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15
September 2019
Sunday
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław

Summertime – Porgy and Bess

Performers:

Wayne Marshall – conductor
Kevin Short – Porgy (baritone)
Indira Mahajan – Bess (soprano)
Angela Renée Simpson – Serena, Maria (soprano)
Ronald Samm – Sportin’ Life, Jake (tenor)
Hertfordshire Chorus
David Temple – artistic direction of Hertfordshire Chorus
NFM Wrocław Philharmonic

 

Programme:

George Gershwin Porgy and Bess – concert version

This project is part of the commemoration of the centennial of the regaining of independence and rebuilding Polish statehood

Wayne Marshall / fot. Charlie Best

Summertime, I Got Plenty About 'Nuttin', I Loves You, Porgy – these songs are known to everyone. They have become standards gladly interpreted by jazzmen and pop singers. It is the captivating music that makes Porgy and Bess a hit that has won the hearts of the audience around the world for over eight decades. The opera tells a love story taking place in the port district of Charleston, in a community of poor African-Americans.

The catchy melodies owe their charm to the combination of American music with African roots – jazz, ragtime, blues and spirituals – with classical music and even with Eastern European folklore. George Gershwin, considered by many as the greatest American composer, wove music inspired by various traditions into the opera convention. So, we have fiery duets, fun group scenes with the chorus, and moving solo performances.

This concert version of Porgy and Bess will be conducted by Wayne Marshall, the principal conductor of WDR Funkhausorchester Köln, specialising in the interpretation of American music of the 20th century.

Tickets:
SEAT TYPE AVAILABILITY KINDS OF TICKETS PRICES
VIP Available
  • VIP Ticket
250 PLN
I kategoria Available
  • Zone I Normal Ticket
  • Zone I Reduced Ticket
200 PLN
180 PLN
II kategoria Available
  • Zone II Normal Ticket
  • Zone II Reduced Ticket
160 PLN
140 PLN
III kategoria Only a few seats left
  • Zone III Normal Ticket
  • Zone III Reduced Ticket
110 PLN
90 PLN

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Wdrożenie e-usług w Filharmonii im. Witolda Lutosławskiego we Wrocławiu - etap 2 współfinansowany jest przez Unię Europejską ze środków Europejskiego Funduszu Rozwoju Regionalnego w ramach Regionalnego Programu Operacyjnego dla województwa dolnośląskiego na lata 2007 - 2013 oś priorytetowa 6. Wykorzystanie i promocja potencjału turystycznego o kulturalnego Dolnego Śląska (Turystyka i Kultura), działanie 6.5. Działania wspierające infrastrukturę turystyczną i kulturową.