American Rhapsody: The Gershwin Songbook


Online orders are CLOSED, but you can still purchase general admission tickets at the Baldwin Auditorium ticket window which will open at 7 p.m. tonight (cash or check only).

Monday, Oct. 23, 2017
7:30 p.m.
Baldwin Auditorium

Please print out your receipt, or be able to show a digital file, and bring it with you when you pick up your tickets. If possible, you are encouraged to pick up your tickets in advance. You may do so by bringing your receipt to the Public Relations Office in McClain Hall 202 (8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday). To pick up your tickets the night of the event, bring your receipt to the Baldwin Auditorium ticket window which will open 30 minutes before the performance. 

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You will not want to miss this evening of big band music featuring the songs of George Gershwin. “American Rhapsody: The Gershwin Songbook” is an evening of iconic American music by one of the most indelible composers of the 20th century. After nearly a century, Gershwin’s music remains as fresh and irresistible as it did during the Jazz Age. His poetic melodies and eclectic works of everything including Broadway, Hollywood, opera and classic American standards have left a legacy audiences love to hear again and again.

The Gershwin Big Band, led by Michael Andrew, whom The New York Post called “the next Harry Connick, Jr…a natural bandleader,” brings Gershwin’s music to life in this brand-new program. The evening combines a 17-piece band, vocalist Andrew plus an additional vocalist and much more to perform “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “The Man I Love” and many other time-honored Gershwin standards. The Gershwin Big Band is a unique collection of worldclass jazz musicians assembled in the traditional big band configuration ideal for the Gershwin songbook. With an incredible dynamic range and proclivity for swing and improvisation, the big band style is ideal for presenting the works of Gershwin, who influenced American music at a time when big band was becoming the definitive sound of pop.

Cameras and recording devices are not permitted.

Ticket Information
General admission tickets are $5.50. All pricing includes state sales tax. Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Tickets are nonrefundable. The University reserves the right to fill all seats five minutes before the time of the performance.
For More Information
Visit or contact the Public Relations Office,, at 660-785-4016. If you are interested in becoming a Friend of the Lyceum, visit or call Truman’s Office of Advancement at 660-785-4133.


Lyceum tickets available for purchase two to three weeks before the performance. Dismiss