Chris Botti Live

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Trumpeter Chris Botti is a gifted instrumentalist, a talented composer, and a charismatic performer who has captured the attention of the pop music world. Through his singular combination of lush atmospheres and thoughtful improvisations, Chris Botti has earned both critical acclaim and mainstream appreciation for a succession of best-selling albums. In this PBS special, Chris Botti is joined by a star-studded group of guests performing stunning renditions of timeless standards. Accompanied by a 35-piece orchestra and his own renowned five-piece band, Chris welcomes Sting, Gladys Knight, Paula Cole, Burt Bacharach, Jill Scott and Renee Olstead. It's a magical evening that ignites the hearts of all in the audience. The diverse selection of guests will resonate with multiple generations of PBS fans and supporters. Premium & Pledge Levels (see Premium Offer/Pledge Levels post to confirm): Pledge event produced by WLIW with Laura Savini and producer John Vernile as pledge talent with special guest Chris Botti. A fast-paced shortened version of the popular concert, freshened with a new, hour-long pledge event (with Chris Botti as guest) and new premiums. Includes his new CD Italia (release date 9/25/07), an elegant blend of music that captures the magic of Italy, featuring Andrea Bocelli on the title track. The pledge event shows excerpts of Bocelli and Botti recording together, as well as breathtaking footage of Italy.

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