What Makes it Great? with Rob Kapilow, the music of Cole Porter

Virtual Concert

Originally broadcast on Sunday, October 4, 7 pm - from GBH's Fraser Studio, Boston, Massachusetts (Streamed)

The sophisticated rhymes and imagery of Cole Porter’s lyrics made him one of the nation’s preeminent songsmiths. But an overlooked element of Porter’s legacy is the music underlying those lyrics, which Rob Kapilow argues is essential to understanding the work’s genius. Broadway stars Sally Wilfert and Michael Winther join Kapilow for a musical tour through Porter's life and career. 

Rob Kapilow's latest book, Listening for America, Inside the Great American Songbook from Gershwin to Sondheim is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Powell's.

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This performance is generously sponsored by Amy & Joshua Boger.

Arts Society Members ($500) and above are invited to join us for a pre-performance Virtual Patron Lounge. An official announcement will follow. Learn more about our Member Events.