Father's Day Concert - A Hollywood Celebration
Please join us on 6/14/2014 at 7:30 p.m. in Barnet Park for this FREE Father's Day Concert with internationally acclaimed soloist Kaitlyn Lusk!
SPO to Present Free Father’s Day Concert
Zimmerli Amphitheatre in Barnet Park
In recognition of Father’s Day, Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra will present a free concert-in-the-park Saturday, June 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the Zimmerli Amphitheatre in Barnet Park in downtown Spartanburg. It will feature one of the hottest and most-promising vocalists currently making international headlines in both classical and pop music — Kaitlyn Lusk, a 25-year-old soprano.
The Spartanburg Philharmonic gratefully acknowledges its sponsors for this free event and without them this concert would not be possible: BMW MC, Century BMW, The Barnet Foundation, The City of Spartanburg, and the Spartanburg Downtown Marriott.
This pops concert — Father’s Day Concert: A Hollywood Celebration! — will offer a wide variety of music aimed at appealing to men and their families, such as the patriotic songs Armed Forces Salute and American Salute; Disney tunes from The Little Mermaid, The Jungle Book, and Aladdin; and the classics Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Moon River, The Sound of Music, and Singin’ in the Rain. Lusk will also sing songs from the Lord of the Ring movie series, including May It Be, Breaking the Fellowship, and Into the West, which won an Oscar for Best Original Song for a movie. Conducting will be SPO Music Director Sarah Ioannides.
Lusk quickly gained international acclaim and won the hearts of audiences with her incredible voice and captivating presence. Since 2004, Lusk has been the featured vocal soloist in conductor Howard Shore’s Lord of the Rings Symphony, performing this role with more than 50 of the world’s finest orchestras and many renowned conductors. At Shore’s request, Lusk performed the academy award-winning song Into The West as part of the Grammy Honors in New York City. Her expanded role in the Live to Projection Performances of the Lord of the Rings Films has brought her center stage in Radio City Music Hall, Royal Albert Hall, the Sydney Opera House, and in cities along the West Coast, Munich, Luzern (Switzerland), Singapore, Paris, Taiwan, and Chicago. In 2012 she performed with five of the world’s greatest orchestras — Munich, Rotterdam, Chicago, Sydney and London. She is also known for her revival of Judy Garland hits, such as Somewhere Over the Rainbow, which she is scheduled to sing in Spartanburg.
Other music on the program includes Star Spangled Banner, Amazing Grace, Under the Sea, A Whole New World, Be Our Guest, Bare Necessities, My Heart Will Go On, Fanfare for the Common Man, Hymn for the Fallen (Saving Private Ryan), As Time Goes By (Casablanca), Moon River (Breakfast at Tiffany’s), and Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.
KAITLYN LUSK has quickly gained international acclaim and won the hearts of audiences with her incredible voice and captivating presence. Kaitlyn made her major-orchestral debut with the Baltimore Symphony at the age of 14. Show-stopping performances at the New Years Eve showcase with the Boston Pops and a follow-up engagement featuring her refreshing renditions of MGM songs famous by the young Judy Garland.
In addition to her live performances, Kaitlyn’s first studio album, No Looking Back, features some of the finest musicians and songwriters in the industry today. The project was produced by the award-winning composer and arranger, Kim Scharnberg, whose initial response to Kaitlyn’s voice reflects the feelings of anyone lucky enough to hear her sing: “I heard Kaitlyn’s demo,” says Scharnberg; “I had to meet her. I had to hear her sing.”
Since 2004, Kaitlyn has been the featured vocal soloist in Howard Shore’s Lord of the Rings Symphony, performing this role with over fifty of the world’s finest orchestras and many renowned conductors.At Howard Shore’s request, Kaitlyn performed the academy award winning song “Into The West” as part of the Grammy Honors in New York City. Her expanded role in the Live to Projection Performances of the Lord of the Rings Films has brought her centre stage in Radio City, Royal Albert Hall, the Sydney Opera House, and in cities along the West Coast, Munich, Luzern Switzerland, Singapore, Paris, Taiwan, and Chicago. In 2012 alone she performed with five of the world’s greatest orchestras- Munich, Rotterdam, Chicago, Sydney and London.
Her new show FIlmSong, features her unforgettable voice in a 75-minute tour de force of songs from blockbuster movies delivered with full orchestra. Having been invited as special vocal artist, Kaitlyn has further deepened in her love of film music by joining with the 21st Century Orchestra and Maestro Ludwig Wicki in several concerts featuring the music of Ennio Morricone and film’s greatest songs. Singing Disney classics, Moon River, Titanic, and the classic Judy Garland she has established herself as one of the most versatile vocalists in the industry.
Most recently, she can be found as featured soloist on the album Lord of the Rings Symphony. Released on BR Klassik with 21st Century Orchestra and Maestro Ludwig Wicki, it can be found on Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and iTunes.
Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Chapman Cultural Center
200 E. St.John St., Spartanburg, SC 29302
Twichell Auditorium (Converse College)
580 E. Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302
David Reid Theater (Chapman Cultural Center)
200 E. St.John St., Spartanburg, SC 29302