Saturday, June 08 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm - Valley Performing Arts Center, Great Hall
Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter and pop music auteur Rufus
Wainwright is one of the most popular and critically-acclaimed artists
of his generation. Born into a musical family (his father is legendary
folk singer Loudon Wainwright III and his mother was the
equally-influential Canadian singer Kate McGarrigle) he exploded onto
the scene in the late-nineties with both his debut self-titled album and
its follow-up, Poses.
Famous for his distinctive, deeply emotional voice and mastery of the
piano, Wainwright has built a vast following. His prolific output
includes a much-celebrated series of albums (Want I & II, 2003-2004), an opera (Prima Donna, 2009), and seven studio and two live recordings.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm - Valley Performing Arts Center, Great Hall
Dubbed "The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook," Grammy-nominated
artist Michael Feinstein is considered one of the premier interpreters
of American standards. He is a multi-platinum-selling, five-time
Grammy-nominated recording artist who as a young man was introduced to
Ira Gershwin by the widow of legendary concert pianist/actor Oscar
Levant. Through Gershwin he met his next-door neighbor, Rosemary
Clooney, and his role as the champion of American song was sealed. This
concert returns the artist to Los Angeles, the site of his early career.