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Celebrating Gershwin: A Stroll Down Tin Pan Alley

Virtuoso clarinetist Julian Bliss leads his band on A Stroll Down Tin Pan Alley, which explores the treasured sounds of Gershwin and his contemporaries, including a suite from the iconic American opera Porgy and Bess, an excerpt from the beloved Rhapsody in Blue, and popular jazz tunes like “I Got Rhythm,” “Embraceable You,” and “Lady be Good.” The swinging evening will be complemented by Bliss who will share good-humored anecdotes and stories about Tin Pan Alley and the artists who popularized American music traditions. The Julian Bliss Septet has appeared across Europe at leading venues and festivals, including London’s Wigmore Hall, the legendary Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, and the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. “Julian Bliss is a rara avis: a distinguished classical musician also enraptured with great jazz.” (Acoustic Music)

Pre-Performance Discussion with a Member of the Company.