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Stephen Sondheim and a Revised ‘Porgy and Bess’

Stephen Sondheim takes issue with a new American Repertory Theater production of George Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess."
August 10, 2011

A new production of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess has Stephen Sondheim worried.

Worthington String Quartet Featured on NPR’s From The Top

Quartet Toujours Performs on NPRs From The Top
Quartet Toujours: Heeyeon Chung, violin, age 18 from Worthington, Kaho Sugawara, violin, age 17 from Dublin, Eva Kennedy, viola, age 16, from Worthington, and Ruthie Cordray, cello, age 18, from Worthington.
16, 2011

Quartet Toujours from Columbus’s Chamber Music Connection will appear this weekend on NPR’s From the Top.

Carnegie Hall 120th Anniversary Concert on PBS Great Performances

the exterior of new york's carnegie hall
New York's Carnegie Hall celebrates its 120th anniversary this year.
31, 2011

Great Performances presents a gala concert by the New York Philharmonic celebrating the 120th anniversary of New York’s Carnegie Hall tonight (Tuesday, May 31) at 8 pm on WOSU TV.

Classical Haiku: George Gershwin

April 14, 2011

Today’s Classical Haiku is devoted to George Gershwin, whose music reminds us that music lives not in concert halls or honky tonks, but in our souls.

Earl Wild’s Love of George Gershwin

Earl Wild
Earl Wild was wild about Gershwin
25, 2010

My first recollection of the late, great Earl Wild was his fantastic recording of George Gershwin’s music with the Boston Pops and conductor Arthur Fiedler. While there are other fine versions of these pieces, they have never been performed better than this.

George Gershwin Reviewed by the Boston Evening in 1939

George Gershwin at Piano
George Gershwin
15, 2009

I’ve been having fun listening to Earl Wild’s recording of Gershwin’s Concerto in F made forty years ago by the Boston Pops

Rhapsody In Blue: An Experiment in Modern Music

Bar 1-2 of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue played by 1st B-flat clarinet.
The famous clarinet opening of Rhapsody in Blue
November 17, 2006

Boyce Lancaster talks with Maestro Albert-George Schram, the resident staff conductor of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, about George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue (1924), originally composed for solo piano and jazz band written in 1924.

George Gershwin’s Enormous Legacy

George Gershwin at Piano
George Gershwin, taking jazz into the hallowed concert halls
3, 2006

Boyce Lancaster talks with Maestro Albert-George Schram, former staff conductor of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, about George Gershwin’s enormous legacy.