A beloved work in the opera canon, Porgy and Bess tells the story of a relentless love in the face of struggle. Porgy and Bess is without rival as the most famous 20th-century American opera. Since its 1935 debut, this story of a disabled beggar transformed by the unexpected love of Bess has been performed worldwide and features such well-known songs as “I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin’,” “My Man’s Gone Now,” “Summertime,” and “It Ain’t Necessarily So.” This concert version by Andrew Lion will feature “your” Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.



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