Great Performances: An Intimate Evening with David Foster

Air date: 11/30/2019

Great Performances: An Intimate Evening with David Foster Premieres Nationwide Beginning Saturday, November 30 on PBS (check local listings)

The star-studded concert features Loren Allred, Pia Toscano, Fernando Varela, Sheléa, Katharine McPhee and more

New York metro area premiere Thursday, December 26 at 8:30 p.m. on THIRTEEN

 

Synopsis:

Great Performances: An Intimate Evening with David Foster presents a new concert special from 16-time GRAMMY Award-winning musician and producer David Foster premiering nationwide beginning Saturday, November 30 on PBS (check local listings). The starry evening features hit songs from Foster’s extensive musical career and includes special performances by renowned vocalists Katharine McPhee, Pia Toscano, Sheléa, Fernando Varela and Loren Allred. Laced with personal memories, humor and heart, Foster recounts the stories of how some of his greatest hits came to be, including Celine Dion’s “The Power of Love,” Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You,” Earth, Wind & Fire’s “After the Love is Gone,” Chicago’s “You’re the Inspiration” and more. Complete with behind-the-scenes archival images illustrating his collaborations with world-famous artists, Great Performances: An Intimate Evening with David Foster is a musical event to remember.

Song List:

“Winter Games” – David Foster

“Power of Love” – Pia Toscano

“St. Elmo’s Fire” – David Foster

“Man in Motion” – Fernando Varela

“Never Enough” – Loren Allred

“Wildflower” – David Foster

“After the Love Has Gone” – David Foster

“Through the Fire” – Sheléa

“Un-break My Heart” – Sheléa

“Tell Him” – Pia Toscano and Loren Allred

“And I’m Telling You” – Pia Toscano, and Loren Allred and Sheléa

“Something to Shout About” – Katharine McPhee

“Love, Look What You’ve Done to Me” – Katharine McPhee

“Hard to Say I’m Sorry” – David Foster

“You’re the Inspiration” – David Foster

“Glory of Love” – David Foster

“All By Myself” – Pia Toscano

“Unforgettable” – Sheléa

“I Have Nothing” – Sheléa

“Run to You” – Sheléa

“I Will Always Love You” – Sheléa

“The Prayer” – Pia Toscano and Fernando Varela

“Got to Be Real” – Sheléa, Pia Toscano, Loren Allred, Fernando Varela, Katharine McPhee and David Foster

 

 

Notable Talent:

  • David Foster – Sixteen-time GRAMMY Award-winning musician, songwriter, composer, arranger and producer, including three GRAMMYs for Producer of the Year, an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe and three Oscar nominations for Best Original Song
  • Katharine McPhee – Singer, actor and star of Smash, Scorpion, Broadway’s “Waitress” and American Idol
  • Loren Allred – Pop vocalist and star of The Voice with a featured song on the GRAMMY Award-winning album “The Greatest Showman”
  • Sheléa – R&B singer and songwriter with vocals featured on film soundtracks including “Hotel Rwanda,” “Akeelah and the Bee” and “Be Cool”
  • Pia Toscano – Pop singer, American Idol finalist, and star of the new unscripted series Westside.
  • Fernando Varela – Operatic tenor discovered by David Foster’s Born to Sing competition and finalist on America’s Got Talent

 

Short TV Listing:

Enjoy a star-studded concert with 16-time GRAMMY Award winner David Foster.

 

Long TV Listing:

Enjoy a star-studded concert with celebrated 16-time GRAMMY Award winner David Foster as he explores the music of his career with guest artists Loren Allred, Pia Toscano, Fernando Varela, Sheléa, Katharine McPhee and more.

 

Production Credits

An Intimate Evening with David Foster is a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Musical direction, production and arrangements by David Foster. For Great Performances, Mitch Owgang is producer; Bill O’Donnell is series producer; David Horn is executive producer.

 

Underwriters

Major funding for An Intimate Evening with David Foster is provided by The Argyros Family Foundation. Major funding for Great Performances is provided by The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation, the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Arts Fund, the Irene Diamond Fund, the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, The Agnes Varis Trust, The Starr Foundation, the Kate W. Cassidy Foundation, Ellen and James S. Marcus, The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation, the Thea Petschek Iervolino Foundation, The Abra Prentice Foundation, Seton J. Melvin, and PBS.

 

Series Overview:

Throughout its more than 40-year history on PBS, Great Performances has provided viewers across the country with an unparalleled showcase of the best in all genres of the performing arts, serving as America’s most prestigious and enduring broadcaster of cultural programming. The series is produced by THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET.

 

Websites:

http://www.pbs.org/gperf, http://www.facebook.com/GreatPerformances, @GPerfPBS, https://www.youtube.com/GreatPerformancesPBS, #GreatPerformancesPBS

 

About WNET

WNET is America’s flagship PBS station: parent company of New York’s THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, the statewide public media network in New Jersey. Through its new ALL ARTS multi-platform initiative, its broadcast channels, three cable services (THIRTEEN PBSKids, Create and World) and online streaming sites, WNET brings quality arts, education and public affairs programming to more than five million viewers each month. WNET produces and presents a wide range of acclaimed PBS series, including Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, PBS NewsHour Weekend, and the nightly interview program Amanpour and Company. In addition, WNET produces numerous documentaries, children’s programs, and local news and cultural offerings, as well as multi-platform initiatives addressing poverty and climate. Through THIRTEEN Passport and WLIW Passport, station members can stream new and archival THIRTEEN, WLIW and PBS programming anytime, anywhere.

 

 

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Photos
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David Foster and Pia Toscano. Photo by Joseph Sinnott.

David Foster and Pia Toscano. Photo by Joseph Sinnott.

Loren Allred. Photo by Joseph Sinnott.

Loren Allred. Photo by Joseph Sinnott.

David Foster. Photo by Joseph Sinnott.

David Foster. Photo by Joseph Sinnott.

David Foster. Photo by Joseph Sinnott.

David Foster and Katharine McPhee. Photo by Joseph Sinnott.

Katharine McPhee. Photo by Joseph Sinnott.

Katharine McPhee. Photo by Joseph Sinnott.

David Foster and Fernando Varela. Photo by Joseph Sinnott.

Sheléa. Photo by Joseph Sinnott.

David Foster. Photo by Joseph Sinnott