Seiji Ozawa and Marcus Roberts Trio play Gershwin

Berliner Philharmoniker, Waldbühne 2003 - A Gershwin Night

A very jazzy Gershwin with Seiji Ozawa, the pianist Marcus Roberts and a luxury big band, the Berliner Philharmoniker

One day in June 2003, thousands of people came to the Waldbühne Park to spend the night with Gershwin, the composer of Porgy and Bess, the super energised Seiji Ozawa conducting the venerable Berliner Philharmoniker and the famous Marcus Roberts jazz trio.

It was hardly surprising to see Ozawa conduct the music of Gershwin: Gershwin is the composer he chose in 2002 for his farewell concert with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, of which he was the musical director for twenty-nine years. He also chose the fabulous jazz pianist Marcus Roberts whom we see again in Berlin, accompanied by Roland Guerin on double bass and Jason Marsalis on the drums. After an electric American in Paris, Rhapsody in Blue and Concerto in F, played and arranged by Marcus Roberts himself, delighted the audience.

Marcus Roberts piano
Jason Marsalis drums
Roland Guerin bass guitare

Berliner Philharmoniker
Seiji Ozawa conductor

Movie director : Andreas Morell
Playlist : Musics from the Americas
Musical period : Music from the 20th century
Music genres : Jazz, Orchestral music

Duration : 01 h 50 min
Location : Berlin Waldbühne (Berlin, Germany)
Recording date : 06/2003
Production date : 2003
Production : © EuroArts Music International / Videal / Brillant Media / RBB

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