Alec Baldwin in Lincoln Portrait

Dutoit welcomes Baldwin 09 Aug 05 (Pete Checchia)
Photo: Pete Checchia

Alec Baldwin narrated Copland's Lincoln Portrait Wednesday night for the opening of the Philadelphia Orchestra's season in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Baldwin repeats the piece Sept. 26 in Philadelphia at the orchestra's opening gala.

"He loved working with Dutoit and the musicians - talked with as many as he could once his piece of the concert was over," said an orchestra spokeswoman of Baldwin. "He told them how much he admired them, asked questions about their schooling and background. It was pretty neat."