Sir Simon Rattle conducts an all-American program – With Thomas Quasthoff and Pauline Malefane

2008 New Year's Eve Concert

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Thomas Quasthoff — Bass-baritone

Pauline Malefane — Soprano

Berliner Philharmoniker

Sir Simon Rattle — Conductor

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Under Sir Simon Rattle’s baton, the Berliner Philharmoniker gives a New Year’s Concert honoring American composers. From Gershwin to Copland, from Adams to Barber, the maestro effortlessly spans the varying styles of these great classics of the repertoire. Thomas Quasthoff and Pauline Malefane lend their radiant voices to the exciting evening.

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