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An American in Paris

May 07, 2020, 7:30 PM 
May 08, 2020, 2:00 PM
May 09, 2020, 8:00 PM


This performance has been cancelled.

Performance Details

Ludovic Morlot Conductor

Gershwin An American in Paris (complete with film)

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.

Verizon Hall

Due to rapidly evolving developments, and in accordance with the City of Philadelphia’s recommendation that all large gatherings be suspended to limit community transmission of COVID-19, all scheduled Philadelphia Orchestra rehearsals, performances, and events through May 10, 2020, are cancelled. Learn more