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Saturday, February 21, 2009

THANKS, ROBERTA



Love is in the air - John Hamilton 'In Black and White' Herald Sun Melbourne
Where is the love? It was all around at Hamer Hall on Thursday night when legendary American singer Roberta Flack, accompanied by her band and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, gave one of the great concerts.

Flack and her ensemble interrupted their Australian tour to perform the benefit and all proceeds from the $100-a-head night are going to the Victorian Bushfire Relief Appeal.

"I was devastated to hear of the desperate plight faced by so many people," said the diva. "I wanted to do something for those affected by these tragic fires and we approached the MSO with the idea."

From the first notes of her classic The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, she had the mood right.....beautiful, sad and reflective.

Meanwhile, 60 American fire recovery specialists are now on the ground at the front.

Thank you, Uncle Sam.

2 comments:

Maggie May said...

that is one of my favorite songs ever. so achingly beautiful.

Coccinella said...

Hello Maggie, Mine too; I don't need a CD player to hear her singing it.