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Porgy and Bess Adapted For Modern Times

09/17/11 1:00PM

Photo: San Francisco Opera, Cory Weaver
Laquita Mitchell and Eric Owens from the San Francisco Opera Company production of Porgy & Bess
John DeMain conducts members of the San Francisco Opera in Gershwin's Porgy and Bess. This broadcast on VPR Classical on the Saturday Matinee.

In a related piece, two new versions of Porgy and Bess reinterpret Gershwin's classic score in different ways. Hear the review from NPR's Fresh Air.

Playlist

1:07pm

Porgy and Bess: Act I
Composer: George Gershwin
Ensemble: San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Conductor: John DeMain
Soloists: Laquita Mitchell, soprano ; Eric Owens, bass-baritone ; Angel Blue, soprano ; Karen Slack, soprano ; Lester Lynch, baritone ; Chauncey Packer, tenor
Record co./Cat #: San Francisco Opera
Release Year: 2011
 

2:42pm

Porgy and Bess: Act II
Composer: George Gershwin
Ensemble: San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Conductor: John DeMain
Soloists: Laquita Mitchell, soprano ; Eric Owens, bass-baritone ; Angel Blue, soprano ; Karen Slack, soprano ; Lester Lynch, baritone ; Chauncey Packer, tenor
Record co./Cat #: San Francisco Opera
Release Year: 2011
 

3:48pm

Tell Me More: "Kickin' the Clouds Away"
Composer: George Gershwin
Soloists: George Gershwin, piano
CD/Album: Kickin' the Clouds Away - Gershwin at the Piano
Record co./Cat #: Klavier 77031
Release Year: 2000
 

3:51pm

Good Morning, Judge: "I Was So Young, You Were So Beautiful"
Composer: George Gershwin
Soloists: George Gershwin, piano
CD/Album: Kickin' the Clouds Away - Gershwin at the Piano
Record co./Cat #: Klavier 77031
Release Year: 2000
 

3:55pm

Tip-Toes: "Sweet and Low-Down"
Composer: George Gershwin
Soloists: George Gershwin, piano
CD/Album: Kickin' the Clouds Away - Gershwin at the Piano
Record co./Cat #: Klavier 77031
Release Year: 2000
 
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