02/27/12

New York Pops and Patti Austin to Pay Homage to Ella Fitzgerald’s Gershwin Songbook

Carnegie Hall concert will take place March 16

On March 16, at 8:00pm, the New York Pops orchestra, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will celebrate the 65th anniversary of Ella Fitzgerald’s Carnegie Hall debut with a commemorative performance at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. Grammy-winner Patti Austin joins the New York Pops to pay homage to Fitzgerald’s classic album of the George and Ira Gershwin songbook. The program features Nelson Riddle’s original symphonic arrangements of Gershwin works in their Carnegie Hall debut, including “I Got Rhythm,” “S’Wonderful” and “Our Love Is Here to Stay,” and an appearance by Nelson Riddle’s son, Christopher Riddle. The concert is produced in association with the Ella Fitzgerald Foundation and the Nelson Riddle Foundation.

Single tickets are priced from $37 to $108. Purchases can be made at the Carnegie Hall box office (57th Street and 7th Avenue) or by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800. Visit Carnegie Hall for more information.

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