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George  Gershwin

Born: September 26th, 1898
Died: July 11th, 1937
Country of origin: United States of America
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Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra: Filarmonica della Scala
2017-11-20 | Milano (Italy), Teatro alla Scala — 20:00
Conductor: Gaffigan
Orchestra: Philadelphia Orchestra
2017-11-21 | Philadelphia, PA (United States of America), Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center

George Gershwin was born in Brooklyn, New York, the second of four children from a close-knit Russian Jewish immigrant family. At the age of 16, the young George quit school and began his musical career as a song-plugger on New York's Tin Pan Alley. He was soon writing his own songs and his first published work "When You Want ‘Em, You Can't Get ‘Em", demonstrated innovative new songwriting techniques and earned him all of five dollars. Soon after, however, he met a young lyricist named Irving Ceaser and together they would compose a long list of popular songs including "Swanee," which scored Gershwin his first big national hit.

"Swanee" would be followed in short order by a series of nearly forty-five more songs; among them "Somebody Loves Me" and "Stairway to Paradise," as well as the twenty-five-minute opera, "Blue Monday." Composed in five days, "Blue Monday," though a work of Gershwin juvenilia, offered hints of great musical development to come.

Gershwin's first collaboration with his brother, lyricist Ira Gershwin, produced the Broadway hit "Lady Be Good" which included such standards as "Fascinating Rhythm" and "The Man I Love." It was the beginning of a partnership that would continue for the rest of the composer's life and would elevate the musical comedy to an American art form. Musicals including "Oh Kay!" and "Funny Face", starring Fred Astaire and his sister Adele, were created increasingly alongside more serious symphonic works as Gershwin aimed to make his mark in the concert world.

Gershwin's jazz-influenced Rhapsody in Blue for piano and orchestra premiered in New York's Aeolian Hall at a concert entitled "An Experiment in Music" when the composer was still in his twenties. It would prove to be his most popular symphonic work. Among those in attendance at the premiere were Jascha Heifitz, Fritz Kreisler, Leopold Stokowski, Serge Rachmaninov, and Igor Stravinsky. Gershwin followed this success with his Piano Concerto in F and the now legendary tone poem An American in Paris which he wrote during an extended stay in Paris. French music, in particular the composers Debussy and Ravel, would prove to have a lasting influence on Gershwin's classical music. Critics were often at a loss as to where to place Gershwin's classical music in the standard repertoire and some simply dismissed him, but the music always found favor with the general public. He was very soon widely acclaimed in the concert world as piano virtuoso, conductor and composer.

Back on Broadway, George and Ira Gershwin continued to experiment with novel ideas and their hit show Of Thee I Sing dealt pointedly with social issues of the time, becoming the first musical comedy to win the Pulitzer Prize. This feat was soon followed by the premiere of Gershwin's folk opera and most ambitious work to date Porgy and Bess which had only moderate success. Now recognized as one of the seminal works of American opera, it includes such timeless favorites as "It Ain't Necessarily So," "I Loves You, Porgy," and "Summertime."

Shortly after the premiere of Porgy and Bess, Gershwin moved to Hollywood to score a series of successful films but while there became ill. At the time of his premature death at the age of 38, Gershwin had plans to return to New York and was contemplating work on a new symphony, opera, and ballet. These compositions were not to be. Today he remains one of America's, indeed one of the world's, most beloved composers.

Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra: Filarmonica della Scala
2017-11-20 | Milano (Italy), Teatro alla Scala — 20:00
Conductor: Gaffigan
Orchestra: Philadelphia Orchestra
2017-11-21 | Philadelphia, PA (United States of America), Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center
Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra: Filarmonica della Scala
2017-11-22 | Milano (Italy), Teatro alla Scala — 20:00
Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra: Filarmonica della Scala
2017-11-23 | Milano (Italy), Teatro alla Scala — 20:00
Conductor: Vladimir Kulenović
Orchestra: Slovenská filharmónia (Slovak Philharmonic)
2017-11-23 | Ljubljana (Slovenia), Cankarjev dom — 19:30
Conductor: Vladimir Kulenović
Orchestra: Slovenská filharmónia (Slovak Philharmonic)
2017-11-23 | Ljubljana (Slovenia), Cankarjev dom — 19:30
Conductor: Vladimir Kulenović
Orchestra: Slovenská filharmónia (Slovak Philharmonic)
2017-11-24 | Ljubljana (Slovenia), Cankarjev dom — 19:30
Conductor: Vladimir Kulenović
Orchestra: Slovenská filharmónia (Slovak Philharmonic)
2017-11-24 | Ljubljana (Slovenia), Cankarjev dom — 19:30
Conductor: Alexander Shelley
Orchestra: Orkiestra Filharmonii Narodowej
2017-11-24 | Warszawa (Poland), Filharmonia Narodowa — 19:30
Conductor: Russell Cowieson
Orchestra: Edinburgh University Music Society
2017-11-25 | Edinburgh (United Kingdom), Usher Hall
Conductor: Alexander Shelley
Orchestra: Orkiestra Filharmonii Narodowej
2017-11-25 | Warszawa (Poland), Filharmonia Narodowa — 18:00
Conductor: Nikolaus Indlekofer
Orchestra: Sinfonieorchester der Musikschule der Stadt Ettlingen
2017-11-25 | Ettlingen (Germany)
Orchestra: Banda Musicale Città Di Ferentino
2017-11-25 | Ferentino (Italy), IIS Martino Filetico
Conductor: Hirofumi Kurita
Orchestra: Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra
2017-11-25 | Tokyo (Japan), Tiara Koto
Conductor: Hannes Reich
Orchestra: Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz
2017-11-26 | Ludwigshafen (Germany), Philharmonie — 17:00
Conductor: Emmanuel Trenque
Orchestra: Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille
2017-11-30 | Marseille (France), Opéra
Conductor: Emmanuel Trenque
Orchestra: Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille
2017-11-30 | Marseille (France), Opéra
Conductor: Emmanuel Trenque
Orchestra: Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille
2017-11-30 | Marseille (France), Opéra
Conductor: Emmanuel Trenque
Orchestra: Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille
2017-11-30 | Marseille (France), Opéra
Conductor: Alexandra Cravero
Orchestra: Orchestre National de Lille
2017-12-01 | Armentíères (France), Le Vivat — 20:00
Conductor: James Ross
Orchestra: Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès
2017-12-01 | Sabadell (Spain), Teatre La Faràndula — 20:30
Conductor: José Maria Florêncio
Orchestra: Sinfonia Varsovia
2017-12-01 | Warszawa (Poland), Studio Koncertowe Polskiego Radia im. Witolda Lutosławskiego
Conductor: Alexandra Cravero
Orchestra: Orchestre National de Lille
2017-12-02 | Douchy-les-Mines (France), L\'Imaginaire — 20:00
Conductor: James Ross
Orchestra: Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès
2017-12-02 | Barcelona (Spain), Palau de la Música Catalana — 18:30
Conductor: N.N.
Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
2017-12-02 | Genève (Switzerland), Victoria Hall
Conductor: Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser
Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony
2017-12-02 | San Francisco, CA (United States of America), Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall
Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony
2017-12-02 | San Francisco, CA (United States of America), Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall
Conductor: Dominic Wheeler
Orchestra: National Children's U-13 Orchestra
2017-12-03 | Birmingham (United Kingdom), Symphony Hall — 18:00
Conductor: David Alexander Rahbee
2017-12-08 | Seattle, WA (United States of America), Meany Theater
Conductor: Jurjen Hempel
Orchestra: Symfonieorkest Bellitoni
2017-12-08 | Utrecht (Netherlands), Geertekerk — 20:15
Conductor: Jurjen Hempel
Orchestra: Symfonieorkest Bellitoni
2017-12-09 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ — 20:15
Conductor: Willem de Bordes
Orchestra: Amsterdams Symphonie Orkest Con Brio
2017-12-09 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Keizersgrachtkerk — 20:15
Conductor: Yves Bouillier
Orchestra: Ensemble Orchestral de Biarritz
2017-12-09 | Biarritz (France), La Gare du Midi
Conductor: Lawrence Foster
Orchestra: Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille
2017-12-09 | Marseille (France), Opéra — 20:00
Conductor: Gilles Millière
Orchestra: Orchestre Symphonique de l'Aube
