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Burt Bacharach, the »King of Easy«, timeless master of light-hearted and complex orchestral pop music, gave his first ever concert in Germany in 2018, two months after his 90th birthday. The show in Berlin was quickly sold out. Not least due to the rave reviews, there will be a repeat just a year later, this time in the Philharmonie in Munich. Together with his ten-piece band, the programme spans six exciting decades of his successful career as one of the top composers, pianists and band leaders. Along with innumerable hits from hundreds of compositions – 48 of his songs rose to the top 10 in the U.S. charts, nine of those to number one – there are also surprises in store including new interpretations.
Born in Kansas City/Missouri in 1928, Burt Bacharach grew up in New York and has influenced generations of musicians. Whether as a film music composer, as the godfather of »Easy Listening«, as arranger and producer of Broadway shows, or simply as the man behind the piano who, together with lyricist Hal David, conceived hit song after hit song, counts as one of the most significant musicians of the 20th century. Classics like »Any Day Now«, »Anyone Who Had A Heart« or »Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head«, to name a few, figure in his repertoire as well as the film scores to »What’s New Pussycat?«, »Casino Royale« and »Alfie«. For this monumental creative output, Burt Bacharach has been awarded three Oscars and eight Grammys, including a »Lifetime Achievement Grammy« in 2008. As early as 2001, he was the recipient of the »Polar Music Prize«. In 2012, Bacharach and Hal David were honoured with the »Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song«, an extraordinary achievement bestowed only upon musicians who have developed popular song on a level with the great George Gershwin.
Then as now, new interpretations of his great classics form a big part of his captivating live concerts. It’s all the more astonishing that Bacharach, after half a century in the business, brought out his first ever live recording, »Live at the Sydney Opera House« only in 2008. This, too, became a world-wide success, highlighting the orchestral alchemy between jazz, pop and great piano songs that unfold during his concerts.
Please be advised of the following: according to child protection laws valid in Munich, children under the age of six are not admitted to the concert. Children from 6 to 13 are admitted only under supervision of a parent or legal guardian.
(PGM Promoters Group Munich Konzertagentur GmbH)