A Night of Gershwin - Rhapsody In Blue presented by Gualala Arts
Conceived and directed by Fred Adler, this concert will honor George Gershwin, the beloved and revered American pianist and composer of popular songs, semi classical and jazz works. This very special concert night will feature both local and visiting artists, and will feature the special music created by George and his lyricist brother Ira Gershwin.
Unique and prolific in musical history, Gershwin's compositions from "Rhapsody in Blue" to "Porgy and Bess" to "American in Paris" are frequently named as favorites by music lovers. "Embraceable You," "Someone to Watch Over Me," "Swanee," "I Got Rhythm," "'S Wonderful" and countless other gems which have been etched in the pleasure areas of our brain, soul and heart for decades will be performed in this concert.
Highlights of this glowing "Night of Gershwin" will include Eric Kritz's clarinet and Renata Yardumian's piano performing "Rhapsody in Blue," Mary Lynn Preiss enchanting us with her soaring and gorgeous "Summertime" and pianist Carolyn Steinbuck performing the famous Gershwin "Preludes." The Fairmont Hotel's long-standing classic jazz pianist, Eric Shifrin, will present a riveting medley of familiar Gershwin standards and Shifrin's lovely Japanese wife, Kotomi, will sing a beautiful Gershwin standard. The dapper and sophisticated Santa Cruz vocalist / bassist Nat Johnson will sing and play selections from "Porgy and Bess," and the passionate San Francisco violinist Evan Price will contribute his elegant mastery to the occasion.
The Mendocino Coast Brass Ensemble, which includes Chris Jorgensen (trumpets, French horn, trombone, and tuba), will conclude this unique concert with a Porgy and Bess medley and the song, "Do It Again."
Fred Adler will narrate this historic "A Night of Gershwin; Rhapsody in Blue." The concert is dedicated to Fred's grandfather, Dr. Joseph Solomon Diamond, who was George Gershwin's New York City physician during the 1930s on East 83rd Street.
No Host bar, champagne, wine & beer available.
Tickets are $25 in advance, $5 more day of performance. Youth 17 & under admitted free with adult. To purchase in person, visit the Gualala Arts Center or Dolphin Gallery in Gualala.
Gualala Arts Center (View)
46501 Gualala Road
Gualala, CA 95445
|Minimum Age: 7|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|