2017-12-09 | Troyes (France), Centre de Congrès
Conductor: Greg Ritchey
Orchestra: Palm Beach Opera
2017-12-09 | West Palm Beach, FL (United States of America), Meyer Amphitheatre
Conductor: Jurjen Hempel
Orchestra: Symfonieorkest Bellitoni
2017-12-10 | Den Haag (Netherlands), Zuiderstrandtheater — 14:15
Conductor: Willem de Bordes
Orchestra: Amsterdams Symphonie Orkest Con Brio
2017-12-10 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Zuiderkerk — 15:00
Conductor: Gilles Millière
Orchestra: Orchestre Symphonique de l'Aube
2017-12-10 | Bar-sur-Aube (France), Salle Jean Pierre Davot
Conductor: J. David Arnott
2017-12-10 | St. Joseph, MN (United States of America), Benedicta Arts Center
Orchestra: Singapore National Youth Orchestra
2017-12-12 | Singapore (Singapore), Esplanade Concert Hall
Conductor: Dr. John Anderson
Orchestra: Monterey Peninsula College Concert Band
2017-12-14 | Monterey, California (United States of America), Monterey Peninsula College Music Hall
Conductor: Yu Long
Orchestra: Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
2017-12-15 | Hong Kong (China, People's Republic), City Hall — 20:00
Conductor: Andrea Albertin
Orchestra: Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra
2017-12-16 | Doha (Qatar), Katara Opera House — 19:30
Conductor: Yu Long
Orchestra: Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
2017-12-16 | Hong Kong (China, People's Republic), City Hall — 20:00
Conductor: Marko Letonja
Orchestra: Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg
2017-12-17 | München (Germany) — 15:00
Conductor: Stefan Lano
Orchestra: Staatskapelle Weimar
2017-12-21 | Weimar (Germany), Deutsches Nationaltheater — 19:30
Conductor: Stefan Lano
Orchestra: Staatskapelle Weimar
2017-12-21 | Weimar (Germany), Deutsches Nationaltheater — 19:30
Conductor: Yoonhak Baek
Orchestra: Ditto Orchestra
2017-12-21 | Seongnam (South Korea), Arts Center
Conductor: Yoonhak Baek
Orchestra: Ditto Orchestra
2017-12-22 | Ilsan-gu (South Korea), Arts Center
Conductor: Yoonhak Baek
Orchestra: Ditto Orchestra
2017-12-23 | Gunpo (South Korea), Culture & Arts Center
Conductor: Johannes Willig
Orchestra: Badische Staatskapelle
2017-12-31 | Karlsruhe (Germany), Badisches Staatstheater — 19:00
Conductor: Daniel Spalding
Orchestra: New Jersey Capital Philharmonic
2017-12-31 | Trenton, NY (United States of America), War Memorial Auditorium
Conductor: Johannes Willig
Orchestra: Badische Staatskapelle
2017-12-31 | Karlsruhe (Germany), Badisches Staatstheater — 19:00
Conductor: Matthias Enkemeier
Orchestra: Orchester der Silvestermusiktage
2017-12-31 | Kassel (Germany), Evangelische Erlöserkirche Harleshausen — 20:00
Conductor: Clemens Heil
Orchestra: Luzerner Sinfonieorchester
2017-12-31 | Luzern (Switzerland), Theater — 20:00
Conductor: Tom Hammond
Orchestra: St Albans Symphony Orchestra
2018-01-01 | St Albans (United Kingdom), St Albans Abbey — 19:00
Conductor: Johannes Willig
Orchestra: Badische Staatskapelle
2018-01-01 | Karlsruhe (Germany), Badisches Staatstheater — 19:00
Conductor: Johannes Willig
Orchestra: Badische Staatskapelle
2018-01-01 | Karlsruhe (Germany), Badisches Staatstheater — 19:00
Conductor: Tim Redmond
Orchestra: West of England Youth Orchestra
2018-01-01 | Wiltshire (United Kingdom), Wiltshire Live Music Centre — 19:30
Conductor: Stefan Lano
Orchestra: Staatskapelle Weimar
2018-01-04 | Weimar (Germany), Deutsches Nationaltheater — 19:30
Conductor: Stefan Lano
Orchestra: Staatskapelle Weimar
2018-01-04 | Weimar (Germany), Deutsches Nationaltheater — 19:30
Conductor: Giancarlo Guerrero
Orchestra: Brussels Philharmonic
2018-01-05 | Bruxelles (Belgium), Flagey
Conductor: Giancarlo Guerrero
Orchestra: Brussels Philharmonic
2018-01-05 | Bruxelles (Belgium), Flagey
Conductor: Giancarlo Guerrero
Orchestra: Brussels Philharmonic
2018-01-06 | Bruxelles (Belgium), Flagey
Conductor: Giancarlo Guerrero
Orchestra: Brussels Philharmonic
2018-01-06 | Bruxelles (Belgium), Flagey
Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher
Orchestra: Junge Deutsche Philharmonie
2018-01-07 | Köln (Germany), Philharmonie
Conductor: Giancarlo Guerrero
Orchestra: Brussels Philharmonic
2018-01-07 | Brugge (Belgium), Concertgebouw
Conductor: Giancarlo Guerrero
Orchestra: Brussels Philharmonic
2018-01-07 | Brugge (Belgium), Concertgebouw
Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher
Orchestra: Junge Deutsche Philharmonie
2018-01-07 | Köln (Germany), Philharmonie — 18:00
Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher
Orchestra: Bamberger Symphoniker
2018-01-10 | Bamberg (Germany), Konzerthalle
Conductor: Lutz Rademacher
Orchestra: Orchester des Landestheaters Detmold
2018-01-13 | Detmold (Germany), Landestheater
Conductor: Fawzi Haimor
2018-01-15 | Reutlingen (Germany), Stadthalle
Conductor: Fawzi Haimor
