Performance - Suite Life

Saturday, Nov 28, 2020 at 7:00pm

Online
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

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6:00PM VIP Discussion

7:00PM Concert

Suite Life: 2020! A Celebration of KST’s Namesakes: Billy Strayhorn & Gene Kelly!

This year, Kelly Strayhorn Theater (KST) is honoring our namesakes, 20th century entertainment legends, Gene Kelly and Billy Strayhorn for the first time, together at our annual benefit concert Suite Life set for Saturday, November 28 2020 at 7:00pm.

This virtual concert, filmed on the Kelly Strayhorn stage, and hosted by KST’s Deputy Director Orlana Darkins Drewery, will highlight music composed by Strayhorn, including big hits and rarely heard gems, along with the toe-tapping music performed and made famous by Kelly! The musical program will be arranged, directed, and performed by Poogie Bell (drums) alongside talented musicians and singers; Abby Gross (sax), Winston Bell (sax), Antonio Croes (keys), Tony DePaolis (bass), Kenny Stockard (vocalist), and Caroline Nicolian (vocalist).

In addition, we are offering a rare treat! Join us at 6:00pm for a VIP live, pre-show conversation on Zoom led by KDKA-TV’s Lynne Hayes Freeland, and featuring Strayhorn biographer David Hajdu, and Kelly’s wife and official biographer Patricia Ward Kelly. You don’t want to miss this virtual opportunity to celebrate international acclaimed jazz musician Billy Strayhorn and international film star, dancer and choreographer Gene Kelly, together – two legendary Pittsburghers that changed the world, and our theater!

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