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 & Bess, American in Paris, Cuban Overture, Concerto in F and Rhapsody in Blue to popular hits from the American Songbook including I Got Rhythm, Swanee, Someone to Watch Over Me, and Fascinating Rhythm.
Gershwin's Magic Key premiered with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. For the past two years it has toured throughout the US and Canada and recently performed in Malaysia with the Malaysian Philharmonic.