Phantasy in Blue: Alban Gerhardt, Alliage Quintet

June 7, 2023, 9:00 am

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It isn’t every day that cellist Alban Gerhardt gets to front a saxophone quartet plus piano combo, but that’s exactly what’s on offer in Phantasy in Blue. Gerhardt and the Alliage Quintet deliver their unique take on Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, Falla, and Shostakovich, ending with a riotous version of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Playful yet serious, imaginative yet true to the spirit of the originals, Gerhardt and the Alliage Quintet offer a wholly new perspective on a variety of favorites drawn from the cello’s established repertoire and beyond.