MTT conducts An American in Paris

MTT and the San Francisco Symphony kick off the 2013-14 Season with a festive program of American masterpieces. The riotous Jazz Symphony by twentieth-century "bad boy" George Antheil precedes Samuel Barber’s soulful Violin Concerto, featuring thrilling virtuoso James Ehnes. The program concludes with An American in Paris, Gershwin’s jazzy, rhapsodic portrait of the French capital seen through American eyes.

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Michael Tilson Thomas


James Ehnes


San Francisco Symphony


Concert: Approx. 1h 40m, includes intermission.

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MTT gives a TED Talk on music and emotion through time:

The Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra performs Gershwin's symphonic tone poem An American in Paris:

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  1. Fri, Sep 6, 2013 at 8:00pm

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Pre- and post-show Events

Inside Music, an informative talk with Peter Grunberg, begins one hour prior to concerts. Free to ticketholders.

Meet James Ehnes at a CD signing in the Symphony Store following the September 6 and 7 concerts.