An American in Wellington

An American in Wellington

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Event type: Music Events

9 August 2018 from 7.30 pm - 9.15 pm 9th Aug 2018 7:30pm 9th Aug 2018 9:15pm

Michael Fowler Centre

Tickets $5-$35 from Ticketmaster

An American in Wellington

Top musicians from the New Zealand School of Music are joined by five-time Grammy nominated American pianist and composer Shelly Berg for a spine-tingling, swinging concert of Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Debussy and Bernstein.

The NZSM Orchestra and Big Band are the flagship ensembles of the New Zealand School of Music - Te Kōkī, at Victoria University of Wellington. Made up of Aotearoa’s future performers, both groups represent an exciting new generation of musical talent.

Soloist Shelly Berg is a Steinway piano artist and arranger, orchestrator, and producer, and has been called one of the finest jazz pianists of the 21st century.

Programme

American in Paris – Gershwin
Fancy Free – Bernstein
Ellington Medley – Duke Ellington
Clair de Lune – Debussy arr. Shelly Berg
Mountain Dance - Dave Grusin
Fascinating Rhythm – Gershwin
Smile – Charlie Chaplin, Nat King Cole arr. Shelly Berg

Don’t miss this thrilling concert – BOOK NOW