West Point Band presents rescheduled 'Rhapsody In Blue' concert on Feb. 24 The Feb. 24 concert also will be steamed live at youtube.com/bandwestpoint
The West Point Band will present a concert entitled “Rhapsody in Blue” on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. at Eisenhower Hall Theatre.
WEST POINT — The West Point Band will present a concert entitled “Rhapsody in Blue” on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. at Eisenhower Hall Theatre. The government shutdown is over and the West Point Band is back in Eisenhower Hall Theatre to continue its Winter Concert Series with a program of timeless works for wind ensemble, rescheduled from a concert originally set for Jan. 20. The performance will feature a variety of music, from energetic marches to lyrical tone poems. Program highlights include the crown jewel of the wind band repertoire, Percy Grainger’s “Lincolnshire Posy,” and powerhouse piano concerto “Rhapsody in Blue,” George Gershwin’s quintessentially-American masterpiece, with Sgt. 1st Class Yalin Chi as soloist. In honor of West Point’s strong connections with allied service academies abroad, the band is also pleased to present a set of traditional music from the General Military Academy of Spain. If you can’t make the performance, be sure to catch the live stream on the band’s YouTube channel: youtube.com/bandwestpoint. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held on February 25. Join the Army’s oldest band for an afternoon of world-class music at historic West Point. As always, this performance is free and open to all. For concert information, cancellations, and updates, call 845 938-2617 or visit www.westpointband.com.