Porgy and Bess

Marin Alsop - Conductor

Angel Blue - Bess

Lester Lynch - Porgy

Kevin Short - Crown, Jake

Morgan State University Choir

Eric Conway - Director

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Gershwin - Highlights from Porgy and Bess

Saturday, March 7, 2020

8:00 pm Verizon Hall
This American classic is the story of a man trying to rescue a woman from her distressing life. To help create his masterpiece, George Gershwin immersed himself in African-American life and culture on Charleston's Catfish Row, honoring the area's folk traditions with timeless melodies. Pioneering conductor Marin Alsop leads our performances of this tale of oppression, struggle, hope, and love. The cast includes soprano Angel Blue and celebrated baritone Lester Lynch.
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