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Gershwin with a Russian Twist

Selections from George Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess" and other great music coming alive at The Seattle Public Library, thanks to virtuosi Mikhail Shmidt, violin, and Oana Rusu Tomai, piano.

Get ready to be transported to the exciting world of jazz & tango re-imagined by American masters with a sprinkle of the Russian soul. We are happy and proud to welcome а Seattle Symphony violinist, Mikhail Shmidt and Oana Rusu Tomai, pianist and Founder, Artistic Director of Romanian-American Chamber Concerts & Arts and a guest pianist at the Seattle Symphony Chamber Series. 

We will enjoy Gershwin's stirring "Porgy and Bess,” Andre Previn's "Tango, Song, and Dance” (a moving love letter dedicated to a violin virtuoso Anne Sophie Mutter), vivid tangos transcribed by Jascha Heifetz and the unforgettable sounds of “Daisies” by Sergey Rachmaninoff.