Institution planners knew early this spring that Week Two would be huge.
The advance demand for tickets and accommodations was surging. It was partly because of Jim Lehrer, partly because of the Fourth of July and partly because of tonight’s Amphitheater star.
Diana Krall is here, tonight at 8:15 p.m. You can expect 90 minutes of mellow bliss.
Many in tonight’s audience will already be familiar with Krall’s sultry contralto voice, reminiscent to some of Julie London and Peggy Lee. They may recognize her virtuosity on the piano and the subtle but clear leadership she exerts on stage. The two-time Grammy winner not only plays some of the most popular American songs ever written, but also a lot of her own compositions. They are included on her dozen albums, many of them international best-sellers.