2018-01-15 | Nagold (Germany), Stadthalle
Conductor: Fawzi Haimor
2018-01-19 | Tuttlingen (Germany), Stadthalle
Conductor: Martin Lightowler
Orchestra: Endcliffe Orchestra
2018-01-27 | Sheffield (United Kingdom), St Luke\'s Church — 19:30
Conductor: John Gibbons
Orchestra: Worthing Symphony Orchestra
2018-02-02 | Worthing (United Kingdom), Assembly Hall
Conductor: Guillermo García Calvo
Orchestra: Robert-Schumann-Philharmonie Chemnitz
2018-02-07 | Chemnitz (Germany), Stadthalle, Großer Saal
Conductor: Guillermo García Calvo
Orchestra: Robert-Schumann-Philharmonie Chemnitz
2018-02-08 | Chemnitz (Germany), Stadthalle, Großer Saal
Conductor: Brian Lynn
Orchestra: Brentwood Philharmonic Orchestra
2018-02-10 | Brentwood (United Kingdom), St Thomas\' Church — 19:30
Conductor: John Storgårds
Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
2018-02-10 | Manchester (United Kingdom), The Bridgewater Hall — 19:30
Conductor: John Gibbons
Orchestra: Ealing Symphony Orchestra
2018-02-10 | London (United Kingdom), St Barnabas Church — 19:30
Conductor: Giancarlo di Lorenzo
Orchestra: Thüringer Symphoniker Saalfeld-Rudolstadt
2018-03-02 | Saalfeld (Germany), Meiningerhof
Conductor: Giancarlo di Lorenzo
Orchestra: Thüringer Symphoniker Saalfeld-Rudolstadt
2018-03-03 | Saalfeld (Germany), Meiningerhof
Conductor: Simon Emery
Orchestra: Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
2018-03-04 | Liverpool (United Kingdom), Liverpool Philharmonic Hall — 14.30
Conductor: Carl St. Clair
Orchestra: Duisburger Philharmoniker
2018-03-07 | Duisburg (Germany), Philharmonie Mercatorhalle
Conductor: Carl St. Clair
Orchestra: Duisburger Philharmoniker
2018-03-08 | Duisburg (Germany), Philharmonie Mercatorhalle
Conductor: Paul Hilliam
Orchestra: Rutland Sinfonia
2018-03-10 | Oundle (United Kingdom), Oakham School Chapel — 19:30
Conductor: Philip Mackenzie
Orchestra: Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra
2018-03-10 | Warwick (United Kingdom), Warwick Hall — 19:30
Conductor: Lutz de Veer
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester Plauen-Zwickau
2018-03-15 | Zwickau (Germany), Neue Welt
Conductor: Lutz de Veer
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester Plauen-Zwickau
2018-03-16 | Plauen (Germany), Vogtlandtheater
Conductor: Phil Draisey
Orchestra: Trowbridge Symphony Orchestra
2018-03-17 | Bradford on Avon (United Kingdom), Wiltshire Music Centre
Conductor: Laurent Pillot
Orchestra: Orchestre Symphonique Rhône-Alpes Auvergne
2018-03-25 | Villefontaine (France)
Conductor: Laurent Pillot
Orchestra: Orchestre Symphonique Rhône-Alpes Auvergne
2018-04-07 | Caluire-et-Cuire (France)
Conductor: Frank Dupree
Orchestra: Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz
2018-04-09 | Mannheim (Germany), Capitol — 19:30
Conductor: Masayuki Carvalho
Orchestra: Erzgebirgische Philharmonie Aue
2018-04-14 | Aue (Germany), Kulturhaus
Conductor: Masayuki Carvalho
Orchestra: Erzgebirgische Philharmonie Aue
2018-04-16 | Annaberg-Buchholz (Germany), Eduard-von-Wittgenstein-Theater
Conductor: Facundo Agudin
Orchestra: Sinfonie Orchester Biel
2018-04-18 | Biel (Switzerland), Kongresshaus
Conductor: Facundo Agudin
Orchestra: Sinfonie Orchester Biel
2018-04-19 | Delèmont (Switzerland), Halle des Expositions
Conductor: Cristian Macelaru
Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
2018-04-27 | Edinburgh (United Kingdom), Usher Hall — 19:30
Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher
Orchestra: ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien
2018-05-06 | Wien (Germany), Konzerthaus
Conductor: Arie van Beek
Orchestra: Orchestre de Picardie
2018-05-17 | Lille (France), l\'Auditorium de Nouveau Siècle
Conductor: Clemens Heil
Orchestra: Luzerner Sinfonieorchester
2018-06-01 | Luzern (Switzerland), Theater — 20:00
Conductor: Clemens Heil
Orchestra: Luzerner Sinfonieorchester
2018-06-03 | Luzern (Switzerland), Theater — 20:00
Conductor: Michael Hofstetter
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester Gießen
2018-06-19 | Gießen (Germany), Stadttheater
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Orchestra: Berliner Philharmoniker
2018-06-24 | Berlin (Germany), Waldbühne
Conductor: Ariane Matiakh
Orchestra: Duisburger Philharmoniker
2018-06-27 | Duisburg (Germany), Philharmonie Mercatorhalle
Conductor: Ariane Matiakh
Orchestra: Duisburger Philharmoniker
2018-06-28 | Duisburg (Germany), Philharmonie Mercatorhalle
Conductor: Marcus Bosch
Orchestra: Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg
2018-07-22 | Nürnberg (Germany), Luitpoldhain
Conductor: Marcus Bosch
Orchestra: Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg
2018-07-22 | Nürnberg (Germany), Luitpoldhain
Orchestra: Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg
2018-07-22 | Nürnberg (Germany), Luitpoldhain — 11:00

