Gershwin, George

September 26, 2022, 7:00 pm

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Join us for a week-long look at the life and soulful music of George Gershwin, including his Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris, and Porgy and Bess. A true American original, George Gershwin transcended musical categorization as he composed in almost any form: Broadway musicals, popular songs, symphonic works, and jazz. In only 38 years of life, Gershwin followed his curiosity without fear in building an astonishingly diverse oeuvre of compositions, including what Bill calls “an opera unlike any other opera,” Porgy and Bess. Bill explains Gershwin’s work and life, “flashing across the world like a comet,” and offering insights into what and who influenced him.