The annual concert, boasting soprano Baldwin and baritone Rowat, is being held Sept. 3 on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building. Gwen Ifill will narrate the 8 PM event, which also features the National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of conductor Emil de Cou.
Concertgoers can expect to hear selections by Aaron Copland and Elmer Bernstein as well as John Williams' "Superman" theme. Baldwin and Rowat will perform such Richard Rodgers tunes as "It's a Grand Night for Singing," "Some Enchanted Evening," "Wonderful Guy" and "People Will Say We're in Love."
Kate Baldwin, who recently starred in the Muny's mounting of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, has appeared on Broadway in Wonderful Town, The Full Monty and Thoroughly Modern Millie as well as the City Center Encores! productions of Babes in Arms, A Connecticut Yankee and Bloomer Girl. She was also recently seen in the Paper Mill production of Hello, Dolly! Baldwin was Helen Hayes Award nominated for playing Nellie in South Pacific at Arena Stage.
Graham Rowat has appeared on Broadway in Beauty and the Beast and Frank Wildhorn's Dracula. He also appeared in the national tour of Les Misérables and the Ford Theatre's production of 1776. An Ontario native, Rowat has also been seen at Canada's Shaw Festival. At the New York Musical Theatre Festival in September, he will be featured in This Could Be Love.
The concert is free and open to the public. In case of rain, the concert will be held in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. For more information visit www.kennedy-center.org.