Thursday, January 26, 2012
Tony Bennett...I Left my Heart in San Francisco! Fundraiser Valentine's Day!
Tony Bennett is jetting into San Francisco next month to croon at a fundraising gig at the Venetian Room at the Fairmont Hotel on tony Nob Hill to benefit heart research for UCSF.
Though the high-profile event - which includes cocktails, a gourmet dinner, and live stage show - sold out within hours on the heels of the exciting news - fans are hopeful that the engaging performer will sing earlier in the day in the Rotunda at City Hall when Mayor Lee will declare February 14th "Tony Bennett Day".
The remarkable acoustics - which recently elevated a San Francisco Boys Choir concert (at the Mayor's inaugural ceremony) to haunting Angelic heights - may prove to be too tempting a lure (musically and theatrically) for the seasoned pro to pass by.
Of course, the charismatic Bennett is expected to perform his signature tune - drum roll, please - "I left my heart in San Francisco" (which earned him a Grammy award in 1962.
Tony Bennett Duet II is up for consideration this year at the prestigious awards show, too.
Die-hard fans will have the opportunity to catch music collaborations with Lady Gaga, John Mayer, Aretha Franklin, and (the late great) Amy Winehouse on a PBS special to broadcast on Friday.
Viewers at home will probably marvel at the 85-year-old's versatility, musical vision, and depth of range by the time the curtain falls on - what is expected to be - a vastly entertainment live concert!