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    ARTS San Antonio Presents American Rhapsody: The Gershwin Songbook, The Gershwin Big Band

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    October 14, 2017

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    ARTS San Antonio Presents American Rhapsody: The Gershwin Songbook, The Gershwin Big Band

    ARTS San Antonio proudly presents American Rhapsody: The Gershwin Songbook performed by The Gershwin Big Band, is an evening of iconic American music by one of the most indelible composers of the twentieth century, George Gershwin. Nearly a century after the songs were composed, Gershwin’s music remains as fresh and irresistible as it did during the Jazz Age. His poetic melodies and eclectic oeuvre of everything including Broadway, Hollywood, opera and classic American standards have left a legacy audiences love to hear again and again.

     

    The Gershwin Big Band led by Michael Andrew, whom The New York Post called “the next Harry Connick, Jr…a natural bandleader,” brings George Gershwin’s music to life with this brand new program. The evening combines a seventeen piece band, vocalist Michael Andrew and much more to perform “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “The Man I Love” and many other time-honored Gershwin standards.
     
    The Gershwin Big Band is a unique collection of world class jazz musicians assembled in the traditional big band configuration ideal for the Gershwin songbook. There is no ensemble more capable of complimenting the jazz influenced works of George Gershwin. With an incredible dynamic range and proclivity for swing and improvisation, the big band style is ideal for presenting the works of Gershwin, who influenced American music at a time when big band was becoming the definitive sound of pop. 


    Charline McCombs Empire Theatre

    226 North St. Mary's Street
    San Antonio, TX 78205

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    Individual tickets for this performance are not available at this time. You may purchase tickets to this performance through any 2017-18 season subscription plan. Save up to 50% when you subscribe! Prices range per package from $59-$644.



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    Oct 14, 2017: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm (Sat)

    * Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


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