An American in Paris

Stéphane Denève - Conductor

program

Debussy - Images

INTERMISSION

Poulenc - Suite from Les Biches

Gershwin - An American in Paris

Sunday, November 25, 2012

2:00 pm Verizon Hall

Take a musical journey from French Impressionism to jazz. Debussy's Images contains some of his boldest writing. The charming suite from Poulenc's ballet Les Biches, originally composed for the Ballets Russes, is filled with humorous, syncopated melodies. In An American in Paris, Gershwin vividly depicts taxi horns, smoky cafés, and falling in love in the City of Light.

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Mimi Stillman, Artistic Director, Dolce Suono Ensemble

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