Famous Love Stories: Porgy & Bess and Romeo & Juliet

11/14/2021 @ 4:00 pm
Victory Theatre
600 Main Street Evansville
IN 47708

Angela Brown, Soprano
Reginald Smith Jr., Baritone
Evansville Philharmonic Chorus
Roger Kalia, Conductor

  • Sergei Prokofiev Selections from Romeo & Juliet, Suites 1 & 2
  • George Gershwin  Porgy & Bess: A Concert of Songs

Experience two legendary and powerful love stories in one incredible night! Prokofiev’s electrifying and luscious music from Romeo & Juliet fuses with Gershwin’s poignant and quintessentially American Porgy & Bess to create an evening of sweeping emotion and drama.

Hear blues, jazz, spirituals, and classical music, in two radically different works that were surprisingly written in the same year!

Joined by the Evansville Philharmonic Chorus, our wonderful singers, Angela Brown and Reginald Smith, Jr. sing Gershwin’s classics like “Summertime” and “I Got Plenty of Nuttin’,” while Prokofiev’s “Balcony Scene” will move you to tears and “Death of Tybalt” will leave you speechless.

William E. Schmidt Foundation

Friends of the Chorus