Two of today’s most celebrated artists, Michael Feinstein and Jean-Yves Thibaudet, join forces for the first time in Two Pianos: Who Could Ask for Anything More?, an innovative program celebrating the music of George Gershwin and his world which is set for debut this week with dates being added into 2025.
Two Pianos: Who Could Ask for Anything More? showcases music spanning the 20th-century world of classical music and of the 20th and 21st centuries of the Great American Songbook, presented with commentary and anecdotes that provide a historical and social context of the works. A centerpiece of the program will feature lost and unknown Gershwin works, some originally conceived for two pianos, alongside his more beloved works including Rhapsody in Blue. Other works will include those penned by Alec Wilder, Cole Porter, Leonard Bernstein, and Richard Rodgers, along with forays into jazz, ragtime, Latin music, and stride. The concert program will feature piano duos, solos, and vocals, and custom selections tailored to each individual performance; the show is available in both a two-piano and two-piano with orchestra format.

Currently announced dates include duo performances at Palm Desert, CA’s McCallum Theatre (March 3 & 4) and Scottsdale, AZ’s Highlands Church (March 5); orchestra performances with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (June 17), The Cleveland Orchestra (July 3, at the Blossom Music Festival), the Boston Pops (July 14, at Tanglewood), and the Sun Valley Festival orchestra during the Festival’s 2023 Gala Concert (August 8); and a performance at Carnegie Hall featuring a special guest (December 13, guest to be announced). More dates will be announced later this season.