Performance Today

with host Fred Child

An American in Paris in L.A.

George Gershwin's "An American in Paris" is just the sort of piece that conductor Gustavo Dudamel shines at. It's jazzy, energetic, exuberant, and passionate, just like Dudamel himself. Last fall, Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic opened their season with an all-Gershwin concert, including his wide-eyed look at Paris in the 1920s. We'll hear highlights in today's show. <p><b>NOTE: Through our agreement with the Mozart Week Festival, Hour 2 of today's show is not available for web audio streaming</b></p>