Gallery

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  1. Preludes

    Preludes

    Composer: Gershwin, George
    Instrumentation: piano
    Order No.: BH 100135
    €10.99
  2. An American in Paris

    An American in Paris

    Composer: Gershwin, George
    Instrumentation: orchestra
    Edition: study score
    Order No.: ETP 1398
    €16.50
  3. Concerto in F

    Concerto in F

    Composer: Gershwin, George
    Instrumentation: piano and orchestra
    Edition: study score
    Order No.: ETP 1819
    €22.00
  4. Rhapsody in Blue

    Rhapsody in Blue

    Composer: Gershwin, George
    Instrumentation: piano and orchestra
    Edition: study score
    Language: German - English
    Order No.: ETP 8012
    €21.50
  5. Short story

    Short story

    Composer: Gershwin, George
    Editor: Dushkin, Samuel
    Instrumentation: violin and piano
    Order No.: VLB 67
    €14.00
  6. Rhapsody in Blue

    Rhapsody in Blue

    Composer: Gershwin, George
    Instrumentation: Piano
    Edition: performance book with CD
    Order No.: MMO 3083
    €44.95
  7. Heifetz Plays Gershwin

    Heifetz Plays Gershwin

    Composer: Gershwin, George
    Editor: Heifetz, Jascha
    Volume number: Vol. 2
    Instrumentation: Violin and Piano
    Order No.: ATF134
    €31.25
  8. Embraceable You

    Embraceable You

    Composer: Gershwin, George
    Instrumentation: piano (4 hands)
    Order No.: BDE 6
    €4.00
  9. Summertime

    Summertime

    Composer: Gershwin, George
    Instrumentation: Klavier und Gesang
    Edition: single sheet
    Order No.: ML 2218
    €7.95
  10. Porgy and Bess

    Porgy and Bess

    A Woman Is a Sometime Thing
    Composer: Gershwin, George
    Instrumentation: baritone, mixed choir and orchestra
    Edition: performance material
    Language: English

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Profile

George Gershwin was born in Brooklyn, New York, the second of four children from a close-knit Russian Jewish immigrant family. At the age of 16, the young George quit school and began his musical career as a song-plugger on New York's Tin Pan Alley. He was soon writing his own songs and his first published work "When You Want ‘Em, You Can't Get ‘Em", demonstrated innovative new songwriting techniques and earned him all of five dollars. Soon after, however, he met a young lyricist named Irving Ceaser and together they would compose a long list of popular songs including "Swanee," which scored Gershwin his first big national hit.

"Swanee" would be followed in short order by a series of nearly forty-five more songs; among them "Somebody Loves Me" and "Stairway to Paradise," as well as the twenty-five-minute opera, "Blue Monday." Composed in five days, "Blue Monday," though a work of Gershwin juvenilia, offered hints of great musical development to come.

Gershwin's first collaboration with his brother, lyricist Ira Gershwin, produced the Broadway hit "Lady Be Good" which included such standards as "Fascinating Rhythm" and "The Man I Love." It was the beginning of a partnership that would continue for the rest of the composer's life and would elevate the musical comedy to an American art form. Musicals including "Oh Kay!" and "Funny Face", starring Fred Astaire and his sister Adele, were created increasingly alongside more serious symphonic works as Gershwin aimed to make his mark in the concert world.

Gershwin's jazz-influenced Rhapsody in Blue for piano and orchestra premiered in New York's Aeolian Hall at a concert entitled "An Experiment in Music" when the composer was still in his twenties. It would prove to be his most popular symphonic work. Among those in attendance at the premiere were Jascha Heifitz, Fritz Kreisler, Leopold Stokowski, Serge Rachmaninov, and Igor Stravinsky. Gershwin followed this success with his Piano Concerto in F and the now legendary tone poem An American in Paris which he wrote during an extended stay in Paris. French music, in particular the composers Debussy and Ravel, would prove to have a lasting influence on Gershwin's classical music. Critics were often at a loss as to where to place Gershwin's classical music in the standard repertoire and some simply dismissed him, but the music always found favor with the general public. He was very soon widely acclaimed in the concert world as piano virtuoso, conductor and composer.

Back on Broadway, George and Ira Gershwin continued to experiment with novel ideas and their hit show Of Thee I Sing dealt pointedly with social issues of the time, becoming the first musical comedy to win the Pulitzer Prize. This feat was soon followed by the premiere of Gershwin's folk opera and most ambitious work to date Porgy and Bess which had only moderate success. Now recognized as one of the seminal works of American opera, it includes such timeless favorites as "It Ain't Necessarily So," "I Loves You, Porgy," and "Summertime."

Shortly after the premiere of Porgy and Bess, Gershwin moved to Hollywood to score a series of successful films but while there became ill. At the time of his premature death at the age of 38, Gershwin had plans to return to New York and was contemplating work on a new symphony, opera, and ballet. These compositions were not to be. Today he remains one of America's, indeed one of the world's, most beloved composers.

