George Gershwin

October 12, 2020. The clarinetist and saxophonist Paquito D’Rivera, winner of a dozen Grammy awards, has nothing but superlatives for Wayne Marshall, chief conductor of the WDR Funkhausorchester in Cologne. D’Rivera’s contribution to Born to Play—Marshall’s swan song after a decade with the orchestra—complements the main course, works by George Gershwin.

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Little did I know, as I sat in Verizon Hall back on March 7th waiting for the concert to begin, that it would be the last Philadelphia Orchestra concert of the season performed before an audience.

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It was a 1925 novel, then a Broadway play, before George Gershwin worked with novelist DuBose Heyward to create one of the first American operas. Today, the beloved music of Gershwin's Porgy and Bess lives on—and off— the opera stage.

June 29, 2020. It’s impossible not to smile when you encounter the opera star, soprano Angel Blue, whether you’re caught up in the emotion or the humor of a song she’s singing, watching her breathe life into a character onstage, or chatting with her about finding joy everywhere she goes.

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November 12, 2018: Growing up in the Soviet Union, Kirill Gerstein studied classical music and taught himself jazz before coming to America to study both genres. His latest CD includes both classical and popular works by George Gershwin. An accompanying essay by Joseph Horowitz explores Kirill Gerstein and The Gershwin Moment. 

October 1, 2018. Tony Bennett has a knack for choosing the perfect people to record with. At age 92, the crooner has five duet albums under his belt, mostly with all-star personnel. Love Is Here To Stay finds Bennett paired with his longtime friend Diana Krall, and the chemistry is magical.

On this Sunday’s Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast, it's works by American composers born and trained in the U.S.A, and a Czech master who wrote some of his most enduring compositions while living in the States.

In 1925, George Gershwin was known for his popular songs, Broadway music, and his Rhapsody in Blue. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, he then tackled another classical form with his Piano Concerto in F.

What will Bill Murray do next?

The beloved actor's curiosity seems boundless. It should be no surprise, then, to learn that his new project finds him paired with a classical cellist.

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