Michael Feinstein Sings the Music of Frank Sinatra, November 25-27
Baltimore, Md. (November 1, 2011) - Presenting music from the songbook of Frank Sinatra, multi-platinum, five-time Grammy-nominated entertainer Michael Feinstein returns to Baltimore on Friday, November 25 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, November 26 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, November 27 at 3 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Hailed as "The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook," Feinstein will perform songs from his acclaimed album, "The Sinatra Project," a timeless tribute to the cherished music from "Ol' Blue Eyes." This Thanksgiving weekend program features favorites such as "Fools Rush In," "I've Got a Crush on You," and also the songs written for Sinatra but were never recorded during his golden years. Renowned for discovering and preserving rare treasures of classic American music, Feinstein's quest to discover old arrangements, manuscripts and orchestrations and reinterpret them makes him "an essential natural resource" (The New York Times). Note: The BSO does not perform on this program. Please see below for complete program details.
Michael Feinstein, vocals
Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, five-time Grammy-nominated entertainer dubbed "The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook," is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. His 200-plus shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and the Hollywood Bowl as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace. He serves on the Library of Congress' National Recording Preservation Board, which ensures the survival, conservation and increased public availability of America's sound recording heritage.
Feinstein's earned his fifth Grammy Award nomination in 2009 for The Sinatra Project, his Concord Records CD celebrating the music of "Ol' Blue Eyes." A new PBS concert special, The Sinatra Legacy, is currently airing across the country; The Sinatra Project, Volume II: The Good Life, its companion CD, was released on October 25. Last year's PBS series Michael Feinstein's American Songbook - in which he uncovers treasures of classic American music - is now available on DVD, with an additional disc of bonus features. The series, the recipient of the ASCAP Deems Taylor Television Broadcast Award, will return with six primetime episodes starting in January 2012.
Recently, he released the CDs The Power Of Two - collaborating with "Glee" and "30 Rock" star Cheyenne Jackson - and Cheek To Cheek, recorded with Broadway legend Barbara Cook. His newest recording is We Dreamed These Days; Feinstein co-wrote the title song with Dr. Maya Angelou.
Feinstein serves as Artistic Director of the Palladium Center for the Performing Arts, a $170 million, three-theatre venue in Carmel, Indiana that is home to an annual international Great American Arts Festival, diverse live programming and a museum for Feinstein's rare memorabilia and manuscripts. In 2010, he became the director of Jazz and Popular Song at New York's Jazz at Lincoln Center. His Manhattan nightclub, Feinstein's at Loews Regency, presents the top talents of pop and jazz.
Feinstein is working with MGM to turn The Thomas Crown Affair into a Broadway musical. He also has designed a new piano for Steinway called "The First Ladies," inspired by the White House piano and signed by several former First Ladies.
COMPLETE PROGRAM DETAILS
BSO SuperPops: Michael Feinstein Sings Sinatra
Friday, November 25, 2011 at 8 p.m.-Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (JMSH)
Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 8 p.m.-JMSH
Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 3 p.m.-JMSH
Michael Feinstein, vocals
Tickets range from $38 to $76 and are available through the BSO Ticket Office, 410.783.8000 or BSOmusic.org.