Works
Performances
Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra: Filarmonica della Scala
2017-11-20 | Milano (Italy), Teatro alla Scala — 20:00
Conductor: Gaffigan
Orchestra: Philadelphia Orchestra
2017-11-21 | Philadelphia, PA (United States of America), Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center
Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra: Filarmonica della Scala
2017-11-22 | Milano (Italy), Teatro alla Scala — 20:00
Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra: Filarmonica della Scala
2017-11-23 | Milano (Italy), Teatro alla Scala — 20:00
Conductor: Vladimir Kulenović
Orchestra: Slovenská filharmónia (Slovak Philharmonic)
2017-11-23 | Ljubljana (Slovenia), Cankarjev dom — 19:30
Conductor: Vladimir Kulenović
Orchestra: Slovenská filharmónia (Slovak Philharmonic)
2017-11-23 | Ljubljana (Slovenia), Cankarjev dom — 19:30
Conductor: Vladimir Kulenović
Orchestra: Slovenská filharmónia (Slovak Philharmonic)
2017-11-24 | Ljubljana (Slovenia), Cankarjev dom — 19:30
Conductor: Vladimir Kulenović
Orchestra: Slovenská filharmónia (Slovak Philharmonic)
2017-11-24 | Ljubljana (Slovenia), Cankarjev dom — 19:30
Conductor: Alexander Shelley
Orchestra: Orkiestra Filharmonii Narodowej
2017-11-24 | Warszawa (Poland), Filharmonia Narodowa — 19:30
Conductor: Russell Cowieson
Orchestra: Edinburgh University Music Society
2017-11-25 | Edinburgh (United Kingdom), Usher Hall
Conductor: Alexander Shelley
Orchestra: Orkiestra Filharmonii Narodowej
2017-11-25 | Warszawa (Poland), Filharmonia Narodowa — 18:00
Conductor: Nikolaus Indlekofer
Orchestra: Sinfonieorchester der Musikschule der Stadt Ettlingen
2017-11-25 | Ettlingen (Germany)
Orchestra: Banda Musicale Città Di Ferentino
2017-11-25 | Ferentino (Italy), IIS Martino Filetico
Conductor: Hirofumi Kurita
Orchestra: Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra
2017-11-25 | Tokyo (Japan), Tiara Koto
Conductor: Hannes Reich
Orchestra: Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz
2017-11-26 | Ludwigshafen (Germany), Philharmonie — 17:00
Conductor: Emmanuel Trenque
Orchestra: Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille
2017-11-30 | Marseille (France), Opéra
Conductor: Emmanuel Trenque
Orchestra: Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille
2017-11-30 | Marseille (France), Opéra
Conductor: Emmanuel Trenque
Orchestra: Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille
2017-11-30 | Marseille (France), Opéra
Conductor: Emmanuel Trenque
Orchestra: Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille
2017-11-30 | Marseille (France), Opéra
Conductor: Alexandra Cravero
Orchestra: Orchestre National de Lille
2017-12-01 | Armentíères (France), Le Vivat — 20:00
Conductor: James Ross
Orchestra: Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès
2017-12-01 | Sabadell (Spain), Teatre La Faràndula — 20:30
Conductor: José Maria Florêncio
Orchestra: Sinfonia Varsovia
2017-12-01 | Warszawa (Poland), Studio Koncertowe Polskiego Radia im. Witolda Lutosławskiego
Conductor: Alexandra Cravero
Orchestra: Orchestre National de Lille
2017-12-02 | Douchy-les-Mines (France), L\'Imaginaire — 20:00
Conductor: James Ross
Orchestra: Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès
2017-12-02 | Barcelona (Spain), Palau de la Música Catalana — 18:30
Conductor: N.N.
Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
2017-12-02 | Genève (Switzerland), Victoria Hall
Conductor: Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser
Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony
2017-12-02 | San Francisco, CA (United States of America), Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall
Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony
2017-12-02 | San Francisco, CA (United States of America), Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall
Conductor: Dominic Wheeler
Orchestra: National Children's U-13 Orchestra
2017-12-03 | Birmingham (United Kingdom), Symphony Hall — 18:00
Conductor: David Alexander Rahbee
2017-12-08 | Seattle, WA (United States of America), Meany Theater
Conductor: Jurjen Hempel
Orchestra: Symfonieorkest Bellitoni
2017-12-08 | Utrecht (Netherlands), Geertekerk — 20:15
Conductor: Jurjen Hempel
Orchestra: Symfonieorkest Bellitoni
2017-12-09 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ — 20:15
Conductor: Willem de Bordes
Orchestra: Amsterdams Symphonie Orkest Con Brio
2017-12-09 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Keizersgrachtkerk — 20:15
Conductor: Yves Bouillier
Orchestra: Ensemble Orchestral de Biarritz
2017-12-09 | Biarritz (France), La Gare du Midi
Conductor: Lawrence Foster
Orchestra: Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille
2017-12-09 | Marseille (France), Opéra — 20:00
Conductor: Gilles Millière
Orchestra: Orchestre Symphonique de l'Aube
