On Saturday, February 9th and 10th - at Stamford's Palace Theatre - the Stamford Symphony will be performing Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess,” which includes selections of beloved Italian operas.
Featuring vocal soloists Donita Volkwijn and John Fulton and the Greenwich Choral Society, the concert will feature the sounds of the blues and spirituals that became the standards of the Great American Songbook, with such popular songs as “Summertime,” “I Got Plenty O’Nuttin’ ” and “It Ain’t Necessarily So,” among others.
The concert's guest conductor is Grammy Award-winner Lucas Richman, music director for the Bangor Symphony Orchestra since 2010.
The concert will open with selections of choruses and duets from beloved Italian operas including Rossini’s “Barber of Seville Overture,” Puccini’s Humming Chorus from “Madame Butterfly” and Verdi’s Triumphal March from “Aida,”
Where: Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford.
When: Saturday, Feb. 9, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 10, 3 p.m.
Cost: $76-$25, plus $8 venue fee.