Recitals & Lectures

SOLD OUT: An Evening of Gershwin for Two Pianos

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 7:30pm CDT

Galvin Recital Hall

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James Giles, Spencer Myer, and Logan Skelton, piano

Enjoy an evening of George Gershwin favorites arranged for two pianos, performed by Bienen piano professor James Giles and special guests Spencer Meyer and Logan Skelton. James Giles regularly performs throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. This season, he gives recitals in Italy and Portugal, and serves on the jury of the 2024 Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition. A sought-after pianist, teacher, and composer, Logan Skelton has made a substantial contribution to the University of Michigan’s forthcoming publication of the Gershwin Critical Edition. Spencer Myer has appeared as soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra and the Cape Town and Johannesburg Philharmonics, and his chamber music collaborations have included cellists Lynn Harrell and Ralph Kirshbaum, clarinetist David Shifrin, and soprano Nicole Cabell. Giles, Myer, and Skelton’s program features Percy Grainger’s Fantasy on Porgy and Bess, as well as Logan Skelton’s arrangements of An American in Paris, “Fascinating Rhythm,” “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” “Strike Up the Band,” “I’ve Got a Crush on You,” and many more Gershwin hits.

Tickets are $8 for the general public and $5 for students with valid ID.

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George Gershwin (arr. Logan Skelton), Five Gershwin Songs
     Fascinating Rhythm
     The Man I Love
     They All Laughed
     Nice Work If You Can Get It
     Strike Up the Band

Logan Skelton and James Giles, piano

George Gershwin (arr. Percy Grainger), Fantasy on Porgy and Bess
James Giles and Spencer Myer, piano

George Gershwin (arr. Logan Skelton), Six Gershwin Songs
     I Got Rhythm
     A Foggy Day
     That Certain Feeling
     Sweet and Low-Down
     Stairway to Paradise
     I've Got a Crush on You
Logan Skelton and James Giles, piano

George Gershwin (arr. Logan Skelton), An American in Paris
Spencer Myer and Logan Skelton, piano

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Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall


70 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

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Located in the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, this 400-seat hall features a 40-foot glass wall offering views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Undulating walls of Forest Stewardship Council–certified wood, covered with a thin layer of African moabi wood, provide optimal acoustics, and the hall is equipped with state-of-the-art sound and video equipment for recording.