September 2014 programs for Song Travels with Michael Feinstein

September 2014 programs for Song Travels with Michael Feinstein

Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.

Pianist Thomas Lauderdale and Pink Martini are Michael Feinstein's guest on 9/27.

Join host Michael Feinstein as he visits and performs with country star Hunter Hayes, the legendary Neil Sedaka, Gloria Gaynor and pianist Thomas Lauderdale and Pink Martini.

9/6       Hunter Hayes Rising Country star Hunter Hayes performed as a four-year old with Hank Williams, Jr. and played at the White House at just seven. On his debut album, Hayes performed on all of the instruments and was rewarded with three Grammy nominations in 2013. He released his second album Storyline in May. On this week’s Song Travels, Hayes performs original songs including his hit, “Wanted.”

9/13      Neil Sedaka Neil Sedaka is synonymous with popular music. For more than fifty years, he has written, performed, and produced the soundtrack for America’s collective psyche. Sedaka had a string of early ‘60s pop hits, and his songs have been recorded by Frank Sinatra, Connie Francis, Elvis, and the Monkees, among others. On this episode, Feinstein and his guest talk and play iconic pop and great standards, including one of his many hits, “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do.”

9/20      Gloria Gaynor Gloria Gaynor is best known for her sensational 1978 hit, “I Will Survive,” which won the only Grammy ever awarded for Best Disco Recording. In the past decade she has released new music on unsuspecting audiences and has been honored with a slate of accolades. Gaynor performs “My Funny Valentine” and joins Feinstein for a duet of “The Very Thought of You.”

9/27      Thomas Lauderdale Pianist Thomas Lauderdale is a cofounder of the celebrated orchestral ensemble Pink Martini, which bridges classical, jazz, world music, and old fashioned pop. On this Song Travels, Lauderdale brings along a few of his musical collaborators, including NPR’s Ari Shapiro. Lauderdale solos on “Malagueña” by Ernesto Lecuona and duets with Feinstein on George Gershwin’s “The Man I Love.”



 

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