In the final concert of the Piedmont Wind Symphony’s 26th season, experience a retrospective of the music one of the most influential American musicians of the 20th century, George Gershwin. This concert features Gershwin’s most famous works, including Cuban Overture, An American in Paris, and the rarely heard original version of Rhapsody in Blue performed by world-renowned pianist John Salmon. You will also enjoy Theme and Variations by Gershwin’s friend and artistic compatriot Arnold Schoenberg during this unique concert of unmistakable music that is known for its popular melodies, jazz inflections, driving rhythms, and adventurous harmonies.

Stevens Center of the UNC School of the Arts
405 4th St NW, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
John Salmon Bio

John Salmon has been a member of the faculty of The University of North
Carolina at Greensboro School of Music since 1989. He holds the Doctor
of Musical Arts degree from The University of Texas at Austin; the
Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School; the Solistendiplom
from the Hochschule für Musik, Freiburg, Germany; and the Bachelor of
Music and Bachelor of Arts (philosophy) degrees from Texas Christian
University. His awards include the Premio Jaén (1979), the Gina Bachauer
Award from Juilliard, a fellowship from the Beethoven Foundation (known
nowadays as the American Pianists Association), and prizes from the
1979 University of Maryland (William Kapell Competition) and 1984 Busoni
competitions. He was born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1954.

Ticket Info
Adults – $22
Students – $18

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