10 Dec ONLINE – Twelve Songs of the Season: A Virtual Holiday Special
From Starting: 8:00 PM
, Carmel, IN 46032
A coast-to-coast lineup of rising stars and top students in the performing arts will gather online this month for a virtual holiday presentation hosted by Great American Songbook Foundation founder Michael Feinstein.
Featuring alumni from the decade-plus history of the annual Songbook Academy summer intensive held in Carmel, "Twelve Songs of the Season: A Virtual Holiday Special" will stream online at 8 p.m. Saturday, December 19. Viewing the one-time webcast is free via YouTube, with registration available at TheSongbook.org/Holiday.
Along with fresh renditions of seasonal classics Ill Be Home for Christmas, My Favorite Things, Sleigh Ride, Let It Snow and White Christmas, among others Twelve Songs of the Season will include historical anecdotes from Feinstein about the featured songs, as well as glimpses of rarely seen artifacts from the Songbook Archives at the Foundations home, the Center for the Performing Arts.
Performers will include five-time Grammy nominee Feinstein and several recipients of the Songbook Academys top honor, the Songbook Youth Ambassador award: Julia Bonnett (2009), Annie Yokom (2010), Nick Ziobro (2012), Julia Goodwin (2013), and Sadie Fridley (2019).
Also featured are 2014 Songbook Youth Ambassador Maddie Baillio, who starred in NBCs Hairspray Live! and appears alongside Camila Cabello, Idina Menzel, and an all-star cast in the upcoming film adaptation of Cinderella; and 16-year-old Anaïs Reno, a 2018 Songbook Academy alumna who has performed at Birdland and Feinsteins/54 Below in Manhattan and recently was listed among the next generation of cabaret showstoppers by the New York Times; and nearly a dozen additional alumni of the program studying at universities and pursuing professional careers across the country.