Well, I sat in (I’ve been doing a lot of that lately it would seem) on the rhythm section rehearsal yesterday afternoon, prior to the orchestral call this morning for the ‘The Streisand Songbook’ concerts with the Boston Pops Orchestra.
Two words to describe this process as observed: faultlessly efficient! Wonderful playing, expertly overseen by the Boston Pops Musical Director, Keith Lockhart. The star of this show, notwithstanding, is most definitely Ann Hampton Callaway. Ann has the most astounding, musically sensitive vocal instrument. She’s also a great performer (I’ve seen her work in concert previously). She’s selected great songs in very cool arrangements – one in particular by her M.D., Rob Mounsey is a beauty!
If you’re in Boston tomorrow or Wednesday evening, get along and see this show – which also guest stars, Alan Bergman singing a couple of duets with Ann. The highlight of the show is sure to be ‘A Piece of Sky’ from Yentl in a brand new orchestration by a certain ‘Aussie’ who will remain nameless!