Musik & Theater

Matthias Schorn, Foto: Moritz Schell Matthias Schorn, Foto: Moritz Schell

The Benny Goodman Story
Matthias Schorn and August Zirner present the life and music of the “King of Swing” / Schorny in the MuTh

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In 1938 Benny Goodman, “the King of Swing”, took New York’s Carnegie Hall by storm, becoming the first jazz bandleader to play at the venue. Goodman was not only an exceptional improviser; he was also a great technical player with a strong work ethic. He became an outstanding figure in both jazz and classical musical, so it is highly appropriate that Matthias Schorn, August Zirner and students from the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna should be the ones to tell his story and showcase his musical genius “After you’ve done all the work and prepared as much as you can, what the hell, you might as well go out and have a good time.” (Benny Goodman)

Text collage by Michael Laages

Morton Gould: Benny’s Gig for clarinet and double bass
Aaron Copland: Sextet for clarinet, string quartet and piano
Béla Bartók: Contrasts for violin, clarinet & piano, Sz. 111
Benny Goodman (arr. by Jarkko Riihimäki): Clarinade
Gordon Jenkins (arr. by Jarkko Riihimäki): Goodbye
Benny Goodman (arr. by Jarkko Riihimäki): Rachel’s Dream

Tickets: Band A €38/ B €33/ C €28; box seats €48; MuTh Club Students, children and young people: A €20 / B €15 / C €9; School groups €7