CSO Pays Tribute To Gershwins April 5

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The CSO’s last Luken Holdings Pops Series concert of the 2013/14 season pays tribute to "the greatest team of collaborators in American music history" – George and Ira Gershwin. Here to Stay: The Gershwin Experience is a multi-media concert with a touring party, including Grammy Award-winning soprano Sylvia McNair. This concert event provides a view into the legendary duo, and offers audio and video footage of the Gershwins. 

The Gershwins began their collaboration in music in 1924. They created their first joint hit, Lady, Be Good!, for Fred and Adele Astaire and followed it with more than 20 scores for stage and screen, including Oh, Kay! for Gertrude Lawrence; two versions of Strike Up the Band (1927 and 1930); Ethel Merman's introduction to Broadway, Girl Crazy (1930); Shall We Dance (1937), one of Hollywood's stylish pairings of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers; and the triumphant folk opera, Porgy and Bess, written with DuBose Heyward. Here to Stay: The Gershwin Experience will include such hits as “Strike Up the Band,” “Embraceable You,” “Rhapsody in Blue,” “I Got Rhythm” and more. 

The music and lyrics for Here to Stay: The Gershwin Experience were provided through arrangement with members of the George Gershwin Family and the Ira and Leonore Gershwin Trusts.  

The Luken Holdings Pops Series Here to Stay - The Gershwin Experience will be Saturday, April 5, 7:30 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre.   

It will include Bob Bernhardt, conductor; David Snyder, conductor, piano and vocals; Sylvia McNair, vocals; Ryan VanDenBoom vocals, tap dancer and Jeffrey Biegel, piano.

Tickets are available at www.chattanoogasymphony.org, or by calling 267-8583. 



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