LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER PRESENTS SINATRA: VOICE FOR A CENTURY FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2015 on PBS
Special Gala Concert by Lincoln Center and the New York Philharmonic
Featuring Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic, Christina Aguilera, Chris Botti, Fantasia, Sutton Foster, Bernadette Peters, Sting, and host Seth MacFarlane
November 9, 2015 — Live From Lincoln Center — the award-winning performing arts series that for more than 40 years has showcased the best of the wide-ranging programming from the world’s leading performing arts center — today announced the national broadcast presentation of SINATRA: Voice for a Century, airing Friday, December 18, 2015 on PBS*. This special star-studded concert event, to be presented by Lincoln Center and the New York Philharmonic as a gala fundraiser for the new David Geffen Hall on December 3, celebrates the music of Frank Sinatra on the occasion of his 100th birthday.
SINATRA:Voice for a Century will feature Music Director Alan Gilbert conducting the New York Philharmonic, and artists will include the six-time Grammy Award winning singer Christina Aguilera; top-selling instrumentalist in the U.S., Chris Botti; American Idol third season winner and Grammy awardee Fantasia; Tony Award winners Sutton Foster and Bernadette Peters; and multiple Grammy Award-winning singer and composer Sting, all of whom will perform music associated with Sinatra during his iconic career. TV series creator, filmmaker, and actor Seth MacFarlane will host the concert and the broadcast, as well as perform. The live show is directed for the stage by Lonny Price and Matt Cowart, and directed for television by Lonny Price. The choreographer is Emmy Award-winner Joshua Bergasse. More artists to be announced. Andrew Carl Wilk is the executive producer of Live From Lincoln Center.