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February 23, 2018 @ 09:30 - 11:00

Friday, February 23, 2018
9:30 am
Emens Auditorium
For Grade 4 and 5 only

RSVP required – Please RSVP by Wednesday, January 24, 2018 to Alec Burke, 765.285.5531 or MSOEducationCoordinator@gmail.com. Space is limited.

Classical Kids LIVE! – Gershwin’s Magic Key

The story tells of a chance meeting on the streets of New York City between a poor newspaper boy and the great American composer, George Gershwin. The orchestra magically weaves Gershwin’s greatest hits into the drama as the master composer shares historical anecdotes about his life and musical passion. A bonding friendship develops as they explore the vast melting pot of American music and discover the key to unlocking the boy’s own musical potential.

Family and student audiences will be captivated by over twenty of Gershwin’s most popular compositions from classical compositions including Porgy & BessAmerican in ParisCuban OvertureConcerto in F and Rhapsody in Blue to popular hits from the American Songbook including I Got RhythmSwaneeStairway to ParadiseSomeone to Watch Over Me, and Fascinating Rhythm.

Music Excerpts

  • 1. Overture from Catfish Row: Symphonic Suite in Five Parts: I
  • 2. Swanee (Gershwin – Wodehouse)
  • 3. Fugue subject from Catfish Row: Symphonic Suite in Five Parts: I
  • 4. “I Got Plenty O’Nuttin” from Catfish Row: Symphonic Suite in Five Parts: II
  • 5. “Strike Up The Band” (Gershwin – MacPherson)
  • 6. “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” (Norworth and Tilzer)
  • 7. “I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise”
  • 8. “Nice Work If You Can Get It” (Gershwin – Bennett)
  • 9. Period Medley: “Oh, You Beautiful Doll” (Ayer) & “Baby Face” (Akst)
  • 10. “Rialto Ripples” (Gershwin – Tyzik)
  • 11. Humoresque op. 101 no. 7 (Dvorak – Trinkaus)
  • 12. Second Rhapsody (New York Rhapsody)
  • 13. “Promenade” (Gershwin – Berkowitz)
  • 14. An American in Paris
  • 15. “Summertime” & “Bess, You Is My Woman Now” from Catfish Row: Symph Suite in Five Parts: I & II
  • 16. “Oh Lord, I’m On My Way” from Catfish Row: Symphonic Suite in Five Parts: V
  • 17. Concerto in F: III
  • 18. Medley from “Oh, Kay!” (Gershwin-Warner)
  • 19. “Second Prelude” (Blue Lullaby)
  • 20. Cuban Overture
  • 21. “I Got Rhythm” (Gershwin – Bennett)
  • 22. “Fascinating Rhythm” (Gershwin-Warner)
  • 23. Rhapsody in Blue

Presenting Sponsors

Robert A. and Beverly D. Terhune Fund

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Concert Sponsor

The Ned & Carole Charitable Trust

Sigma Alpha Iota Alumnae Chapter


February 23, 2018
09:30 - 11:00
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Emens Auditorium
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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