A Gershwin Celebration

Category: Fundraising Event
Location: Adrian Lamb Room

New Canaan Library invites you to an evening of music and celebration. Explore the genius of George Gershwin with Dr. Orin Grossman, a George Gershwin scholar, followed by his performance of one of the most beloved musical compositions of all time: Rhapsody in Blue. A special celebration will follow the performance.

Dr. Orin Grossman graduated Magna Cum Laude in Music from Harvard College and earned a Ph.D. at Yale University. He is currently a Professor of Visual and Performing Arts at Fairfield University. Dr. Grossman has been particularly associated with the music of George Gershwin, lecturing and performing concerts of his song transcriptions and classical pieces to critical praise around the world, including recent performances in Cairo, New York, Florence, and St. Petersburg, Russia, where he performed Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and gave the Russian premiere of Gershwin’s Second Rhapsody with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic.

George Gershwin (1898-1937) was a true rarity in American music—someone at home with both popular and classical music. It was Gershwin’s special gift to create concert works out of melodies and rhythms that come out of the popular music of his day—Broadway ballads, ragtime, Latin dance rhythms, and the Blues. 

This event is generously underwritten by Laura Einstein, President, New Canaan Library Board of Trustees. Laura is sharing this evening of Gershwin’s music with Library patrons and friends to celebrate her 50th birthday and benefit New Canaan Library.

Admission: $50 per person.

Payable by check to New Canaan Library,
151 Main Street, New Canaan, CT 06840
To pay online, email slaperla@newcanaanlibrary.org for instructions.
All proceeds benefit New Canaan Library.

Please join Laura after the performance to celebrate!

 Al Hirschfeld image reproduced by arrangement with Hirschfeld’s exclusive representative, the Margo Feiden Galleries Ltd., New York.