Vanessa Williams Will Host First Live Screening of a Los Angeles Philharmonic Concert

News   Vanessa Williams Will Host First Live Screening of a Los Angeles Philharmonic Concert
 
Stage and screen star Vanessa Williams, most recently on Broadway in Sondheim on Sondheim, will host the first live theatre screening of a Los Angeles Philharmonic concert that will be seen in more than 450 movie theatres around the country and Canada.

The Jan. 9 concert, which begins at 5 PM ET, will be led by music director Gustavo Dudamel.

In a statement Williams said, "I’m thrilled to be working with the LA Phil on this exciting new venture to bring classical music to a larger audience."

The screenings are a collaboration between the LA Phil and NCM Fathom, a division of National CineMedia (NCM), and Cineplex Entertainment.

The concert, which will feature the works of Bernstein and Beethoven, among others, will also include behind-the-scenes interviews with Dudamel, soloists and the LA Phil musicians, rehearsal footage and a live post-concert Q&A with Dudamel.

The Jan. 9 concert is the first of three programs to be broadcast in theatres this season. The remaining concerts include an all-Tchaikovsky program interspersed with performances by actors reading related Shakespeare texts (March 13) and an all-Brahms program (June 5). Grammy, Emmy and Tony nominee Williams currently stars in ABC’s “Desperate Housewives.”

For more information visit www.laphil.com.

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