Tag: George Gershwin

  • Porgy and Bess in the Time of BLM

    Porgy and Bess in the Time of BLM

    The author of a 1995 L.A. opera review of “Porgy and Bess” reflects on troubled times to see how it holds up to today’s moment. Hint: nothing’s changed.

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  • Intimidated by Opera? Here Are 5 Ways You Can Dive in as a Beginner

    Intimidated by Opera? Here Are 5 Ways You Can Dive in as a Beginner

    Tom Hanks: “Do you mind this music? Do you like opera?” Denzel Washington: “I am…not that familiar with opera.” For many, the question isn’t whether or not they like opera — it’s whether or not they’ve ever taken the time to find out. Opera tends to play a cameo role in our culture, hovering around the […]

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Ryan Lott: Designing Sample-Based Instruments