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An American in Paris

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Orchestra Hall
Friday, February 16, 2018 – 10:45 AM
Friday, February 16, 2018 – 8:00 PM
This program will be live webcast Friday, February 16
at 8:00 pm EDT (GMT-4) on dso.org/live.
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Concert Description

Composers Darius Milhaud and George Gershwin both found jazz in clubs and bars and swapped them for the concert hall. Here their two travelers trade places, as Gershwin’s homesick American strolls the streets of Paris and dodges taxis to the sound of the blues, while Milhaud’s Frenchman visits Times Square, Central Park, and Yankee Stadium.

Leonard Slatkin, Conductor
Michelle and Christina Naughton, piano

MILHAUD, La Création du Monde
POULENC, Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra
MILHAUD, A Frenchman in New York
GERSHWIN, An American in Paris

ConcerTalk 2/16 at 7 PM: Get the most out of each Classical concert with informal presentations in Orchestra Hall one hour before the performance begins. Enjoy special guests, lectures, or performances that illuminate the program and provide a behind-the-scenes look at the art of making music! In this iteration, Steven Whiting, French Festival Scholar-in-Residence and University of Michigan Professor of Musicology, will speak about the program.