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Orchestrating Gershwin in the 21st Century: Nice Work If You Can Get It
November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Orchestrating Gershwin in the 21st Century:
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Thursday, November 16, 2017
7:00 PM Wakelin Room
Wayland native Bill Elliott has had a distinguished musical career as a keyboardist, songwriter, bandleader, Hollywood composer, recording artist, Broadway orchestrator, guest conductor, and Professor in the Contemporary Writing and Production Department of Berklee College of Music. In 2015 he won a Tony Award for best orchestration for the Broadway musical, An American in Paris. In 2012 he was nominated for both Tony and Grammy awards for Broadway’s Nice Work if You Can Get It. In 2017 he won a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Orchestrations for the Broadway Musical Bandstand. He will discuss his process of adapting and arranging George and Ira Gershwin’s timeless music for Broadway shows, as well his work for conductor-soprano Barbara Hannigan and the Boston Pops. Free and open to the public. Jointly sponsored by the Wellesley Council on Aging and the Friends of the Wellesley Free Libraries.