In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Solaire Resort Entertainment City presents an unforgettable concert series featuring legendary musician David Foster in an eight-show residency.
Entitled David Foster and Friends, Live at The Theatre at Solaire is happening on March 21 to 26.
David Foster’s career has spanned over four decades which has garnered him the title of “The Hitman,” having written and produced many chart-topping songs that have propelled several artists to star status and have gone down the music industry’s history as legends, such as Whitney Houston, Madonna, Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, and Michael Bublé.
He has created culture-defining soundtracks for blockbuster films including Joel Schumacher’s coming-of-age motion picture St. Elmo’s Fire, James Bridges’ 1980 flick Urban Cowboy, and Mick Jackson’s The Bodyguard starring Whitney Houston for her acting debut. He’s also the genius behind timeless holiday tunes that have become the anthem of the season like Josh Groban’s “Noel,” Michael Bublé’s “Christmas,” Celine Dion’s “These Are Special Times,” Rod Stewart’s “Merry Christmas Baby,” and Andrea Bocelli’s “My Christmas”.
His record-breaking work in the industry awarded him 16 Grammy Awards, an Emmy, and Golden Globe award, three Oscar nominations, and the famous star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame to state a few. He ventured into television as a judge for Asia’s Got Talent for three seasons and for the first season of Chinese station Hunan TV’s World’s Got Talent. Foster’s popularity in Asia proves to be unmatched with sold-out shows at every stop of his David Foster & Friends Asia Tour.
In recent years, the world-renowned entertainer has toured across the United States to stage various performances of his show An Intimate Evening with David Foster some of which have been broadcasted on television across the country.
He returns to Manila for a special eight-show visit as part of Solaire’s 10th-anniversary festivities where fans and the audience can expect to hear some of his greatest hits sung and interpreted by his guest artists.
Together with David, show-goers will also hear singer and actress Katharine McPhee who became a household name after her successful run on the 5th season of American Idol. Her first single, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow/My Destiny,” debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Hot Singles Sales chart, while her 2007 self-titled album debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 propelled by the gold-certified single, “Over It”. As an actress, she starred in the spy drama Scorpion (2014-2018) as Paige Dineen, and as one of the leads in the award-winning musical series Smash (2012-2013), executive produced by Steven Spielberg. Her latest starring role is in the Netflix comedy series, Country Comfort (2021). In Spring 2018, Katharine made her Broadway debut as ‘Jenna’ in the hit musical Waitress, featuring music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles.
Another artist joining Foster is Pia Toscano who was one of the frontrunners on American Idol’s Season 10 run for her powerhouse voice and head-turning looks. Toscano performed alongside Jennifer Lopez in her Vegas Residency, All I Have, and regularly tours with David Foster and Andrea Bocelli. Pia released her first album, I’m Good with originally written music including a collaboration with Usher. She’s headlined her own show in Las Vegas which was filmed as a PBS special and has released a musical film entitled 1660 Vine.
Also joining McPhee and Toscano is Daniel Emmet who appeared on America’s Got Talent with his spellbinding and commanding operatic voice. His wide range of expression spans musical genres from rock to pop, to opera, all the while singing in seven languages. Emmet released his acclaimed single “True Reflection” which debuted at #1 on the iTunes Classical Chart and has headlined shows in Las Vegas at Caesars Palace, T-Mobile Arena, Paris Las Vegas, and Westgate Las Vegas.
David Foster and Friends, Live at The Theatre at Solaire will also feature some of the most prolific Filipino voices showcasing the distinct and world-recognized Pinoy showmanship to an already incredible performance lineup including Martin Nievera who will join the hitmaker on stage every show, while Morissette enchants with her voice from March 21 to 22 and March 24 to 26.