Song of Gershwin with Maureen McGovern and Pianist Kevin Cole

 

Costa Mesa, Calif.-Pacific Symphony in Orange County's trendy shopping destination, Costa Mesa, welcomes singing sensation Maureen McGovern and virtuoso pianist Kevin Cole on June 14-16, at 8 p.m., at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Led by Principal Pops Conductor Richard Kaufman, this concert celebrates the music of the Gershwin brothers.

The music of George and lyrics of Ira played in the new hall by the Pacific Symphony will include selections of Gershwin tunes “Rhapsody in Blue,” “Overture to Girl Crazy” and “Strike Up the Band.”

The first portion of the evening will be an instrumental presentation and the second half of the night will feature the singing talent and voice of Maureen McGovern, whose career spans 35 years. Recording more than 25 albums, concerts, Broadway, theater, films and television, her recording career began with a No. 1 chart-topping, Academy Award-winning Gold Record, “The Morning After” from “The Poseidon Adventure".


McGovern made her Broadway debut as Mabel in “The Pirates of Penzance,” starred as Luisa in “Nine” with Raul Julia, and as Polly Peachum in “The Three Penny Opera” with Sting. More recently, she originated her Drama Desk nominated role of Marmee in “Little Women, The Musical” in 2005-06.


Orange County Performing Arts Center's new 2,000-seat Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall includes 500-seat multi-use Samueli Theater and an education center. The new venues and resources, along with South Coast Repertory and, eventually, an independent visual arts facility, are known as Segerstrom Center for the Arts. United to an existing Orange County Performing Arts Center (contains 3,000-seat Segerstrom Hall and 500-seat Founders Hall,) by an outdoor plaza, is one of the nation's largest and most versatile complexes idedicated to the arts.


600 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa, CA 

 

 

 


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