Friday, June 17, 2011

Lea Salonga's performance New York Times Review

Before Pacquiao, she is the first one who put "Filipino" in the international mainstream.

Ms. Lea Salonga's performance at the Cafe Carlyle in New York, received a great review from Stephen Holden of New York Times. The articles was entitle "Starting With Perkiness, Then Leaping Beyond It", the performance is part of her new cabaret show "New York in June".

Holden wrote " Ms. Salonga’s bright, metallically edged voice is a shiny all-purpose instrument that confidently establishes its dominion over whatever musical setting surrounds it. Because her accompaniment consists of only piano (Larry Yurman), bass (John Miller) and guitar (Jack Cavari), she isn’t required to belt, which is all to the good in an intimate cabaret setting. And Mr. Yurman’s delicate arrangements provided sensitive support".

Ms. Lea's version of "Just Not Now",  "Blackbird", a Beatles classic and "Everybody Says Don't" got all praises from Holden.

"New York in June" is until June 25 at the Cafe Carlyle at the Carlyle Hotel, 35 East 76th Street, Manhattan 

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