Michael Feinstein: The Gershwins and Me

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Two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy® award nominated superstar Michael Feinstein returns to Davies Symphony Hall with his 17-piece big band in a performance celebrating the musical legacy of George and Ira Gershwin. Feinstein, a celebrated vocalist, ­pianist, cabaret entrepreneur, and spokesman for the preservation of the American Songbook, shares both the music of Gershwin and his personal stories from his recent book The Gershwins and Me, which reflects upon his six-year collaboration with Ira Gershwin. Don’t miss this one-night-only opportunity to hear Michael in a spectacular evening showcasing the greatness of the Gershwins!

The San Francisco Symphony does not appear on this concert.


Michael Feinstein

vocals and piano


The Gershwins and Me


Selected Songs

Watch a Video

Footage from Michael Feinstein performing "Close to You":

Listen to an Interview

Michael Feinstein: What I Learned From The Gershwins. Listen on NPR.org.

Read Book Review

"As stylishly produced as a successful 1920s musical, scattering its variegated pictorial elements across every chapter, “The Gershwins and Me” provides, as those productions did, a clutch of the memorable songs that still link the name “Gershwin” to the fond memories of millions of Americans." 
—The New York Times Sunday Book Review of Michael Feinstein's "The Gershwins and Me". Read the full review.

As always, concertgoers who want a traditional concert experience will have seating options throughout the hall.

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  1. Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 7:30pm

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Pre- and post-show Events

Dance to the swinging sounds of The Martini Brothers in the main lobby, before the concert and during intermission.

Come early, relax, and treat yourself at the Tier with a Twist on the Second Tier. A fresh way to take in a concert this summer, the Tier with a Twist offers food and drinks in the updated Second Tier bar. The added bonus? Take your beverage to your seat and use the free wifi! It’s the Second Tier—with a twist.

It’s official: Summer has arrived. Kick back with summer’s signature cocktail, the Midsummer Melody—a refreshing mix of Pimm’s No. 1, citrus, and fresh cucumber and mint. What more could you want on a summer night in the city? Cheers.  

Meet Michael Feinstein at a CD signing in the Symphony Store following the concert.

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