New York Philharmonic Opening Night: Music of Italian Cinema

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Alan Gilbert conducts the New York Philharmonic and guest soloists violinist Joshua Bell, soprano Renée Fleming and singer Josh Groban in a song from the film 'Cinema Paradiso.' Alan Gilbert conducts the New York Philharmonic and guest soloists violinist Joshua Bell, soprano Renée Fleming and singer Josh Groban in a song from the film 'Cinema Paradiso.' (Kim Nowacki/WQXR)

Tuesday, September 16 at 7:30, WQXR brings you a live broadcast of the New York Philharmonic's opening night gala concert: "La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema."

The program includes arrangements of Nino Rota's scores to Fellini's and La Dolce Vita, and Ennio Morricone's soundtrack to Cinema Paradiso. Joining music director Alan Gilbert and the orchestra are a trio of high-profile soloists: violinist Joshua Bell, soprano Renée Fleming and singer Josh Groban.

The program, with film clips, kicks off the Philharmonic's second annual "The Art of the Score" film week. Elliott Forrest and David Garland co-host the broadcast.

AUDIO: Josh Groban talks about his big break filling in for Andrea Bocelli, and about his ambitions for his future:

 

Below: Watch the trailer to Fellini's "8 1/2"


Watch the opening of "La Dolce Vita"

Comments [5]

@sailingsam - yes, the concert should be archived on our website later this week, pending the musicians' approval.

Sep. 16 2014 02:01 PM
sailingsam from UWS

Sorry I won'be home at that time...is there a way to play back the concert later?

Sep. 16 2014 01:34 PM
Robert St.Onge from Cochiti Lake,NM

Note to Copy Editor: Groban, not Grobin - although my spell-check seems not to know either spelling.

Sep. 16 2014 12:56 PM
Bernie from UWS

Yes, it is a unique step for the Philharmonic. Now why couldn't they get actual Italian singers or an Italian conductor for the affair? This seems like it started with a once great concept and slowly warped beyond recognition as marketing motives took hold. "Oh, we need a star soloist...No make that two. But it's movies, so let's bring in a crossover singer. Oh, and it's a gala so no piece can be more than 10 minutes in length." etc.

Sep. 16 2014 09:43 AM
Hetzger from NYC

Ahhh...Italian cinema...nothing like it. Fellini, the master

Sep. 16 2014 08:51 AM

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