GERSHWIN IN BLUE
April 15 (1:30pm), 16 (8:00pm) & 17 (3:30pm), 2011 – Hemmens Theatre
Stephen Squires, conductor | Jodie De Salvo,piano | Ollie Watts Davis, soprano |
Leon Williams, baritone | Elgin Choral Union
From the iconic Rhapsody in Blue to the popular and controversial Porgy and Bess, Gershwin was a champion “mixmaster,” bringing the sounds and vibrancy of American cultures to the concert stage. Stephen Squires, celebrating his 20th Season as the ESO’s Associate Conductor, presents some of the most loved Gershwin moments!