Winnipeg Jewish Review  
Site Search:
Home  |  Archives  |  Contact Us
 
Features Local Israel Next Generation Arts/Op-Eds Editorial/Letters Links Obituary/In Memoriam


 
Singer Songwriter Anne Callaway who has written Songs for Barbara Streisand Performs

by Rhonda Spivak, February 8, 2016

 

 

 

Barbra Streisand fans (I am one of them) won't want to miss the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra's "Streisand Songbook" from February 12-14, which showcases unforgettable songs from Streisand's extra-ordinary career sung by Broadway legend singer-songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway. Callaway, who is a friend of Streisand, is a Platinum Award winning writer whose songs are featured on seven of Barbra Streisand's recent CD's. Streisand asked Ann to write lyrics to a Rolf Lovland melody which she entitled "I've Dreamed of You" which Ms. 

 

Streisand sang to James Brolin at their wedding. Anne composed "At the Same Time" for Streisand and that recording, Higher Ground, gave Callaway her first of three platinum records. Streisand later chose Ann's song "A Christmas Lullaby" for her holiday CD, Christmas Memories.

 

The" Streisand Songbook" concert which will feature timeless songs such as Marvin Hamlisch’s The Way We Were, People, and Don’t Rain on My Parade, and will include classics from Funny Girl and from A Star Is Born, as well as “On a Clear Day,” “Evergreen” and “Cry Me a River.”. 

 

“Ann Hampton Callaway has a voice so rich, flexible and extravagantly gorgeous that it hardly matters what use she puts it to,” The New York Times has written.

 

Calloway who crafts a loving musical portrait of the iconic performer, debuted "The Streisand Songbook" with The Boston Pops and toured the show with top orchestras across the country in 2015. "Ann's tribute to Streisand is a glorious evening of great songs, brilliantly orchestrated and sung magnificently," said Randall Fleisher after conducting the show with The San Francisco Symphony. After performing the show at 54 Below, Callaway garnered two Broadwayworld.com Awards and the 2013 MAC Award for Show of the Year.

 

 

The Cole Porter Estate officially recognized Ann Hampton Callaway as the only composer to have collaborated with Cole Porter, having set her music to his posthumously discovered lyric, "I Gaze in Your Eyes". Calloway was one of the creators of the Broadway musical Swing! writing "Two and Four" as well as several additional lyrics to the standards in the Tony- and Grammy-nominated score.

 

Callaway's music and lyrics have been performed and recorded by Liza Minnelli, and Carole king, among others. Callaway's voice is actually a household sound. She wrote and sang the iconic opening tune for Fran Drescher's "The Nanny" which many readers will know well. Streisand's legacy is in great hands in this show!

 

Callaway resides in New York, and lives by the creed best expressed in the Andre Gide quote: "Art is the collaboration between God and the artist and the less the artist does, the better."

 

To buy tickets online, go to https://wso.ca/streisand/

 
<<Previous Article       Next Article >>
Subscribe to the Winnipeg Jewish Review
  • Jewish Federation of Winnipeg
  • Fillmore Riley
  • Jewish Federation of Winnipeg
  • Winter's Collision Repair
  • Gray Academy
  • Jacqueline Simkin
  • Coughlin Insurance
  • Joyce Rykiss
  • CHW
  • The J Hansen HVAC Group
  • Munroe Pharmacy
  • The Lazareck Family
  • Imperial Soap
  • GTP
  • Piston Ring
  • Nick's Inn
  • Lori Shenkarow
  • Roseman Corp.
  • Tyler Bucklaschuk
  • TD Canada Trust
  • Josef Ryan
  • Sobey's
  • Daniel Friedman and Rob Dalgliesh
  • The Lipkin Family
  • Booke and Partners
  • Bruce Shefrin Interior Design
  • Fair Service
  • Daien Denture Clinic
  • Thovaldson Care
  • Laufman Reprographics
  • Amalgamated Drywall Systems Ltd.
  • Maric Homes
  • Artista Homes
  • Tradesman Mechanical
  • Accurate Lawn & Garden
  • Ronald B. Zimmerman
  • Commercial Pool
  • Lanny Silver
  • Fetching Style
  • Rudy Fidel
  • Shindico
  • Dakota Chiropractic Office
  • Myrna Driedger
  • Shirley and Bob Freedman
  • The Chisick Family
  • Carol and Barry McArton
  • The Shinewald Family
  • Dr. Ted and Harriet Lyons
  • Munroe Dental Centre
  • Ixtapa Travel
  • Hill Sokalski Walsh
  • D'arcy and Deacon
  • The Charach Family
  • Esther and Sid Halpern
  • Myers LLP
  • The Lazar Family
  • Dr. Marshall Stitz
  • Cavalier Candies
  • Cdn Visa
  • Kowall Chiropractic Centres
  • Dr. Brent Schacter
  • Doheny Securities
  • Ambassador Mechanical
  • Peerless Garments
  • Pitblado
  • Cindy Lamoureux
  • HUB International
  • Philip Kahanovtich
  • Global Philathropic Canada
  • Sorrento's
  • Taverna Rodos
  • Aziza Family
  • Western Scrap Metals
  • Cascade Financial Group Inc.
  • James Bezan
  • Larry N. Maguire
  • Malaya Marcelino
  • Candice Bergen
  • Safeway
  • John Orlikow
  • Ross Eadie
  • Orthodox Union
  • Saul Simmonds
  • Bridges for Peace
  • Chochy's
  • City Sheet Metal
  • Superlite
  • Stephen Rosenfield
  • Abe and Toni Berenhait
  • The Lofchick Famiy
  • Stringer Rentals
  • John Wishnowski
  • Ingrid Bennet
  • Winnipeg Board of Jewish Education
  • Asper Jewish Community Campus
  • Jewish Federation of Winnipeg
  • Grant Kurian Trucking
  • Shoppers Drug Mart
  • Gulay Plumbing
  • Kristina's
  • West Kildonan Auto
  • The Center for Near East Policy Research Ltd.
  • Sarel Canada
  • Santa Lucia Pizza
  • Center for Near East Policy Research
  • Roofco Winnipeg Roofing
  • Center for Near East Policy Research
  • Nachum Bedein
  • Maric Homes
Rhonda Spivak, Editor

Publisher: Spivak's Jewish Review Ltd.


Opinions expressed in letters to the editor or articles by contributing writers are not necessarily endorsed by Winnipeg Jewish Review.