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Gershwin Reimagined

  • Friday, 7 Jun 2019 - 8:00PM (Sold Out)

Broadway glamour with a honeyed jazz soul.

When the worlds of jazz and classical collide, they create dazzling sparks. America’s greatest composer for popular love ballads and Broadway charm is given an intoxicating new life with two of the hottest voices in the world of jazz today.

Bursting onto the UK mainstage in 2013, Laura Mvula is described as the Nina Simone of her generation, recognised for her molasses-rich soulful vocal and beautiful harmonies. Blessed with a honeyed baritone voice, José James is a sensation in the modern jazz scene. Together with conductor and creator Troy Miller, their astonishing performance of Gershwin Reimagined with WASO makes for a completely unmissable event.

Troy Miller’s re-imagining of Gershwin’s song book is done with an unbridled energy and deep respect, showcasing the exquisite melodies of the classics such as Embraceable You, Summertime (Porgy and Bess), I Got Rhythm and lots more.


“I thought singers like this didn’t exist anymore, I was wrong, José James is here to remind us why we love music so much!” Gilles Peterson - BBC Radio One

“Framed by Miller’s clever arrangements -rousing strings, dynamic percussion, moments of quiet lushness -Mvula’s voice mesmerised & astounded” - London Evening Standard


West Australian Symphony Orchestra 2019 Season

Special Events


ARTISTS

Troy Miller conductor
José James vocalist
Laura Mvula vocalist 


RUNNING TIMES

Start: 8.00pm
Finish: 10pm*
Includes 25 min. interval*

*Times are approximate and subject to change at any time.


FOOD & BEVERAGE

Café 
Open from 6pm for pre-show dinner and barista coffee and cake post-show. 
Dinner bookings essential, click here for more info.

Buffet - Download Menu [PDF]
Available pre-show from 6pm. No bookings required.

Grab & Go - Download Menu [PDF]
Available pre-show from 6pm. 


Presented by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra