George Gershwin, An American Original with Alex Wu
Join pianist Alex Wu for a concert celebrating the life and works of George Gershwin. Born and raised at the turn of the century in New York City to Russian-Jewish immigrant parents, George Gershwin started out in Tin Pan Alley, but gained success writing popular music for the stage and Hollywood. Wu will perform a unique collection of Gershwin’s earlier piano pieces, Broadway hits and serious works including Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris and a piano medley arrangement of Gershwin’s folk opera, Porgy & Bess.
Presented by the Friends of the Rogers Memorial Library