Santa Monica College will present “The Glory of Gershwin” tonight, Friday Oct. 14, at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica.
This event will be a fascinating audiovisual portrait of the charismatic composer’s life and music, to start at 7:30 p.m.
The special evening features rare photos, vintage film, video and music clips, live piano and a sing-along to one of Gershwin’s memorable hits.
Bringing it alive is Rodney Greenberg, Gershwin biographer and pianist who has produced and directed more than 300 television music programs, including Emmy-winning telecasts for NBC.
Combining his broadcasting experience with a passion for Gershwin, he presents a one-of-a-kind event that includes the role of Gershwin’s lyric-writing brother Ira. Greenberg’s much-praised book on Gershwin, titled simply “George Gerswhin,” will be available in the foyer.
“The Glory of Gershwin” is sponsored by the SMC Associates, a private organization that funds speakers and special programs on campus, and the Media Policy Center, an organization that uses media to inform, challenge and engage a responsive citizenry.
The Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, Santa Monica Boulevard at 11th Street.
Tickets range from $20 (for students with current ID) to $45, and can be purchased by calling 310.434.3005 or online at www.smc.edu/eventsinfo.
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