David Foster and Katharine McPhee (2023)

SolFebruary18., 2024 - 19:30

Royal Center for the Performing Arts Melbourne, Florida


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Royal Center for the Performing Arts Melbourne, Florida


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SolFebruary18., 2024 - 19:30

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David Foster and Katharine McPhee (2)

Biography: David Foster

"I think everyone gets three rounds in their lifetime," says musician, composer, arranger, producer and recording artist David Foster. “For me, two are complete and I'm in the third round. I think you have to change it every round. My mantra is to back off and attack in a different direction, which I've done twice already. Now I will do it again.

Foster's early career began as a studio musician, arranger and recording artist. His second round was to become one of the most successful songwriters and record producers in history, with albums cumulatively selling hundreds of millions of copies. During this phase of his four-decade career, he also established the David Foster Foundation and volunteered his time and talent to over 400 charities. In addition, he became known as an artist throughout Asia, where he tours annually.

For her third round, Foster is preparing to compete on Broadway with various projects. This includes writing the music for a new musical about legendary cartoon character Betty Boop, which will be directed by Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell. He is writing the music for a musical based on the novel by Amy BloomNew York Timesbest sellerwe happyDirected by Tony Award nominee Sheryl Kaller. Foster is also developing a one-man narrative show based on his career story, which he will direct.

As one of the most celebrated songwriters of our time, Foster's ability to pen hits, write indelible melodies, and construct dramatic moments prepared him for this third round. "I think Broadway and I are a perfect match," he says. “The story becomes the co-author. For me it's a new adventure and creative opportunity that I always thought I could do and now it's a reality. It's also exciting because as a producer I've been mass producing music in a room with no windows for 35 years. New York theater culture and slowly learning the basics, and I'm not afraid of that."

Foster doesn't seem naturally capable of resting on his laurels, and his relentless drive has propelled him throughout his career. Few people can claim to have his fingerprints on more important moments in all of pop music than David Foster. He has created hits and award-winning gold and platinum albums for a variety of artists including Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bublé, Josh Groban, Rod Stewart, Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind & Feuer, Diana Krall, Natalie Cole, Michael Bolton, Seal, Chaka Khan, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Chicago, Hall & Oates, Brandy, 'N Sync, Boz Scaggs and Gloria Estefan. He has taken singers who have explored pop and classical styles, such as Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban, into the mainstream. He has created soundtracks that define blockbuster film cultureThe Bodyguard, Urban Cowboy,jSaint Elmo's fire; and created timeless Christmas classics, including all-time bestsellers like Josh Groban'sChristmas,Michael BubleChristmasvon Celine DionThese are special times, the Rod StewartMerry Christmas babyby Andrea Bocellimy christmas,y Mary J. BligeA Christmas Maria.

For his remarkable work, Foster has won 16 Grammy Awards, including three for Producer of the Year, an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe, and received three Academy Award nominations for Best Original Song. a key role in discovering and launching the careers of Celine Dion, Josh Groban and Michael Bublé.

In 2008 and 2011, Foster rose to prominence as an artist in his own right as the host of "Foster & Friends," two star-studded Las Vegas concert events celebrating music from Foster's unprecedented catalogue. The shows were filmed forGreat performance on PBSy Foster'shired killerjThe assassin returnsIt became PBS's highest-rated fundraising show of the decade. Foster is also known as a performer throughout Asia, where he plays to sold-out venues on his frequent tours.Asia has talent. It is considered the biggest television show in the world and is broadcast in 20 countries across Asia. Foster also recently became the new Global Big Brand Ambassador for AirAsia.

"In Asia, the public believes that the person who writes and produces the songs is just as important as the person who sings them," says Foster. Quite exciting." Foster plans to expand his tour to Europe, the United States and Russia next year.

Not surprisingly, Foster became an accomplished artist. Born in Victoria, British Columbia, he began studying the piano at the age of four. According to the story, his mother was cleaning the family piano, touched one of the keys and was surprised when David correctly shouted "That's an E!", discovering he had the perfect pitch. The son of a janitor and a housewife, Foster has told his life in the acclaimed and best-selling autobiography.hit the man

For Foster, charity work is the second priority in her life. Meeting a young woman from his hometown who was awaiting a liver transplant had a profound impact and prompted him to found the David Foster Foundation in 1986. Its mission is to provide financial support to Canadian families with children who need organ transplants to save lives. along with a new focus on organ donor awareness. Four years ago, the foundation had a mandate to raise a $30 million foundation. "We've increased that goal to $50 million, and I think we'll hit that goal by the end of 2017," says Foster. , the Andre Agassi Foundation and Carousel of Hope. By leveraging his vast network of friends and superstar artists, Foster has enabled these events to raise millions of dollars for charity. "The gift of music has brought me many rewards," he says. “What better way to appreciate these gifts than to give them back? It's not just a responsibility, it's a duty.”

