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A Gershwin Celebration

posted Oct 16, 2016, 12:28 PM by Steven Vaughan   [ updated Oct 16, 2016, 12:29 PM ]
Did you know I’m one of the very few musicians who have been hired to perform as both a vocalist and an instrumentalist at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts? I feel truly blessed...

This Friday, October 21
st, I’ll be singing with the National Chorale in Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall as we present A Gershwin Celebration. The program will include a medley of Gershwin’s most memorable songs, including “Embraceable You” and “I Got Rhythm”; an arrangement of Rhapsody in Blue for chorus; and Porgy and Bess, A Concert of Songs. Gershwin composed this folk opera in 1934 for an all-black cast; a daring artistic choice at the time. Some of the opera’s songs, such as “Summertime”, have become his most popular, and have been frequently recorded.

I’ll also play the piano on the same program, accompanying the Professional Performing Arts School Choir as they sing several Gershwin songs such as “They Can’t Take That Away From Me” and “Strike Up the Band”.

For more information, or to order tickets, call (212) 333-5333 or visit NationalChorale.org.