Feb 26 2023
George Gershwin Alone tells the story of America’s great composer,
who with the groundbreaking Rhapsody in Blue, made a “Lady out of
Jazz.” The show incorporates the composer’s best-known songs from
“The Man I Love” and “Someone to Watch Over Me,” through the hits of
An American In Paris and Porgy and Bess, to a complete performance of
Rhapsody in Blue. Mr. Felder brings to life the spirit and talent of the
legendary composer and pianist for the first time in history, leading the
audience through the fascinating rhythms of Gershwin’s legendary
songbook and his tragically short life.
George Gershwin was born in 1898 to Russian-Jewish immigrant parents
in Brooklyn. Together, he and his brother Ira wrote standards such as
“The Man I Love,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “Embraceable You,”
“Fascinating Rhythm,” “I Got Rhythm,” “’S Wonderful” and “They Can’t
Take That Away from Me.” His groundbreaking opera, Porgy and Bess, is
now considered an American classic. All told, George Gershwin wrote
more than 1,000 songs for the stage and screen as well as works for the
opera house and the symphony orchestra. In 1937, Gershwin died of an
undiagnosed brain tumor at the age of 38, never knowing how famous
and beloved he and his work would become
This is an All Ages Event.
Masks are recommended, but not required, while in the Music Hall.
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Crystal Terrace at the Music Hall at Fair Park boasts sweeping views of the verdant lawns and cascading water features of our beloved, historic state fairgrounds. Our pre-performance buffets feature special items celebrating the heritage or locale of the musical you are about to enjoy, in addition to the reliable standards on the permanent menu. Dramatically presented contemporary cuisine. Come share our passion for culinary arts and performing arts. Reservations are highly recommended.