Vin Scully to perform at Hollywood Bowl
Vin Scully will take two days off from retirement to lend his remarkable voice to a historic composition in American history — live at the Hollywood Bowl.
Scully will narrate “Lincoln Portrait” by Aaron Copland, which mixes orchestral music with the words of Abraham Lincoln, excerpted from speeches and debates.
“Lincoln Portrait” premiered in 1942, and distinguished narrators over the years have included Walter Cronkite, James Earl Jones and Coretta Scott King. This performance starred basketball legend Julius Erving as narrator.
The Dodgers retired his microphone last month, with fellow Hall of Famers Sandy Koufax and Tom Lasorda unveiling Scully’s blue and white circle in what the team now calls its ring of honor.
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