MIAC Live: Melissa Errico: Sondheim in the City

Thursday, November 7, 2024 • 7:30 pm


Walker Recital Hall

After the critical triumph of her “Sondheim Sublime” album—called “the finest all Sondheim recording ever made” by the Wall Street Journal—Melissa Errico returns to her favorite songwriter with an entirely new program of Sondheim songs, celebrating her new album (released February 16, 2024 on Concord), praised in The New York Times as “a New York house tour of thrill and heartbreak…from one of Sondheim’s deepest-hearted yet lightest-touch interpreters.”  

“Sondheim in the City” is the Sondheim of smart, sophisticated New York, the Sondheim of the quick, witty, sardonic, love-seeking, and sex-driven city that he recorded and worked in through his long life. From the anthem of city busyness, “Another Hundred People,” to the bittersweet hymns of city marriage, “Sorry, Grateful” and “Good Thing Going,” with time for hardboiled surprises like “Uptown, Downtown” and surprisingly soft-centered ballads like “All That I Need” and “Dawn,” Errico will sound out New York as she rounds out her portrait of Stephen—and, as always in an Errico show, there will be smart talk from the celebrated New York Times columnist to go along with her sublime singing. Come and hear why BroadwayWorld says that Melissa Errico is “a poet, a painter, a walking work of art that lives and breathes to tell stories, and we all the lucky benefactors of her passion.”

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the MIAC website.