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The Gala from Berlin 2008 features the Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle, and world-class singers Thomas Quasthoff and Pauline Malefane with an outstanding all-American program ranging from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess and An American in Paris to Copland’s Old American Songs.
George Gershwin: Cuban Overture, Porgy and Bess (Summertime; Bess, you is my woman now), An American in Paris
Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings, Op. 11
Aaron Copland: Old American Songs (The Boatmen’s Dance, The Dodger, Long Time Ago, Simple Gifts, I Bought Me a Cat)
John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Jerome Kern: Show Boat (Ol’ Man River)
John Phillip Sousa: Liberty Bell