We'll start in the lobby of the Lenox Hotel near the fireplace, then go to Solas Irish Pub connected to the hotel for an appetizer and wine or beer. The Lenox Hotel is on the corner of Boylston and Exeter Sts. (also 61 Exeter St will get you there by GPS)
We'll walk trendy trendy Boylston Street about 1/2 mile to the Berklee Performance Center for the concert, starts at 7:30p
If you're running late or just want to meet us at the performance, it's at Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue Boston MA 02115
Link to the event:
Female composers have made an indelible mark on the Great American Songbook. Berklee students and faculty will showcase great songs from the pen of Aretha Franklin, Dorothy Fields, Bessie Smith, Carole King, and Billie Holiday, just to name a few. Vocalists Donna McElroy, Natalia Sulca, Jennifer Hoyt, Nigel Tay, Gabriela Carrillo, and Tickwanya Jones will present memorable performances of some of the best songs ever written.
Admission: $8 in advance plus a 2 dollar convenience fee.
$12 day of show. Here are the seats that are booked. Third row center second orchestra. If you will arrive late, you can get your ticket at will call.
Thirty-five years after her death, Barack Obama, in his inauguration speech as 44th President of the United States on January 20, 2009, echoed lyrics by Fields when he said, "Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America". This alludes to the song "Pick Yourself Up" from the 1936 film Swing Time, for which Jerome Kern had written the music, in which Ginger Rogersand Fred Astaire sang Fields's words "Pick yourself up; dust yourself off; start all over again"
"I Can't Give You Anything But Love" "On the Sunny Side of the Street" "Pick Yourself Up", "The Way You Look Tonight" "Hey Big Spender"