The vibrant music of George Gershwin is interwoven with his fascinating life story from his birth in the colourful, teeming New York of 1898 to his tragically early death on 11 July 1937.
A special performance on the 80th anniversary of Gershwin’s death.
Tuesday 11th July 2017, 8pm
The Jazz Room at The Bull’s Head, 373 Lonsdale Road, Barnes, London SW13 9PY
Performed by acclaimed pianist Viv McLean and narrated by actress Susan Porrett, ‘Classic Gershwin’ is an exhilarating, intriguing and foot-tapping journey through Gershwin’s life. Follow him through his early years in Brooklyn to Tin Pan Alley, Broadway and finally to his tragically early death via an eclectic mix of Gershwin’s music from the much-loved ‘Rhapsody in Blue’, ‘I got Rhythm Variations’ and ‘Swanee’ to the rarely-played, classical Preludes.
Tickets £10 (save £5)
“Vividly illustrated…..highly recommended.”