Veteran American pianist and composer Burt Bacharach will perform in Israel for the first time this summer.
Bacharach, who will celebrate his 85th birthday next month, will give one concert at the Zappa Shuni Amphitheater in the town of Binyamina on July 2.
Throughout his long career, Bacharach created some of the greatest pop classics of all times, including “What the World Needs Now is Love,” “I Say a Little Prayer,” “Magic Moments,” “Walk on By” and many others. He also won three Academy Awards in the music categories and a Grammy.
The concert ticket prices will range between NIS 299-449 (about $82-124), depending on the seat location.
Bacharach composed many of his famous songs to the lyrics of Hal David, his writing partner who died last year. Bacharach worked with many famous artists, including Dionne Warwick, Neil Diamond, Dusty Springfield and Tom Jones, and wrote many musicals and soundtracks for films which became classics, like “Alfie” and “What’s New, Pussycat?”
The younger generation got to know him as a guest star in the Austin Power movies, and he also appeared as a celebrity performer and guest vocal coach for contestants on the television musical reality show, “American Idol.”
Despite his advanced age, Bacharach is currently on a concert tour around the world. After several gigs in the United States, he is performing in South America this month and will travel to Europe in June.