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The Streisand Songbook Update

Ann_Hampton_CallawayWell, 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! Continue Reading →

‘The Barbra Streisand Songbook’ Concert with the Boston Pops

BSO_LogoAs part of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops 2012 season, there is an incredible series of concerts under the banner of Visions of America underpinned by the photographer, Joseph Sohm’s stunning images from all 50 American States.

The season theme will culminate in the Visions of America Photo-Symphony, a sweeping photographic portrait of American life set to music by the acclaimed Roger Kellaway, with lyrics by the unrivaled Alan and Marilyn Bergman.  This multi-media project, enhanced by the recorded narration of Clint Eastwood, will be premiered in performances on June 14, 15, 16. Continue Reading →