Five times Grammy Award Winner Dionne Warwick will join Michel Legrand and Mario Pelchat on the prestigious stage of the Boston Symphony Hall on November 18th 2009 and in New York’s Lincoln Center on November 21st, 2009 as a special guest star to perform famous tunes by Michel Legrand and to pay a tribute to a French Maestro.
The New Jersey native and humanitarian activist Dionne Warwick has, over an illustrious four-decade career, established herself as an international musical legend. Her reputation as a hit maker has been firmly etched into public consciousness, thanks to nearly sixty charted hits since "Don't Make Me Over" began its climb up the charts in December 1962. As a performer, she has charmed and entertained audiences on every continent, amassing a worldwide audience. There are a few important "firsts" that make Dionne Warwick a true pioneer.
Dionne Warwick received her first Grammy Award in 1968 (for the classic "Do You Know The Way to San Jose?"), and in so doing became the first African-American solo female artist of her generation to win the prestigious award for Best Contemporary Female Vocal Performance. This award has only been awarded to one other female African-American legend, Ella Fitzgerald.
Dionne Warwick's performance at the Olympia Theater in Paris, during a 1963 concert starring the legendary Marlene Dietrich, rocketed her to international stardom. As she was establishing herself as a major force in American contemporary music, she steadily gained in popularity among European audiences. Hits like "Anyone Who Had a Heart" and "Walk on By" brought successively larger visibility and success around the world.
by Maestro Artist Management PR team