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Pourqoui pas Paris?

Pourqoui pas Paris?

Barry Gold, LA Phil cellist, stands in front of the Arc de Triomphe in a city he knows well thanks in part to his tenure with the orchestra.


An American in Paris is, of course, an iconic and oh-so-familiar composition by Gershwin. But this magnificent city of lights and romance is currently being seduced by the magnificent musicians of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the LA Master Chorale in what surely will be a overpowering performance of John Adams' new masterpiece: The Gospel According to the Other Mary.

Speaking of romance: The Philharmonic's love affair with Paris really took off in 1996 when we performed for one month at the Théâtre du Châtelet and our collective hearts always start beating much faster with anticipation whenever we return. This week is no different for I can say for sure to the city of Paris: we love you and embrace you with our music!