Foster has also been recognized with professional honors, including induction into Canada's Walk of Fame in 2002, the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2007, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2010, and the Songwriters of Fame Award, also in 2010 In 2013, Foster received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Located on Vine Street opposite the iconic Capitol Records building, alongside the stars of their musical heroes: John, Paul, George and Ringo, a thrill for the self-proclaimed 'world's biggest Beatles fan'. The location is doubly important as Capitol was the record label that Foster's band Skylark signed in 1971. Their hit "Wildflower" became a Top 10 hit and launched Foster on his never-ending road to success.

Of receiving a star on the Walk of Fame, Foster says, "A hundred years from now my great-grandchildren will be like, 'Hey, there's my great-grandfather' and have a star next to the Beatles." in front of the building where I first signed...that's perfect."

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Biography: Katharine McPhee

Classic love songs define key moments in life.

They can instantly evoke a warm hug or evoke memories of an unforgettable evening. Like fine wine, these tunes only get better with time as they are passed down from generation to generation. Singer, actress, performer, philanthropist, and award-winning and gold seller.American IdolSeason 5 star Katharine McPhee reinterprets, recharges and reinvigorates a variety of timeless jazz standards in her fifth feature film.I fall in love very easily[BMG].

"I wanted to make a record that people can tell apart," he smiles. "It's the most romantic music in the world. All songs tell stories. That's why I love her so much.

The sum"burned numbers"McPhee nurtured a lifelong passion for the American Songbook from a young age performing at cabaret concerts in high school. But one groundbreaking achievement tipped the scales for what would become of itfall in love too easily. As part of the 2015Sinatra 100: A standout GRAMMY®concertOn CBS, he joined John Legend on the opening medley: "You Make Me Feel So Young", "My Kind Of Town" and "You And Me (We Wanted It All)". Her spectacular presence and powerful voice captivated and inspired a key member of the show's production team: the legendary GRAMMY.®Award-winning producer Don Was [Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt].

"After I left the stage, Don came up to me and said:"I really want to make a record with you"' she recalls. "Obviously he was excited because he's a legend. We had a really incredible bond from the start.”

Because of this chemistry, the two entered the famous Capitol Recording Studios in 2016. With an experienced engineer and 20-time GRAMMY winner®Awardee Al Schmitt behind the board,I fall in love very easilyIt's engineered with the right blend of classic style and modern vigor.

"I was always excited from entering the studio," she continues. "How could it be that you're not looking forward to going to the Capitol, sitting in Frank Sinatra's chair and taking pictures? There was this incredible energy. It was a very easy and natural experience. I think I've grown as a live performer. It felt good to do something alive for lovers young and old. During the recording we focused on making the transmission talkative. It was about communicating these stories today.”

In addition to many highlights, he gives Nina Simone's "Everything Must Change" a delicate sensitivity. McPhee has been performing the song live regularly for nearly a decade, but ended up recording it here. On the piece, the piano resonates before the orchestra's strings mingle with her passionate, impressive and inimitable voice.

"I first heard about it right after my parents got divorced," he admits. "It doesn't matter how old you are, it changes your life. It is difficult. I remember sitting on my bed and Nina Simone appeared. Tears started to flow. I've been singing ever since"Everything has to change"Live at all my concerts. It's so easy to relate to the lyrics as they really explain what life can be like at certain stages."

Meanwhile, he deftly blends the Nat King Cole favorite "Blame It On My Youth" with Sinatra's "You Make Me Feel So Young," adding an energetic spark to the harmonies of a rich production.

"It's the fault of my youth"It's so innocent," he continues. “Youth is a big issue for me. This idea is implemented"You make me feel so young". These are songs I've always sung. I felt like I had found my place. I can sing this music for the rest of my life.

Fueled by McPhee's vocals, Chet Baker's "I Fall In Love Too Easy" underscores the expansion of his spectrum. The title itself speaks to her on a personal level.

"I've got my eye on him"I fall in love very easily"a long time,” he says. "It's something I've always wanted to record. I really connected with the title because it's definitely an issue in my life. I guess I'm a hopeless romantic!"

He reflects on his roots and refines his expertise.I fall in love very easilycompletes McPhee's circle as artist and performer. The audience fell under the singer's spell for the first time during his legendary careerAmerican IdolSeason 5 in 2006. Fueled by the hit song "Over It", their self-titled debut debuted at #2 in 2007billboardTop 200 and received a Gold certification from the RIAA. In 2010, she returned with not one, but two records:IntactjChristmas is the time to say I love you. At the same time, he became a fixture on the big and small screen. He starred alongside Debra Messingsmashedby executive producer Steven Spielberg, as well as guest appearancesCSI: New York,community,family man, and more. In the meantime he has acted in several films. As a sought-after entertainer, she has appeared on stage for PBS specialsfoster parents and friendsjChris Botti and Boston. She is also an active spokesperson for buildOn. Between starring in the CBS dramaScorpio(now in its fourth season with McPhee in a high-profile lead) released the singer in 2015Hysteriato overwhelming fan praise.

However, McPhee comes homeI fall in love very easily.

"I've always wanted to do that," he disregards. "When people hear it, I hope they will see the innocence of love. Love is always good, but it can turn left and right. It can get you in trouble or get you back on track. If you are looking for love, then from a naive and innocent place. The older you get, the wiser you are. It is so beautiful. That's what I want you to feel on this album.

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