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Plano Texas is an active and lively community with many events of interest to our out of town guests and local community throughout the year. Ethnic festivals, arts and crafts fairs, exciting theatre, sporting events and much more are included in the calendar of events. Use the easy search box below to find out what is going on during your visit or plan your next trip to Plano around one of these great events. If you are interested in having an event listed on our calendar, you can Submit an Event here.

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Plano Symphony: 2019/2020 Concert 2 – Rhapsody in Blue

Pianist Kenneth Broberg won the silver medal at 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition with performances marked by “an imaginative shaping of themes, revelation of inner voices, and an unfailing sense of momentum” (Texas Classical Review). Broberg is also a prize winner of the Hastings, Sydney, Seattle, and New Orleans International Piano Competitions.  He made his subscription concert debut with the Minnesota Orchestra stepping in for Andre Watts days before the performance, which was declared ” a highly auspicious debut, marked by poise [and] technical brilliance.” (Star Tribune).

Broberg joins Hector Guzman and the Plano Symphony in two concertos both influenced by jazz.  Ravel wrote his Piano Concerto in G Major over the course of two years and hoped to premiere the work, which illness prevented.  Gershwin’s beloved Rhapsody in Blue has become one of the most popular concertos in the repertory.

The performance concludes with Gershwin’s beloved American in Paris.  Gershwin first visited Paris to study with Ravel.  Following initial meetings, Ravel stated, “Why be a second-rated Ravel, when you can be a first rate Gershwin.”

Loman: Huateque for Orchestra (USA Premiere)
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue for Piano and Orchestra
Gershwin: An American in Paris

Event Details

Saturday, October 19, 2019
Time: 8:00 pm
Event Website
Eisemann Center
2351 Performance Drive
Richardson, TX 75082 United States
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Venue Phone Number: 972-744-4650
Cost: $79 – $412