Sep 11, 2009 staff reports Uncategorized
The Hospice Foundation of Central New York The Hospice Foundation of Central New York announces its 20th annual September Song event saluting Dr. Anthony and Mrs. Kelly Scalzo for their longtime support and contributions to Hospice and those facing serious illness.
The event will take place on Monday, Sept. 21 at Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee Street, Syracuse.
September Song is a unique and elegant affair that begins with an upbeat pre-show Patron & Sponsor Party at 6 p.m. followed by a performance by the Tony Award-nominated Ann Hampton Callaway backed by the CNY Jazz Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. and concludes with champagne and dessert for guests and performers. September Song is planned and organized by a committee of volunteers and staff whose goal is to raise $100,000 to support the services delivered by Hospice of Central New York.
Patron Tickets are $125 and includes the pre-show Patron & Sponsor Party, performance,Champagne reception and complimentary parking. Reserved Tickets are $75 and includes the performance and dessert and champagne reception.
Tickets can be purchased by phone at 634-2144 or online at hospicecny.org.
Ann Hampton Callaway is one of the finest singer/songwriters of our time. Callaway dazzles
music lovers as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger and an actress. Her talents have made her equally at home in jazz and pop as well as on the stage, in the recording studio and in TV and films.
Callaway is best known for starring in the hit Broadway musical “SWING!” and for writing and singing the theme to the TV series ‘The Nanny.” Callaway is a devoted keeper-of-the-flame of the Great American songbook. She brings
fresh and original interpretations to these timeless classics and upholds the cannon by writing songs with Cole Porter, Carole King, Barbara Carroll and others. Her spontaneity, intelligence, and soulful charisma have won her a diverse fan-base including Barbara Streisand, Clive Davis, Carly Simon and Wynton Marsalis.
Callaway was nominated for a Tony Award in the “Best Featured Actress in a Musical” category for her work in “SWING!” She is also the recipient of 14 awards from the Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs, the 2005 Nightlife Award and the Johnny Mercer Songwriter Award.
The New York Times writes, “For sheer vocal beauty, no contemporary singer matches Ms. Callaway.”
“We are proud to bring a performer of Ms. Callaway’s caliber to town and incorporate hometown talent like the CNY Jazz Orchestra for such a special and important event,” says Hospice Foundation Executive Director Katherine N. Lowe, CFRE.