Tony Winner James Earl Jones to Narrate Honest Abe at Avery Fisher Hall

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Tony Award winner James Earl Jones, most recently on Broadway in the revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, will narrate Honest Abe: Four Scores and More Feb. 28 at Avery Fisher Hall.

Presented by The Little Orchestra Society, the 11 AM and 1 PM performances will also feature violinist Mark O'Connor.

The program is endorsed by the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.

"Come celebrate the Lincoln Bicentennial with music inspired by this extraordinary leader," read Honest Abe press notes. "This multimedia program features giant image projections created by radio personality and concert producer Elliott Forrest. The concert includes music by Aaron Copland and Morton Gould, and the New York premiere of Peter Schickele's 'Lincoln At Ease,' as well as works written and performed by violinist Mark O'Connor. In a rousing finale, Mr. O'Connor and the Orchestra will be joined by young violinists from Opus 118 Harlem School of Music."

James Earl Jones won Tony Awards for his performances in The Great White Hope and Fences and was also Tony-nominated for his work in On Golden Pond. The actor has also been seen on Broadway in Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, "MASTER HAROLD"…and the boys, Othello, A Lesson from Aloes, Paul Robeson, Of Mice and Men, The Iceman Cometh, Les Blancs, A Hand Is on the Gate, Danton's Death, Infidel Caesar, The Cool Wind and Sunrise at Campobello. Jones' screen credits are numerous and include an Oscar-nominated performance in "The Great White Hope" and Emmy-winning turns in "Gabriel's Fire" and "Heat Wave."

He recently received the 2008 Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. For ticket information visit www.littleorchestra.org.

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