Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Omaha Symphony Master Works Series: Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess

Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess
Conductor: Thomas Wilkins
Alyson Cambridge, soprano
Leonard Rowe, baritone
David Batter, chorusmaster

Friday, February 29, 2008, at 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 1, 2008, at 8 p.m.
Holland Performing Arts Center

Berlioz: Béatrice et Bénédict: Overture
Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande: Suite
Maxwell Davies: An Orkney Wedding, With Sunrise
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess: Concert Suite
Orchestra, soloists, and choir perform highlights from one of the great American masterworks, Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. This opera, set on fictional Catfish Row, melds jazz, folk, and classical idioms and features the popular song “Summertime."
-Omaha Symphony Master Works Series
For more book notes on concert pieces: Concert Book Notes

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