Gershwin’s America debuts next week in Atlanta! We are at the beginning of our creation journey with this exciting piece and you’ll get to hear it read aloud. Oh…and you’ll also get to hear concert renditions of Gershwin’s masterpieces (like “Rhapsody in Blue”) by world-class musician, Alpin Hong. We are especially excited to be a part of Theatrical Outfit’s Unexpected Play Reading Series! This festival is a perfect launching pad for introducing the newest piece in our ever expanding SOLO SERIES. Get your tickets today!
See you at the theatre!
Adam Koplan, Artistic Director
We have partnered again with our dear colleagues at Theatrical Outfit in Atlanta to produce a workshop reading of Gershwin’s America, which runs ONE NIGHT ONLY in Atlanta on January 14th 2019 as part of their Unexpected Play Festival Series.
From the team that produced Alpin Hong: Chasing Chopin, Adam Koplan in collaboration with the maestro Alpin Hong, Gershwin’s America will tell the stories of Alpin’s own life in conjunction with the life of George Gershwin and to create a new interpretation of Gershwin’s music. Gershwin’s America will be playing Monday night, January 14th 2019 at 7:30pm. Contact the Theatrical Outfit box office ASAP as tickets are selling fast!
From Broadway World about “Gershwin’s America”:
George Gershwin (1898-1937), “America’s Composer,” synthesized jazz, classical music, opera, and ragtime into his unique style. Pianist Alpin Hong has played Gershwin’s music since his days as a young piano prodigy, but he only truly unlocked his hailed Gershwin interpretations by wrestling with the intersections between his personal journey and Gershwin’s. Weaving Gershwin’s life story with his own through anecdotes and autobiographical recollections about his unique American-ness, Hong delivers world-class interpretations of some of our country’s most beloved songs in this tale about music, being a second-generation immigrant, and what it means to be American.
Quotes about ALPIN HONG
“Mr. Hong kept the voltage consistently high… His ideas about the works at hand were clear and persuasive.” – New York Times
A Julliard-trained pianist noted for virtuosity, an irreverent style and a charismatic stage presence – New York Times
Also coming up, ANOTHER FLYING CARPET SOLO SHOW!
Andrew Nemr: Rising To The Tap US Tour!
A “feel everything” tour-de-force disguised as a one-man tap cabaret. Top Ten Dance Shows of 2017– Huffington Post
“Rising to the Tap is plain riveting” – Stage Biz