McDonald, Mitchell, Groban and Zeta-Jones Take Part in Oct. 25 L.A. Concert; PBS to Broadcast

News   McDonald, Mitchell, Groban and Zeta-Jones Take Part in Oct. 25 L.A. Concert; PBS to Broadcast
 
Academy Award winner Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tony Award winners Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell and recent Chess star Josh Groban will take part in the third of three benefit concerts to inaugurate the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Brian Stokes Mitchell, one of the performers at the upcoming
Brian Stokes Mitchell, one of the performers at the upcoming "Gala: Soundstage L.A." benefit.

The Oct. 25 evening, entitled "Gala: Soundstage L.A.," will feature the Los Angeles Philharmonic with Esa-Pekka Salonen and John Williams as conductors. In addition to the aforementioned Zeta-Jones, McDonald, Mitchell and Groban, the concert will boast special guests Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg. The program—made up of selections from film scores by Williams, Elmer Bernstein, Erich Korngold, Max Steiner, Jerry Goldsmith, Alfred Newman and Miklos Rozsa—follows: Williams: "Soundings" (world premiere)
Steiner: "King Kong"
Korngold: "The Adventures of Robin Hood"
Newman: "Wuthering Heights"
Rózsa: "Madame Bovary" Waltz
Various: Selection of songs, with McDonald and Groban
Bernstein: "The Magnificent Seven"
Williams: "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"
Goldsmith: "Planet of the Apes"
Herrmann: "Vertigo"
Herrmann: "On Dangerous Ground"

Selections from the Oct. 25 concert — as well as tunes from the Oct. 23 and 24 evenings of classical pieces — will be part of a "Great Performances" special at the end of the month. "The Los Angeles Philharmonic Inaugurates Walt Disney Concert Hall" will air on PBS stations around the country on Oct. 29. WNET/Thirteen in the metropolitan area will broadcast the special Oct. 29 at 8 PM with an encore presentation Nov. 2 at 1 PM; check local listings.

Designed by Frank Gehry, the new Walt Disney Concert Hall is the new home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Master Chorale. The Hall is located at 111 S. Grand Avenue in Los Angeles, CA. For tickets, call (323) 850-2000. For more information, visit www.musiccenter.org.

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