January 3, 2019


Share this Post

JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic this morning performed music by George Gershwin named for a waterfront ghetto of former slaves in Charleston, South Carolina. This now gentrified section of Charleston’s Church Street was the inspiration for “Catfish Row” in a 1925 novel by DuBose Heyward, which later became the basis for what famous Gershwin stage piece?