Join us for an evening celebrating the legendary George Gershwin, one of Broadway’s greatest American composers and pianists of all time. Gershwin wrote some of the best known and beloved songs of Broadway, including I Got Rhythm, S’Wonderful, and Summertime, and contributed some of the most important works in American music history such as Rhapsody in Blue and An American in Paris.
Prepare for a tantalizing live performance of a broad selection of Gershwin’s most popular songs, anecdotes about his life, and an exploration of his unique musical style. We will also take a glimpse into rare archival footage, as well as explore Gershwin’s less-known talent in the visual arts. For music and art lovers alike, this evening is not to be missed!
Nurit Jugend has composed more than a dozen works that have been broadcast worldwide and have earned her numerous grants and awards. Her works have been performed internationally with the St. Lawrence String Quartet and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Zubin Mehta, among others. Jugend lectures at Stanford, Santa Clara University, and abroad.
Ronit Widmann-Levy made her debut with the San Francisco Symphony in 2005 in Schumann’s Das Paradies und die Peri, conducted by Ingo Metzmacher. She has performed with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony in Carnegie Hall, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the New World Symphony Orchestra, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Russell Norman has spent 20 years as a coach and an accompanist for the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in the opera and voice departments. He has worked for opera houses in Vienna, West Bay Opera, Opera San Jose, and the Basoti Summer Opera Program.
Free and open to public