Gershwin's Magic Key CD
And now we present…Gershwin’s Magic Key… “A Musical Tale of Friendship and Inspiration!” This CD features 51 minutes of narrative story highlighting true incidents from the American composer’s life woven in with a mix from Gershwin’s greatest hits performed by the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. This is just one of the Classical Kids Recordings that are available. There is also a web address included that contains teacher’s notes. ~Judy
Extra, extra! Read all about it! Step into the streets of 1920s New York City, where a newspaper boy has a chance encounter with the famous composer George Gershwin, and together they explore the many sights and sounds of the city. Gershwin shares anecdotes about his life and musical passion and a bonding friendship develops as the two explore the vast melting pot of American music. As the orchestra magically weaves Gershwin’s greatest hits into the drama, the master composer shares some of his musical inspiration and quickly learns that his new friend has musical talent too… but can the boy find the magic key to unlock his own musical potential?
Family and student audiences will be captivated by more than twenty of Gershwin’s most popular compositions from classics like Porgy & Bess, American in Paris, Cuban Overture, and Rhapsody in Blue to popular hits from the American Songbook including I Got Rhythm, Stairway to Paradise, Someone to Watch Over Me, and Fascinating Rhythm.