Music at Asbury, well-known for its concerts and musicals at Asbury-Crestwood United Methodist Church, presents “A Tribute to Jerome Kern: Songs and Stories Celebrating The American Songbook” at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 13. (The rain date is Saturday, June 19, at 4 p.m.)
Composer Kern (1885-1945) is perhaps best-known today for “Showboat,” his 1927 collaboration with lyricist Oscar Hammerstein, whose portrayal of life and racial tensions on a Mississippi riverboat still resonates today. It contains some of their best work, including a song that encapsulates the human condition, “Ol’ Man River.” But Kern wrote many other memorable songs from shows long forgotten, including “I’m Old-Fashioned” and “The Way You Look Tonight.”
“A Tribute to Jerome Kern” stars Robin Aleman, Michael Quigley and Anthony Valbiro, with direction by Mauro Contrastano and musical direction by Donna Cribari.
Reservations are required and can be made at musicatasbury.com or by calling 914-779-3722.