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Burt Bacharach

Burt Bacharach


Burt Bacharach

Wednesday, June 7, 8:00pm
at Davies Symphony Hall

The Hitmaker Series: Burt Bacharach at Davies Symphony Hall  
Almost Sold Out

Originally scheduled for Friday, November 11, this concert has been rescheduled for Wednesday, June 7 at 8pm. All tickets purchased for the November 11 concert will be honored at the door on June 7, 2017.

Burt Bacharach

A true giant of American music, Burt Bacharach is one of the greatest popular composers of the 20th century. An eight-time GRAMMY and three-time Oscar winner, Bacharach (often with lyricist Hal David) was responsible for many of the hits that defined pop music from the 1960s to the present, including “Walk on By,” “I Say a Little Prayer,” “That’s What Friends are For,” “Promises, Promises,” and “Do You Know the Way to San Jose” for Dionne Warwick, “Close to You” popularized by the Carpenters, and Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald’s duet “On My Own,” Tom Jones’ “What’s New, Pussycat?”, Jackie DeShannon’s “What the World Needs Now Is Love,” and dozens more. With a reach beyond the Hit Parade, Bacharach’s midas touch extended to Hollywood, where the theme songs to the 1966 comedy Alfie and 1981’s Arthur, as well as the #1 single “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” from 1969’s Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid have become part of the American cultural identity. All told, Bacharach has racked up a mindboggling 73 US and 52 UK Top 40 hits over his four decade career. This rare chance to spend an evening with a songwriting legend promises a cross-section of Bacharach’s most beloved music, accompanied by a crack eight-piece band.

Artist Personnel

Burt Bacharach piano, conductor
Elizabeth Chorley violin
Dennis Wilson woodwinds
Thomas Ehlen trumpet, flugelhorn
Bill Cantos keyboards
David Joyce keyboards
David Coy bass
John Ferraro drums, percussion
Josie James vocals
John Pagano vocals
Donna Taylor vocals

Artist Website

"Bacharach’s compositions are so catchy it’s hard not to get caught up in the sheer songcraft of it all " — Variety
"A maverick of pop song " — The New York Times

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