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Billy McLaughlin: Starry Night With Orchestra Nova

Airs Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Guitarist and composer Billy McLaughlin performs a concert with Orchestra Nova, conducted by Jung-Ho Pak in the KPBS studio.

Guitarist and composer, Billy McLaughlin returns to the stage after one of the most remarkable medical and musical comebacks in history. In this "Starry Night" concert, he performs with Orchestra Nova, conducted by Jung-Ho Pak. The music and story behind it, will inspire you to never give up on your dreams and to keep reaching for the stars.

Event: Billy McLaughlin In Concert: November 2013 - SOLD OUT

  • KPBS, 5200 Campanile Drive , San Diego
  • Saturday, November 2, 2013
  • 7 p.m.
  • Age Requirement: All ages
  • Cost: $60 - $180

Full Event Information

All seven string arrangements by Eugenio Toussaint that were featured on Billy's "Into the Light" CD and "Coming Back Alive" DVD were performed by Orchestra Nova with a new twist.

Master percussionists and long-time friends of Billy, Marc Anderson and Jimi Englund added their wide array of percussion sounds and skills to the existing arrangements as well as a never-before-recorded string arrangement of "While She Sleeps" by Jacob Tews.

Special guest violinist Nathan Wilson joined Billy and the percussionists for a new piece called "Back From the Brink," and Billy rounded out the concert with two solo works.

"Billy McLaughlin: Starry Night With Orchestra Nova" is an original KPBS production: Executive Producer, Maura Daly Phinney; Producer and Editor, Andy Trimlett; Director, Donn Johnson; Staging and Lighting Design, Don Benke; Art Director, David Streib; Audio Supervisor, Rick Gord.

Billy McLaughlin is on Facebook, and you can follow @BillyMacMusic on Twitter. Orchestra Nova San Diego is on Facebook, and you can follow @OrchestraNova on Twitter.

This program is part of our TV Membership Campaign. Support quality programming you depend on from KPBS. Join or renew today!

Video

Preview: Billy McLaughlin: Starry Night With Orchestra Nova

Above: Guitarist and composer, Billy McLaughlin performs a concert with Orchestra Nova in San Diego. The performance was taped for public television and will debut on KPBS on March 18, 2012 at 8 p.m. McLaughlin's inspiring story of how he overcame his diagnosis of focal dystonia and learned to play guitar a second time with his other hand is remarkable. Billy's captivating music and the story behind it, will inspire you to never give up on your dreams and to keep reaching for the stars.

Comments

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billymacmusic | March 16, 2012 at 8:53 a.m. ― 2 years, 9 months ago

I'm really looking forward to Sunday!

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sdnative101 | March 23, 2012 at 10:05 p.m. ― 2 years, 9 months ago

Saw the concert tonight; love the music and the attitude behind it, including Jung-Ho Pak's conducting and the Orchestra Nova. Will look for the CD to add to my collection of lifetime favorites... Thank you!

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