Hartford Symphony Orchestra presents Broadway with the Callaways at the Bushnell for One Performance Only on April 18

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(L-R) Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway

(L-R) Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway

Tony-nominated sisters Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway will take the stage with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. This concert is part of Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s 2014-2015 POPS! Series, sponsored by United Technologies.

This concert is also presented as part of a collaboration with CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts in celebration of their 30th Anniversary. They will host a gala fundraiser prior to the 7:30pm performance. For tickets and more information about this gala event, visit www.crec.org/theater.

When Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway perform together with the HSO, they’ll turn sibling rivalry into singing revelry with their great music, witty banter and heartwarming stories. Rex Reed of The New York Observer said, “Their voices blend and soar majestically like the eagles!”

About Ann Hampton Callaway
Ann Hampton Callaway is one of the leading champions of the great American Songbook, having made her mark as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator, TV host and producer. A born entertainer, her unique singing style blends jazz and traditional pop, making her a mainstay in concert halls, theaters and jazz clubs as well as in the recording studio, on television, and in film. She is best known for Tony-nominated performance in the hit Broadway musical Swing! and for writing and singing the theme song to the hit TV series “The Nanny.” Callaway is an award-winning writer whose songs are featured on six of Barbra Streisand’s recent CDs. The only composer to have collaborated with Cole Porter, she has also written songs with Carole King, Rolf Lovland and Barbara Carroll to name a few. Callaway has been a special guest performer with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall and Tanglewood, and is featured at many of the Carnegie Hall tributes. She has sung with more than 25 of the world’s top orchestras and big bands, and has performed for President Clinton in Washington, D.C. and at President Gorbachev’s Youth Peace Summit in Moscow.

Ann is featured on Arbor’s Records CD Johnny Mandel: the Man and His Music. Her recent solo CDs At Last, Blues in the Night, Slow and Signature have received high critical acclaim. She has recorded two popular holiday CDs – Holiday POPS! With Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, and her solo CD, This Christmas. Ann’s other recordings include Easy Living, To Ella with Love, After Ours, Bring Back Romance, Ann Hampton Callaway, and the award-winning live recording Sibling Revelry. For more information, see www.annhamptoncallaway.com.

About Liz Callaway
Tony-nominated and Emmy winner Liz Callaway made her Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along. She went on to star in Baby (Tony nomination), Miss Saigon, The Three Musketeers, The Look of Love, and for five years appeared as Grizabella in Cats. Off-Broadway credits include The Spitfire Grill (Drama Desk Nomination), Brownstone (Roundabout), No Way to Treat a Lady, Marry Me a Little and Godspell. Other New York appearances include the legendary Follies in Concert at Lincoln Center, A Stephen Sondheim Evening, Fiorello! (Encores!), and Hair in Concert.  She also played Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard at Pittsburgh CLO. Liz sang the Academy Award-nominated song “Journey to the Past” in the animated feature Anastasia. Other film work includes Jasmine in the two Aladdin sequels, The Swan Princess, and Beauty and the Beast. Television appearances include “Ready to Go” (Emmy Award CBS-Boston), “In Performance at the White House,” and “Inside the Actor’s Studio: Stephen Sondheim.”

Her extensive concert and symphony career has included appearances in London, Paris, Iceland, Australia, China and nearly every major city in the U.S.  She has toured with composer Stephen Schwartz, and performs regularly with her sister, Ann Hampton Callaway. Liz recently had the pleasure of singing Chances Are with singing legend Johnny Mathis in Vancouver. She also co-starred with Jimmy Webb and Paul Williams in their critically-acclaimed engagement at Feinstein’s in New York and joined Burt Bacharach, Dionne Warwick, and Stevie Wonder at Hal David’s 90th Birthday Celebration Concert at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Liz has five solo recordings: Passage of Time, The Beat Goes On, The Story Goes On: Liz Callaway On and Off- Broadway, Anywhere I Wander: Liz Callaway Sings Frank Loesser, and her new Christmas CD Merry and Bright, as well as two CDs with her sister, Ann Hampton Callaway: Sibling Revelry and Boom! Live at Birdlandwww.lizcallaway.com

Calendar Listing:
Hartford Symphony Orchestra POPS Series
Broadway with the Callaways
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Belding Theater at The Bushnell
Tickets starting at $22.50; $10.00 for students with ID
860-987-5900 or www.hartfordsymphony.org
When Tony Award-nominated sisters Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway perform together with the HSO, they’ll turn sibling rivalry into singing revelry with their great music, witty banter and heartwarming stories. “Their voices blend and soar majestically like eagles!” – Rex Reed, The New York Observer
This concert is presented as part of a collaboration with CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts in celebration of their 30th Anniversary. They will host a gala fundraiser prior to the 7:30pm performance. For tickets and more information about this gala event, visit www.crec.org/theater.

POPS! Series Presenting Sponsor: United Technologies
 
HSO programs are funded in part by the Greater Hartford Arts Council, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, and with support from the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.