Presented by Mesa Arts Center as part of the Performing Live series

 

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.  

 

For over 30 years, Rob Kapilow has brought the joy and wonder of classical music – and unraveled some of its mysteries – to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Characterized by his unique ability to create an “aha” moment for his audiences and collaborators, whatever their level of musical sophistication or naiveté, Kapilow’s work brings music into people’s lives: opening new ears to musical experiences and helping people to listen actively rather than just hear.

 

Zuill Bailey is underwritten by Bill Passey and Maria Silva. Educational support for Classical Music Inside Out provided by the Gloria Miner Charitable Music Foundation. 

 

The performance will be prerecorded for Mesa Arts Center to ensure a quality presentation.