Sat 1/26/13 Benefit: 5PM, Concert: 8PM
Roberta Flack won an unprecedented two GRAMMY Awards back to back for Record of the Year in 1972 & 1973 for “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” and “Killing Me Softly With His Song.”
This legend of soul, jazz, pop and folk appears at Severance Hall with the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra on Sat 1/26/13 in a 5PM gala benefit event entitled “Set The Night To Music,” featuring cocktails, silent auction, dinner, premier concert seating, and complimentary parking. 8PM Concert-only tix at are also available from the Severance Hall Box Office at 216.231.1111 or ClevelandOrchestra.com.
Cool Cleveland spoke with Ms. Flack in an exclusive telephone interview in which they discussed her background as the youngest-ever music student at the prestigious Howard University, the importance of arts education, and how she felt when The Fugees covered her massive hit “Killing Me Softly,” and updated it for the Hip-Hop generation. Along the way, Ms. Flack comments on the proliferation of TV shows like “The Voice” that discourage creativity. Listen to the interview here.