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USC Symphony Orchestra presents the celebrated musicals of Lerner and Loewe

For the past few years the USC Symphony Orchestra has devoted its February concert to American musical theater composers. This time it’s Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe who penned “Camelot,” “Paint Your Wagon,” “Gigi,” “Brigadoon” andMy Fair Lady.” The Tuesday, February 11 concert will feature many well-known tunes from those shows.

Among the much-loved songs that will be part of the concert are “If Ever I Would Leave You,” “They Call the Wind Maria,” “Thank Heaven for Little Girls,” “It’s Almost Like Being in Love,” “The Rain in Spain,” “I Could Have Danced All Night” and “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?”as well as instrumental overtures. The duo created stylish, sophisticated theater music that blended Loewe's lush, melodic music with Lerner's witty, literate lyrics.

“This is a rare opportunity for audiences to hear this music the way it was meant to be heard – with a full orchestra that does it justice,” said Dr. Donald Portnoy, orchestra artistic director.

Joining the orchestra for the concert will be the Sandlapper Singers and soloists Tina Milhorn Stallard, soprano, Walter Cutino, tenor, Jacob Will, baritone, of the USC School of Music.

The concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the Koger Center. Tickets are $30 for the general public, $25 for USC faculty and staff and seniors, and $8 for students.

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