‘S Wonderful: A Tribute to George Gershwin


‘S Wonderful: A Tribute to George Gershwin

Dec 9
7:30 PM
Century II Concert Hall

featuring Lisa Vroman, vocalist and Clayton Stephenson, piano

More Gershwin, please! And your requests are answered in time to make this evening a “‘s wonderful” holiday celebration for every music lover.

From the Broadway stages of Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, and Aspects of Love, Lisa Vroman, called “one of American Musical Theater’s most beautiful voices,” [Cameron Mackintosh] brings a delectable program of George Gershwin’s memorable and recognizable songs.

The young American pianist Clayton Stephenson joins this heartfelt tribute to America’s beloved composer. A Van Cliburn Competition Finalist in 2022, Stephenson reprises the Gershwin Concerto he performed in the Finals that won him the audience’s cheers and high marks from the jury.

“Vroman is a musical and theatrical marvel.” – Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle


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Lisa Vroman

About Lisa Vroman

With a repertoire that ranges from Stravinsky to Weill to Broadway, Lisa is a frequent guest soloist with theater and opera companies, and orchestras including San Francisco, Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta, the National, Malaysia, Seattle, Hong Kong, Cleveland, Nashville, Pacific, Utah, Dallas, the Boston Pops with Keith Lockart, the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, and the Philly Pops with Peter Nero. She made her debut at The Hollywood Bowl in Disney's 75th celebration, singing and dancing with legend Dick Van Dyke in a medley from Mary Poppins, (John Mauceri, conductor). Lisa had the honor of singing at the Profiles in Courage Award dinner in Boston at the JFK Library, as a guest of the Kennedy family. Learn more about Lisa at lisavroman.com.

Clayton Stephenson

About Clayton Stephenson

American pianist Clayton Stephenson’s love for music is immediately apparent in his joyous charisma onstage, expressive power, and natural ease at the instrument. Hailed for “extraordinary narrative and poetic gifts” and interpretations that are “fresh, incisive and characterfully alive” (Gramophone), he is committed to making an impact on the world through his music-making. Learn more about Clayton at claytonstephenson.com.

Arrive Early for Concert Talks

If you’d like to learn more about the music in our concert programs, Concert Talks are just what you need! Before every Masterworks Concert, the Wichita Symphony Orchestra will present pre-concert talks which help prepare you and deepen your understanding of the music to be performed in the program. Sometimes our guest soloists even join Maestro Hege for a discussion of their concerto collaboration! Free to all ticket holders, Concert Talks take place in the Concert Hall one hour prior to each Masterworks performance.

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