Beth Sussman will perform Gershwin's own arrangements for one-night-only! As well as piano confections by Claude Debussy, Edward MacDowell, Duke Ellington, and Hoagy Carmichael. After the show, enjoy complimentary desserts!
“Beth and I went to high school together. After that, she went to Juilliard and I went… to see her in concert. She comes to The Muck a “few” years later with a world-wide reputation as an innovator in the art behind the art of music. I hope she does her bit where she deconstructs and re-imagines the supposedly simple tune, “Happy Birthday.” You’ll howl with laughter and stare in awe.” -Farrell Hirsch (CEO, Muckenthaler Cultural Center)
Since receiving her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from the Juilliard School when she was 21, pianist Beth Sussman has performed extensively in the United States and Europe. Career highlights include solo recitals at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, Gindi Auditorium in Los Angeles, The Ravinia Festival (summer home of the Chicago Symphony), and the Chautauqua Music Festival. She has been guest soloist with the Juilliard Symphony at Lincoln Center. Beth has also given live recitals on radio stations KUSC (Los Angeles), WFMT (Chicago) and WQXR (New York).