In a gala opening night concert, Music Director Alan Gilbert leads the New York Philharmonic in a rapturous performance of Italian film scores, featuring a lush selection of music from cinema classics like "La Dolce Vita," "La Strada", "Nights of Cabiria", "8 ½", "Romeo and Juliet", "Amarcord", and "Cinema Paradiso". Introduced by director Martin Scorsese. Also starring are Josh Groban, Renée Fleming and Joshua Bell to join the Philharmonics’ sweeping performances of scores by Nino Rota, Ennio Morricone and others.
Soloists: Renée Fleming, Josh Groban, Joshua Bell
Orchestra: New York Philharmonic
Music Program Christoph Pepe Auer, Songs I Like (Session Work Records, SWR80/15)