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The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Presents “An American in Paris”

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.