Annie Lennox performs a soulful and rich rendition of the American Songbook classic “Summertime,” which George Gershwin composed for his opera Porgy and Bess (1935). The lyrics are by DuBose Heyward (author of the novel Porgy, on which the opera was based) and Ira Gershwin. Billie Holiday recorded the song in 1936 and it quickly became a frequently covered jazz standard.
availablepublic38882365442773cove3888Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live in Concert - "Summertime"Annie Lennox performs "Summertime" from her Nostalgia album, live in concert. George Gershwin composed "Summertime" for his opera Porgy and Bess (1935). The lyrics are by DuBose Heyward, the author of the novel Porgy on which the opera was based. Billie Holiday recorded the song in 1936 and it quickly became a frequently covered jazz standard. Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live in Concert airs on PBS on April 3, 2015 at 10 pm (check local listings).2015-04-03 21:00publishdisabledshowfalse9547Andrea Bocelli @ 60Celebrate Andrea Bocelli’s career with performances by the tenor including a duet with son2019-03-02 21:00https://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/files/2019/02/MMthumb_Bocelli-480x270.jpg3024847670cove9449Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration PreviewAn all-star line-up of performers gathered to celebrate Joni Mitchell's 75th birthday.2019-02-13 21:00https://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/files/2019/02/JoniMitchelle_FeaturedImage_1920x1080-480x270.jpg3023820215cove