Music Director Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra launch the orchestra’s new season with George Gershwin’s postcard from the French capital. The swinging showpiece that inspired the Academy Award-winning film and Tony Award-winning musical caps a night filled with American music, including A Thousand Words by the Orchestra’s own Michael Kurth. Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet is a Parisian in America as the soloist in Bernstein’s jazz-inspired Second Symphony.
The program will begin with Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety. Then Kurth’s A Thousand Words, followed by Gershwin’s An American in Paris. There will be two performances, at 8pm on September 21 and 23 respectively.