Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue

Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue

September 24 & 25, 2021, 7:30pm Plaza Theatre

El Paso Symphony Orchestra
Bohuslav Rattay, Conductor

Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Gershwin Second Rhapsody for Piano & Orchestra
Ravel Daphnis and Chloé Suite No. 2
Ravel Bolero

Kevin Cole, America’s Pianist, is the top performer of works from The Great American Songbook and concert works of their great American composers. “When Cole sits at down at the piano, you would swear Gershwin himself was at work…Cole stands as the best Gershwin pianist in America today,” wrote Howard Reich, arts critic for the Chicago Tribune.

Kevin Cole Rhapsody In Blue clip

Season Tickets available now! Call (915) 532-3776


Join Dr.  James Welsch, EPSO Assistant Conductor, 6:30pm Philanthropy Theatre prior to each classical concert for insights on the evening’s program.

April Classical Concerts: Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue

April 24 & 25, 2020, 7:30pm Plaza Theatre

The El Paso Symphony Orchestra (EPSO) has cancelled the April 24 and 25, 2020 Classical Concerts “Gershwin’s Rhapsody” due to the ‘stay home, work safe’ order issued by the City of El Paso to battle the spread of the coronavirus.  This order went into effect at 11:59pm on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, and is in place until further notice.

As you can imagine, the ramifications of having to cancel a concert are broad for the EPSO.   We are respectfully requesting that you consider donating the cost of your April  tickets to EPSO. In response to your donation, we will send you a tax deduction form and a voucher for tickets to our upcoming 90th anniversary season which you can use for any of our 2020-2021 classical concerts.  This will provide you with tickets to introduce EPSO to friends, family or colleagues!  The voucher will be good for the equivalent number of tickets you have for the April performance.

We are mindful that this is a very stressful and difficult time for everyone.  If this option does not work for you, please contact our office by April 24 at (915) 532-3776 or via email at  If you choose the donation and voucher, you do not have to take any further action.  We will follow-up with a letter that will include your tax credit and vouchers for our 2020-2021 season.

The EPSO will continue to work tirelessly to provide enriching musical opportunities for our community.  We sincerely appreciate your support and thank you for your consideration.



Ruth Ellen Jacobson

Executive Director