The veteran singing actress — considered to be one of the finest interpreters of the American popular song — will be backed by musical director Eric Stern on piano, John Beal on bass and Jack Cavari on guitar. Attendees can expect to hear Cook wrap her celebrated soprano around such tunes as "Something's Coming," "Never Never Land," "I Fall in Love Too Easily," "One More Kiss," "In Buddy's Eyes," "Surrey with the Fringe on Top," "Nobody Else But Me," "I Wish I Could Forget You" and "Make Our Garden Grow." When asked what Carnegie Hall means to her, Cook recently told PlaybillArts freelance writer Robert Sandla, "Carnegie Hall represents a kind of pinnacle, a stamp of approval. The 1975 concert was important for me personally and for my career. The first time I sang at Carnegie Hall, in 1961, was also the first time I sang with the New York Philharmonic, and Leonard Bernstein was sitting in the audience. Man, I was so scared."
Barbara Cook has starred on Broadway in Flahooley, Candide, The Gay Life, The Music Man and She Loves Me. She received a Best Featured Actress in a Musical Tony Award for her performance in The Music Man, and her one-woman show, Mostly Sondheim, was nominated for a Tony in the Best Special Theatrical Event category. Cook was most recently on the New York stage in Barbara Cook's Broadway. Both Mostly Sondheim and Barbara Cook's Broadway were recorded for DRG. Cook made her solo debut at the Metropolitan Opera, which recently released on DRG Records.
Tickets, priced $30-$98, are available by visiting www.carnegiehall.org. Carnegie Hall is located at 57th Street and Seventh Avenue.