The evening, entitled Frank Loesser: The Most Happy Fella, will feature The New York Pops orchestra under the direction of Skitch Henderson. Pianist Catherine Wilson will also be part of the evening, which begins at 8 PM in the Isaac Stern Auditorium. Vocalists will be announced at a later date. Born June 29, 1910, Frank Loesser was a producer, lyricist, composer, writer and musical supervisor. His most famous musicals include Guys and Dolls, The Most Happy Fella, Where's Charley? and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Loesser also wrote The Illustrators' Show and Greenwillow, the score to the film "Hans Christian Andersen" as well as the lyrics for more than 100 films.
Carnegie Hall is located in Manhattan at 57th Street and Seventh Avenue. For more information, log on to www.carnegiehall.org or call (212) 247-7800. Tickets for the Loesser evening are priced $24-$95.