Billy McLaughlin: Starry Night With Orchestra Nova
Billy McLaughlin and Orchestra Nova conducted by Jung-Ho Pak filmed a new program called Starry Night for KPBS Public Television San Diego in early January. The program will debut on KPBS in San Diego on March 18th with live appearances by Billy and Jung-Ho. The music and the story behind it will inspire you to never give up on your dreams and to keep reaching for the stars. Starry Night will be made available to PBS stations across the nation in June and Billy anticipates visiting as many stations as possible with a fall concert schedule that would include cities that broadcast the show. All seven string arrangements by Eugenio Toussaint that were featured on Billy’s Into the Light CD and Coming Back Alive DVD were performed by Orchestra Nova with a new twist. Master percussionists and long-time friends of Billy, Marc Anderson and Jimi Englund added their wide array of percussion sounds and skills to the existing arrangements as well as a never-before-recorded string arrangement of While She Sleeps by Jacob Tews. Special guest violinist Nathan Wilson joined Billy and the percussionists for a new piece called Back From the Brink and Billy rounded out the concert with two solo works. Please support this new opportunity for Billy by letting your friends in San Diego county know about the March 18 premiere!!! Broadcast schedule available here.