Looking for something fun to do this fall? The Seattle Symphony just kicked off its 2013-2014 season. If you have not been to the Symphony before, it is a great way to get out of the rain while enjoying some fantastic music. I had the pleasure of attending opening night two weeks ago and was dazzled by the program, including the guest appearance of piano superstar Lang Lang. (Interested? Check out Lang Lang out on one of the Library’s music cds or access a selection of his work through hoopla, our new streaming service.)
This weekend features several performances of selections from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. Soprano Janice Chandler Eteme will perform the role of Bess, opposite Kevin Deas’ Porgy. Gershwin’s iconic opera, based on the novel Porgy by DuBose Heyward, opened on Broadway in 1935 and has since been performed worldwide in numerous adaptations. You can learn more and listen to the music by checking out items from the Library’s collection.