Celebrating the American Songbook: Steve Ross

Celebrating the American Songbook: Steve Ross


May 7, 2017

3:00 PM-4:30 PM


225 South St
Williamstown, MA 01267

Noted singer and pianist Steve Ross presents a lively afternoon full of wonderful music as the Clark celebrates its upcoming exhibition Orchestrating Elegance: Alma-Tadema and Design. Ross presents a very special concert celebrating many of the composers and musicians who created the American popular songbook, Broadway show tunes, and classic standards.

One of the highlights of the exhibition (opening June 4) is the magnificent Alma-Tadema piano, a centerpiece of the Clark’s collection. During one of the most colorful periods in its long life, the piano was a fixture in the lobby of Broadway’s Martin Beck Theatre. Hidden under the piano’s lid are the signatures of numerous composers and performers who are believed to have played the piano, including Broadway luminaries Richard Rodgers and Victor Herbert, among others.

Dubbed the “Crown Prince of New York cabaret,” Steve Ross has played in virtually all of the world’s fabled clubs from New York and London to Sydney and Saŏ Paolo and is widely considered one of the greatest interpreters of Broadway and  American standards. Although he’ll be playing a much younger piano, Ross will evoke all of the glamour of the piano’s storied past. Enjoy sophisticated song stylings as Ross pays musical tribute to some of America’s greatest composers, including works by Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein, and Stephen Sondheim, among many others. 

All ticket sales are non-refundable.

The Clark offers accessible seating for individuals with disabilities.