On February 12, 1924, at New York’s Aeolian Hall, the world heard George Gershwin’s groundbreaking “Rhapsody in Blue” for the very first time. Now, 100 years (and 3 days) later, Seth Kibel will bring you the story behind this seminal composition, which fuses jazz and classical music in a way that still stirs the soul a century later. We’ll discuss the unusual circumstances behind the genesis of this work and the magical triumvirate of Gershwin, orchestrator Ferde Grofé, and bandleader Paul Whiteman that led to its creation.