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Gershwin’s Magic Key

A poor newspaper boy and the great American composer George Gershwin meet by chance on the streets of New York City. While the orchestra magically weaves 20 of Gershwin greatest hits like I Got Rhythm and Rhapsody in Blue into the drama, the boy explores the vast melting pot of American music and unlocks his own musical potential.

Family Series


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Weill Hall, Green Music Center

Sunday, June 5, 2022 | 3:00 pm

This concert has been rescheduled from January 23, 2022 to June 5, 2022. If you hold tickets for the January 23 date, your tickets will automatically be transferred to the new date and will work. No further action needed.


Overture from Catfish Row: Symphonic Suite in Five Parts: I
Swanee (Gershwin – Wodehouse)
Fugue subject from Catfish Row: Symphonic Suite in Five Parts: I
I Got Plenty O’Nuttin from Catfish Row: Symphonic Suite in Five Parts: II
Strike Up The Band (Gershwin – MacPherson)
Take Me Out to the Ball Game (Norworth and Tilzer)
I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise
Nice Work If You Can Get It (Gershwin – Bennett)
Period Medley: Oh, You Beautiful Doll (Ayer) & “Baby Face” (Akst)
Rialto Ripples (Gershwin – Tyzik)
Humoresque op. 101 no. 7 (Dvořák – Trinkaus)
Second Rhapsody (New York Rhapsody)
Promenade (Gershwin – Berkowitz)
An American in Paris
Summertime & Bess, You Is My Woman Now from Catfish Row: Symphonic Suite in Five Parts: I & II Oh Lord, I’m On My Way from Catfish Row: Symphonic Suite in Five Parts: V
Concerto in F: III
Medley from Oh, Kay! (Gershwin – Warner)
Second Prelude (Blue Lullaby)
Cuban Overture
I Got Rhythm (Gershwin – Bennett)
Fascinating Rhythm (Gershwin – Warner)
Rhapsody in Blue

Music by George Gershwin | Lyrics by Ira Gershwin | Created and Directed by Paul Pement Written by Will Martin, Elizabeth Wheeler and Paul Pement Production Advisor: Kevin Cole | Music Copyist/Engraver: John Blane Lighting Design: Paul Pement | Projections: Scott Fairchild | Music Supervisor: Will Martin Associate Director: Steve Hiltebrand  Costumes: Alex Meadows | Props/Wigs: Kevin Barthel

Instrument Petting Zoo

Pre-concert fun for kids of all ages. Come for the FREE Instrument Petting Zoo one hour prior to performances.

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Covid Protocols for Family Concerts at the Green Music Center

Please note: COVID-19 protocols are subject to change.

Masks are optional, but recommended.

Adults 18 +:
Photo I.D. and one of the following:

  • Proof of vaccination
  • Negative COVID PCR test (taken by a laboratory within 72 hours prior to performance)

The name on the document must match the photo I.D.

Ages 7-17:
No requirements.

Please stay home if…

  • You are sick or have any of the following symptoms: fever, sore throat, chills, cough, shortness of breath, congestion, nausea, or vomiting.
  • You’ve been in close contact with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 or exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms within the past 14 days.
  • You’ve been directed to self-isolate or quarantine by a health care provider or public health official.
  • You are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 PCR test.

We gratefully acknowledge the generous contributions from the following:

Family Series sponsored by The Alan and Susan Seidenfeld Charitable Trust and Victor and Karen Trione

Programs, dates, artist, prices and COVID-19 protocols are subject to change without notice. Tickets are subject to availability.

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