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Community - January 8, 2014

Orchestra features works, performance by Taylor Eigsti

Peninsula Symphony Orchestra will celebrate new works by jazz pianist and composer Taylor Eigsti, who will also perform George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" and a tribute to composer/pianist Dave Brubeck in concerts on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 17 and 18.

The Jan. 17 concert takes place at 8 p.m. at the San Mateo Performing Arts Center, 600 North Delaware Ave. in San Mateo; the Saturday performance takes place at 8 p.m. at Flint Center/DeAnza College, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd. in Cupertino.

A native of Menlo Park and a graduate of Woodside Priory, Mr. Eigsti is now based in New York and at a young age has established himself in the upper echelon in the field of jazz.

The Peninsula Symphony Orchestra concert also features saxophonist Dayna Stephens. Rounding out the evening will be Gershwin's overtures to "Girl Crazy" and "Strike up the Band.

Tickets range from $20 to $40. Visit peninsulasymphony.org or call 650-941-5291 to place an order.

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