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Classical Notes: December 27, 2008 Archive

Classical Music at the Inauguration

Posted at 4:41 AM on December 27, 2008 by Gillian Martin (9 Comments)

Aretha Franklin isn't the only musician on the program for Barack Obama's inauguration on January 20th.

Composer and film music legend John Williams has been commissioned to write a new piece, to be performed by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, violinist Itzhak Perlman, pianist Gabriela Montero and clarinetist Anthony McGill.

I can't find anymore information about the piece, but you can find out more about the program for the inauguration here.

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