March 8-9 | 8 PM Abravanel Hall
Andrew Grams, Conductor
Gounod - Ballet Music from Faust
Copland - Suite from Appalachian Spring
Stravinsky - Jeu de cartes, Ballet in Three Deals
Gershwin - An American in Paris
The Utah Symphony returns to Paris. George Gershwin was just back from a visit to the French capital when the New York Philharmonic commissioned him for a new work. He was thrilled by what he saw and heard in the "city of light" and couldn't wait to put the authentic Parisian taxi-horns he brought back to America to musical use. On the program with Gershwin's "rhapsodic ballet" are three pieces written officially for dancers, including the suite from Aaron Copland's Pulitzer Prize winning masterpiece of Americana Appalachian Spring.