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Composer: Kern, Jerome (1885-1945)

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Year of birth1885
Year of death1945
NationalityUnknown
Period20th century
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EdmontonVienna to Broadway

Lehár, Sullivan, Romberg, Kern, Strauss II, Loewe, Porter, Lloyd Webber, Bernstein
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra; Jack Everly; Kristen Plumley; Ted Keegan
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Jessye Norman in recital: “Hooray for Love!”

Jessye Norman © Carol Friedman
She made cynics swoon and skeptics burst: Jessye Norman, along with pianist Mark Markham, serenaded eager listeners with love songs from the Great American Songbook and 20th-century France.
****1
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An altogether lovely show (boat)

© Chris Lee
Ted Sperling conducts Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s musical Show Boat at Avery Fisher Hall featuring a star-studded cast (Vanessa Williams, Norm Lewis, Julian Ovenden, Fred Willard, Lauren Worsham).
***11
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A fitting close to the Proms season

Roderick Williams and Sakari Oramo © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
Sakari Oramo takes the reins for his first Last Night of the Proms, alongside dazzling violinist Janine Jansen and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
****1
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Show Boat floats into Melbourne

© Jeff Busby / The Production Company
A new production of Show Boat comes to Melbourne with mixed results.
***11
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No more than Pretty; Yende and Vaughan at Cadogan Hall

Pretty Yende © Zemsky Green
A lack of engagement keeps Pretty Yende and James Vaughan at arm’s length in spite of accomplished performances
***11
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