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An Evening with George Gershwin

Thursday, June 14, 2018, 07:30pm - 09:00pm

web steinway angle keysEnjoy an evening of Gershwin’s most classic pieces including performances of Rhapsody in Blue and Fantasy on Porgy and Bess, a brilliant arrangement of the most beautiful melodies from the great folk opera by the same name as arranged by Earl Wild with pianist and Gershwin specialist Dr. Orin Grossman. Free and open to the public. Donations accepted at the door.

Grossman has been delighting audiences the world over with his unique approach to performing and explaining great American and European music. As a performer he is in demand as an interpreter of the music of George Gershwin, playing his songs and classical compositions around the world, including Florence, Cairo, Australia, and St Petersburg, Russia, where he performed Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and gave the Russian premiere of Gershwin’s Second Rhapsody with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic to a standing ovation.

Grossman began piano and theory instruction at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts at the age of five. After several graduate recitals there, he entered Harvard College from which he graduated Magna cum Laude in Music. He continued his studies at Yale University, earning a Ph.D. in Music. Grossman came to Fairfield University in 1975 as an Assistant Professor of Fine Arts. In 1991 he was named Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. After ten years as the Academic Vice President at Fairfield University, he returned to the faculty.  He is Professor Emeritus of Visual and Performing Arts.

 

Location : Auditorium
Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 115

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