Gustavo Dudamel conducts the LA Philharmonic Orchestra in the tone poem by George Gershwin live from the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Dudamel explains that the "Cuban Overture" was inspired by the song "Echale Salsita." Music from "An American in Paris" helps listeners create their own nostalgic vision. Herbie Hancock will join the stage as the principal soloist for the Opening Night Gala.
Dudamel conducts the LA Philharmonic Orchestra in the Ballet from the film score composed by Gershwin.
This evening's performance marks the first time Hancock is playing classical music with a professional orchestra. He dedicates the concert to his wife. Arrangements will come from his album entitled "Gershwin's World."
Hancock plays a re-arranged version of the popular Gershwin composition.
Hancock returns to the stage with Dudamel to play the composition by Gershwin. The LA Philharmonic Orchestra accompanies the pianist.
Hancock and Dudamel embrace. The pianist receives a standing ovation. This evening's performance is held at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Credits: Rhapsody in Blue: La Philharmonic Opening Gala with Herbie Hancock and Gustavo Dudamel
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This gala performance of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra features keyboard legend Herbie Hancock, who joins Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic for a high-spirited celebration of quintessential American composer, George Gershwin. The concert begins with the iconic Tin Pan Alley composer's Cuban Overture and his beloved An American In Paris. Then, the multiple Grammy Award-winning pianist joins Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic to perform arguably Gershwin's most famous work, the jazz hued Rhapsody in Blue.
Length: 82 minutes
Copyright date: ©2011
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