Saturday, October 15, 2011
“Love, Sweet Love” - A Hal David Event
Lee is one of the musicians participating in the forthcoming Hal David tribute taking place on October 17 to benefit the ASCAP Foundation and the Blue Ribbon of the Music Center of Los Angeles. The event, named “Love, Sweet Love”, will pair a concert at the Mark Taper Forum with a gourmet dinner at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
David, one of the most beloved songwriters of all time, whose lyrical repertoire is full of gems such as “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head”, “To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before,” “We Have All the Time In the World,” “One Less Bell to Answer,” “Don’t Make Me Over,” “Close to You” and “Walk on By,” turned 90 in May.
The celebration concert will include a whole group of world-renowned musical talents, from David’s long-time collaborators, composer Burt Bacharach and singer Dionne Warwick, to Kristin Chenoweth, Herb Alpert, Dwight Yoakam, Freda Payne, Jackie DeShannon, Lani Hall, Michele Lee, Smokey Robinson, Valerie Simpson, B.J. Thomas, Steve Tyrell, Albert Hammond, the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA) Vocal Jazz Ensemble and others. Academy Award-winning composer Paul Williams will preside as emcee.
Please stay tuned to these pages for some more post-event treats and surprises.
You may read a full press release about the event by clicking → here. For more information about the tribute, call 213 972-3347.
Click → here for a behind-the-scenes image of Leland with Hal David.