George Gershwin and Maurice Ravel

Symphonic Concert

Ancient Theatre, Sunday 20th September 2020 @ 9.30 pm


Tonight the Fondazione Taormina Arte and the Symphonic Orchestra of the Teatro Massimo Bellini of Catania present a sympnhonic concert with musics of Georg Gershwin and Maurice Ravel




George Gershwin

* An American in Paris

An American in Paris is a jazz-influenced orchestral piece first performed in 1928. It was inspired by the time that Gershwin had spent in Paris and evokes the sights and energy of the French capital in the 1920s.
(source: Wikipedia)


* Cuban Ouverture

Cuban Overture is a symphonic overture or tone poem for orchestra. Originally titled Rumba, it was a result of a two-week holiday which Gershwin took in Havana, Cuba in February 1932. Gershwin composed the piece in July and August 1932. The overture is dominated by Caribbean rhythms and Cuban native percussion, with a wide spectrum of instrumental color and technique.
(source: Wikipedia)


Maurice Ravel

* Bolero

Boléro is a one-movement orchestral piece by the French composer Maurice Ravel (1875–1937). Originally composed as a ballet commissioned by Russian actress and dancer Ida Rubinstein, the piece, which premiered in 1928, is Ravel’s most famous musical composition.
For a number of reasons he then changed his mind again and decided to write a completely new piece based on the musical form and Spanish dance called bolero.
(source: Wikipedia)


Orchestra e technical Staff of the Teatro Massimo Vincenzo Bellini of Catania




Cavea – sector 1, central > € 22,00
Cavea – sector 2, intermediate > € 16,50
Cavea – sector 3, lateral > € 11,50




Fondazione Taormina Arte > – – T. 0039 391 746 2146




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