Full Concert Version
In this semi-staged concert version, hear our adaptation of the opera with an all-star cast of 13 singers and two speaking roles, accompanied by a full symphonic orchestra and chorus, with projections available for use. This favorite has performed to sold-out audiences throughout the country, garnering rave reviews.
This reduced concert version of Porgy & Bess was arranged by Andrew Litton for four soloists and chorus, taken directly from the original opera. In this 60-minute tour de force, your audience will experience all of the best moments on Catfish Row, with an arrangement that has graced the greatest symphony and concert stages around the globe.
Porgy & Bess: A Symphonic Picture
In this version of Porgy & Bess, arranged by Robert Russell Bennett for soprano and baritone soloists, hear some of the “Greatest Hits” from this beloved American Opera. Robert Russell Bennett has incorporated the principal musical numbers from the opera into one continuous work for concert performance lasting about 40 minutes.
You Are My Rhapsody in Blue
A choral version of Rhapsody in Blue, entitled “You Are My Rhapsody in Blue” was arranged by Music Director Michael Fennelly using the existing orchestration and adding brand new choral parts. Fennelly completed Gershwin’s limited sketches for chorus by adding original lyrics and composing additional and original choral parts. This 20-minute version can be added to your programmed evening along with one of the works listed above, or with another masterwork.