This program will showcase the creative powers our guest artists – all superstars of the Twin Cities arts scene. They will write and enact a script to depict an important time of change in American culture and music during the period from 1919 to 1929. In addition to the growing importance of jazz, this was the advent of radio. Many of the most famous artists were in their 20s: George and Ira Gershwin, Rogers and Hammerstein, Aaron Copland, Duke Ellington, and Kurt Weill. It was the Golden Age!
Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein, arr. Rosario Bourdin: Selections from Showboat
Aaron Copland: Symphony for Organ and Orchestra
Kurt Weill: selections from Suite from Three Penny Opera
Dean Sorenson: Gershwin/Ferde Grofe: Rhapsody in Blue
Maria Jette, vocalist
Bradley Greenwald, vocalist
Daniel Chouinard, piano
Free, no ticket required. Join us for a reception following the concert to meet the musicians.