Harmonie Ensemble Presents GERSHWIN 115TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Today
The Grammy Award-nominated conductor Steven Richman and Harmonie Ensemble/New York will present a George Gershwin 115th Birthday Celebration today, September 29, 2013 at 3 pm at Christ & St. Stephen's Church, 120 W. 69th Street, between Broadway and Columbus, New York City.
The program will feature renowned pianist Lincoln Mayorga in solo piano works and jazz trio arrangements of Gershwin and his contemporaries Zez Confrey, Victor Herbert, Bix Beiderbecke, and others. Mr. Richman will conduct the Ensemble in sparkling Ferde Grofé arrangements of Gershwin tunes including Fascinating Rhythm, The Man I Love, Somebody Loves Me, I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise, and more, done in the 1920s for the Paul Whiteman Orchestra. Harmonie Ensemble/New York and Mr. Richman performed a record-breaking series of concerts at Lincoln Center encompassing all of Gershwin's original orchestrations, and their Gershwin by Grofé cd on Harmonia Mundi received extraordinary critical acclaim worldwide.
Suggested contribution: $25 (seniors & students $15) at the door. Information: 212-222-6684 or www.harmonieensembleny.com.
This concert is made possible by support from the New York State Council on the Arts (a state agency), the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation, Con Edison, and individual contributions.
Pictured: Steven Richman