2016-2017 SEASON

Singin' in the Rain© Gene Kelly Image Trust

singin' in the rain

October 29, 2016 • 8 PM • Eisemann Center

Hector Guzman, Conductor
Patricia Kelly, Host

Patricia Kelly, credit: Don Flood

Patricia Kelly

There are a number of films that have become legendary in the history of the industry. Singin’ in the Rain is one of those films. The extraordinary and unforgettable dancing and singing of Gene Kelly were immortalized in this film. This unique Plano Symphony performance combines the music of a live symphony orchestra with Kelly’s most iconic film.

While most people think of dance when they think of Gene Kelly, music – and, particularly, American popular song – was central to his work. It influenced him, inspired him, and, in many ways, defined him. He worked closely with composers, arrangers and musicians and held them in the highest regard, knowing it was they who made his creations possible.

This spectacular multimedia presentation will be introduced by Kelly’s widow and biographer,
Patricia Ward Kelly.