MSC OPAS will present Tony Bennett, the 18 time Grammy Award-winning musician whose music spans more than six decades on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at 7:30pm in Rudder Auditorium at Texas A&M University.
OPAS ticket package buyers and donors will have the first opportunity to purchase tickets from Friday, November 20 to Friday, December 4. Remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday, December 7, at the MSC Box Office.
With worldwide record sales in the millions, and dozens of platinum and gold albums to his credit, Tony Bennett is a musician who touches the hearts and souls of audiences with his legendary vocals and charming stage presence. His long list of achievements, spanning over 60 years, includes eighteen Grammy Awards, including the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, making this artist a true international treasure. His signature tunes, such as “Steppin’ Out With My Baby” and “I Left My Heart In San Francisco” form part of the fabric of American music culture. Often billed as the world’s most boyish octogenarian, Tony Bennett is a vital musical artist at the peak of his powers.
Tony Bennett is also a talented painter. He has exhibited his work in galleries around the world, and three of his original paintings are part of the permanent collection in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC.
Throughout his career, Tony Bennett has put his heart and time into supporting humanitarian concerns and joined with Dr. Martin Luther King in the historic Selma March in 1965. His many charitable works include raising millions towards diabetes and lending his artwork to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. In 2007, he was honored by the United Nations. Together with his wife, Susan, Tony Bennett established the charitable organization, Exploring The Arts (ETA) to support arts education in public high schools. Tony founded Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, a NYC public high school in his hometown of Astoria, Queens, and ETA now supports 17 additional NYC public high schools throughout New York City and just expanded to support six public arts high schools in Los Angeles.