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American in Paris, Gershwin

Gershwin and Ravel

8:00 PM
Gershwin, Ravel, Stravinsky
Thursday, June 4, 2015

Gershwin’s An American in Paris captures the heady glamour and colorful sound world of 1920s Paris—complete with taxi horns and a sultry blues melody played by muted trumpet. Cocky and urbane, Stravinsky’s Jeu de cartes depicts the precipitous rise and fall of a social climber. Complementing the program’s “city slickers” theme are Ravel’s ravishing La valse and jazz-inflected Piano Concerto for Left Hand, featuring Russian pianist Denis Kozhukhin.


  • Gershwin An American in Paris
  • Ravel Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
  • Stravinsky Jeu de cartes
  • Ravel La valse

Additional Dates for this Program


This performance is part of the:

Thursday B Series >
Thursday I Series >

Preconcert Conversation Information

Preconcert conversations with William White.
30 minute run-time.

Thurs., June 4, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Sat., June 5, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom


Additional Funding

These performances are made possible in part by a generous gift from the estates of Maurice and Hynda Gamze.

The June 4th concert is made possible by a generous gift from the Zell Family Foundation.

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