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New Year's Eve All-Gershwin Concert (#2705)
Led by its new music director Lorin Maazel, the New York Philharmonic celebrates the evening with an all-Gershwin gala. Maazel, whose achievements include an acclaimed recording of Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, will feature some of the composer's most famous music. For the occasion, selections from Porgy and Bess will be sung by soprano Indra Thomas, tenor Lawrence Brownlee and bass-baritone Willard White, with the Ebony Ecumenical Ensemble (Bettye F. Forbes, founder-director) in its New York Philharmonic debut. The program also includes the Cuban Overture and An American in Paris (the latter given its world premiere in 1928 by Walter Damrosch and the New York Philharmonic). [116 minutes]
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