Lynnie Godfrey Embraces the Standards with the ASO
Saturday, August 27, 2016, 7:30 pm
Diane Wittry, Music Director/Conductor
Ronald Demkee conducting
PROGRAM SNEAK PEEK
It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing
Someone To Watch Over Me
The Best Is Yet To Come
The Allentown Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ronald Demkee, is joined by Award winning Broadway singer/actress, Lynnie Godfrey performing hits from her sold out Jazz Cabaret performances and from her Grammy recognized debut album, Lynnie Godfrey Doing It Her Way, featuring favorites by Duke Ellington, George and Ira Gershwin, Billy Strayhorn, Henry Mancini, and many more. The 15-track album was produced by Lynnie and Kent Heckman and was recorded at Red Rock Recording Studio in Pennsylvania. Of Lynnie’s debut, G. Bruce Boyer of Town and Country said it best, “She specializes in the Great American Songbook of Gershwin and Porter, Berlin and Lorenz Hart, but is comfortable enough with her own talent to present her audience with both some lost gems and a few new compositions she has discovered.” She chose these classic standards because, as she says, “I am in the business of memories, evoking memories for my audience who have experienced these songs in their lives and creating memories for those who are discovering the songs for the first time.” She goes on, “I speak about the songs, their composers, the original artists and then maybe the audience will not just enjoy my interpretation, but will seek out the original artists and rekindle their relationships with them thereby keeping these great artists’ work alive.”
Ms. Godfrey has worked with some of the most talented musicians in the Lehigh Valley Area including on piano...Roger Latzgo , Lou Czechowski, Dave Roper, Kevin O'Connell, and Craig Kastelnik, on saxophone Ken Moyer, Tom Hamilton, Neil Wetzel and Tony Gairo, on drums Gary Rissmiller, bassists Tony Marino, Gene Perla and Greg Eicher among others.
Bringing her Broadway and Hollywood influences to the evening along with the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, Ms. Godfrey will display her own unique treatment to songs from composers like: George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Johnny Mercer, Johnny Burke and Jimmy Van Heusen, Stephen Sondheim, and that is just a start.
NOTE: Tickets to Lynnie's January 23, 2016 postponed performance will be honored at the August 27, 2016 performance.
SPECIAL OFFER! Patrons who buy two or more tickets (at the Box Office) to Lynnie's performance, will receive a very special CD from Lynnie. (While supplies last)