The concert features ballroom favorites by Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein II, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern
, George Gershwin and other jazz standards.
He is best known for his singing of Ol' Man River in Jerome Kern
's Show Boat and his support of civil rights and miners.
| 1885: Jerome Kern
, US composer regarded as the father of the modern musical, was born in New York.
| 1927: Broadway staged the first performance of Show Boat by Jerome Kern
, at the Ziegfeld Theatre.
There are also uniquely stylised versions of Ray Charles' I Believe, Dave Bartholemew's I Hear You Knocking, Tom Waits' Ice Cream Man, Louis Jordan's Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby and Jerome Kern
and Oscar Hammerstein's Ol' Man River.
Those songs by Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern
, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lorenz Hart and others of their ilk.
The programme includes Marietta's Lied, songs by Gershwin and Jerome Kern
, as well as Haydn Piano Trio XV:29 and the epic chamber music masterpiece Brahms Piano Quintet.
"To a Wild Rose, "the famous Brahms A-flat major Waltz and a Gymnopedie by Satie alongside Irving Berlin's "Easter Parade, " songs by Hoagie Carmichael, Jerome Kern
, Elton John, John Lennon, Duke Ellington, Sonny Rollins, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Yiruma, and then "Great Balls of Eire" "The Water is Wide " AND "Solid Colors " by Liz Story; well it is tantalizing.
It describes the artistic, business, and social forces that created new ideas and trends from ancient Greece to Broadway, including discussion of key shows and individuals, such as Gilbert and Sullivan, The Merry Widow, Jerome Kern
, Al Jolson, Show Boat, Rodgers and Hammerstein, My Fair Lady, Ethel Merman, and Stephen Sondheim.
"One day at my house, I might have Jerome Kern
, who I called Uncle Jerry," she later recalled.
Expect an exhilarating mix by master tunesmiths Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern
, Dorothy Fields, Duke Ellington and more.
The stage musical may have its roots in nineteenth century operetta, but Broadway composers like Jerome Kern
and poets--also known as lyricists--like Oscar Hammerstein created a new type of musical theatre--sometimes (and often erroneously) labeled "musical comedy.