February 6, 2018 12-1:00 PM – Nightingale Brown House
357 Benefit St. Providence
John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage
will host lunch with food from Kabob and Curry. SPACE IS LIMITED
Curator’s Circle members please RSVP to Holly Taylor
The enduring influence of George Gershwin’s work is explored in this FirstWorks Creative Conversation with journalist and jazz critic Larry Blumenfeld, musician, composer and producer Melvin Gibbs and saxophonist, composer and arranger Russ Gershon.
Their conversation delves into the relationship between Gershwin’s music—including his controversial 1935 opera Porgy and Bess and his iconic 1924 composition Rhapsody in Blue—and African American music and culture.
Presented by FirstWorks in partnership with
John Nicholas Brown Center for the Humanities, Department of Music, Department of Africana Studies and Richard Snyder, Brown University.