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"Porgy and Bess" in Akron
The Akron Symphony and a cast in the hundreds present Gershwin's opera

Vivian Goodman
A combined chorus of more than 200 voices includes the Akron Symphony's Gospel Choir.
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E. J. Thomas Hall is nearly sold out for this weekend's performances of George Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess".  The Akron Symphony Orchestra production has been a massive undertaking, involving more than 350 singers, players and stage crew. It's the first fully-staged opera in the orchestra's history. The choice of "Porgy and Bess" is a natural one for Music Director Christopher Wilkins and his musicians because of the annual success of "Gospel Meets Symphony". But the opera's performance history is not without controversy.

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Great story, but there are plenty of tickets available for tonight's show!

Posted by: Rich (Akron) on April 15, 2011 12:04PM
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