Colors of Christmas
Monday, Dec 10, 2012, 8:00 PM
Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone (415) 864-6000
It’s a holiday tradition at Davies Symphony Hall. Hear Grammy® Award-winner Peabo Bryson, Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis Jr., James Ingram, and Stephanie Mills, perform an unforgettable evening of pop hits and Christmas favorites with the San Francisco Symphony.
Peabo Bryson, vocals
Marilyn McCoo, vocals
Billy Davis, Jr., vocals
Stephanie Mills, vocals
James Ingram, vocals
Herman Jackson, conductor
San Francisco Symphony
First A.M.E. Oakland Mass Choir
Concert length is approximately 2 hours.
Watch a Video:
Peabo Bryson sings “Can You Stop the Rain”
Billy Davis Jr. and Marilyn McCoo perform “You Don’t Have to Be a Star”
James Ingram sings “I Don’t Have the Heart”
Stephanie Mills sings “Never Knew Love Like this Before”https://youtu.be/nmtQvqRK6oE
Vocalist Peabo Bryson was among the premier silky-voiced soul artists who emerged as the softer, more sophisticated urban contemporary sound became dominant in the ’70s and ’80s. Bryson, who was born in Greenville, SC, sang with Al Freeman & the Upsetters in 1965, and was in the group Moses Dillard & the Tex-Town Display from 1968 to 1973….
James Ingram began performing with the band Revelation Funk in the early ’70s, moving from Akron, Ohio to Los Angeles in 1973. During the ’70s, Ingram supported Ray Charles on the road with backup vocals and piano, played keyboards behind the Coasters on Dick Clark’s oldies revues, and was Leon Haywood’s musical director….
Stephanie Mills first came to fame as “the little girl with the big voice” as the star of the hit Broadway play, The Wiz, an adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s classic book, The Wizard of Oz….
Founded in 1911, the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) is widely considered to be among the country’s most artistically adventurous and innovative arts institutions. Under Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT), the SFS presents more than 220 concerts and presentations annually for an audience of nearly 600,000 in its home of Davies Symphony Hall, in other Bay Area venues, and through an active national and international touring program….
Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. have enjoyed tremendous success through the years as recording artists, performers and authors. They have received 7 Grammy Awards and earned 15 gold and 3 platinum records, and enjoyed starring roles on television and stage.