Streisand is joined by Chris Botti, Il Volo, and son Jason Gould for two hours of hits, including nine songs she has never performed on a concert stage.
“I love people from Brooklyn. Because they’re real. Down to earth. They tell it like it is.” So Barbra Streisand informs an adoring audience at the opening of her heralded hometown return at the brand new 19,000-seat, billion-dollar Barclays Center.
Mixing her trademark classics with rarer older material and selections from her more recent albums, Streisand, in her first concert appearance in six years, sings 27 songs, nine of which she never before performed live.
Among the vocal highlights is a medley of Jule Styne show tunes. Styne wrote the music to Streisand’s Broadway and Hollywood megahit “Funny Girl.”
Throughout the concert, she sings selections from every stage of her career, including “Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered” (which she sang during her memorable appearance on “The Judy Garland Show” in 1963); “Enough is Enough (No More Tears)” (her disco hit with the late Donna Summer); “My Funny Valentine” (from her 1967 album “Simply Streisand”); and “The Way We Were” (in loving tribute to Marvin Hamlisch who unexpectedly passed away in August 2012).
And then there are songs from her more recent albums like “Nice ‘N’ Easy,” “That Face,” “Some Other Time,” and “Here’s to Life.”
Pinchas Zukerman guest conducts the San Francisco Symphony and is the soloist in Mozart’s 3rd Violin Concerto, as well as the Adagio K. 261 and the Rondo, K. 373. Also on the program: Mozart’s 40th Symphony.
By popular demand, the MY MUSIC series brings back the happiest hits from the days of poodle skirts and penny loafers with Magic Moments: The Best of 50s Pop an unforgettable concert featuring singing sensations from a kinder and gentler time.
From “Love Is a Many Splendored Thing” performed by the Four Aces to Patti Page singing her immortal “Old Cape Cod,” these are truly magical memories from the days when songs appealed to audiences of all ages.
The beloved “Mr. C.,” Perry Como, launches the parade of 50s favorites with vintage footage of the show’s 1958 top 10 title track “Magic Moments.”
Another archival clip presents the always emotional Johnnie Ray with “Cry,” a million-seller from 1951, while Pat Boone croons his romantic classic from 1957, “Love Letters in the Sand.”
Among the new performances, taped on stage from Atlantic City, are balladeer Don Cherry with the 1955 smash “Band of Gold” and the Four Coins offering their ageless vocalizing on 1957’s “Shangri-La.” Dating from the same year, the gold record “Little Darlin’” is faithfully re-created by doo-wop group the Diamonds.
Film star Debbie Reynolds sings a sweet serenade with “Tammy” from 1957; Gogi Grant reprises her dramatic 1956 hit “The Wayward Wind”; Rosemary Clooney, in a flashback film segment, is seen in a wistful rendition of her 1954 evergreen “Hey There.”
More great group sounds are heard from the stunning McGuire Sisters, who offer a medley of sentimental standards such as “Sincerely,” “Sugartime” and “Something’s Gotta Give.”
Lynn Evans of the Chordettes returns to the stage to recall that trio’s playful 1958 favorite “Lollipop,” while the Four Preps reunite for “26 Miles (Santa Catalina)” and “Big Man.”
Co-hosted by singers Pat Boone and Phyllis McGuire with Nick Clooney, Magic Moments: The Best Of 50s Pop spotlights the performers whom audiences have never stopped loving and who continue to warm the hearts and ears of lovers of vintage American music.
Thursday November 21: Cleveland Orchestra
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; *Nicole Cabell, soprano; Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo-soprano; Garrett Sorenson, tenor; Raymond Aceto, bass
LIEBERSON: Neruda Songs (Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo-soprano)
*BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 “Choral”
Illinois new Supreme Court Chief Justice Rita Garman has been head of the state’s high court for almost a month now. Host Jim Meadows talks with Garman, who lives in Danville, about what it took for her to get there. We’ll also ask Garman about her views on cameras in the court room, and about her work to create a committee on child custody issues for the state’s supreme court.
Then on the second half of this episode of Focus, Jack Rozdilsky joins host Jim Meadows. Rozdilsky is a professor at Western Illinois University who teaches and researches what strategies make emergency management most effective. We’ll talk with him about how to orchestrate a recovery and how to teach someone to control chaos.
In 1863, Abraham Lincoln proved himself a master of a new frontier — not on the battlefields of the Civil War, but in his high-tech command center: the War Department Telegraph Office. The internet of the 19th century, the telegraph gave Lincoln new powers to reshape leadership and wield personal control across distant battlefields. It also connected him to the country in new ways, as information poured in, and allowed him to feel the pulse of the country faster than before. The results of Lincoln’s pioneering experiment in communication led to the rebirth of America on the fields of Gettysburg … both in the battle that turned the tide of the Civil War and in the few words that recast the American ideal as a national creed: the Gettysburg Address. David Strathairn (Lincoln) narrates.
Listen to WILL-AM's Focus at 10 am Monday, Nov. 18, when U of I history and African American Studies professor Bruce Levine talks with Jim Meadows about the significance of the Gettysburg Address and Battle of Gettysburg.
Members of Cantus, one of the premiere men's vocal ensembles, talk with Minnesota Public Radio host Alison Young about the holiday, music and food. This year's special presentation will focus on the importance of heritage, including works from the Sacred Harp, Lakota Wiyanki by Herrington/Woodside and will feature the premiere of Psalm of the Soil, by Sarah Kirkland Snider.
Simple gifts - Shaker Tune, Arr. Stephen Caracciolo
We Gather Together - Hymn Tune Arr. Humble
Ain't Got Time To Die - Hall Johnson, arr. Philip Duey
Psalm of the Soil - Sarah Kirkland Snider
A Thankful Heart - Sacred Harp
Holy Manna - Sacred Harp
Turkey in the Straw - Trad, arr. Dwight Bigler
Fiddle Tune - Arr. Chris Foss
Hard Times Come Again No More - Stephen Foster, Arr. Donald Moore
Lakota Wiyanki - Judith Herrington and Gail Woodside
My Journey Yours - Elise Witt, Arr by Michael Holmes
Northwest Passage - Stan Rogers, Arr. Ian Loeppky
In Flanders Fields - Christine Donkin