January 20, 2016
Christopher James Lees debuts with the Kansas City Symphony

Kansas City Symphony: Gershwin's Key

Christopher James Lees, conductor

 

PROGRAM TO INCLUDE:

GERSHWIN: An American in Paris

GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue

GERSHWIN: Porgy and Bess

GERSHWIN: I Got Rhythm Variations

 

This all-new production, set on the streets of New York City, tells the story of friendship between a newspaper boy and the great American composer, George Gershwin. Together they explore the vast melting pot of American music and discover the key to unlock the boy’s own musical potential. Families will be captivated by more than 20 of Gershwin’s most popular compositions from the great American Songbook, including I Got Rhythm, An American in Paris, Porgy and Bess, plus Rhapsody in Blue

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