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Walt Disney Concert Hall celebrates Gershwin – With Gustavo Dudamel and Herbie Hancock

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Walt Disney Concert Hall celebrates Gershwin – With Gustavo Dudamel and Herbie Hancock Los Angeles Philharmonic

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Gustavo Dudamel and jazz superstar Herbie Hancock meet at the crossroads of jazz and classical music in a concert dedicated to American composer George Gershwin.

In 2011, the Los Angeles Philharmonic (LA Phil) and its music director Gustavo Dudamel kicked off their season with a celebration of George Gershwin's music. Although Gershwin's An American in Paris and Rhapsody in Blue are performed relatively regularly, other great works by this beloved American composer still await rediscovery. Enter Gustavo Dudamel, the LA Phil, and their season opening concert, which featured some of these lesser known musical gems. A highlight was Gershwin's Cuban Overture, a piece inspired by the Cuban pop music standard, Echale salsita. To prepare for the performance, "I went backstage to drink a little mojito," said a laughing Dudamel, "to create a little bit more the real atmosphere that we will have tonight with this amazing music." Gershwin's protean music is strongly influenced by jazz, but, as Gustavo Dudamel cheerily reminded the public, it also contains some distinctly Latin American features.

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Program

  • George Gershwin, Cuban Overture
  • George Gershwin, An American in Paris
  • George Gershwin, Embraceable You
  • George Gershwin, Someone To Watch Over Me
  • George Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Enrique Sánchez-Lansch
  • Venue: Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles, USA)
  • Production date: 2011
  • Duration: 1 h 16 min
  • Production: © BFMI
  • Available version(s): EN

Casting

  • Herbie Hancock | Pianist

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