In the 1990s, Burt Bacharach teamed up with Elvis Costello to create the remarkable song, God Give Me Strength. They continued writing together to earn a Grammy Award for I Still Have That Other Girl from the 1998 album, Painted from Memory.
These and other timeless Bacharach and Costello tunes are faithfully explored and reimagined through the effortlessly beautiful voices of recording, stage and screen stars, Michael Falzon (We Will Rock You, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and Bobby Fox (Jersey Boys, Blood Brothers), accompanied by a nine-piece band as part of the Melbourne Recital Centre’s American Songbook Festival.
Directed by Jonathan Biggins, musical direction by Isaac Hayward and featuring special guest, Alinta Chidzey, Painted From Memory explores the rich emotional and melodic themes of the celebrated album by Bacharach and Costello.
Painted from Memory
Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank Boulevard, Southbank
Performance: Thursday 2 July 2015 – 7.30pm
Bookings: (03) 9699 3333 or online at: www.melbournerecital.com.au
For more information, visit: www.melbournerecital.com.au for details.
Image: Bobby Fox and Michael Falzon