Classical Series concerts only.

$10 student rush tickets for college students with a valid student ID. Available starting 1-1/2 hours prior to the concert, at the door only. Classical Series concerts only.

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Plan Your Visit

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We gratefully acknowledge the generous contributions from the following:

Classical Concert Series underwritten by Anderman Family Foundation
Sponsored by Alan and Susan Seidenfeld Charitable Trust in memory of Susan Seidenfeld
Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong sponsored by David and Corinne Byrd
Guest Artist Conrad Tao sponsored by Sara and Edward Kozel
Discovery Rehearsal Series sponsored by The Stare Foundation and David Stare of Dry Creek Vineyard
Pre-concert Talks sponsored by Jamei Haswell in memory of Richard Grundy
Season Media Sponsor: The Press Democrat


Programs, dates, artists, and prices are subject to change without notice. Tickets are subject to availability.

Photo of Francesco Lecce Chong by Susan and Neil Silverman Photography
Conrad Tao by Brantley Gutierrez

Contact Us

Administrative Office:
50 Santa Rosa Ave
Suite 410
Santa Rosa CA 95404
Phone:  (707) 546-7097

Patron Services | Box Office:
Phone: (707) 546-8742


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