By Michael Gioia
24 Sep 2012
The 8 PM concerts, directed by Jeff Harnar, will feature musical director and arranger Alex Rybeck on piano as well as Jered Egan on bass.
In You & the Night & the Music, according to press notes, "Bergman presents an international musical scrapbook and audience favorites. From the American songbook, she includes selections by Cole Porter ('I Love Paris'), Leonard Bernstein ('Glitter and Be Gay'), Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz ('You and the Night and the Music'), George and Ira Gershwin ('Embraceable You'), Maury Yeston ('Home'), Adam Guettel ('Fable'), Carol King ('So Far Away') and John Denver ('Leaving on a Jet Plane'). Raised abroad as the daughter of an American diplomat and an actress, she pays tribute to her European roots with Parisian chanson ('Sour le Ciel de Paris'), Viennese operetta ('Vilia') and Italian opera ('Quando m'en Vo'), and pays homage to such artists as Edith Piaf and Marlene Dietrich."
Bergman has been seen at Feinstein’s at Loews Regency, where she premiered her shows Wherever Love Takes Me and My Heart Stood Still: The Love Songs of Richard Rodgers. She has also performed as a soloist at the White House; at Lincoln Center's American Songbook (with Barbara Cook); at Kennedy Center's Sondheim celebration in A Little Night Music; in Carnegie Hall's centennial tribute to Ira Gershwin; and in the concert version of The Light In The Piazza as Margaret (with Adam Guettel and Matthew Morrison).
You & the Night & the Music will be offered Oct. 15, Oct. 21-22 and Oct. 28-29 at 8 PM.
Feinstein's at Loews Regency is located at 540 Park Avenue at 61st Street. For more information and tickets, call (212) 339-4095 or visit Feinsteinsatloewsregency.com.