A Night at the Speakeasy

a 1920s Prohibition musical experience


Prohibition Era Costume Concert

Drop your audience into the late 1920s with Del Sol’s Prohibiton Concert. The Quartet – in costume and in character- weaves a narrative of the cultural and social context of their music.

Presenters can amplify the experience by encouraging audience to be in costume, doing prohibition cocktails & food, and including the film René Clair’s “Entr’acte” during the Antheil Quartet.

• Jerome Kern (1885-1945), arr. Charles Miller: “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” from Roberta (1933)
• George Gershwin (1898-1937), arr. Bill Thorp: “I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise” from George White’s Scandals of 1922
• George Gershwin (1898-1937), arr. Bill Thorp: “Love Walked In” from The Goldwyn Follies (1937)
• George Antheil (1900-1959): String Quartet No. 1 (1924, rev. 1925)
• Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924, Italy): Crisantemi (1890)
• Ruth Crawford Seeger (1901-1953, USA): String Quartet (1931): III. Andante, IV. Allegro possible
• Jerome Kern (1885-1945), arr. Charles Miller: “The Song Is You” from Music in the Air (1932)
• Carlos Gardel (1890-1935, France), arr. Matthew Naughtin: Tango Por una Cabeza (1935)