Moon River and the Music of Henry Mancini
Starring Monica Mancini
Music Director, Gregg Field
Chris Walden, Conductor
New West Symphony
Special Guest Joshua Henry
An American icon comes home. During the early years of his career, Henry Mancini and his family lived right here in Northridge. We honor the master with a tribute to his film scores and beloved standards. It’s a family affair — starring daughter Monica Mancini and son-in-law Gregg Field front a full orchestra in an evening ranging from “The Pink Panther Theme” to “Moon River,” celebrating the man who was nominated for an astounding 18 Academy Awards and 72 Grammys.
Double-Grammy nominee and Concord Records recording artist Monica Mancini has appeared with major symphony orchestras worldwide including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, New York Pops, Boston Pops, Dallas Symphony, Seattle Symphony, and the BBC Concert Orchestra.
In August 2018 Monica returned for her 6th appearance at the Hollywood Bowl and in Sept. 2018 she joins the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Arturo Sandoval and Shelly Berg on the upcoming Universal / Decca release Gershwin Reimagined-An American in London.
Just Announced: Tony-Nominated Joshua Henry (Hamilton, Carousel)
Broadway credits include starring as Noble Sissle in Shuffle Along opposite Audra McDonald; Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama League Award nominations for his turn opposite Sutton Foster in Violet; A Tony Award Nomination for his starring role in The Scottsboro Boys. Joshua’s other Broadway credits include leading roles in The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess and American Idiot. He also starred as Jim Conley at Avery Fisher Hall in Jason Robert Brown’s Parade.