Paris to L.A.! Celebrated conductor Alondra de la Parra and world-class cellist Jan Vogler invite us on an intercontinental musical flight between the old world and new world! Our point of departure on the European side will be the country with the only true capital of love: In 1872, after the Franco-Prussian War, Camille Saint-Saëns championed a genuinely French musical style with his palatably romantic cello concerto, while Debussy's Prelude marked a turning point in French modern music. On the other side of the Atlantic Austrian composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold awaits us in the country with dreamy Californian landscapes and a long history of immigration. After coming to the United States at the beginning of Austrian fascism, he began a career in Hollywood as a composer for film music. Korngold’s influence on the genre through works such as the Oscar-winning Robin Hood soundtrack from 1937 is still felt today. To finish off the evening, George Gershwin will combine his American homeland with time-honored Paris in a congenial tone poem where he incorporates impressions from his first visit to France's metropolis. International rhapsody!