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25th Jun, 2022

Win tickets to see Crazy for Gershwin at Symphony Hall in Birmingham

WE have a pair of tickets to give away for the hit show Crazy For Gershwin at Symphony Hall in Birmingham!

Crazy for Gershwin is a performance of music, song and dance celebrating the much-admired works of George Gershwin, often regarded as the greatest of the popular music composers and recognised for bringing the jazz style to the piano concerto.

The show will contain classic orchestral compositions alongside a selection of show-stopping numbers written in collaboration with his lyricist brother, Ira.

One of the most talented of the first generation of musical theatre composers, George Gershwin successfully bridged the gap between concert hall and Broadway.

This performance from the treasured Gershwin songbook will include: ‘Rhapsody in Blue’, ‘Shall We Dance’, ‘Lady Be Good’, ‘But Not For Me’, ‘S’Wonderful’, ‘I Got Rhythm’, ‘It Ain’t Necessarily So’, ‘Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off’, ‘They Can’t Take That Away From Me’, ‘The Man I Love’ and ‘Summertime’. Expect Broadway glamour and toe-tapping tunes in an all-Gershwin extravaganza.

Crazy for Gershwin comes to Birmingham Symphony Hall on Friday, May 4, with London Concert Orchestra and featuring Viv McLean – piano; Katie Birtill – soprano; Rodney Earl Clarke – baritone; Richard Balcombe – conductor, a glamorous ballroom duo and two sensational tap dancers.

For tickets/info: tel 0121 780 3333 and

In our fantastic competition to stand the chance of winning a pair of tickets to this wonderful performance, just complete the name of the Gershwin opera: Porgy and….. a) Clare; b) Bess; c) Joan.

Email your answer, marked Gershwin Competition, to to reach us by Friday, April 13.

Please remember to include your name and address and contact number.

Only one entry per household and the editor’s decision is final.


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