Thursday, November 19, 2015

Michael Feinstein Pays Tribute to Sinatra at Strathmore on Eve of His 100th Birthday

Michael Feinstein visits Strathmore, December 11th

From our friends at Strathmore...

Strathmore Michael Feinstein Sinatra Centennial

“Ambassador of the Great American Songbook” pays tribute to iconic singer 
Frank Sinatra on the eve of his 100th birthday

On the eve of Frank Sinatra’s centenary, lauded interpreter and champion of American song Michael Feinstein pays tribute to “Ol’ Blue Eyes” backed by a Big Band at the Music Center at Strathmore in Michael Feinstein Sinatra Centennial on Friday, December 11, 2015 at 8 PM. Feinstein is no stranger to the music of Sinatra - he’s recorded two albums and a PBS special dedicated to the music icon. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (301) 581-5100 or visit

Multi-platinum selling, two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated entertainer Feinstein is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards, and has received national recognition for his commitment to celebrating America’s popular music and preserving its legacy. In 2007, he founded the Great American Songbook Foundation, dedicated to celebrating the art form and preserving it through education programs, master classes, and the annual High School Vocal Academy.

Feinstein also serves on the Library of Congress’ National Recording Preservation Board, which is dedicated to ensuring the survival, conservation, and increased public availability of America’s sound recording heritage. Feinstein was named Principal Pops Conductor for the Pasadena Symphony in 2012 and made his conducting debut in June 2013. He launched an additional Pops series at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in Palm Beach, Florida in 2014. He also serves as Artistic Director of the Palladium Center for the Performing Arts, a $170 million, three-theatre venue in Carmel, Indiana, which opened in January 2011. Since 1999, he has served as Artistic Director for Carnegie Hall’s “Standard Time with Michael Feinstein” in conjunction with the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers. In 2010 he became the director of the Jazz and Popular Song series at New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center. On top of all this, Feinstein performs an average of 200 concerts per year.

Feinstein was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, where he started playing piano by ear at 5 years old. June Gale, widow of legendary concert pianist-actor Oscar Levant, introduced him to Ira Gershwin in July 1977. Feinstein became Gershwin’s assistant, which earned him access to numerous unpublished Gershwin songs, many of which he has since performed and recorded. Gershwin’s influence provided a solid base upon which Feinstein evolved into a captivating performer, composer, and arranger. He also has become an unparalleled interpreter of music legends such as Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer, Duke Ellington and Harry Warren.

Strathmore Presents 
Michael Feinstein Sinatra Centennial
with Big Band
Friday, December 11, 2015
8 PM
Tickets $55-$125

Music Center at Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, MD 20852

For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit or call (301) 581-5100.

About Strathmore:
Strathmore presents and produces exemplary visual and performing arts programs for diverse audiences, creates dynamic arts education experiences, and nurtures creative ideas and conversations that advance the future of the arts. The organization’s hallmark is the Music Center at Strathmore, with a 1,976-seat concert hall and education complex. Its core campus also includes the historic Mansion at Strathmore, which features an intimate Music Room and art galleries. Most recently, Strathmore opened AMP, a 250-seat cabaret-style venue located just up Rockville Pike from the core campus in the burgeoning Pike District of Montgomery County. Strathmore’s signature education, mission-driven programs include the Strathmore Student Concerts, the Artist in Residence and Fine Artist in Residence programs, and its Spring Break @ Strathmore camp.