As artistic director of the Center for the Performing Arts, Michael Feinstein plays multiple roles. Yet, this celebrated performer still finds time to strut his vocal prowess on stage at his new home in the Palladium. This week, Feinstein takes the stage twice in Carmel, Indiana with performances on May 11 and 12 at the Center for the Performing Arts. A consummate performer and singer, Feinstein brought his talent to Indianapolis last year when he took charge of Carmel’s latest efforts to present entertainment to Indianapolis people.
Wednesday, May 11 Feinstein performs selection from his famous “Great American Songbook.” As a premiere interpreter of American standards, Feinstein’s voice brings Broadway show tunes and big band standards to life. Wednesday he promises an evening of unforgettable music.
Then on Thursday, May 12, Feinstein records a live PBS event. Feinstein will perform selections from his studio album “The Sinatra Project,” recorded in 2008. The evening will be part of an PBS broadcast taping at the Palladium on PBS. The evening is designed to celebrate the life and culture that gave us Frank Sinatra. Hear Feinstein backed by a seventeen piece big band as he shares songs and stories from Sinatra and his contemporaries including Rosemary Clooney, Dean Martin, Peggy Lee, Lena Horne, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald and others.
Hear these legends come to life through their famed songs including “Luck Be A Lady,” “Begin the Beguine,” “All I Need is the Girl,” “I Love Being Here with You,” “What Kind of Fool Am I?” “The Lady is a Tramp” and more.
A five-time Grammy nominated artist, Michael Feinstein’s name has become synonymous with American standards. As a singer, pianist and musical anthropologist, Feinstein has devoted his career to the preserving the American popular song. This seasoned performer makes more than 150 appearances on stage each year, including shows at Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, the White House and Buckingham Palace.
In addition, he serves on the Library of Congress’ National Recording Preservation Board. Feinstein has written the score for two new stage musicals The Day They Saves Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and The Gold Room. He also is currently working on an MGM project to turn The Thomas Crown Affair into a Broadway smash.
In 1977, Feinstein met Ira Gershwin and became his assistant for six years. He gained unprecedented access to unpublished Gershwin songs, many of which Feinstein has performed and recorded. As the apprentice to a classic American songwriter, Feinstein cut his teeth on a diet of classic modern music. Since then he has become the keeper of American pop songs.
Tickets for this Indianapolis music event on Wednesday, May 11 are nearly sold out, with a few at the $35.00 level left. Tickets for the Indianapolis event on Thursday, May 12 are still available with prices ranging from $50.00 to $150.00. Head to the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts to hear artistic director Michael Feinstein perform.
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Michael Feinstein Performs
Wednesday, May 11 at 7:30 PM
Thursday, May 12 at 7:30 PM
Center for the Performing Arts
355 City Center Drive
Carmel, IN 46032