An Evening of Gershwin in Grove Park

The composer to be celebrated in music and words

Chiswick Events

Sign up for our weekly Chiswick newsletter

Comment on this story on the

An evening dedicated to George Gershwin is taking place at St. Michael's Churchl, Elmwood Road this 11 February from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

Classic Gershwin: The Life of George Gershwin in music & words will be performed by the pianist Viv McLean and narrated by actress Susan Porrett, 'Classic Gershwin' is a foot-tapping journey through Gershwin’s life. Follow him through his early years in Brooklyn to Tin Pan Alley, Broadway and finally to his tragically early death via an eclectic mix of Gershwin’s music from the much-loved 'Rhapsody in Blue', 'I got Rhythm Variations' and 'Swanee' to the rarely-played, classical Preludes.

George Gershwin

Gershwin's compositions are nothing short of iconic, capable of conjuring up images of 1930s New York like no others. They have been adapted for use in films and television and many have become jazz standards, performed in clubs and cabarets around he world every night. This is an opportunity to see a dazzling performance of his greatest works in a different context - the telling of his own story.

Stay on after the show for a special post-concert talk with Trader Faulkner, veteran stage and film actor, dancer and chronicler of the Gershwin era.Trader’s cousin was the song-writer and musical collaborator, Kay Swift, inspiration for many of Gershwin’s works and the woman he was set to marry had his life not been cut tragically short.

Tickets £12 in advance or £15 on the door.

February 4, 2017

Bookmark and Share