Sunday, October 11 at 10:30 AM
The Gershwins Dream of American Opera
West End Synagogue
190 Amsterdam Avenue at 69th Street
in Manhattan

Composer Joelle Wallach will be giving a lecture titled Porgy & Bess: The Gershwins’ Dream of American Opera on Sunday, October 11 at 10:30 AM at West End Synagogue, located at 190 Amsterdam Avenue at 69th Street in Manhattan.

Ms. Wallach will speak about how the Gershwin brothers, Ira and George, saw DuBose Heyward’s novel Porgy as an ideal vehicle for an opera using jazz rhythms and blues idioms, creating a work that revolutionized the Black Theater movement and created controversy in the performing arts community for decades to come.

Admission to the lecture is $10, and walk-ins are welcome. Information and tickets for the October 11 lecture are available from the Synagogue at 212-579-0777 or at http://www.westendsynagogue.org/

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