An American in Paris

Ludovic Morlot - Conductor

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Gershwin - An American in Paris (complete with film)

Thursday, May 7, 2020

7:30 pm Verizon Hall
George Gershwin's Jazz Age tone poem An American in Paris both inspired the now-classic Hollywood movie and provides the score for its groundbreaking finale: a dreamy—and, at 17 minutes, unheard of—ballet sequence starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron. The 1951 film, directed by Vincente Minnelli, swept the Academy Awards, winning six Oscars, including Best Picture. The music also features George and Ira Gershwin standards like “I Got Rhythm,” “'S Wonderful,” and “Love Is Here to Stay.” See the film in its entirety with the lush sound of The Philadelphia Orchestra performing the score live.
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