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A Gershwin Rhapsody presented by the Rackham Symphony Choir

A Gershwin RhapsodyA great opportunity for Detroit area residents to enjoy some outstanding music, by one of history’s greatest composers, is coming this week to the Detroit Opera House.

The Rackham Symphony Choir, known for their outstanding annual performances of Too Hot to Handel (which brings down the house with a combination of classical, jazz and gospel music – a combo that’s good for the soul, you know what I’m saying?), debuts a production which is sure to inspire and delight.

On Saturday, March 12, 2011, Rackham presents the Detroit premiere of ”A Gershwin Rhapsody” – featuring some of Gershwin’s greatest music, including Rhapsoday in Blue. Here’s some info from Rackham’s site:

“A Gershwin Rhapsody – Detroit Premiere
Presented by the Detroit Opera House and Rackham Symphony Choir conducted by Suzanne Mallare Acton

Celebrating the genius of George Gershwin and featuring some of his most beloved standards including “S’Wonderful”, “Embraceable You”, “Someone to watch over me” and more!Featuring Alvin Waddles of Too Hot To Handel performing Rhapsody in Blue and the rarely performed concert version of Porgy and Bess with the Choir and soloists, Soprano Kimwana Doner and Baritone Eric Greene.”

I’ve seen Alvin Waddles perform several times and he’s one of the best pianists I’ve ever had the pleasure to witness. He truly is amazing.

Tickets are on sale at (313) 237-SING. Sure to be a great time. Don’t miss it!

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  1. Let’s hope the DSO situation gets ironed out. The community needs more great music.

    Posted by: chris raab | March 23, 2011

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