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America in the Key of Gershwin

George Gershwin

We offer a deep dive into the life and legacy of American icon George Gershwin, who dominated (and still does to a certain extent) the American Songbook - as well as classical music through his symphonic works like the Piano Concerto and Rhapsody in Blue. His opera Porgy and Bess still stands as a landmark work in the genre of opera, and is regularly performed by major opera houses around the world. The symphonic suite Catfish Row captures many of the opera's famous tunes, and is featured on the TSO's final concert of the season, America in the Key of Gershwin. It's a full house for this episode, with conductor Alain Trudel and our entire core group of panelists, as we also test our Gershin IQ in the quiz of the day "George or Ira."

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