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Columbia Pro Cantare: Salute to Gershwin and Kern
May 4, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm$23
Columbia Pro Cantare will feature works by two popular American composers at its next concert, Saturday, May 4, 2019, 8 pm at the Jim Rouse Theatre, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia, Maryland. The music of George Gershwin and Jerome Kern triumphed on Broadway and in film in the 1920s and 1930s. CPC and the CPC Chamber Singers will perform some of their greatest hits including Jerome Kern’s “Long Ago and Far Away” (with lyrics by Ira Gershwin), “The Way You look Tonight,” and “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes;” and Gershwin’s “Summertime” featuring soprano Kayla Currie, “Sign of Spring,” and the “Who Can Ask for Anything More” medley. Instrumental pieces will include Gershwin’s “Lullaby” with the Howard County Concert Orchestra’s String Quartet,” and “Rhapsody in Blue” with pianist Eric Zuber. In a salute to another American musical icon, CPC, accompanied by pianist Sammy Marshall, will perform “And Make Our Garden Grow” from Leonard Bernstein’s Candide. A free lecture on the music will begin at 7 pm, and the performance will be followed by a complementary reception.