The Carole King Songbook

Michael Krajewski, Conductor

Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center for Performing Arts

300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Feb 5-7, 2016
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Featuring

Liz Callaway, vocalist

Allison Blackwell & Bryce Ryness, vocalists

Grammy Award winner Carole King was one of the most prolific singer-songwriters of the ‘60s and ‘70s.

Sit back and enjoy Broadway’s Tony-nominated Liz Callaway covering King’s chart-topping hits from Tapestry, one of the all-time best-selling albums — You’ve Got a Friend, So Far Away, It’s Too Late, I Feel the Earth Move — as well as songs she penned for other artists like Aretha Franklin’s Natural Woman, The Drifters’ Up on the Roof, and The Shirelles' Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow. The POPS orchestra will continue to delight you with favorites from King’s fellow Gershwin Prize winners, including Paul Simon, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, and more. 

Helpful Information

This program, including intermission, is approximately two hours in length. Artists and program are subject to change without notice.

Discounted parking passes are available from select garages. For more information, please call 215.893.1999 or add a parking pass during checkout when purchasing your tickets.

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Enjoy the show!

Guest Artist

Liz Callaway, vocalist

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Liz Callaway is a Tony nominee and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer, and recording artist. She made her Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along, received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in Baby, and for 5 years, won acclaim as Grizabella in Cats. She has also starred in the original casts of Miss Saigon, The Three Musketeers, and The Look of Love, with many off-Broadway credits to her name, as well. An accomplished concert and recording artist, she created the award-winning show Sibling Revelry with sister Ann Hampton Callaway, with whom she collaborated again on Boom!, a celebration of the music of the '60s and '70s recorded live at Birdland and currently touring performing arts centers around the country. Recently, she had the pleasure of singing Chances Are with the legendary Johnny Mathis in Vancouver, co-starring with Jimmy Webb and Paul Williams in their engagement at Feinstein’s in New York, and joining Burt Bacharach, Dionne Warwick, and Stevie Wonder at Hal David’s 90th Birthday Celebration Concert in Los Angeles. Her extensive U.S. symphony work includes appearances at The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Ravinia, and The Hollywood Bowl. Worldwide, she has performed in China, Australia, New Zealand, Iceland, France, South Korea, and Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu, where she premiered a new concert featuring the music of Stephen Sondheim. Liz sang the Oscar-nominated Journey to the Past in the animated film Anastasia and performed the singing voice of Princess Jasmine in Disney’s Aladdin and the King of Thieves and The Return of Jafar. She received an Emmy Award for hosting Ready to Go, a daily, live children’s program on CBS in Boston.

"...Carole King is without question the most successful and revered female songwriter in pop music history."
— caroleking.com
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