Nothing encapsulates the high-class fashions and devil-may-care attitudes of the Jazz Age like George Gershwin’s music for the concert hall. Conducting these virtuoso showpieces from the piano, Wayne Marshall leads the orchestra through Gershwin’s affectionate, jazz-filled postcard from 1920s Paris.
Wayne’s relationship with music began at an early age. By the age of three, he had already familiarised himself with the piano, and only began to take formal lessons a few years later. Wayne’s musical forays led him to experiment in multiple genres, including church music and jazz, but quickly found his professional voice as an organ/piano recitalist.
Led by Music Director Thomas Dausgaard, the Seattle Symphony unleashes the power of music, brings people together and lifts the human spirit. Recognized as one of the “most vital American orchestras” (NPR), the Seattle Symphony is internationally acclaimed for its inventive programming, community-minded initiatives and superb recordings on the Seattle Symphony Media label.