In an effort to deliver some much-needed holiday cheer, Michael Feinstein and Sandi Patty are teaming up for a free gift for music lovers.
“Home for the Holidays: An Evening with Michael Feinstein and Special Guest Sandi Patty” will stream live at 8 p.m. Nov. 20 in a multi-camera HD video with stereo sound from the Palladium in the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel. Feinstein is the artistic director of the Center for the Performing Arts and founder of the Great American Songbook Foundation. Patty is an acclaimed vocalist in contemporary Christian music with 40 Dove Awards and five Grammy Awards
“Obviously, it’s been a tough year for everybody, for a number of reasons,” Center for the Performing Arts President/CEO Jeffrey McDermott said. “Michael has been eager to reach out to local fans, and we’ve said from the start of the pandemic that we have a responsibility to provide hope and inspiration to the community as we all face these challenges together. That role is especially important during this season, and we’re grateful to the sponsors who are making this event possible.”
Feinstein’s spring performance at the Palladium was canceled due to the pandemic.
“I’ve missed performing at the Center this year, and we know people everywhere are hungry for music and entertainment and hope,” stated Feinstein, who has earned five Grammy Award nominations. “With my good friend Sandi, I’m planning an evening of classic songs to kick off the holiday season and remind everyone that life and love prevail, even in challenging times.”
McDermott said the Center’s production team has done an amazing job incorporating new technology and adapting to the trying circumstances.
“We’ve proven with our initial ‘Live at the Center’ livestreams that we can deliver multi-camera video coverage that practically puts viewers onstage with the performers, along with a pristine stereo sound mix that nearly rivals what you would experience in person,” McDermott said.
The event is sponsored by Marquis Commercial Solutions and is part of the “Center Presents 2020-2021 Season” sponsored by Allied Solutions. Current Publishing LLC is the media sponsor.
To register for the free event, visit thecenterpresents.org/holidays.