Ella and Louis: Porgy and Bess (booking not yet open)

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Saturday 24th April 2021

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Tickets from £16.50 (including booking fees)

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Saturday 24 April 2021 - 7.30pm
Approximate finishing time - 9.30pm

Gershwin - Songs and Preludes
Gershwin (trans. Ryan Quigley) - Porgy and Bess (1958)

Conductor
Stephen Bell

Featuring:
Nicola Emmanuelle, soprano
Enrico Tomasso, trumpet

Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, America’s most successful, and controversial, opera of all time, includes the iconic songs, Summertime, It Ain’t Necessarily So, I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin’ and more. In 1958, arranger Russell Garcia produced a studio album interpretation of the opera that featured Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. In this concert version of the album, transcribed by trumpeter Ryan Quigley, the Hallé is joined by stellar soloists Nicola Emmanuelle (‘the real deal’ Time Out) as Ella and five-time British Jazz Awards winner Enrico Tomasso as Louis.

The first half of the concert features Gershwin songs and preludes.

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