Opening Nights: Porgy and Bess

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Thursday, October 16, 2014 - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Belding Theater at The Bushnell

Thursday at 7:30pm
Friday & Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 3pm

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Program

Smith Star Spangled Banner
Tchaikovsky 1812, Overture Solennelle, Op. 49
Sawai Tori No Yoni (Flying Like a Bird)
Gershwin arr. Bennett Porgy and Bess: A Concert of Songs

Performers

Carolyn Kuan conductor
Masayo Ishigure koto
Janice Chandler-Eteme soprano
Kevin Deas bass-baritone
Hartford Chorale
           Richard Coffey, music director
 The First Cathedral Praises of Zion Choir
            James “J.J.” Hairston, director of music ministry

The season begins with a monumental journey commemorating struggle, bravery and hope. Travel with us as we explore passionate anthems of independence, including “Porgy and Bess – arguably the most important piece of American music written in the 20th century,” – The New York Times. Plus, a concerto for koto – a traditional Japanese stringed instrument.

Listen

Tchaikovsky 1812, Overture Solennelle, Op. 49
Gershwin arr. Bennett “I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin'” from Porgy and Bess
Gershwin arr. Bennett “Summertime” from Porgy and Bess

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