Artistic integrity is off the charts!”

– National Endowment for the Arts

Curriculum – Gershwin

AMERICAN RHAPSODY: THE GERSHWIN SONGBOOK

For a special student matinee celebrating the enduring music of composer George Gershwin with a live performance by The Gershwin Big Band, led by bandleader and vocalist Michael Andrew with guest vocalist Michelle Amato.
Saodat Ismailova

Qyrq Qyz Panel Talk

PANEL TALK: THE INSPIRATION OF TRADITION – CENTRAL ASIAN COOL

Welcome the Aga Khan Music Initiative artists of Qyrq Qyz/Forty Girls with a community dinner and panel exploring the expression of traditional storytelling and music through the representation of powerful female mythology in the Muslim world.

Video Previews: 2017/18 Season

WATCH PREVIEWS

featuring Artistic Icons Chick Corea and Steve Gadd, American Rhapsody: The Gershwin Songbook, Manual Cinema, Betsayda Machado “The Voice of Venezuela, Qyrq Qyz (Forty Girls) from the Aga Khan Music Initiative, and more

Reimagining Gershwin

REIMAGINING GERSHWIN:
RHAPSODY IN BLACK AND BLUE

FREE lunchtime talk for Curator’s Circle Members RSVP required
George Gershwin’s enduring influence on African-American music is explored by Wall Street Journal Jazz critic Larry Blumenfeld and polymath composer/producer/musician Melvin Gibbs in this FirstWorks Creative Conversation.

BOX OFFICE: Art in the Stars

ART IN THE STARS
FIRSTWORKS WINTER SHOWCASE & FUNDRAISER

Join us for an evening of cocktails, oysters, hors d’oeuvres, live music and entertainment to benefit FirstWorks Arts Learning educational programs for Rhode Island’s youth!
TICKETS: $45-65

Art in the Stars

ART IN THE STARS
FIRSTWORKS WINTER SHOWCASE & FUNDRAISER

Join us for an evening of cocktails, oysters, hors d’oeuvres, live music and entertainment to benefit FirstWorks Arts Learning educational programs for Rhode Island’s youth!

American Rhapsody: A Gershwin Songbook

ARTISTIC ICONS SERIES
AMERICAN RHAPSODY:
THE GERSHWIN SONGBOOK

A unique concert produced by the Gershwin Family Foundation celebrates iconic American music by one of the most indelible composers of the 20th century! Part of FirstWorks Artistic Icons Series at The VETS.