Herbie Hancock & Lang Lang with Neue Philharmonie Westfalen conducted by John Axelrod
Modern Creative - Beyond
John Axelrod (conductor); Herbie Hancock, Lang Lang (piano); Bärbel Tirler, Susanne Wierer (flute); Rainer Nörenberg, Mayumi Yamada-Kühne (oboe); Stefan Jank (clarinet); Norbert Göller (oboe); Thomas Kiefer, Uwe Rebers (bassoon); Juliane Bernsmann, Bernd Eiteneuer, Shusaku Fujita, Ulrich Mangold, Roland Vesper (french horn); Rolf Köster, Thomas Meise, Gernot Sülberg (trumpet); Martin Jannasch, Gerd Schnackenberg, Martin Wrede (trombone); Mischa Nodelman, Istvan Karacsonyi, Wladimir Petritschenko, Ilona Seifert, Theodora Staneva, Andrei Jakab, Alexander Gyulai, Satoko Asaumi, Christoph Brüggemann, Martin Ehrhart (1st violin); Markus Wallrafen, Nicola Borsche, Susann Bozzetti, Hans-Rainer Lieske, Miroslaw Sommer, Woiciech Skowronski, Ileana Jakab, David Crowe, Juliana Münsch, Sophie Richter (2nd violin); Susanne Schmickler, Woiciech Michalski, Andreas Kosinski, Christian Otto, Wolfgang Fabri, Magnus Döhler, Alexander Dressler, Christoph Tentrup, Natasha Klopkotsch (viola); Walter Gödde, Mark Mefsut, Ji Eun Kim, Karolin Scholz, Daniel Hoffmann, Andreas de Witt (cello); Gunnar Polansky, Michael Gawriloff, Matthias Bonitz, Frank Hanewinkel, Anke Haury (double bass); Lucilla Weyer (harp); Maximilian Thumann, Hanna Prandl, Michi Kunigo, Yasuko Furukawa (percussion).
Sun 12 July 2009 16:00 - 17:30 Amazon
Herbie Hancock can well be regarded as one of the most importantjazz icons of our time. His career now spans 40 years in which hehas grown into one of the most creative and original personalitieswho influences the development of jazz. Regardless of the style heplays - whether it is jazz rock, funk of hard bop - Hancock is andremains a pioneer who is not afraid to experiment. This isdemonstrated by his meeting with Lang Lang with whom he performed arendition of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue at the 50th Grammy Awardsceremony in 2008. Lang Lang is a superstar of classical music. Atthe age of only 26 he can choose to perform with any of the mostprestigious symphony orchestras in the world. The collaboration ofLang Lang and Hancock has resulted in a unique project in whichthey both interpret works by Gershwin and Bernstein, among others.They will also perform the concerto for two pianos by VaughanWilliams together with the Neue Philharmonie Westfalen conducted byJohn Axelrod.