George Gershwin Alone
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George Gershwin Alone, Hershey Felder's first theatrical work (followed by Monsieur Chopin; Beethoven, As I Knew Him; MAESTRO, The Art of Leonard Bernstein and the recently released An American Story for actor and orchestra with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra), is a play with music about the legendary American composer, George Gershwin. The show incorporates the Gershwins' best-known songs, from "The Man I Love" and "Someone to Watch Over Me," through passages and songs from An American in Paris and Porgy and Bess, to a complete performance of "Rhapsody in Blue." The first popular composer to use jazz as the foremost musical element in the serious concert hall, Gershwin absorbed the musical styles, rhythms and sophistication of the American spirit and created a musical language that made its mark on both classical and popular music throughout the world. Actor, playwright and Steinway concert artist Hershey Felder brings to life the spirit and talent of the legendary composer and pianist, leading audiences through the fascinating rhythms of Gershwin's legendary songbook, while telling the tale of his tragically short life. This critically and popularly acclaimed work has enjoyed more than 2,750 worldwide performances from California to South Korea and was developed at Los Angeles' Tiffany Theatre in 2000.
39 S El Molino Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101
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