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Rhapsody in Blue



20:45 — Genève-Plage

Festival Genève-Plage

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Jonathan Nott

Yoav Levanon

Igor Stravinski

Danses concertantes, for chamber orchestra

George Gershwin

Rhapsody in Blue, for piano and orchestra

John Adams

The Chairman Dances, foxtrot for orchestra

Igor Stravinski

Scherzo à la russe, for jazz orchestra

the music

George Gershwin grew up at the turn of the last century in the working-class areas of New York, surrounded by a culture permeated by chanson, ragtime and blues. The version of Rhapsody in Blue performed by the OSR for the festival at Genève-Plage is the version traditionally performed by symphony orchestras, which was created a few years later than the 1924 Jazz version.

Practical Information

  1. Ticket-holders can access Genève-Plage from 7.45pm and the restaurant Les Terrasses de la Plage is open until 8.30pm. Seats are limited, so we advise to reserve in advance by contacting :
  2. It is obligatory to wear a mask at Genève-Plage, and you are kindly requested to remain seated for the duration of the performance.
  3. In case of rain, the concert is cancelled and your ticket is refunded : an announcement will be made 4 hours before the start of the concert. For updated information, call 1600, refresh this page, or check the OSR's Facebook page. 
  4. Don't forget your picnic blanket or deck chair to enjoy this outdoor experience !

the venues

OSR Live

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Jonathan Nott | Sergey Khachatryan

Concerto pour violon et orchestre

Recorded on 30 July 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Johannes Brahms

Symphony N° 4 in E minor op.98

Jonathan Nott


Recorded on 22 March 2017 at Victoria Hall, Geneva