Great Performances: Herbie Hancock, Gustavo Dudamel And The Los Angeles Philharmonic Celebrate Gershwin
Airs Friday, February 28, 2014 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV
Originally published January 4, 2012 at 1:43 p.m., updated February 24, 2014 at 2:24 p.m.
GREAT PERFORMANCES re-teams with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and its dynamic music director, Gustavo Dudamel, for a third opening night gala concert showcasing the bravura conducting style and interpretive gifts that have made Dudamel an international sensation.
The concert’s all-Gershwin repertoire will include "An American in Paris," "Rhapsody in Blue" and a solo performance of “Someone to Watch Over Me,” spotlighting the virtuoso jazz piano of special guest Herbie Hancock.
“This is the first time as a professional musician that I’ll be playing a piece that’s essentially classical music with jazz overtones with a symphony orchestra, and what a symphony orchestra it is!” marvels Hancock just before the concert, referring to his keyboard work in Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.”
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