Yaroslavsky as Lincoln

zev-as-lincoln.jpgOn Sept. 11 at the Hollywood Bowl, Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky narrated the Abraham Lincoln parts of it “A Lincoln Portrait,” by Aaron Copland. "In a 1943 interview, Copland said his goal was to find passages that seemed relevant to the challenges at hand. Only once did he quote from a famous speech," Yaroslavsky wrote in a blog post. "In the many years since then, the narrative of 'A Lincoln Portrait' has been read by voices as diverse as America itself, including some of our finest actors, such as Gregory Peck, Paul Newman and Henry Fonda. On Tuesday, at the Hollywood Bowl, a Los Angeles County Supervisor with a long affection for Copland got his turn."

A video clip is attached to the Yaroslavsky blog post.


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