Bacharach, now 86 years old, has been booked for another performance at the San Diego Symphony’s 2014 Summer Pops season in the summer.
Burt Bacharch, one of the music industries best loved icons, is still bashing out a tune and hammering the ivories at the ripe old age of 86.
This year, for the tenth season in a row, Burt will be putting on a show at the annual festival at the Embarcadero Marina Park South in San Diego, California.
According to Edward Gill, CEO of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, Burt has been consistently one of the biggest draws of the festival, where he has appeared every year for the last eight years.
Last year’s Summer Pops made a record $2.1 million for the orchestra, with this year expected to be equally successful, if not more so. Some top class entertainers are on the schedule of 10 weeks of concerts, all of them featuring the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, including Amy Grant, Michael Bolton, and Debbie Gibson as well as a number of tribute concerts.
Burt Bacharach, now in his sixth decade in the music business, remains as active as ever, producing new material as well as performing regularly in live concerts, not just in the United States but also around the world.
Bacharach has been the recipient of eight Grammys awards, including the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award as well as three Academy Awards.
Most of Bacharach’s hits were written in conjunction with the late Hal David, with their early compositions written specifically for Dionne Warwick, although the duo went on to write hit songs for B.J. Thomas, Bobbie Gentry, Herb Alpert, The Carpenters, Dusty Springfield, Jackie DeShannon and Tom Jones to name but a few.
In 2012, Bacharach and David were recipients of the Fourth Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, presented by President Barack Obama at a special ceremony at the at the White House.