FirstWorks at The VETS

The theatre is an exciting place to be with FirstWorks! These compelling arts encounters for K-12 students in the beautifully restored, historic VETS theatre reinforced lessons found in our accompanying Teacher Resource Guides, all tied to curricula standards. The best way to experience art is to see it up close, so join us for powerful live performance experiences your students will never forget!

TICKETS: $8.50/STUDENT; ONE FREE TEACHER TICKET FOR EVERY 20 STUDENTS

Email Kathleen McAreavey or call 401-868-1149 for info on how your school can participate.

AMERICAN RHAPSODY: THE GERSHWIN SONGBOOK
Thursday, February 22, 2018 — 10:30-11:30 AM
Nearly a century after the songs were composed, the Gershwin brothers’ music remains as fresh and irresistible as it did during the Jazz Age. Their poetic melodies and eclectic oeuvre of everything including Broadway, Hollywood, opera and classic American standards have left a legacy that audiences love to hear again and again. Led by vocalist Michael Andrew, hailed as “the next Harry Connick Jr.” by The New York Post, the 17-piece Gershwin Big Band brings beloved Gershwin standards like I Got Rhythm, Someone to Watch O’er Me and many more to life in this inspirational new program produced and created by members of the Gershwin family. The Gershwins influenced American music at a time when big band was becoming the definitive sound of pop. This shortened version of the main stage performance is appropriate for all grade levels and all levels of musical understanding.
AREAS OF CONTENT INTEGRATION Piano, Songwriting, Orchestral Composition, Math, American History.

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