Linda Eder to Replace Patti Austin at Strathmore, Nov. 8

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The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) regrets to announce that Patti Austin has cancelled her engagement at the Music Center at Strathmore on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. In her place, the BSO welcomes Broadway superstar Linda Eder, performing a program entitled, “Songbird,” featuring the music of Lena Horne, Etta James, Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, Eva Cassidy and more.

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) regrets to announce that Patti Austin has cancelled her engagement at the Music Center at Strathmore on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. In her place, the BSO welcomes Broadway superstar Linda Eder, performing a program entitled, “Songbird,” featuring the music of Lena Horne, Etta James, Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, Eva Cassidy and more. The BSO does not perform on this program. Please see below for complete concert details.

Showcasing one of the greatest contemporary voices of our time, Linda Eder’s diverse repertoire spans Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz. Most recently, Linda crowns her two-decade recording career on a new album, Now, which reunites Eder with Broadway and pop composer Frank Wildhorn. Linda Eder was last presented by the BSO in January 2010, when she performed a program entitled “The Judy Garland Songbook,” comprised of works sung by or written for that other legendary singer. Said Broadway World of Eder’s rendition of Garland’s best-known work, “You could hear a pin drop when she began ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow,’ which was followed by a wild ovation.”

Linda Eder, vocalist

Linda Eder’s career soared after appearing on Star Search in the 1987 season, where she won for an unprecedented 12 consecutive weeks. This TV success led to a leading role on Broadway as Lucy Harris in Jekyll & Hyde, where she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award.

Eder launched her recording career in 1991 with her self-titled debut album and soon established a vital niche as America’s most popular and acclaimed new interpreter of pop standards and theatrical songs with such releases as And So Much More, It’s No Secret Anymore, Christmas Stays The Same, Gold, Storybook, Broadway My Way and By Myself: The Songs of Judy Garland. Those albums highlighted Eder’s abundant vocal gifts as well as her skill for delivering dramatic, emotionally resonant interpretations of familiar songs while making them her own. She followed up with The Other Side of Me, a country pop blend of contemporary music – including a song written by Linda.

In Fall 2010, Linda released Soundtrack. Produced by Peter Collins, Soundtrack finds Eder going to the movies and adding new dimensions to an eclectic mix of themes from the silver screen. The 12 tracks span the last 50 years in cinema, from Henry Mancini’s “Charade,” the title tune of the 1963 movie starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn, to “Falling Slowly,” the Best Original Song Academy Award winner from Once, the 2007 Irish musical film.

In June 2010, Linda and Clay Aiken covered Roy Orbison’s Crying as a duet on Clay’s new album “Tried & True.” Recently she was featured on two PBS specials including Clay Aiken’s “Tried & True” and “Hallelujah Broadway.”

The concert stage remains the mainstay of Eder’s career. She has performed for sold-out crowds and venues across the country and throughout Europe. Her concerts have been televised on Bravo and PBS. Trail Mix, her primetime Animal Planet special, was a natural extension of her love of animals.

Linda has performed at many prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Davies Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Wolftrap and the Ravinia Festival. Always touring in good company, Eder’s collaborations include Oscar-winning composer pianist Marvin Hamlisch, Tony-winner Michael Feinstein and Keith Lockhart, conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra.

COMPLETE PROGRAM DETAILS
Pops Concert Series: Linda Eder—“Songbird”
Thursday, November 8 at 8 p.m. – The Music Center at Strathmore

Linda Eder, vocalist

Program to be announced from the stage.

Tickets range from $28 to $90 and are available through the BSO Ticket Office, 410.783.8000 or BSOmusic.org.

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