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Summer Concert Series:

Date/Time

Jul 20, 2017 to Aug 10, 2017
07:00 PM until 09:00 PM

Description

Harvey Granat, singer and music historian will present four outstanding American songwriters in song and story. Robert Kelly of Berkshire Sings will once again be accompanying.

Cole Porter 
Thursday, July 20, 7 p.m.
Cole Porter one of America’s foremost composer/lyricist whose shows include Kiss Me Kate, Can Can, Anything Goes and Silk Stockings. Among his songs, you’ll hear. Night and Day, Begin the Beguine, I Get a Kick Out of You & You’re the Top. You’ll also learn about his life of success and tragedy
 

Harold Arlen 
Thursday, July 27, 7 p.m.
Harold Arlen the composer for The Wizard of Oz wrote some of our most memorable songs. You’ll hear: Over the Rainbow, Blues in the Night, Come Rain or Come Shine, I’ve got the World on a String, It’s Only a Paper Moon and many more. Learn how a cantor’s son climbed the ladder of success.
 

Burt Bacharach
Thursday, August 3, 7 p.m.
Burt Bacharach: his distinctive sound and rhythms changed the American popular song. You’ll hear: Alfie, What the World Needs Now, Make it Easy on Yourself, Wives and Lovers, among others. Also listen to personal stories of his challenged marriages and professional partnerships.
 

Johnny Mercer
Thursday, August 10, 7 p.m.
Johnny Mercer is considered by many to be America’s leading lyricist. Among some of this academy award winner’s songs: P.S. I Love You, I Thought About You, Laura, Skylark, Accentuate the Positive, Autumn Leaves and scores of others. Hear about his career as a songwriter, recording artist, founder of capitol records and his hard-drinking friendships.
 

Cost

Members $16 Guests $20

Location

View map Berkshire South Regional Community Center
15 Crissey Road
Great Barrington, MA

Additional Information

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