Patti Austin has the kind of limitless talent that makes you feel like anything can happen. Her perfect voice will set fire to favorites, while classic compositions enhance the glow of the night. Ms. Austin and the orchestra perform everything from McCartney's "Penny Lane" and Withers' "Lean On Me" to Gershwin's "Slap That Bass" and Weill's "Lost in the Stars." Tena Clark's show stopping tribute to NASA, "Way Up There," is a special treat. The evening is completed with flourishes of Handel Bach, Ellington and special applause to Dave Brubeck.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for picnicking and mingling.