At the Gallery: Lerner and Loewe
At the Gallery: 20th Century American Composers
Lerner and Loewe performed by Mollye Otis, Michael Vetrano and Erin Stowe
As the world gets crazier, music can offer a lovely, romantic refuge. A new series paying tribute to American composers, the brainchild of Steve Kelly and Craven Arts Council & Gallery Executive Director Carol Tokarski, takes you back to quieter, more melodic times. Tickets are available at the Bank of the Arts and online.
Alan Jay Lerner attended the Juilliard School of Music, and then graduated from Harvard College, where Leonard Bernstein was a contemporary. By age 15, Frederick “Fritz” Loewe was getting considerable attention as a promising young piano virtuoso. He did not meet with musical success until he met Alan Jay Lerner, seventeen years his junior; and from that time Loewe worked with only Lerner. From the start of their partnership, Lerner wrote the books of the shows as well as the lyrics; and Loewe wrote the music.
Lerner and Loewe wrote such musical classics as “Brigadoon,” “My Fair Lady” and “Camelot,” as well as the film “Gigi.” Excerpts from their catalogue include “Almost Like Being In Love,” “They Call the Wind Mariah,” “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “On The Street Where You Live,” “I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face,” “I Remember It Well” and “Camelot.”
Admission: $15 for Craven Arts Council Members, $20 for Nonmembers
Visit www.cravenarts.org/membership.html or call (252) 638-2577 for membership information.
All tickets purchased online can be picked up at the Bank of the Arts prior to the performance at will call