Happy Birthday, Gershwin!
[CLASSICAL] Over at the Burchfield this weekend, they’re celebrating John Coltrane’s birthday. At Kleinhans Music Hall, the Buffalo Philharminc Orchestra will be celebrating a differnt kind of jazz master: George Gershwin, who would have turned 120 on September 26. With pops conductor John Morris Russell, the BPO will perform the Suite from Porgy and Bess, 17-year-old guest artist Ray Ushikobo will perform “I Got Rhythm Variations” on the piano, and mezzo soprano Nicole Thomas will sing Gershwin’s classics. Definitely a winning kickoff to the BPO Pops season.