April 29, 2014 - 2:47 PM
KELOWNA – Tony Bennett, the singer whose career has spanned seven decades and resulted in major hits like I Left My Heart in San Francisco and Fly Me To the Moon will be performing live at Mission Hill Winery August 1.
Bennett, now in his late 80’s, had his first hit in 1951 with Rags to Riches and has since sold 50 million albums worldwide. He released more than 70 albums during his career, almost all for Columbia Records. He earned 17 Grammy Awards, two Emmy's and is a regular fixture on the Las Vegas music scene.
Bennett’s most recent album, Viva Duets, is a compilation of Latin American music duets featuring Vicente Fernandez, Juan Luis Guerra and Vicentico. It was released in 2012.
“I'm not staying contemporary for the big record companies, I don't follow the latest fashions,” Bennett said in a 2010 interview. “I never sing a song that's badly written. In the 1920s and '30s, there was a renaissance in music that was the equivalent of the artistic Renaissance. Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer and others just created the best songs that had ever been written. These are classics, and finally they're not being treated as light entertainment. This is classical music.”
The concert will take place at Mission Hill’s outdoor amphitheatre August 1, 2014.
Tickets for the show go on sale Wednesday, April 30 at 10 a.m. To order, visit this website or call 250-762-5050.
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