Two-time GRAMMY-nominated vocalist Monica Mancini, daughter of famed film composer Henry Mancini and notable studio singer Ginny Mancini, has carved out an impressive career as a concert performer and recording artist. She’ll be our very special guest for Mancini at the Movies.
Monica began singing early on as a member of the Henry Mancini Chorus, which led to a successful career in the Los Angeles studios, where she appeared on countless film scores and recordings with notable artists like Quincy Jones. Her debut CD, simply titled Monica Mancini, was the companion to her PBS television special, "Monica Mancini: On Record." She has collaborated with Stevie Wonder, Brian Wilson, and Jackson Browne.
The New York Times has described Monica’s rich, expressive voice as “the glamorous vocal equivalent to diamonds flashing.” On her approach to interpreting a song, she says, “I always keep in mind the composer’s intention because I believe melodies and lyrics are crafted with a definite purpose. I want to bring out the beauty of the writer’s word through music.” This is perhaps never more true than when she performs her father’s classic songs.
Composer John Williams wrote, “Monica Mancini brings her talent, musicality and most of all, love to the music, and proves that the passage of musical genes didn’t stop with the Bachs, Strausses or Ellingtons!”
On October 12 and 13, Monica will share stories of her Hollywood childhood with her father, one of the greatest film composers of all time, and sing his most beautiful songs. We can’t wait! Please join us for Mancini at the Movies – visit capesymphony.org or call 508.362.1111 for tickets.