Warner Bros. presents Gene Kelly: A Life in Music
While most people think of dance when they think of Gene Kelly, music was central to his work. It influenced him; inspired him; and, in many ways, defined him. In 1969, the musical arrangements to many of MGM’s classic films were destroyed. Now with these scores carefully reconstructed, we are able to bring you a remarkable event: Gene Kelly dancing on the big screen accompanied live by the magnificent RSNO! Featuring clips from some of his most popular films, including Singin’ in the Rain, An American in Paris, Brigadoon, Les Girls, his joyful dance with Jerry the Mouse in Anchors Aweigh, plus rarely-seen numbers from television specials and rare broadcasts, this special evening hosted by Kelly’s wife and biographer, Patricia Ward Kelly, takes you behind the scenes as she shares Gene Kelly’s own insights about the making of these enduring and beloved works.
Supported by John Bruce and Dame Susan Bruce.
Please note, this concert is currently available to book when you take out a 4+ concert subscription to the RSNO’s 2017:18 Season. Single tickets will go on sale on Tuesday 2 May.
£42 (Premium), £37, £28, £19
Under 16s / Under 26s / Mature Students / Unemployed / Disabled patrons and their carers 50% off
Patricia Ward Kelly
Patricia Ward Kelly is the wife and biographer of legendary dancer, director and choreographer Gene Kelly. She and her husband met at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. in 1985, when he was the host/narrator for a television special and she was a writer. Soon after, he invited her to California to write his memoir, a job for which she recorded his words nearly every day for over ten years. They married in 1990 and were together until his death in 1996. Currently, Mrs. Kelly serves as Trustee of The Gene Kelly Image Trust and Creative Director of The Gene Kelly Legacy, Inc., a corporation established to celebrate Gene Kelly’s artistry worldwide. She lives in Los Angeles where she curates the Gene Kelly Archives and is completing the book about her late husband. For more information about Gene Kelly and upcoming events, please go to the official Gene Kelly website genekelly.com