‘Rhapsody and Rhythm’ comes to the Clemens Center on Thursday, September 8. Pianist Richard Glazier was only nine years old when he met Ira Gershwin and started a lifelong fascination with songs by the Gershwins. A classically trained pianist, he brings soprano Sylvia McNair and baritone Michael Andrew for a celebration of this music. He also brings along photographs for a multi-media experience of his journey of exploring this repertoire.
” ‘Rhapsody & Rhythm’ is the official multimedia concert event celebrating the ingenious music and legacy of George and Ira Gershwin. Performed throughout North America to critical acclaim, it is the definitive Gershwin experience performed by incredible musicians with an unparalleled understanding of why George and Ira Gershwin will forever be the most beloved and respected songwriting team in history. This truly unique and entertaining Gershwin experience includes unparalleled performances of the most popular songs such as I Got Rhythm, ‘S Wonderful, They Can’t Take That Away From Me, Summertime, as well as George Gershwin’s masterpiece Rhapsody in Blue.”
Photo credit: Richard Glazier