Irving S. Gilmore Music Library

“Tomorrow’s Overture is Always Best”: The Music of Kay Swift

Kay Swift
April 27, 2017

The Gilmore Music Library has a new exhibition, “Tomorrow’s Overture is Always Best”: The Music of Kay Swift, curated by Emma Hathaway TD ’17, who has been writing her senior essay on Swift. The exhibition runs from April 25 - October 10, 2017. It is also available online.

Kay Swift (1897-1993) was the first woman to compose the complete score of a successful Broadway musical (Fine and Dandy, in 1930). She is also known for her close association with George Gershwin.

On Thursday, April 27 at 4:30 PM, Emma Hathaway will give a short talk, and perform some of Swift’s songs. The event will take place in Seminar Room 101B, upstairs in the Music Library. It will be followed by a reception.