Actor F. Murray Abraham to Join New York Philharmonic for Lincoln Portrait

Classic Arts News   Actor F. Murray Abraham to Join New York Philharmonic for Lincoln Portrait
 
Actor F. Murray Abraham will appear with the New York Philharmonic in two concerts next month, performing the narration for Copland's Lincoln Portrait, the Philharmonic announced.

The concerts, on July 5 and 6 at Avery Fisher Hall, are part of the Philharmonic's Summertime Classics series. Bramwell Tovey, the music director of the Vancouver Symphony, will conduct; the program also includes Gershwin's Strike Up the Band and An American in Paris, Three Dance Episodes from Bernstein's On the Town, and Aaron Jay Kernis's New Era Dance.

Abraham, best known for his Academy Award-winning performance as Salieri in the film Amadeus, has made more than 80 films and has appeared in many plays, including Uncle Vanya, Triumph of Love, A Month in the Country, Angels in America, King Lear, and The Fantasticks. In May 2005, he narrated the Philharmonic's performances of Stravinsky's Histoire du Soldat.


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