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The Music of George & Ira Gershwin With Robert Butts, PhD

The Music of George & Ira Gershwin With Robert Butts, PhD

Posted June 09, 2014

Enjoy the glamour and sophistication of music from the 20s and 30s. Wednesday, June 25 • 1 p.m.

Learn about the fascinating works of the Gershwin brothers, who gave a musical voice to the glamour and sophistication of the 20s and 30s. Their songs are enduring standards, and include I Got Rhythm, Embraceable You, Summertime, Strike Up the Band and Someone to Watch Over Me. George Gershwin’s orchestral compositions also include the brilliant Rhapsody in Blue and An American in Paris. You don’t want to miss this event!<br><br>

Dr. Butts is a music professor at Montclair University and College of St. Elizabeth, as well as the director of the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey ad the Opera of Florham. He is composer of numerous orchestral, opera theatre and chamber works.<br><br>

Co-sponsored by the Middlesex Chapter of the Brandeis National Committee and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities Horizon Speakers’ Burea.