The Oberlin Review

Concerto competition winner and Conservatory senior San Jittakarn performs George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the Oberlin Orchestra. The pianist powered through cadenzas with unparalleled virtuosity.

Jittakarn Delivers Polished Rhapsody in Blue

December 12, 2014

The Oberlin Orchestra does not recycle repertoire. In an effort to expose students to a broad array of music, Raphael Jiménez, director of the Oberlin Orchestras, has yet to program any piece more than once for either of the ensembles he directs. For the second time in his four-year tenure, however Jiménez stepped up to the podium Friday night to conduct the Oberlin Orchestra in a performance of George Gershwin’s crowd-pleasing Rhapsody in Blue in Finney Chapel. Not only has the orchestra played t...

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