MUSIC / SCORE
Radio Rhapsody,” a musical tribute to The Paul Whiteman Orchestra was commissioned by Marin Alsop’s Concordia Symphony Orchestra and premiered at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall features the musical arrangements commissioned for and played by The Whiteman Orchestra.
The majority of the show’s musical selections were culled from The Whiteman Archives at Williams College in Massachusetts. Nearly all the arrangements are authentic renderings of parts played by the Whiteman Orchestra, artfully rearranged by Gary Fagin. George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” which was commissioned and premiered by the Whiteman Orchestra in 1924, closes the first half of the program.
"Reviewer Tim Ashley is thrilled by a celebration of radio's golden age ... "Radio Rhapsody, with a quirky script by Didi Balle." _ The Telegraph (London)