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'Gershwins' kicks off seniors' culture series Friday

Updated 5:51 pm, Thursday, September 26, 2013

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  • Orin Grossman, senior center speaker. Westport CT^. September 2013. Photo: Contributed Photo / Westport News
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On Friday afternoon, Sept. 27, "George and Ira Gershwin's Broadway," will lead off a five-part fall cultural series presented by the Friends of the Westport Center for Senior Activities.

The free program begins at 1:30 p.m. at the senior center, 21 Imperial Ave.

Orin Grossman, a retired dean and music professor of Fairfield University, will perform and give a talk on the Gershwin's contributions to music and theater.

Grossman began studying piano at the age of five and earned a doctorate in music from Yale University. An expert on the Gershwins' music, Grossman will perform songs of the 1920s using Gershwins' own piano arrangements.

The cultural series continues at the senior center on four more Friday afternoons this fall. Other programs -- all of them free at 1:30 p.m. -- include presentations on film, fine art, political cartoons and one man's retirement dream.

They are:

Oct. 4: Retired Staples High School English teacher Gerry Kuroghlian will present "An Introduction to Film Literacy."

Oct. 11: Helen Klisser During, director of visual arts for the Westport Art Center, will present "An Insider's Insight into the Art World."

Oct. 18: Political cartoonist Matt Davies will present "The World of Political Cartooning."

Dec. 6: David Bouchier of NPR will present "Life in a Small French Village: Testing a Retirement Dream."

The series is being underwritten by AT&T, the friends group said.

For more information, call 203-341-5099.