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Robin Hancock to perform all-Gershwin recital at BYU Sept. 5

Robin Hancock, a member of the piano faculty at the Brigham Young University School of Music, will present a recital celebrating the music of George Gershwin Friday, Sept. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center.

He will be assisted in the performance by soprano Cheri Hancock and dancer Holly Christensen. Admission is free and the public is welcome.

The program will begin with selections from “The Gershwin Songbook,” including such favorites “The Man I Love,” “Fascinating Rhythm,” “Strike Up the Band” and “Liza.”

Christensen will then join Hancock for the Prelude No. 2, “Blue Lullaby,” after which Hancock will present a transcription by William Daly of “An American in Paris.”

Cheri Hancock will peform “’S Wonderful,” “My Sweet Embraceable You,” “Our Love is Here to Stay” and “Summertime.”

The performance will conclude with Robin Hancock’s own transcription of the Act I finale from “Crazy for You,” featuring “I Got Rhythm.”

For more information, contact Robin Hancock at (801) 422-3180.

Writer: Angela Fischer

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