Concert Marks Feinstein’s Debut at Walt Disney Concert Hall
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2011, AT 8 PM
The Concert is Generously Sponsored by Acura: Official Automotive Partner of the Los Angeles Philharmonic – All Acura Vehicles Park Free for the Evening
Michael Feinstein – the multi-platinum selling, five-time Grammy nominated “Ambassador of the Great American Songbook” – combines his critically-acclaimed voice and intimate knowledge of American popular standards to create an unforgettable evening of timeless music at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Saturday, February 5, at 8 p.m. The concert is part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 2010/11 Songbook series.
Feinstein, in his Walt Disney Concert Hall debut, performs many of his favorites including selections from his most recent CD, Fly Me to the Moon, an intimate recording of classic standards with a sustained meditative mood that follows in the tradition of singers like Johnny Mathis and Sammy Davis Jr. He is accompanied on stage by Sam Kriger, piano/musical director; Don Shelton, woodwinds; Don Clarke, trumpet; Jim Fox, guitar; Albie Berk, drums; and Kirk Smith, bass.
In addition to performing more than 150 shows a year across the country, Feinstein’s recent PBS series, Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook, which chronicles the singer’s mission to keep the Great American Songbook alive as he preserves and passes along the lyrics and melodies of the greatest songwriters, is now available on DVD. Six primetime hours of the series will air in the fall of 2011.
Michael Feinstein is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. His 150-plus shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace. Feinstein is nationally recognized for his commitment to celebrating America’s popular song and preserving its legacy for the next generation. He serves on the Library of Congress’ National Recording Preservation Board.
Each year since its inception, the LA Phil Songbook series has brought audiences some of the most cherished evenings of American song. The 2010/2011 series concludes with The Songs of Patsy Cline with special guest The Living Sisters: Inara George, Eleni Mandell, Becky Stark (May 7, 2011).
MICHAEL FEINSTEIN, vocals
SAM KRIGER, piano/musical director
DON SHELTON, woodwinds
DON CLARKE, trumpet
JIM FOX, guitar
ALBIE BERK, drums
KIRK SMITH, bass
Saturday, February 5, 2011, 8 PM
WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles
HOW TO PURCHASE:
Tickets ($38 - $106) are on sale now at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, online at LAPhil.com, or via credit card by phone at 323.850.2000. A limited number of $10 rush tickets for seniors and full time students may be available at the Walt Disney Concert Hall box office two hours prior to the performance. Valid identification is required; one ticket per person; cash only. Groups of 12 or more may be eligible for special discounts for selected concerts and seating areas. For information, please call 323.850.2000.
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