Gershwin's Magic Key
Family Day Weekend Special sponsored by ATB Wealth

Gershwin's Magic Key

Featuring Classical Kids Live!
Saturday, February 17 1:30 PM & 4:00 PM

“Far and away the best for introducing children to classical music!”
   – Boston Herald

"One of the most completely wondrous examples of children's entertainment ever!"
   – Billboard

"Art made accessible: nobody does it better than Classical Kids!"
   – Entertainment Weekly

"The best way to unlock the mind and heart of a child to the wonders of musical masterpieces!"
   – New York Daily News

Celebrate Family Day at the Winspear and learn about the extraordinary life and musical masterpieces of one of the greatest American composers of all time. Gershwin’s Magic Key is a theatrical symphony concert that will educate and entertain the whole family! Classical Kids Live! presents this theatrical production featuring your Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, with ESO Resident Conductor Cosette Justo Valdés at the podium. George Gershwin’s most enduring pieces of music are magically woven into a dramatic story as two actors share anecdotes and observations based on true stories from the iconic composer. You'll hear music from I Got Rhythm, An American in Paris, Girl Crazy, and more, plus Gershwin's beloved Rhapsody in Blue!

This performance is approximately 50 minutes in length and is recommended for audiences ages six and up.

Program to Include

I Got Rhythm
Rhapsody in Blue
Fascinating Rhythm
I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin’
Strike Up The Band
Nice Work If You Can Get It

Program subject to change.

This concert will not include an intermission.

Featured Artists

Cosette Justo Valdés, Conductor
Classical Kids Live!

39 - Land Acknowledgement

Land Acknowledgement

The Winspear Centre and Edmonton Symphony Orchestra would like to acknowledge that we are on Treaty 6 Territory, a traditional meeting ground, gathering place, and traveling route for many Indigenous Peoples. We honour and recognize the rich artistic, cultural, and musical traditions of the Cree, Nakota Sioux, Metis, Dene, Saulteaux, and the many more Indigenous communities that call this land we share, home.