Jacqueline du Pre Music Building

Let's Face The Music

Celebrating Irving Berlin

Tickets from £25 to £30

Jacqueline du Pre Music Building

Arriving in America at the age of five after having spent his early years in Siberia, Irving Berlin quickly rose to become one of the most celebrated songwriters working in Tin Pan Alley and on Broadway. His most famous hits include ‘Cheek to Cheek’, ‘White Christmas’, ‘There’s no Business like Show Business’ and ‘God Bless America’, while his earliest advocates included The Andrews Sisters, Al Jolson, Fred Astaire, Louis Armstrong and Frank Sinatra. In this cabaret-style performance featuring many of Berlin’s greatest songs, Simon Wallfisch and Caroline Kennedy play fictional New York octogenarians Harry and Annie who have just attended the composer’s 100th Birthday concert at Carnegie Hall in 1988. As they sit in Carnegie Deli enjoying a post-concert drink, their reflections on Irving Berlin’s life open old wounds and offer a chance for reconciliation.

Script by Caroline Kennedy and Simon Wallfisch.

Music arranged by Iain Farrington.

Preceded by a pre-concert talk by Simon Wallfisch and Martyn Harry at 6.45pm.

All ticket purchases include one drink from the bar and one programme. Please present your ticket at the venue to claim this offer.

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