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article imageLady Gaga and Tony Bennett to sing together at famed Tanglewood

By Marcus Hondro     Nov 13, 2014 in Entertainment
Lady Gaga will perform with the legendary Tony Bennett, with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the BSO's summer home of Tanglewood in Lenox, Mass., near Boston, this summer. The two have recorded and performed together previously.
Bennett, 88, and Gaga, 28, released an album of jazz standards called Cheek to Cheek in September that went straight to the Billboard charts Top 200 list. They will perform in the Tanglewoods season on June 30, with tickets going on sale on January 25.
With 60 years between them, crooner Bennett and the highly-sexualized Gaga may not appear to have a great deal of musical common ground, but they do. Known as a jazz artist, Bennett has nonetheless had pop influences and produced songs that touch upon pop music. His number hits over the decades include the songs "Cheek to Cheek," "Fly Me to the Moon," "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" (his signature song), "It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got that Swing" and "It Had to be You."
For her part, Lady Gaga has released four albums besides Cheek to CheekThe Fame 2008), The Fame Monster (2009), Born This Way (2011) and Artpop (213). There are jazz influences to be found in her music, especially in Artpop. and she has shown an interest, and a definite talent for jazz in other musical settings. For example, before working with Bennett she appeared unannounced in at least one New York club to sing jazz standards.
The two performed together in Tel Aviv, Israel two months ago. Lady Gaga has finished her tour of support for Artpop. The 2015 season at Tanglewood will be the inaugural season for BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons.
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