Soloist, BSO play Gershwin with vim

May 24, 2008|By Tim Smith | Tim Smith,Sun music critic

An irresistible, possibly apocryphal anecdote finds George Gershwin in Paris asking Maurice Ravel for lessons on orchestration. Ravel's reply: "Why should I turn you into a second-rate Ravel when you are already a first-rate Gershwin?"

If you go The BSO performs at 11 a.m. today at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. Tickets are $15-$57. Call 410-783-8000 or go to bsomusic.org.

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