Porgy and Bess

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New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve: Gershwin Celebration with Dianne Reeves and Norm Lewis

 

Ring in the New Year with style and swagger, as jazz great Dianne Reeves and Broadway leading man Norm Lewis join the New York Philharmonic for a lush orchestral bounty of Gershwin classics, including his “Cuban Overture,” “Catfish Row,” and his own suite of music from Porgy and Bess.

 

 

The Gershwin’s Porgy And Bess
From San Francisco Opera

 

This production of Porgy and Bess from San Francisco Opera stars bass-baritone Eric Owens as Porgy and soprano Laquita Mitchell as Bess in the turbulent story of a disabled man, the headstrong woman he loves and the community that sustains them both. John DeMain conducts the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus in this American musical theater staple set in an African American community on Catfish Row in coastal South Carolina. Porgy and Bess is based on the play by Dubose and Dorothy Heyward, with music by George Gershwin including the celebrated jazz standard “Summertime.”