6th Dec, 2016

Singing the life of Gershwin

Aaron Wise 2nd Apr, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

AN ACCOMPLISHED singer and storyteller is heading to Evesham to share the tale of a legendary American composer.

Robert Habermann will sing the life story of the great George Gershwin on Thursday, April 7 at Evesham Arts Centre, in the entertaining ‘S’Wonderful! I Got Gershwin’ show.

From a New York tenement childhood to penning all-American classics like ‘Summertime’ and ‘Porgy and Bess’, there’s certainly a fascinating tale to tell.

Mr Gershwin was a Tin Pan Alley record plugger who wrote his first hit song ‘Swannee’ on a bus in just 20 minutes.

Over the next twenty years, George gave the world musicals, jazz standards, orchestral works and operas that have become simply iconic.

Robert Haberman will present a scripted two-act show recounting the great man’s life, illustrated with songs including ‘I Got Rhythm’, ‘They Can’t Take That Away From Me’, ‘Our Love is Here to Stay’ and many more of Gershwin s greatest hits.

The show’s musical arrangements are by Trevor Brown, who has been musical director for Shirley Bassey, Michael Barrymore, several Royal Variety Shows and even the recent original Pop Idol television series?.

Robert is a performer and writer who specialises in singing the songs and telling the stories of the Great American Songbook – having met many of the leading songwriters of that period.

The show begins at 7.30pm and tickets cost £15, which are on sale at Evesham Almonry.

Call Box Office on 01386 446944 or visit www.eveshamartscentre.co.uk for more information.