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Warner Bros. Presents Gene Kelly: A Life In Music

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Usher HallEdinburgh, Scotland, EH1 2EA, United Kingdom
On Friday 13 April 2018 at 19:30
Freed, Arthur (1894-1973)Singin' in the Rain
Gershwin, George (1898-1937)An American in Paris
Loewe, Frederick (1901-1988)Brigadoon
Porter, Cole (1891-1964)Les Girls
Zimmermann, Charles A. (1861-1916)Anchors Aweigh
Patricia Ward KellyPresenter
Royal Scottish National Orchestra

While most people think of dance when they think of Gene Kelly, music was central to his work. It influenced him; inspired him; and, in many ways, defined him. In 1969, the musical arrangements to many of MGM’s classic films were destroyed. Now with these scores carefully reconstructed, we are able to bring you a remarkable event: Gene Kelly dancing on the big screen accompanied live by the magnificent RSNO! Featuring clips from some of his most popular films, including Singin’ in the Rain, An American in Paris, Brigadoon, Les Girls, his joyful dance with Jerry the Mouse in Anchors Aweigh, plus rarely-seen numbers from television specials and rare broadcasts, this special evening hosted by Kelly’s wife and biographer, Patricia Ward Kelly, takes you behind the scenes as she shares Gene Kelly’s own insights about the making of these enduring and beloved works.

Supported by John Bruce and Dame Susan Bruce. 

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