The Sometime of ‘Summertime’: Porgy and Bess at 85 & Gershwin Remixed

Friday, October 9
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Join Professors Brian Kane and Daphne A. Brooks in conversation with Allison Chu (Dept. of Music) for a conversation and critical listening session to mark the 85th anniversary of the Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess.  Together, we’ll examine the racial and gender complexities of this classic production, and we’ll trace the evolution and legacies of “Summertime,” the production’s most famous smash and a song that generations of Black artists (from Billie Holiday and Miles Davis to Nina Simone and Lena Horne, from Whitney Houston to Fantasia)–have translated in the midst of troubling times and transformed across the long Black freedom struggle.

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