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American in Paris, Gershwin
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Gershwin An American in Paris

7:30 PM
Barber, Bates, W. Schuman, Gershwin
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Capturing the glamorous excitement of 1920s Paris, Gershwin’s An American in Paris is a modern American treasure. It is preceded by colorful, luxuriant masterpieces by his successors Samuel Barber and William Schuman. American violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, whose playing is “unspooled with impressive refinement, emotional freedom and tonal depth” (New York Times), gives the Chicago premiere of the Violin Concerto by CSO Mead Composer-in Residence Mason Bates, one of today’s hottest young composers.

Postconcert CD signings with Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers on Thursday April 17th, Saturday 19th and Tuesday 22th in Grainger Ballroom.

Rush seats are now on sale for concerts on April 17, 18, and 19. Please call Patron Services at 312-294-3000 for availability and to purchase tickets.  


  • Barber The School for Scandal Overture
  • W. Schuman Symphony No. 6
  • Bates Violin Concerto
  • Gershwin An American in Paris

Additional Dates for this Performance


Preconcert Conversation Information

Preconcert conversations with Mead Composer-in-Residence Mason Bates.

30 minute run-time.
Thurs., April 17, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Fri., April 18, 12:15 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Sat., April 19, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Tues., April 22, 6:30 p.m. Grainger Ballroom


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