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Billy McLaughlin: Starry Night With Orchestra Nova

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.

Guitarist and composer, Billy McLaughlin

Guitarist and composer, Billy McLaughlin

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Billy McLaughlin plays his guitar.

Billy McLaughlin plays his guitar.

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A close-up shot of Billy McLaughlin performing in the KPBS studio.

A close-up shot of Billy McLaughlin performing in the KPBS studio.

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Billy McLaughlin performs live with Orchestra Nova in the KPBS studio.

Billy McLaughlin performs live with Orchestra Nova in the KPBS studio.

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Billy McLaughlin performs with Orchestra Nova, conducted by Jung-Ho Pak in the KPBS studio.

Billy McLaughlin performs with Orchestra Nova, conducted by Jung-Ho Pak in the KPBS studio.

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Billy McLaughlin performs with Orchestra Nova in the KPBS studio.

Billy McLaughlin performs with Orchestra Nova in the KPBS studio.

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Violinist Nathan Wilson

Violinist Nathan Wilson

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Special guest violinist Nathan Wilson performs with Billy McLaughlin in the KPBS studio.

Special guest violinist Nathan Wilson performs with Billy McLaughlin in the KPBS studio.

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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.

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.

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Billy McLaughlin performs with Orchestra Nova.

Billy McLaughlin performs with Orchestra Nova.

Close-up performance shot of musicians from Orchestra Nova.

Close-up performance shot of musicians from Orchestra Nova.

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Close-up performance shot of musicians from Orchestra Nova.

Close-up performance shot of musicians from Orchestra Nova.

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Orchestra Nova, conducted by Jung-Ho Pak

Orchestra Nova, conducted by Jung-Ho Pak

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Billy McLaughlin performs with Orchestra Nova, conducted by Jung-Ho Pak in the KPBS studio.

Billy McLaughlin performs with Orchestra Nova, conducted by Jung-Ho Pak in the KPBS studio.

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Conductor Jung-Ho Pak

Conductor Jung-Ho Pak

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Billy McLaughlin, Jung-Ho Pak and Orchestra Nova rehearse for their concert in the KPBS studio.

Billy McLaughlin, Jung-Ho Pak and Orchestra Nova rehearse for their concert in the KPBS studio.

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Billy McLaughlin, Jung-Ho Pak and Orchestra Nova stand on the KPBS stage.

Billy McLaughlin, Jung-Ho Pak and Orchestra Nova stand on the KPBS stage.

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Group shot of Billy McLaughlin and Jung-Ho Pak with Orchestra Nova in the KPBS studio.

Group shot of Billy McLaughlin and Jung-Ho Pak with Orchestra Nova in the KPBS studio.

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