Greenspring Valley Orchestra to Accompany Musical Tribute to the Gershwin Brothers at Gordon Center, Oct. 4

September 2, 2015 7 AM

On Sunday, October 4 at 3 p.m., a collaborative production by Stevenson University and the Gordon Center will feature the music of one of America’s greatest composers. “By George! By Ira! By Gershwin!” will tell the story of the musical genius of George and Ira Gershwin and highlight some of the duo’s most popular songs.

Hosted by singer and TV personality Carolyn Black-Sotir, the program will feature piano soloist Elizabeth Borowsky, National Opera baritone Thomas Beard, the Greenspring Valley Orchestra, and the American Music Theatre Singers.

The program will be performed at the The Peggy and Yale Gordon Center for Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave., Owings Mills, MD 21117. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 when purchased at the door, and $10 with Stevenson ID. Seniors receive a 10% discount. For more information and to purchase tickets visit For questions about the show, call the Gordon Center at 410-356-7469.

George and Ira Gershwin are heralded as one of Broadway’s and Hollywood’s greatest composer/lyricist teams. Writing together from 1924 until George’s death in 1937, the brothers are credited with evolving musical comedy into a true American art form. From the sons of Jewish immigrants to unforgettable artists, the Gershwins’ American sound continues to resonate for artists and audiences today.

“I am truly excited about this collaboration with the Gordon Center, and the opportunity to perform in its state of the art concert hall,” said Robert Suggs, D.M.A., Conductor of the Greenspring Valley Orchestra. “In addition to the orchestra, we have some of the finest professional singers in the Baltimore area and a wonderful concert pianist who is a Baltimore native as well. It’s a demonstration of home-grown talent intersecting with music of one of America’s greatest composers.”

This program was supported through grants from the citizens of Baltimore County and The Maryland State Arts Council.

For more information about Stevenson’s arts and cultural events, visit or contact Matt Laumann, Manager of Cultural Programs. Email or call 443-352-4491 to request a copy of Art Effects, the biannual guide to arts and culture at Stevenson.

Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third-largest independent university in Maryland with more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and adult bachelor’s programs at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills.

The Peggy and Yale Gordon Center for Performing Arts is Baltimore County’s premiere arts destination. The Gordon Center offers an eclectic variety of professional entertainment in music, theater, dance, family programming and film. You will experience world-class acoustics in an intimate, state-of-the-art venue. Free parking in well-lit spaces, handicap accessible, and equipped with a special RF system for the hearing impaired, the Gordon Center can be enjoyed by all.