Chris Botti Live in Boston

Mon, 06/08/2009 - 9:30pm
Chris Botti
Credit: LeAnn Mueller
Chris Botti in Boston features the acclaimed trumpeter performing with a once-in-a-lifetime lineup of some of today’s most popular music artists including Sting, Josh Groban, John Mayer, Katharine McPhee, Yo-Yo Ma, Steven Tyler, Lucia Micarelli and Sy Smith. These talented stars join Botti to give masterful performances of material different from their usual repertoire. Filmed in high-definition before an audience at Symphony Hall in Boston with Keith Lockhart conducting the Boston Pops, Chris Botti in Boston airs Monday, June 8 at 9:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV 21 (cable 11) and WXXI-HD (DT21.1/cable 1011).

From the opening moments of the program, Botti and his special guests keep the audience riveted. After Botti’s beautiful renderings of “Ave Maria” and “When I Fall in Love,” viewers will be treated to violinist Lucia Micarelli accompanying Botti on a breathtaking version of “Emmanuel” followed by Sting’s performance of “Seven Days.” Other highlights include Josh Groban and Sting performing together on stage for the first time; John Mayer and Katharine McPhee performing Sinatra classics; and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler dedicating his performance of Charlie Chaplin’s “Smile” to his father, who is sitting in the audience.