An American in Paris
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
Debussy - Images
Poulenc - Suite from Les Biches
Gershwin - An American in Paris
Friday, November 23, 20128:00 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.