Watch Orin Grossman for free! Click "Details" for password info. Tuesday, December 8 at 5:00 PM

Date: 12-08-2020

Time: 05:00 PM


Free for Fairfield University Faculty, Staff, and Students

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Orin Grossman: An Afternoon with Porgy and Bess

It’s no secret that Orin Grossman is an audience favorite at the Quick. From serving as Academic Vice President at Fairfield University to his time touring the world to share his expertise on all things Gershwin and beyond, Dr. Grossman has a passion for music that is unmatched. Orin will appear live from the Quick Center stage to your home to share a beloved and often discussed great American musical.

Porgy and Bess was George Gershwin’s greatest labor of love and his most controversial masterpiece. When it opened on Broadway in 1935 it was attacked on all sides for its racial themes, its dark plot, the use of operatic devices such as recitative, and its length. The opera’s treatment of African American life has always stirred controversy, yet the opera contains Gershwin’s greatest music, some of which is familiar to everyone. This presentation explores the story of Porgy and Bess and the fascinating history of its life on the stage. It will include a performance of "Summertime," "My Man’s Gone Now," "It Ain’t Necessarily So," and “Bess, You Is My Woman Now” in special arrangements by the great American pianist, Earl Wild.

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