Mid-career dive into Gershwin; Anne-Marie McDermott will play his works in her Phila. appearance.
07.21.09 Anne-Marie McDermott Philadelphia Inquirer
NEW YORK - So often, George Gershwin is performed by the young: His music defined the 20th century when it was youthful, and his own death at age 38 left him perpetually young in the public's mind.
Yet the Philadelphia Orchestra's resident Gershwin specialist at the Mann Center on Friday is a pianist who hated being called a "young artist" when in her 30s and is better known for complicated piano sonatas by Prokofiev and volatile chamber-music concerts with violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg.