28:44 GERSHWIN (arr Bennett): Porgy and Bess Symphonic Portrait Rico Saccani,conductor

01:03 I don’t know
02:39 Strawberry Woman’s Song
03:37 Crab Man’s Song
04:33 Clara, Clara Don’t You Be Downhearted (Originally released on Decca 78s as “The Requiem”)
07:08 Introduction/Overture
08:15 Summertime
11:08 I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’
12:45 Why You Been Out On That Wharf So Long, Clara (This is what the RCA recording labels this section as. Regardless, it is the lead up to the hurricane bell, which is heard beginning at 13:43)
14:33 Bess, You Is My Woman Now
18:25 Oh, I Can’t Sit Down
20:12 Brief “It Ain’t Necessarily So” interlude
20:39 There’s A Boat That’s Leaving Soon For New York
23:48 It Ain’t Necessarily So
25:17 Brief Reprise of the Overture
25:31 Oh, Lord I’m On My Way

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NYO-USA performs its signature encore, Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture, under the direction of David Robertson during the orchestra’s Carnegie Hall debut on July 22, 2014. Watch additional highlights from this concert at: http://bit.ly/1nCz8oF

Porgy and Bess was written by George Gershwin and Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture was arranged by Robert Russell Bennett. This abridged version has been NYO-USA’s signature encore since the orchestra’s inaugural tour in 2013.


Each summer, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute brings together the brightest young musicians from across the country (ages 16-19) to form the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA). In 2014, following a two-week training residency with leading professional orchestra musicians, these remarkable teenagers were joined by conductor David Robertson and violinist Gil Shaham for an eight-city coast-to-coast US tour. To learn more about NYO-USA, visit http://www.carnegiehall.org/nyousa.


Director: Habib Azar
Associate Director: Jay Millard
Stage Manager: Carole Shure
Technical Director: James Sapione
Score Reader: Nicholas DeMaison
Cameras: Matt Bockelman, Hiram Becker, and Andrew Trost
Video Engineer: Steve Robinson

Courtesy of WQXR
Listen to the full broadcast archived on the WQXR website at http://www.wqxr.org/#!/story/national…

“Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture”
By George Gershwin (ASCAP), Ira Gershwin, Du Bose Heyward, Dorothy Heyward, and Robert Bennett