After such a long break we are delighted to be offering our members the opportunity to see a concert at the splendid Royal Festival Hall, situated next to the Thames in the Southbank Centre.
George Gershwin was born in 1898, an American composer whose compositions spanned both popular and classical genres. Among his best-known works is the orchestral composition ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ but he also wrote many songs. Gershwin composed numerous film scores and his compositions have been adapted for use in film and television. The show includes not only ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ but many of his memorable songs, including, ‘S Wonderful’ from Funny Face, ‘Strike up the Band’, ‘I’ve Got A Crush on You’, ‘A Foggy Day in London Town’, ‘Fascinating Rhythm’, ‘Oh Lady be Good!’ and ‘Summertime’.
The concert runs for approximately 2 hours 15 minutes.
Note: If you are driving to the concert and have a Blue Badge, there are parking spaces on the Queen Elizabeth Hall slip road (off Belvedere Road) and free parking in the National Theatre car park (congestion charges do though apply on Sundays).