2017-12-09 | Troyes (France), Centre de Congrès
Conductor: Greg Ritchey
Orchestra: Palm Beach Opera
2017-12-09 | West Palm Beach, FL (United States of America), Meyer Amphitheatre
Conductor: Jurjen Hempel
Orchestra: Symfonieorkest Bellitoni
2017-12-10 | Den Haag (Netherlands), Zuiderstrandtheater — 14:15
Conductor: Willem de Bordes
Orchestra: Amsterdams Symphonie Orkest Con Brio
2017-12-10 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Zuiderkerk — 15:00
Conductor: Gilles Millière
Orchestra: Orchestre Symphonique de l'Aube
2017-12-10 | Bar-sur-Aube (France), Salle Jean Pierre Davot
Conductor: J. David Arnott
2017-12-10 | St. Joseph, MN (United States of America), Benedicta Arts Center
Orchestra: Singapore National Youth Orchestra
2017-12-12 | Singapore (Singapore), Esplanade Concert Hall
Conductor: Dr. John Anderson
Orchestra: Monterey Peninsula College Concert Band
2017-12-14 | Monterey, California (United States of America), Monterey Peninsula College Music Hall
Conductor: Yu Long
Orchestra: Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
2017-12-15 | Hong Kong (China, People's Republic), City Hall — 20:00
Conductor: Andrea Albertin
Orchestra: Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra
2017-12-16 | Doha (Qatar), Katara Opera House — 19:30
Conductor: Yu Long
Orchestra: Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
2017-12-16 | Hong Kong (China, People's Republic), City Hall — 20:00
Conductor: Marko Letonja
Orchestra: Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg
2017-12-17 | München (Germany) — 15:00
Conductor: Stefan Lano
Orchestra: Staatskapelle Weimar
2017-12-21 | Weimar (Germany), Deutsches Nationaltheater — 19:30
Conductor: Stefan Lano
Orchestra: Staatskapelle Weimar
2017-12-21 | Weimar (Germany), Deutsches Nationaltheater — 19:30
Conductor: Yoonhak Baek
Orchestra: Ditto Orchestra
2017-12-21 | Seongnam (South Korea), Arts Center
Conductor: Yoonhak Baek
Orchestra: Ditto Orchestra
2017-12-22 | Ilsan-gu (South Korea), Arts Center
Conductor: Yoonhak Baek
Orchestra: Ditto Orchestra
2017-12-23 | Gunpo (South Korea), Culture & Arts Center
Conductor: Johannes Willig
Orchestra: Badische Staatskapelle
2017-12-31 | Karlsruhe (Germany), Badisches Staatstheater — 19:00
Conductor: Daniel Spalding
Orchestra: New Jersey Capital Philharmonic
2017-12-31 | Trenton, NY (United States of America), War Memorial Auditorium
Conductor: Johannes Willig
Orchestra: Badische Staatskapelle
2017-12-31 | Karlsruhe (Germany), Badisches Staatstheater — 19:00
Conductor: Matthias Enkemeier
Orchestra: Orchester der Silvestermusiktage
2017-12-31 | Kassel (Germany), Evangelische Erlöserkirche Harleshausen — 20:00
Conductor: Clemens Heil
Orchestra: Luzerner Sinfonieorchester
2017-12-31 | Luzern (Switzerland), Theater — 20:00
Conductor: Tom Hammond
Orchestra: St Albans Symphony Orchestra
2018-01-01 | St Albans (United Kingdom), St Albans Abbey — 19:00
Conductor: Johannes Willig
Orchestra: Badische Staatskapelle
2018-01-01 | Karlsruhe (Germany), Badisches Staatstheater — 19:00
Conductor: Johannes Willig
Orchestra: Badische Staatskapelle
2018-01-01 | Karlsruhe (Germany), Badisches Staatstheater — 19:00
Conductor: Tim Redmond
Orchestra: West of England Youth Orchestra
2018-01-01 | Wiltshire (United Kingdom), Wiltshire Live Music Centre — 19:30
Conductor: Stefan Lano
Orchestra: Staatskapelle Weimar
2018-01-04 | Weimar (Germany), Deutsches Nationaltheater — 19:30
Conductor: Stefan Lano
Orchestra: Staatskapelle Weimar
2018-01-04 | Weimar (Germany), Deutsches Nationaltheater — 19:30
Conductor: Giancarlo Guerrero
Orchestra: Brussels Philharmonic
2018-01-05 | Bruxelles (Belgium), Flagey
Conductor: Giancarlo Guerrero
Orchestra: Brussels Philharmonic
2018-01-05 | Bruxelles (Belgium), Flagey
Conductor: Giancarlo Guerrero
Orchestra: Brussels Philharmonic
2018-01-06 | Bruxelles (Belgium), Flagey
Conductor: Giancarlo Guerrero
Orchestra: Brussels Philharmonic
2018-01-06 | Bruxelles (Belgium), Flagey
Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher
Orchestra: Junge Deutsche Philharmonie
2018-01-07 | Köln (Germany), Philharmonie
Conductor: Giancarlo Guerrero
Orchestra: Brussels Philharmonic
2018-01-07 | Brugge (Belgium), Concertgebouw
Conductor: Giancarlo Guerrero
Orchestra: Brussels Philharmonic
2018-01-07 | Brugge (Belgium), Concertgebouw
Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher
Orchestra: Junge Deutsche Philharmonie
2018-01-07 | Köln (Germany), Philharmonie — 18:00
Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher
Orchestra: Bamberger Symphoniker
2018-01-10 | Bamberg (Germany), Konzerthalle
Conductor: Lutz Rademacher
Orchestra: Orchester des Landestheaters Detmold
2018-01-13 | Detmold (Germany), Landestheater
Conductor: Fawzi Haimor
2018-01-15 | Reutlingen (Germany), Stadthalle
Conductor: Fawzi Haimor
2018-01-15 | Nagold (Germany), Stadthalle
