On Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 3pm, the Southbury Public Library is hosting the Harris/Roane Duo to perform “The Brothers Gershwin” in the Kingsley Room of the Southbury Public Library. This program is a part of the Southbury Public Library’s Adult Summer Series “Revisiting Our History at the Southbury Public Library.”
The Harris/Roane Duo is composed of song stylist Julie Harris and guitarist Stephen Roane. Using their words and music, Ms. Harris tells the story of the Gershwin Brothers: George, who changed the course of American music with his Rhapsody in Blue and Porgy and Bess, and Ira, whose lyrics graced Broadway hits and Hollywood classics. Beginning with "S'Wonderful" and ending with "The Man That Got Away," this is a tune filled delight.
Julie Harris began her professional singing career in her hometown, Kansas City, Missouri. In 2008 she joined forces with guitarist/bassist Stephen Roane to form the Harris/Roane Duo, which has performed across the state of Connecticut and in Providence, RI. In 2010, pianist David Childs became part of The Julie Harris Trio, originating two cabaret performances: "An Evening With Cole Porter" and "The Brothers Gershwin." The Harris/Roane Duo has produced a CD called "I Turn a Corner" and the Julie Harris Trio has produced the CD "Julie Sings Julie," featuring original songs written by Ms. Harris, who not only writes songs, but who has published two novels and whose poetry and essays have appeared in national publications.
Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this presentation is free to attend and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. Registration is required. Please call 203-262-0626 ext. 130 to register. This program is sponsored by the Charles H. and Ella Emery Rutledge Fund and the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.