Opus Two Celebrates George Gershwin
Champions of great American music for more than 20 years, Opus Two violin-piano duo presents a multi-media program of the inimitable works of George Gershwin (1898-1937), one of America’s most popular and iconic composers. Violinist William Terwilliger and pianist Andrew Cooperstock will explore Gershwin's many musical styles, from the jazz influenced An American in Paris to the quintessential folk opera Porgy and Bess. They will also perform classic Gershwin songs of the Broadway stage, including "I Got Rhythm," "Embraceable You," and "But Not for Me”—in colorful and virtuosic transcriptions by legendary violinist Jascha Heifetz along with brand-new Opus Two commissions by esteemed Broadway music director Eric Stern. Projected images by African-American period photographer Richard Samuel Roberts and entertaining video clips of Judy Garland and Gene Kelly will round out the program.