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Gershwin Reimagined

with Laura Mvula, Jose James, Troy Miller and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Australia/USA

Friday 31 May, 7:30pm
Saturday 1 June, 7:30pm
Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall

America’s greatest composer for popular love ballads and Broadway glamour is given an intoxicating new life with two of the hottest voices in the world of jazz today.

Featuring the incredible vocals of Laura Mvula, who has been penned as the Nina Simone of our generation, alongside American jazz and hip hop artist José James, the MSO will perform a series of George Gershwin works as interpreted by conductor, composer, producer, and musician Troy Miller.

 

“Framed by Miller’s clever arrangements — rousing strings, dynamic percussion, moments of quiet lushness — Mvula’s voice mesmerised and often astounded.”

- London Evening Standard.

 

Troy Miller’s re-imagining of Gershwin’s song book showcases the exquisite melodies of the classics such as Embraceable You, Summertime (Porgy and Bess), I Got Rhythm and more.

 

Presented with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra