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The Firebrand of Florence

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A chance to see and hear the rarely performed Ira Gershwin/Kurt Weill operetta! Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music Ryan Turner, artistic director and conductor Jesse Blumberg, baritone (Benvenuto Cellini) Chelsea Basler, soprano (Angela) Susan Consoli, soprano (Emilia) Rebecca Jo Loeb, mezzo-soprano (Duchess Medici) David Kravitz, baritone (Alessandro de Medici) Chris Voss, narrator

Crazy for You

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See the Tony Award-winning Gershwin musical!

Paths to Freedom

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Porgy and Bess: A Concert of Songs Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra Rossen Milanov, conductor With Laquita Mitchell, soprano; Melody Wilson, mezzo-soprano; Noah Stewart, tenor; Malcolm J. Merriweather, baritone; Brian Major, baritone; and the Columbus Symphony Chorus (Ronald Jenkins, chorus director)

Gershwin & Bernstein

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Catfish Row, Strike Up the Band overture + songs Blossom Music Festival The Cleveland Orchestra Bramwell Tovey, conductor Tracy Dahl, soprano

Delishious — The Latest Gershwin

April 30, 2020

Some news from the world of George and Ira Gershwin. Until we can all safely return to our favorite theaters and concert stages, to hear once again in a live setting George’s concert works and…

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Delishious — The Latest Gershwin

February 29, 2020

Garth Brooks

News from the world of George and Ira Gershwin for the first two months of 2020: Singer and songwriter Garth Brooks (pictured) will receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at a…

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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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