Throughout the year we strive to provide the best resources for you and your students. With the fast-approaching end of the school year, we’re aware that more than ever teachers will need some time to rest and renew. Listening to Tony Bennett and some of today’s most accomplished singers in Great Performances’ Tony Bennett: Duets II can be a great way for you to begin to relax and enjoy this time.
WGBY is rebroadcasting this production from Great Performances on Monday, June 11, at 8:00 pm when Tony Bennett is joined by contemporary artists Lady Gaga, John Mayer, Michael Buble, k.d. lang, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Queen Latifah, Norah Jones, Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli, Faith Hill, Alejandro Sanz, Carrie Underwood and Amy Winehouse. If you’ve already seen their performances, they deserve a second viewing to hear the way they blend not only their voices but also their personalities in often unexpected ways. You may even find yourself changing your mind about the talent of some of these younger songsters.
Inspiring, too, is how these performers reveal their admiration of the legendary Bennett, a performer who always “shows up” and never lets them or the audience down. Bennett’s equally generous commentary about these singers also reveals his role as a mentor who knows what to look for in great performers. You can watch a preview to see what we mean: