Boston Symphony Orchestra's Gershwin Spectacular Family Concert
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The last date listed for Gershwin Spectacular was Saturday May 12, 2012 / 3:00pm.
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Audra McDonald, the only performer of either gender to win six Tony Awards, returns to the Symphony Hall stage. McDonald won her Tony Awards for performances in Carousel, Master Class, Ragtime, A Raisin in the Sun, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess and, most recently, as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill. Frequently praised for her pure, powerful soprano voice, this extraordinary artist -- who The New York Times calls "a defining voice of our time" -- has also won two Grammy Awards, starred as Dr. Naomi Harris for four seasons on ABC's Private Practice and released her first solo album in seven years, Go Back Home, just last year. With this exclusive pre-sale offer, get access to prime seats before they go on sale to the general public. Learn More
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Boston Pops Family Concert primarily Gershwin but had one Mozart Concerto because clarinet soloist was Teen BSO Concerto award winner.
Excellent concert, All performers excellent. Rhapsody in Blue enthralling and very glad we were sitting on...continued
Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops will celebrate the music of one of the great innovators of the American Songbook, George Gershwin. The Gershwin Spectacular program will include a performance of Rhapsody in Blue featuring pianist Michael Chertock and Promenade: Walking the Dog featuring Pops principal clarinetist Thomas Martin. The second installment of the three-part Pops program will feature music from the classic Gene Kelly/Leslie Caron film An American in Paris. This “Symphonic Night at the Movies” will feature footage from the film alongside George Gershwin’s unforgettable orchestral score. After a short intermission, the third set will feature members of the Boston Conservatory Theater Division in such Gershwin classics as I Got Rhythm, Somebody Loves Me, and Embraceable You.
About the Ticket Supplier: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Now in its 133rd season, the Boston Symphony Orchestra gave its inaugural concert on October 22, 1881, and has continued to uphold the vision of its founder, the businessman, philanthropist, Civil War veteran, and amateur musician Henry Lee Higginson, for well over a century. The Boston Symphony Orchestra has performed throughout the United States, as well as in Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, South America, and China; in addition, it reaches audiences numbering in the millions through its performances on radio, television, and recordings. It plays an active role in commissioning new works from today’s most important composers; its summer season at Tanglewood is regarded as one of the world’s most important music festivals; it helps develop the audience of the future through BSO Youth Concerts and through a variety of outreach programs involving the entire Boston community; and, during the Tanglewood season, it sponsors the Tanglewood Music Center, one of the world’s most important training grounds for young composers, conductors, instrumentalists, and vocalists. The orchestra’s virtuosity is reflected in the concert and recording activities of the Boston Symphony Chamber Players, one of the world’s most distinguished chamber ensembles made up of a major symphony orchestra’s principal players, and the activities of the Boston Pops Orchestra have established an international standard for the performance of lighter kinds of music. Overall, the mission of the Boston Symphony Orchestra is to foster and maintain an organization dedicated to the making of music consonant with the highest aspirations of musical art, creating performances and providing educational and training programs at the highest level of excellence. This is accomplished with the continued support of its audiences, governmental assistance on both the federal and local levels, and through the generosity of many foundations, businesses, and individuals.