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Nov 25 - 26 , 2017

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS IN CONCERT WITH THE NJSO

2017–18 POPS

CONSTANTINE KITSOPOULOS conductor
PATRICIA WARD KELLY host
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Fall in love with Paris all over again! Watch this 1951 classic film, starring Gene Kelly as a former American GI who falls for Parisian Leslie Caron, on the big screen while the NJSO plays the score live. Memorable songs of George and Ira Gershwin—including “Embraceable You,” “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” “I Got Rhythm,” “’S Wonderful” and “Our Love is Here to Stay”—plus captivating dancing from the two charismatic stars will deliver an unforgettable experience for movie lovers!

Special Guest! Patricia Ward Kelly, wife and biographer of Gene Kelly, will make a special guest appearance to introduce the film and share reminiscences about his life and career.

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NJSO ACCENTS

Talkback—Sat, Nov 25 and Sun, Nov. 26, after the concerts
Here’s a chance to go deep on one of your favorite movies. Conductor Constantine Kitsopoulos explains the magic and unravels the mystery of playing live with film, while Gene Kelly’s wife and biographer Patricia Ward Kelly shares anecdotes from her life with the film star.

Performance on Nov 26 presented in collaboration with State Theatre New Jersey.

Please note: This concert replaces the originally advertised Radio Hits Live concert on Nov 25 & 26.