George Gershwin (1898-1937)
Famous Works Involving Orchestra
Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris, Porgy and Bess, Piano Concerto in F
- Gershwin never attended a music conservatory and still became a talented and favorite American composer.
- Gershwin would play tennis with Arnold Achoenberg, a great German composer, once a week!
- One of Gershwin’s great ‘Folk Operas’ known as Porgy and Bess was a box office flop when it first premiered in 1935.
Get to know Gershwin in this video by Columbus Symphony Cellist Wendy Morton!
Upcoming Columbus Symphony Concerts Featuring Gershwin’s Music