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'Percussion Goes To Town'

Ira and Leonore Gershwin Trusts
Composer George Gershwin and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra percussionist James Rosenberg with taxi horns, 1929.

This week will showcase the diverse and exciting world of the percussion section. We will hear music by Tchaikovsky, Carlos Chávez, George Gershwin — including his famous taxi horns — and John Corigliano, the last piece featuring an electric performance by master percussion soloist Martin Grubinger.


Michael Stern
Dan Margolies


An American in Paris
by George Gershwin
Live performance, April 2016

Conjurer: Concerto for Percussionist and String Orchestra with Brass
by John Corigliano
Martin Grubinger, soloist
Live performance, February 2014

Sinfonía india
by Carlos Chávez
Live performance, February 2014

Symphony No. 2 in C minor, “Little Russian,” Op. 17
by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Live performance, February 2013

Eric T. Williams
The Kansas City Symphony
Conductor Michael Stern, Composer John Corigliano, and percussion soloist Martin Grubinger take a bow in Helzberg Hall - February 2014

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