Forgotten Gershwin Work to Have Premiere

Classic Arts News   Forgotten Gershwin Work to Have Premiere
The Asia America Symphony will premiere an early score by George Gershwin on May 28, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The work, called Japanese, which was orchestrated by Frank Sandler around 1918, will appear in an all-Gershwin program conducted by David Benoit at the Aratana/Japan America Theatre. The concert also features An American in Paris, songs by George and Ira Gershwin, and pianist Jon Nakamatsu performing the composer's Concerto in F with the orchestra.

Singer and pianist Michael Feinstein, who was Ira Gershwin's assistant for six years, found Japanese in a garage in 1979. The date of its composition is unclear.

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