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An American in Paris

Masters Series

  • Friday, 12 Mar 2021 - 7:30PM
  • Saturday, 13 Mar 2021 - 7:30PM

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Hollywood noir meets Paris with Jazz.

Helicopters cut through the mist in Platoon and Gene Kelly steams up your glasses in An American in Paris – we begin and end with music that defined two iconic Hollywood blockbusters. Kurt Weill’s Symphony No.2 is an absolute gem, embracing both wry satire of relentless energy and the sound of his popular Broadway works. WASO’s own trumpet superstar Brent Grapes will dazzle you with Henri Tomasi’s virtuosic Trumpet Concerto, which traverses an enthralling musical landscape from Hollywood noir, to French impressionism and jazz.


PROGRAM

Samuel BARBER Adagio for Strings
Henri TOMASI Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra
Kurt WEILL Symphony No.2
George GERSHWIN An American in Paris


ARTISTS

Asher Fisch Conductor*
Brent Grapes Trumpet**

*Appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts
** Principal Trumpet, partnered by Anonymous 


RUNNING TIMES

FRIDAY
Start: 7:30pm
Finish: 9:30pm*
Includes a 25 minutes interval*

SATURDAY
Start: 7:30pm
Finish: 9:30pm*
Includes a 25 minutes interval*

*Times are approximate and subject to change at any time.


FOOD & BEVERAGE

DINNER  menu available closer to event date

GRAB & GO 
- menu available closer to event date 
No bookings necessary. 


PLEASE NOTE: Prior to an event if you are feeling unwell, we ask you please do not attend the performance and contact our Box Office on either boxoffice@perthconcerthall.com.au or 9231 9999 to discuss the options for your tickets. 


See full WASO 2021 Season here


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