. Interchanging Idioms: Broadway Stars Join Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Perform Irving Berlin’s Greatest Hits, May 20–23

Friday, April 30, 2010

Broadway Stars Join Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Perform Irving Berlin’s Greatest Hits, May 20–23

Program includes “I Love A Piano,” “Let’s Face the Music and Dance” and more

Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly will lead the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra SuperPops in a program celebrating the music of Irving Berlin on Thursday, May 20 at 8 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore and Friday, May 21 and Saturday, May 22 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 23 at 3 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Featuring internationally acclaimed singer and pianist Tony DeSare and Broadway stars Ashley Brown, Hugh Panaro, NaTasha Yvette Williams and James T. Lane, this all-Berlin program includes hits such as “How Deep is the Ocean,” “Blue Skies,” “There’s No Business Like Show Business” and many more.

Irving Berlin wrote more than 1,000 songs during his 60-year career including the famous “God Bless America,” which became the country’s second national anthem during World War II. He was already considered a legend before age 30, despite never learning to read or play music. Instead, he used a transposing piano to help him write his songs. He is known for crafting emotional melodies, like those used in “What’ll I Do” and “Remember,” both featured in these concerts. The program also includes his first world-famous hit “Alexander’s Ragtime Band.” He is not only admired and celebrated by listeners, but also by famous composers including George Gershwin, who called him “the greatest songwriter that has ever lived.”

CONCERT DETAILS
BSO SuperPops: A Tribute to Irving Berlin
Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.—The Music Center at Strathmore
Friday, May 21, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.—Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.—Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 3:00 p.m.—Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Jack Everly, conductor
Ashley Brown, vocalist
Tony DeSare, vocalist and piano
James T. Lane, vocalist
Hugh Panaro, vocalist
NaTasha Yvette Williams, vocalist

Tickets for these performances range from $30 to $85 and are available through the BSO Ticket Office, 877.BSO.1444, 410.783.8000 or BSOmusic.org.

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