Songbook Hall of Fame names 2015 honorees
Inductees include Gershwin’s, Rivera, Lawrence and Gormé
The Center for the Performing Arts and the Great American Songbook Foundation announce 2015 Songbook Hall of Fame honorees to be recognized at the Songbook Celebration gala on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at the Palladium.
The Saturday evening gala will feature the founder of the Great American Songbook Foundation, Michael Feinstein as he inducts a new round of honorees as part of the Songbook Hall of Fame. The star-studded ceremony will honor the musical contributions of:
- George & Ira Gershwin.
- Chita Rivera.
- Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gormé.
Conceived as an enduring testament to the Great American Songbook’s artistic contributors, the Hall of Fame honors lyricists, composers and performers. “We intentionally created the Hall of Fame to honor our country’s songwriters and artists,” said Feinstein, who also serves as the Center for the Performing Arts Artistic Director. “Sharing their music and recognizing their contributions ensures that our heritage endures for generations to come.”
For the fourth year, the Songbook Celebration is presented by Krieg DeVault, with support from Katz, Sapper & Miller LLP, and First Merchants. Inside the Palladium, the evening starts with a VIP cocktail reception, dinner and live auction. The Hall of Fame Induction ceremony will be led by Michael Feinstein and feature the Songbook Youth Ambassadors, Madelyn Baillio and Lucas DeBard. Following the Gala performance, guests will enjoy live music, dancing, food and drinks in themed clubs throughout the Palladium in the Katz, Sapper & Miller After Party. All proceeds will benefit the artistic and educational programs of the Center for the Performing Arts.
Tickets for the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Gala Performance, and After Party are available now atwww.TheCenterPresents.org/Songbook-Celebration.