Broadway duo featured in 'Celebration of American Song'

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Broadway duo featured in ‘Celebration of American Song’

Kander and Ebb

The Glenn Korff School of Music will present the 13th annual “Celebration of American Song” at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29 in Kimball Recital Hall.

The performance will feature compositions by Kander and Ebb, the longest collaborating composer and lyricist team in the history of Broadway musicals. The due of composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb contributed songs to more than 30 Broadway musicals. Their songs have been performed by Frank Sinatra, Liza Minelli, Chita Rivera, David Hyde Pierce and hundreds of others.

Nebraska faculty, alumni and students will perform songs in the concert. The repertoire will range from the iconic “New York, New York,” which was made famous by Sinatra, to “All that Jazz” from “Chicago,” the longest-running musical on Broadway.

Louis Claussen, a graduate teaching assistant in music, will be featured on piano. Alisa Belflower, senior lecturer in music, will serve as host, narrating anecdotes from Kander and Ebb’s career.

The 90-minute performance will be presented in two acts separated by an intermission. Tickets, available at the door, are $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens and students.

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