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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.
PANEL TALK: THE INSPIRATION OF TRADITION – CENTRAL ASIAN COOL
March 11 at RISD Tap Room
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.
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
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.
ARTISTIC ICONS SERIES
THE GERSHWIN SONGBOOK
February 22, 2018 at The VETS
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.