GREAT PERFORMANCES: Hitman David Foster and Friends - Performance
- Tuesday November 28th at 7:30pm
- Friday December 1st at 1am
- Saturday December 2nd at 8pm
Join Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban and Michael Bublé as they lead a parade of entertainers nurtured by the Canadian-born producer, honoring him in a gala concert. Recorded live in Las Vegas, Hitman: David Foster & Friends features Foster presiding center stage at the keyboard performing a virtual jukebox worth of songs he has written and/or produced. Neatly arcing Foster’s remarkable 35-year career, highlights range from early hits like St. Elmo’s Fire Love Theme and “Man in Motion,” performed by American Idol Michael Johns, through foot stompin’ disco with Cheryl Lynn’s “Got to Be Real,” to the neo-jazz swing of Michael Bublé’s “Feeling Good.”
Over the past 35 years, he has amassed among his 15 Grammys three for producer of the year. He has also been nominated a whopping 44 times. He has produced hits with everyone from Natalie Cole to Celine Dion, from Barbra Streisand to the Corrs, Madonna to Chicago. He has also overseen such blockbuster soundtracks as The Bodyguard, Footloose and Ghostbusters.
More recently, he has created his own label, 143 (I Love You) Records, in partnership with Warner Brothers, where he’s developing the careers of Groban, Bublé and McPhee, to name just a few lustrous protégés.
“I’m grateful for my musical past,” says the still-youthful Foster, 58, who began playing the piano at age 5 and enrolled in the University of Washington’s summer music program at 13. “And I have great anticipation about the musical adventures waiting to reveal themselves in the future. I’m one happy, fortunate and lucky guy.”
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