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Porgy and Bess

Thursday
Mar 05, 2020, 7:30 PM 
Friday
Mar 06, 2020, 2:00 PM
Saturday
Mar 07, 2020, 8:00 PM

 

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Performance Details

Marin Alsop Conductor
Angel Blue Bess
Lester Lynch Porgy
Chauncey Packer Sportin' Life
Kevin Short Crown, Jake
Morgan State University Choir
Eric Conway Director

PROGRAM

Frank Escaramuza
Montgomery “Coincident Dances”
Gershwin - Highlights from Porgy and Bess

Program Notes

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.

Verizon Hall

Sponsors

The February 5–7 performances are sponsored by

Due to rapidly evolving developments, and in accordance with the City of Philadelphia’s recommendation that all large gatherings be suspended to limit community transmission of COVID-19, all scheduled Philadelphia Orchestra rehearsals, performances, and events through May 10, 2020, are cancelled. Learn more

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