An American in Wellington
Event type: Music Events9 August 2018 from 7.30 pm - 9.15 pm
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.
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