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Porgy and Bess

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Porgy and Bess returns to the Metropolitan Opera for the first time in nearly 30 years! Performances added through February 15, 2020! "A splendid new production." Anthony Tommasini, New York Times “The great success of James Robinson’s production is creating a sense of the community of Catfish Row….” James Jorden, The Observer “[The production is] luxuriously cast, from the title roles to the smallest cameos….” Heidi Waleson, Wall Street Journal This production, directed by James Robertson, stars Eric Owens (Porgy), Angel Blue (Bess), Golda Schultz (Clara), Latonia Moore (Serena), Denyce Graves (Maria), Frederick Ballentine (Sportin' Life), Alfred Walker (Crown), and Ryan Speedo Green (Jake). Porgy and Bess will be broadcast live in cinemas on February 1, 2020.

Crazy for You

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The Oxford Operatic Society stages the Tony Award-winning Gershwin musical!

Piano Power

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Rhapsody in Blue Omaha Symphony Thomas Wilkins, conductor Louis Schwizgebel, piano

125th Anniversary Concert

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Rhapsody in Blue Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Louis Langree, conductor George Gershwin, pianola Come hear George Gershwin himself, as the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra accompanies the composer in his own piano roll performance of his 1924 masterpiece!

Delishious — The Latest Gershwin

December 31, 2019

Some highlights in the world of George and Ira Gershwin for the last month of 2019: Let ‘Em Eat Cake, the Gershwins’ sequel to the Pulitzer Prize-winning satirical comedy Of Thee I Sing, received a…

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Delishious — The Latest Gershwin

November 21, 2019

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s disc Transatlantic (Fanfare Cincinnati), which includes the first recording of the critical edition of George Gershwin’s An American in Paris, was just nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance….

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In Honor of George Gershwin’s 121st Birthday

September 26, 2019

The captivating new book Summertime: George Gershwin’s Life in Music (W. W. Norton; $39.95) is the culmination of nearly twenty years of research by Richard Crawford, Emeritus Professor of Musicology at the University of Michigan….

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Reflections on Dr. James Billington

November 29, 2018

On November 20, 2018, former Librarian of Congress Dr. James Billington passed away at a hospital in Washington, DC of complications from pneumonia. He was 89. Born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, in 1929, Dr. Billington…

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An American in Paris on PBS!

October 30, 2018

PBS will air the “Live Capture” of the Tony Award-winning musical An American in Paris as part of its Broadway’s Best series this coming Friday, November 2. The film captures the London production of the…

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Gershwin Items At Auction in October

September 26, 2018

For anyone wishing to celebrate today’s 120th anniversary of George Gershwin’s birth with a purchase, Heritage Auctions has two fabulous items open for bids next month. On October 12, a highly-unusual Cecil Beaton photographic portrait…

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