Photo Coverage: STANDARD TIME WITH MICHAEL FEINSTEIN Plays Carnegie Hall
Earlier this week, Carnegie Hall presented Standard Time with Michael Feinstein "The Bad and the Beautiful"- Celebrating David Raksin and Classic Film Songs. Michael Feinstein, backed by a 12-piece band conducted by Charles Prince, sang classic songs by some of Hollywood's greatest composers. Feinstein performed music by David Raskin, the composer of the themes for The Bad and the Beautiful, Laura, and other memorable films, as well as favorites by other great masters of music for the silver screen. Check out photos from the special night below!
Michael Feinstein-the multi-platinum-selling, five-time Grammy-nominated, and two-time Emmy-nominated entertainer dubbed "Ambassador of the Great American Songbook"-is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. His 200-plus shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall, the Sydney Opera House, and the Hollywood Bowl, as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace.More than simply a performer, Mr. Feinstein has received national recognition for his commitment to celebrating America's popular song and preserving its legacy for the next generation. In 2007, he founded the Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative, dedicated to celebrating the art form and preserving it through educational programs, master classes, and the annual High School Vocal Academy and Competition, which awards scholarships andprizes to students across the country. He also serves on the Library of Congress'National Recording Preservation Board-an organization dedicated to ensuring the survival, conservation, and increased public availability of America's sound recording heritage. Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy