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Maurice Ravel’s American tour of 1928 took him across this country to major cities, where he was greeted as a celebrity. He had already become fascinated with American culture after hearing jazz in Paris, and was eager to absorb the essence of American musical culture first-hand. His New York activities included hearing jazz at the Cotton Club, and perhaps most famously meeting the great George Gershwin. In this program we’ll hear the best of France and America in musical synergy, in the exper ...