Conductor: Fawzi Haimor
2018-01-19 | Tuttlingen (Germany), Stadthalle
Conductor: Martin Lightowler
Orchestra: Endcliffe Orchestra
2018-01-27 | Sheffield (United Kingdom), St Luke\'s Church — 19:30
Conductor: John Gibbons
Orchestra: Worthing Symphony Orchestra
2018-02-02 | Worthing (United Kingdom), Assembly Hall
Conductor: Guillermo García Calvo
Orchestra: Robert-Schumann-Philharmonie Chemnitz
2018-02-07 | Chemnitz (Germany), Stadthalle, Großer Saal
Conductor: Guillermo García Calvo
Orchestra: Robert-Schumann-Philharmonie Chemnitz
2018-02-08 | Chemnitz (Germany), Stadthalle, Großer Saal
Conductor: Brian Lynn
Orchestra: Brentwood Philharmonic Orchestra
2018-02-10 | Brentwood (United Kingdom), St Thomas\' Church — 19:30
Conductor: John Storgårds
Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
2018-02-10 | Manchester (United Kingdom), The Bridgewater Hall — 19:30
Conductor: John Gibbons
Orchestra: Ealing Symphony Orchestra
2018-02-10 | London (United Kingdom), St Barnabas Church — 19:30
Conductor: Giancarlo di Lorenzo
Orchestra: Thüringer Symphoniker Saalfeld-Rudolstadt
2018-03-02 | Saalfeld (Germany), Meiningerhof
Conductor: Giancarlo di Lorenzo
Orchestra: Thüringer Symphoniker Saalfeld-Rudolstadt
2018-03-03 | Saalfeld (Germany), Meiningerhof
Conductor: Simon Emery
Orchestra: Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
2018-03-04 | Liverpool (United Kingdom), Liverpool Philharmonic Hall — 14.30
Conductor: Carl St. Clair
Orchestra: Duisburger Philharmoniker
2018-03-07 | Duisburg (Germany), Philharmonie Mercatorhalle
Conductor: Carl St. Clair
Orchestra: Duisburger Philharmoniker
2018-03-08 | Duisburg (Germany), Philharmonie Mercatorhalle
Conductor: Paul Hilliam
Orchestra: Rutland Sinfonia
2018-03-10 | Oundle (United Kingdom), Oakham School Chapel — 19:30
Conductor: Philip Mackenzie
Orchestra: Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra
2018-03-10 | Warwick (United Kingdom), Warwick Hall — 19:30
Conductor: Lutz de Veer
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester Plauen-Zwickau
2018-03-15 | Zwickau (Germany), Neue Welt
Conductor: Lutz de Veer
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester Plauen-Zwickau
2018-03-16 | Plauen (Germany), Vogtlandtheater
Conductor: Phil Draisey
Orchestra: Trowbridge Symphony Orchestra
2018-03-17 | Bradford on Avon (United Kingdom), Wiltshire Music Centre
Conductor: Laurent Pillot
Orchestra: Orchestre Symphonique Rhône-Alpes Auvergne
2018-03-25 | Villefontaine (France)
Conductor: Laurent Pillot
Orchestra: Orchestre Symphonique Rhône-Alpes Auvergne
2018-04-07 | Caluire-et-Cuire (France)
Conductor: Frank Dupree
Orchestra: Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz
2018-04-09 | Mannheim (Germany), Capitol — 19:30
Conductor: Masayuki Carvalho
Orchestra: Erzgebirgische Philharmonie Aue
2018-04-14 | Aue (Germany), Kulturhaus
Conductor: Masayuki Carvalho
Orchestra: Erzgebirgische Philharmonie Aue
2018-04-16 | Annaberg-Buchholz (Germany), Eduard-von-Wittgenstein-Theater
Conductor: Facundo Agudin
Orchestra: Sinfonie Orchester Biel
2018-04-18 | Biel (Switzerland), Kongresshaus
Conductor: Facundo Agudin
Orchestra: Sinfonie Orchester Biel
2018-04-19 | Delèmont (Switzerland), Halle des Expositions
Conductor: Cristian Macelaru
Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
2018-04-27 | Edinburgh (United Kingdom), Usher Hall — 19:30
Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher
Orchestra: ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien
2018-05-06 | Wien (Germany), Konzerthaus
Conductor: Arie van Beek
Orchestra: Orchestre de Picardie
2018-05-17 | Lille (France), l\'Auditorium de Nouveau Siècle
Conductor: Clemens Heil
Orchestra: Luzerner Sinfonieorchester
2018-06-01 | Luzern (Switzerland), Theater — 20:00
Conductor: Clemens Heil
Orchestra: Luzerner Sinfonieorchester
2018-06-03 | Luzern (Switzerland), Theater — 20:00
Conductor: Michael Hofstetter
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester Gießen
2018-06-19 | Gießen (Germany), Stadttheater
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Orchestra: Berliner Philharmoniker
2018-06-24 | Berlin (Germany), Waldbühne
Conductor: Ariane Matiakh
Orchestra: Duisburger Philharmoniker
2018-06-27 | Duisburg (Germany), Philharmonie Mercatorhalle
Conductor: Ariane Matiakh
Orchestra: Duisburger Philharmoniker
2018-06-28 | Duisburg (Germany), Philharmonie Mercatorhalle
Conductor: Marcus Bosch
Orchestra: Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg
2018-07-22 | Nürnberg (Germany), Luitpoldhain
Conductor: Marcus Bosch
Orchestra: Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg
2018-07-22 | Nürnberg (Germany), Luitpoldhain
Orchestra: Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg
2018-07-22 | Nürnberg (Germany), Luitpoldhain — 11:00
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