Join your friends at The Community House, 380 South Bates Street in Birmingham, on Oct. 20 from 1-3 p.m. for a Sweetest Day afternoon Gershwin performance and tea!
George Gershwin led an exciting life. Besides composing he also was a fine artist. This performance lecture concentrates on six aspects of his life including his childhood, personality, relationships with women, his love of painting, and his death. In between these categories Penny Masouris will sing and play twelve of his show tunes. Songs included are "Swanee," "The Man I Love," "Someone To Watch Over Me," "S'Wonderful," "How Long Has This Been Going On," "I've Got A Crush On You," "But Not For Me," "Summertime," "They Can't Take That Away From Me," "Nice Work If You Can Get It," "Embraceable You" and "Our Love Is Here To Stay." Fee: $36. Tea and mini desserts included.
Penny Masouris began piano lessons when she was 3. Her degree is in music from Butler University. Classically trained first, she then studied jazz piano, arranging, improvisation and composing. This performance lecture was originally conceived and performed at The Detroit Opera House in 2007.
To register, contact The Community House, 380 South Bates Street, Birmingham, 248-644-5832, or online at www.tchserves.org.