WASO Gershwin
Calendar, Jazz, June 19, Music, Performing arts

Music: Gershwin Reimagined

7 June @ Perth Concert Hall ·
Presented by West Australian Symphony Orchestra ·

Broadway glamour with a honeyed jazz soul.

When the worlds of jazz and classical collide, they create dazzling sparks, America’s greatest composer for popular love ballads and Broadway charm is given an intoxicating new life with two of the hottest voices in the world of jazz today.

Bursting onto the UK mainstage in 2013, Laura Mvula is described as the Nina Simone of her generation, recognised for her molasses-rich soulful vocal and beautiful harmonies. Blessed with a honeyed baritone voice, José James is a sensation in the modern jazz scene. Together with conductor and creator Troy Miller, their astonishing performance of Gershwin Reimagined with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra makes for a completely unmissable event.

Troy Miller’s re-imagining of Gershwin’s song book is done with an unbridled energy and deep respect, showcasing the exquisite melodies of the classics such as Embraceable You, Summertime (Porgy and Bess), I Got Rhythm and lots more.

More info
W: www.waso.com.au/concerts-tickets/whats-on/concert/gershwin-reimagined
E:  waso@waso.com.au

Pictured: Gershwin Reimagined

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Nigel Kennedy
Calendar, February 19, Music, Performing arts

Music: Nigel Kennedy in Recital – Bach, Kennedy, Gershwin

1 February @ Perth Concert Hall ·
Presented by Nigel Kennedy ·

Virtuoso violinist and living legend Nigel Kennedy, returns to Australia this January to perform works of his much loved Johann Sebastian Bach and George Gershwin, including the immortal Summertime, Porgy and Bess and Rhapsody in Blue, as well as Kennedy’s own composition The Magician of Lublin.

Nigel Kennedy in Recital will demonstrate his tour de force, establishing and dialogue between Bach (Kennedy has often performed his pieces for violin) and Gershwin, a contemporary jazz classic. Kennedy will perform his own composition The Magician of Lublin which is inspired by the book of the same title by Isaac B Singer, who so skilfully evoked life in the shtetls of old Poland.

Having brought a fresh perspective to classical music by his merging of the traditional with the contemporary, Kennedy is now bringing back his trademark effervescent live performance back to Australia. Kennedy will be joined on stage by his hand-picked band including much-acclaimed American guitarist Howard Alden.

More info:
W: https://perthconcerthall.com.au/events/event/nigel-kennedy
E:  boxoffice@perthconcerthall.com.au

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