Speaker:

Del Parkinson

The Piano Music of George Gershwin

George Gershwin is one of America’s best-loved and most significant composers. His successful infusion of jazz elements into the classical idiom is unique and has earned him worldwide stature. This presentation will include some of his most beloved song hits as well as the ever-popular “Rhapsody in Blue.” The format will combine a live performance of these works with a discussion of Gershwin’s life, his singular approach to composition, and his enduring popularity.