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Festival Orchestra: Gershwin, Williams & Prokofiev
Friday, August 12, 2022 — 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Jerry Hou, conductor*
Thomas Hooten, trumpet
Gershwin: An American in Paris
John Williams: Trumpet Concerto
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5
Gershwin’s bustling depiction of a Parisian vacation shares an all-American first half with the trumpet concerto of fellow genre-defying legend John Williams, performed by GTMF/LA Phil Principal Trumpet Thomas Hooten. Prokofiev said about his Symphony No. 5: “I regard the Fifth Symphony as the culmination of a long period of my creative life. I conceived of it as glorifying the grandeur of the human spirit.”
Tickets $35/$75; Children/Students $5
*Guest Conductor Eun Sun Kim has been replaced due to illness.
Join us for a pre-concert talk at 7 PM in the Barbara Furrer Goodman Memorial Garden near Walk Festival Hall’s north entrance. Talks are sponsored by the Goodman Family Foundation, in memory of Roy and Barbara Goodman.
Festival Orchestra sponsored by Mr.† & Mrs. Gilman Ordway
Resident Conductor Jerry Hou sponsored by Suzanne Jin Mesinoglu & Ahmet Mesinoglu
Performances sponsored by Joyce Craig & Beryl Weiner
Photos: Ringo Chiu
Programs and guest artists subject to change.