with David Golden
Writer’s Voice with Francesca Rheannon features in-depth conversations with writers of all genres. The program features interviews and readings, as well as reviews with authors such as Louise Erdrich, James Risen, Ursula K. LeGuin, Russell Banks, poet Richard Wilbur, and many more notable writers. Writer’s Voice is produced and hosted by Francesca Rheannon and has been on the air since 2004, with more than 500 shows produced, airing on stations across the United States.
|Dear friends of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony,
Many of us are exploring the availability of streaming and taped cultural events during these difficult times.
As president of the Board of Trustees of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony I wanted to let you that I will be offering a series of presentations featuring the music of George Gershwin. As a pianist and lecturer I have been performing, thinking about, and discussing George Gershwin’s music for most of my professional life and his music has always brought me joy.
Beginning Tuesday, April 14, at 4:00 p.m., I will be hosting a weekly streaming event featuring Gershwin’s songs and other compositions on behalf of two amazing cultural resources for Fairfield County–the Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University and the Greater Bridgeport Symphony.
In each presentation of about 15 or 20 minutes I will perform and discuss a number of his Broadway songs and other compositions, all in Gershwin’s own brilliant piano arrangements.
To access these broadcasts simply go to “theQuicklive.com” at 4:00 p.m., next Tuesday, April 14. Mix your favorite 1920’s drink, pull up an armchair or two, and enjoy this excursion into the world of George Gershwin.
Subsequent weekly broadcasts will be at the same time at the same site. I hope you will join me.
Every good wish and stay safe,
Proper safety protocols are required. Curbside pickup is also available. Contact Robin to make an appointment outside of the following times: Wed 12-3, Thurs 12-3, Friday 2-6.
In the Window at City Lights Gallery:
“WE WILL MAKE IT”! is the message in a piece of art by Dan Makara. The reassuring words are a neon beacon shining from the window of City Lights gallery in downtown Bridgeport at 265 Golden Hill St. The words of encouragement are part of a construction that melds retro science Fiction B movie aesthetic with the jarring reality of the COVID19 nightmare we are now living. A lenticular image of a healthcare worker in a hazmat suit walks through a twilight zone vortex of vibrating colors. Vintage 50’s faces of women applaud the effort. Viewers of a certain age may remember the lenticular images that came as prizes inside every box of Cracker Jack.