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AMERICAN BROADWAY SONGBOOK

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Karen Slack, soprano - Issachah Savage, tenor 
Orchestral Series
Friday, June 28, 2024 at 6pm Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater

Luisi leads the Orchestra in a program celebrating Broadway classics from the American canon, including favorites from Gershwin, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Ellington, and more, performed by soprano Karen Slack and tenor Issachah Savage.

LAWN SCREEN: Bravo! Vail is pleased to offer the lawn screen experience this evening's concert. 

Did you know?

Songs written for the Broadway stage are essential parts of America’s musical heritage, but this concert also includes orchestral works of the 1930s and ’40s envisaged for concert presentation by African-American composers Duke Ellington, William Dawson, and James P. Johnson.

Featured Artists

Fabio Luisi

conductor

Karen Slack

soprano

Issachah Savage

tenor

Program Highlights

  • Fabio Luisi, conductor 
  • Karen Slack, soprano 
  • Issachah Savage, tenor 

RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN “Oh What a Beautiful Morning” from Oklahoma 

GERSHWIN “My Man's Gone Now” from Porgy and Bess 

ORNADEL “If I Ruled the World” from Pickwick 

GERSHWIN “The Man I Love” from Strike Up The Band 

ELLINGTON Don't Get Around Much Anymore 

GERSHWIN “It Ain't Necessarily So” from Porgy and Bess 

RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN “People Will Say We're in Love” from Oklahoma 

STYNE Overture to Gypsy 

DAWSON Movement II (Hope in the Night) from Negro Folk Symphony 

JOHNSON Drums – A Symphonic Poem