George Gershwin (1898-1937)



Famous Works Involving Orchestra

Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris, Porgy and Bess, Piano Concerto in F

Fun Facts

  • 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

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