No one composer has ever captured the spirit of American music like George Gershwin. The mere mention of his name evokes memories of the Jazz Age, the Roaring 20’s, flappers and a wealth of musicals that came from a creative imagination unmatched by his contemporaries. These rhapsodic sounds, from opera to concert, vaudeville to Broadways, wash over the Arboretum green in an incomparable Gershwin extravaganza featuring pianist Kevin Cole in Rhapsody in Blue, acclaimed by the Gershwin family as the definitive interpreter of the music of George Gershwin.
This is a program of the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, which has a mission to foster awareness and appreciate of the role of plants in nature and human affairs.
Location: Bauer Lawn
The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
301 North Baldwin Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91007
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Gates open at 5:30 pm for picnicking; the concert begins at 7:30pm.