March 11, 2023, 7:30 pm
Broadway Theatre
Celebrating nearly 100 years of Rhapsody in Blue with Jens Lindemann and Michelle Aalders

About This Concert

To help present one of the 20th century’s most iconic pieces of music, George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, the SJO will be joined by the iconic Canadian trumpeter Jens Lindemann and the incomparable Saskatoon-based pianist Michelle Aalders. They will help us put our own special take on the work that helped reshape the worlds of classical and jazz music 99 years after it was first performed in New York City in 1924.

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Featured Artists

Artist Bio

Jens Lindemann

(Los Angeles)
Artist Bio



Conductor Dean McNeill
Alto Sax 1 Trent Reschny
Alto Sax 2 Gerard Weber
Tenor Sax 1 Aaron Salkeld
Tenor Sax 2 Sheldon Corbett
Baritone Sax Sarah Suchan
Trumpet 1 Dean McNeill
Trumpet 2 Adam Streisel
Trumpet 3 Paul Newton
Trumpet 4 Hanna Hashi
Trumpet 5 Nick Fanner
Trombone 1 Spencer Krips
Trombone 2 Tiess McKenzie
Trombone 3 Jonathan Tait
Bass Trombone Dawn McLean Belyk
Piano Paul Suchan
Bass Emmett Fortosky
Drums Luke Newman
Solo Trumpet Jens Lindemann
Solo Piano Michelle Aalders


Alto Saxophone Ran Guo
Alto Saxophone Hayden Webb
Tenor Saxophone Gray Scramstad
Tenor Saxophone Dylan Mowbray
Baritone Saxophone Nathaniel
Trumpet Ronan Inkster
Trumpet Noah Willms
Trumpet Bennett McCumber
Trumpet Sam Loseth-Scheirer
Trombone Brinley Perratt
Trombone Liam Noble
Trombone Trushank Lakdawala
Piano Jonathan Guan
Bass Ronin Sawitsky
Drums Seraphina Anand


Set 1 (SYJO)

  1. Hey Benny comp. & arr. Mike Dana
  2. St. James Infirmary arr. Mike Kamuf

Set 2 (SJO)

  1. S’wonderful comp. George and Ira Gershwin, arr. Frank Mantooth
  2. Our Love is here to stay comp. George Gershwin, arr. Dean McNeill
  3. Well Git It comp. & arr. Matt Catingub
  4. Nearness of You  comp. Hoagy Carmichael, arr Matt Catingub
  5. Strike Up The Band comp George and Ira Gershwin, arr. Sammy Nestico


Set 3 (SJO)

  1. Rhapsody in Blue comp. George and Ira Gershwin, arr. by Allan Gilliland, orch. Matt Catingub
  2. Flying Fingers comp. & arr. Allan Gilliland

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