A Cabaret Concert featuring the Music of Richard Rodgers, live at Gamble Garden
Award-winning singer, Annemarie Ballinger, with special guest vocalist, Grant Thompson and accompanied by Daniel Lockert at the keyboard and Chuck Bennett on bass, is pleased to present “SOMETHING WONDERFUL – A Tribute to the Music of Richard Rodgers” live at Gamble Garden! Come hear songs by this iconic and groundbreaking composer, as well as stories of his life and partnerships with lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein.
Richard Rodgers’ extraordinary career, which spanned 6 decades and included 43 Broadway musicals to his credit, gave us music that is just as rich in quality as it is in quantity! Who could imagine a world without the great songs from “Oklahoma”, “Carousel”, “The Sound of Music”, or “The King and I”. Or some of his early songs that became standards, such as “Lover”, “My Funny Valentine” and “I Wish I Were In Love Again”. Many of these songs, related stories and lesser-known gems will be performed in this concert.
This event is suitable for adults and teens. The concert will be held outside on the Carriage House Patio, so please dress accordingly. Doors open at 4:30pm. The concert will run from 5:00pm to 6:45, with a 15-minute intermission. Audience members are allowed to bring their own light snack and beverage of choice to the concert.
Annemarie’s debut CD, “Gershwin and Friends”, will be available for purchase. This recently completed album also features some of the best jazz and cabaret musicians in the Bay Area, including Ken Muir (piano), Chuck Bennett (bass), Jim Zimmerman (drums), Jeff Massanari (guitar), Noel Jewkes.
Members $32, Non-members $40.
Gamble Garden members enjoy a 20% discount! Members, enter promo code IRIS to receive your discount. Registration lists are checked with member lists. You may be asked to confirm your membership in a follow up email.
No refunds or exchanges. Gamble Garden will follow Santa Clara County Guidelines in place at the time of the concert.
About the Artists
Annemarie Ballinger has been delighting audiences for years throughout the bay area and beyond. She has performed in a diverse array of venues, from jazz and cabaret clubs to concert halls and theaters, including over 20 musicals, operas and light operas. Theater critic Richard Connema, Talkin’ Broadway, described her vibrant vocal quality and style as a mix of Doris Day and Marnie Nixon. In 2019 she won first prize in her age category in the Sausalito Song Society’s greater bay area Vocal Performance competition. Her approach to the Great American Songbook blends elements of jazz, musical theater, and classical styles. For more information and to listen to cuts from her recently completed Gershwin and Friends album, and more from her yet to be released Broadway album, see: https://annemariesings.com/
Guest vocalist, Grant Thompson, has performed for several seasons with the San Francisco Opera Chorus and performed lead and supporting roles in musicals and operas throughout the Bay Area. He also owns the singing telegram company, Babaloons and Tunes!