Rhapsody in Symphony

By Richard Mineards   |   May 28, 2024
The Marcus Roberts Trio joined the SB Symphony for Rhapsody in Blue @ 100 (photo by Priscilla)
Marcus Roberts speaking to the audience (photo by Priscilla)

Santa Barbara Symphony concluded its latest season commemorating the 100th anniversary of Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue @ 100: Jazz Comes to the Symphony” concert at the Granada.

The show also featured fan favorite The Marcus Roberts Trio, part of a residing artist collaboration with the nearby Lobero Theatre.

Marcus Robert also performed his Gershwin-inspired composition for piano and orchestrated “Rhapsody in D.”

Veteran maestro Nir Kabaretti also conducted Charles Ives’ joyous “Symphony No. 2,” including American folk tunes, hymns and patriotic melodies in the concert’s raucous uproarious finale.

Back stage with Kathryn Martin, Nir Kabaretti, Marcus Roberts, Jason Marsalis, and Roland Guerin (photo by Priscilla)

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