An American in Paris

Mar 24

3:00 PM


Sunday, March 24, 2019

Winner of six Academy Awards®, the movie musical An American in Paris starring Gene Kelly features unforgettable songs and stunning dance sequences set against the backdrop of 1950s Paris. Experience this classic film as you never have before on the big screen with the timeless music of George Gershwin performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.


An American in Paris — March 22

Approximate concert duration: 138 minutes including intermission


Gershwin An American in Paris

Growing up around opera and working on Broadway proved to be excellent training for conductor Constantine Kitsopoulos in his work leading live-to-picture events. “My operatic training is the basis for everything I do,” said Kitsopoulos, who will conduct the Chicago Symphony in the Oscar-winning "An American in Paris" (1951). "This way of seeing a film is just a great experience." Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories


The CSO at the Movies series is generously sponsored by Megan and Steven Shebik.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.