George! By Ira!
Celebrate the genius of George Gershwin.
With the classic
Rhapsody in Blue,
rhythmic ragtimes, sophisticated melodies, brother Ira’s clever lyrics,
Porgy and Bess,
Carolyn and ensemble
the Gershwin spirit--vibrant, brash, bold, and uniquely American.
A dramatic narrative and spectacular visual images tell the
compelling story of Gershwin’s rise to fame: his childhood as the son of
poor Jewish immigrant parents, his early years on Tin Pan Alley spent in
the smoky speakeasies of Harlem, his successes on Broadway, and his
history-making concert performances.
Recently featured in a PBS television special.