Let Me Love You: A Concert Event
March 24, 2014
The Cutting Room
44 E 32st
Let Me Love You: A Concert Dedicated to Lena Horne
Let Me Love You, is a concert event dedicated to celebrate the life and early career of singer, activist, and first Black movie star of the Golden Age, Lena Horne. Lena's voice and presence are weaved into the fabric of American entertainment. With a powerful voice, deep understanding of lyrics and story, she appeared in major motion pictures as the first Black actress to feature as an ingenue in the 1940's shattering the stereotypes of Black performers in Hollywood. Her fiery performance, along with her strikingly beautiful aesthetic, Lena fiercely and fearlessly blazed a trail for many successful Black artist to follow in her footsteps. Syndee Winters in this performance, keeps her legacy intact to educate and inspire all generations.
The Tribute Concert
The concert takes place at The Cutting Room in New York City, where Lena Horne, played by Syndee Winters accompanied by a 10-piece orchestra, enchants The Cutting Room for one night, March 24,2014 . She will share stories of her life and early career with her guests. Through her popular hits, spend time talking about her early days at the world famous Cotton Club, memories of Hollywood, along with other experiences making the night even more special.
About Syndee Winters
Broadway performer, Syndee Winters' journey to the stage began at an early age. New York born; Miami raised, her passion for performing began at the radio. Shortly after graduating from Palmetto Sr. High in Miami, Florida, Syndee returned to New York and studied theater at Five Towns College, while simultaneously performing at the World's Most Famous Arena, Madison Square Garden as a member of the New York Knicks City Dancers. It wasn't too long before the bright lights of Broadway were calling. Starring as "Nala" in hit Broadway Musical, Disney's The Lion King, Syndee quickly realized the power of performance and how it quickly impacts people. The Lena Horne concert idea was born from a conversation between Syndee and a fellow performer friend after her recent departure from The Lion King. " I wanted to produce this concert but feared that because Lena Horne was such an icon that I would not be able to do it justice." With a swift pep talk from her peers, the journey to Lena began.
In the midst of Syndee's research, Broadway called again, this time, to perform in a show that seemed right in line with the Lena Horne project, Motown: The Musical. Syndee is currently portraying legendary Motown artist "Mary Wells", and is honored to be apart of a production that single handedly shaped the sound of American pop music and reflected many socio-political issues in American History. "Meeting Berry Gordy, was memorable for me. As a performer of color and knowing that he, along with Lena Horne, were important figures who were advocates for the enhancement of people of color in America."
The WHY behind this project.
Lena Horne had a great passion to affect and inspire people. This concert, is the most affective way to share her story. Lena Horne's early career is one of the most important stories in American entertainment history, especially Black entertainment history. Syndee Winters is delighted to bring Lena back for a special night, returning a touch of class, elegance, and vivacious spirit to entertainment. "Lena Horne was beauty and elegance personified. She also embodies the facets of a true Lady," says Syndee.
History and culture is all we have to pass onto future generations. Preserving Lena’s Legacy is important because she was one of the first of many to break ground and change the world of entertainment. With your help along with the help of a talented and successful creative team, Let Me Love You is sure to be a success.
What We Need & What You Get
Putting together a production like
this takes a bit of work.
Below are the key elements needed:
Musical Composition/ Arrangement & Copier
Contributions & Perks!
- $10- A Special Thank-You on Syndee's personal social media page.
- $20- A copy of original music from Syndee Winters
- $50- Free admission to the concert event.
- $200- Syndee will perform a singing telegram for your someone special on their special day.
- $500- Spend your lunch break with Syndee Winters. (NYC/ Long Island Area ONLY)
- $800- 2 tickets to Motown the Musical on Broadway with backstage access and Meet & Greet with cast members. (Valid Through February 27, 2014)
- $600- Syndee Winters will come to your special event and perform. This perk is bound to make your event even more magical. (NYC/MIAMI AREA ONLY)
- $1000- Syndee Winters will come to your school, organization to perform a workshop/ masterclass for young artists. (NYC/ MIAMI AREA ONLY)
• The budget for this event is totally achievable. I believe in the power
of community, supporting others. What ever contribution is made, it will be GREATLY
appreciated. Assuring the guests of a great evening.
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