May 12-13, 2023 | Music Hall

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Hear jazz-infused music from Duke Ellington’s vision of night creatures, to Gershwin’s Parisian streets.


DARIUS MILHAUD: La création du monde ("The Creation of the World")

COURTNEY BRYAN: Piano Concerto [World Premiere, (orchestral version), CSO Co-Commission]
DUKE ELLINGTON: Night Creature

GEORGE GERSHWIN: An American in Paris (ed. Clague)


Louis Langrée, conductor

Courtney Bryan, piano and composer


Music Hall


Series 1

What's Interesting

Louis Langrée and the CSO end the 22/23 season with jazz-infused musical visions. New Orleans native Courtney Bryan, “a pianist and composer of panoramic interests” (The New York Times), premieres her new concerto. Milhaud's opening music evokes African folk mythology while Duke Ellington, who was both a prolific composer and famed jazz pianist, summons musical images of night creatures. Gershwin closes the program by dropping you into the sights and sounds of Parisian streets.

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We believe that great music is for everyone, regardless of your budget. This concert is eligible for Pay What You Wish Pricing, as well as other discounts. To learn more visit Music for All.

The CSO is grateful to Kari and Jonathan Ullman for their support of the Courtney Bryan Co-Commission.