Get Jazzed about Jean-Yves Thibaudet and An American in Paris

Atlanta Symphony Hall

Performance Dates

Thursday, September 21, 2017 8:00 PM
Saturday, September 23, 2017 8:00 PM

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Music Director Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra launch the new season with George Gershwin's postcard from the French capital. The swinging showpiece that inspired the Academy Award-winning film and Tony Award-winning musical caps a night filled with American music, including “A Thousand Words” by the Orchestra's own Michael Kurth. Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet is a Parisian in America as the soloist in Bernstein's jazz-inspired Second Symphony.

Thursday Evening Pre-Concert Lecture

Orchestra Insider and Program Annotator Ken Meltzer will present a FREE pre-concert lecture at 7 p.m. on stage at Symphony Hall. Special guests will include Michael Kurth and Mark Clague. Open to all weekend ticket holders.

Opening Night Reception Party

Join us from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 21, for an exciting pre-concert reception in Center Space featuring light hors d'oeuvres and cocktails to celebrate the 2017/18 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra season. To purchase, just add-on reception tickets as you check out, or purchase separately here.

Program Notes

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Ken Meltzer's Inside The Music

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Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety"

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    A Thousand Words


    An American in Paris

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