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Henry Mancini’s ‘The Pink Panther’ Receives New Version Starring Lizzo And Sir James Galway

‘The Henry Mancini 100th Sessions – Henry Has Company’ will be available on June 21.

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Henry Mancini - Photo: David Redfern/Redferns/Getty Image
Henry Mancini - Photo: David Redfern/Redferns/Getty Image

The Henry Mancini Estate has unveiled a new version of his monumental hit “The Pink Panther,” which now features Lizzo and Sir James Galway. The song helps celebrate what would have been Mancini’s 100th birthday.

“Pink Panther” follows “Peter Gunn” featuring Quincy Jones, John Williams, Herbie Hancock, and Arturo Sandoval as the second single from the forthcoming album The Henry Mancini 100th Sessions – Henry Has Company, which will be available June 21 via Primary Wave Music.

Check out a live video session of the new “Pink Panther” recording session, which features Lizzo playing the signature melody on the flute.

The album comprises seven tracks and features guest appearances from John Williams, Herbie Hancock, Arturo Sandoval, Quincy Jones, Lizzo, Sir James Galway, Michael Bublé with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Pat Metheny, Take 6, Monica Mancini, Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Los Angeles Master Chorale, Stevie Wonder, Snarky Puppy, and Audrey Hepburn.

On June 23, The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and special guests Michael Bublé, Cynthia Erivo, and Monica Mancini will kick off the Bowl’s 2024 season with a 100th birthday celebration for Henry Mancini conducted by Thomas Wilkins.

The next day, on June 24, the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles will honor Mancini’s centennial with an event featuring live performances by Dave Koz, GRAMMY Award-nominated vocalist and Henry’s daughter Monica Mancini, plus multi-GRAMMY and Emmy recipient, producer and musician Gregg Field, along with an all-star band composed of L.A.’s finest studio musicians.

In addition to the concert, the evening will also feature a panel Q&A with members of the Mancini family, as well as a couple of surprise guest artists.

On August 4, music director, conductor, and arranger Kevin Stites will explore the music of legendary performer and film composer Henry Mancini for the annual Gala Benefit Evening at the Ravinia Festival.

Stream “Pink Panther (Feat. Lizzo and Sir James Galway)” on Spotify.

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