An American Original George Gershwin (1898-1937) – Concert & Talk by Alexander Wu
Alexander Wu’s performance and commentary brings to life some of Gershwin’s earlier piano pieces and Broadway hit tunes as well as his serious works including the Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris and a tour de force medley of Porgy & Bess. “Wu’s exuberant etudes on Gershwin songs sounded assured and settled…he is uncommonly attractive and entertaining” –The Washington Post Review.
Wu performs in New York City and internationally as a soloist, collaborative chamber player and arranger, including St. Martin in the Fields Church (London) and Academia di Chigiana (Siena) He recently performed a debut of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and I Got Rhythm Variations with the Millennium Chamber Symphony at Lincoln Center. Currently he is the artistic director and co-founder of the Millennium Chamber Symphony in New York City and on the piano faculty of Third Street Music School Settlement in New York City’s East Village.