Several positive aspects and concerts were carried out to celebrate Sondheim’s 80th birthday celebration in 2010. Among them were the brand new York Philharmonic’s March fifteen and 16 Sondheim: The actual Birthday Concert at Lincoln subsequently Center’s Avery Fisher Corridor, hosted by David Hyde Pierce. The concert integrated Sondheim’s music, performed through some of the original performers. Lonny Price directed, and Robert Gemignani conducted; performers integrated Laura Benanti, Matt Cavenaugh, Michael Cerveris, Victoria Clark, Jenn Colella, Jason Danieley, Alexander Gemignani, Joanna Gleason, Nathan Gunn, George Hearn, Patti LuPone, Marin Mazzie, Audra McDonald, John McMartin, Donna Murphy, Karen Olivo, Laura Osnes, Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters, Bobby Steggert, Elaine Stritch, Jim Walton, Chip Zien and the this year Broadway revival cast associated with West Side Story. The ballet was performed through Blaine Hoven and Marihuana Noel Riccetto to Sondheim’s score for Reds, as well as Jonathan Tunick paid gratitude to his longtime collaborator. The concert was transmit on PBS’ Great Shows show in November, as well as its DVD was released on Nov 16.
Sondheim 80, the Roundabout Theatre Company advantage, was held on March twenty two. The evening included the performance of Sondheim upon Sondheim, dinner and a display at the New York Sheraton. “A very personal star-studded music tribute” featured new tracks by contemporary musical-theatre authors. The composers (who sang their own songs) included Ben Kitt and Brian Yorkey, Michael John LaChiusa, Toby Lippa, Robert Lopez as well as Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Lin-Manuel Miranda (accompanied by Rita Moreno), Duncan Sheik, and Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay-Abaire. Bernadette Peters performed the song which had been reduce from a Sondheim show.
A good April 26 New York City Middle birthday celebration and concert to profit Young Playwrights, among others, showcased (in order of appearance) Michael Cerveris, Alexander Gemignani, Donna Murphy, Debra Monk, Joanna Gleason, Maria Friedman, Mark Jacoby, Len Cariou, B. D. Wong, Claybourne Elder, Alexander Hanson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Raúl Esparza, Sutton Foster, Nathan Lane, Michele Pawk, the original cast associated with Into the Woods, Kim Crosby, Chip Zien, Danielle Ferland and Ben Wright, Angela Lansbury and Jim Walton. The concert, directed through John Doyle, was co-hosted by Mia Farrow; hey there from Sheila Hancock, Julia McKenzie, Milton Babbitt, Bola Dench and Glynis Johns were read. After Catherine Zeta-Jones performed “Send within the Clowns”, Julie Andrews sang part of “Not a Day Will go By” in a recorded greetings. Although Patti LuPone, Barbara Cook, Bernadette Peters, Ben Aldredge and Victor Garber were originally scheduled to do, they did not appear.
The July 31 BBC Proms concert celebrated Sondheim’s eightyth birthday at the Royal Albert Hall. The concert showcased songs from many of their musicals, including “Send within the Clowns” sung by Bola Dench (reprising her part as Desirée in the 95 production of A Little Evening Music), and performances through Bryn Terfel and Nancy Friedman.
On November nineteen the New York Pops, brought by Steven Reineke, carried out at Carnegie Hall for your composer’s 80th birthday. Kate Baldwin, Aaron Lazar, Christiane Noll, Paul Betz, Renee Rakelle, Marilyn Maye (singing “I’m Still Here”), as well as Alexander Gemignani appeared, as well as songs included “I Keep in mind, ” “Another Hundred Individuals, ” “Children Will Listen” and “Getting Married Today”. Sondheim took the phase during an encore associated with his song, “Old Friends”.