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Grand Rapids Pops brings spectacular songs of Barbra Streisand to DeVos Hall


Ann Hampton Callaway, singer and writer of “The Nanny Named Fran,” returns to Grand Rapids, Friday through Sunday, Jan. 20-22



Media are invited to attend the Grand Rapids Pops’ “Hits of Barbra Streisand” featuring vocalist Ann Hampton Callaway. The Tony Award-nominated pianist and songwriter not only has appeared on Broadway and toured the country singing the Barbra Streisand Songbook, she’s written several songs for recorded by Streisand including “A Christmas Lullaby” on two of Streisand’s holiday CDs and “I’ve Dreamed of You,” which Babs commissioned from Callaway to sing at her 1999 wedding to James Brolin.

Callaway most often is recognized as the songwriter and singer of The Nanny Named Fran, the theme song of the TV sitcom The Nanny starring Fran Drescher.


Grand Rapids Symphony’s Fox Motors Pops Series concerts include such songs as “The Way We Were,” “Don’t Rain on My Parade” and more.



8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 20-21, 2017

3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22



DeVos Performance Hall

303 Monroe Ave. NW

Grand Rapids, MI 49503



  • Review performance
  • Interviews with members of the Grand Rapids Symphony
  • Interviews with guest artists



About the Grand Rapids Symphony
Organized in 1930, the Grand Rapids Symphony is nationally recognized for the quality of its concerts and educational programs. Led by Music Director Marcelo Lehninger, Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt and Associate Conductor John Varineau, nine concert series are presented, featuring a wide range of music and performance styles. More than 400 performances are given each year, touching the lives of some 200,000, nearly half of whom are students, senior citizens and people with disabilities all reached through extensive education and community service programs. Affiliated organizations include the Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus; Grand Rapids Youth Symphony and Classical Orchestra; and Grand Rapids Symphony Youth Choruses. GRS sponsors the biennial Grand Rapids Bach Festival and provides the orchestra for performances by Opera Grand Rapids and the Grand Rapids Ballet.


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