Thursday, December 29, 2011, 10:00 am Pacific, 11:00 am Mountain, 12:00 pm Central, 1:00 pm EST, 2:00 pm Atlantic, 7:00 pm Zurich, 8:00 pm Istanbul
Faith Winthrop: Working Octogenarian "Havin' Myself a Time"
The many attitudes toward the process of aging may include acceptance, delight, denial, despair and abject terror. Having worked through many of these transitions myself, I am grateful to be my age and have the ability to share wonderful songs and sentiments.
Faith Winthrop’s career is as storied as her extensive songbook. From an aspiring 11-year-old treading the boards of the G line streetcar and spontaneously taking requests from passengers traveling from Brookline to Boston to the still singing and swinging senior, her life remains a continual love affair with song. Integrating her new original works with her trademark soulful and elegant style, rhythmic comedic timing, and astonishing vocal control, Faith continues to wow crowds both nationally and internationally, most recently at San Francisco's Razz Room, where she introduced her new show, "Faith Lift," to stunning reviews. Faith is currently crafting more tunes of wit and wonder and plans to record her music and take her show on the road again, ever faithful to her love affair with song.
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This is Dr. Sally Gelardin, with Careerwell tele-interviews. Faith Winthrop, our guest today, has sung with such luminaries as Eddie Duran, Billie Holiday, and Tony Bennett. She has performed at top jazz and cabaret clubs alongside Woody Allen, Barbara Streisand, and the Bassse Band. She's performed on the "Today Show" and was founding director of Glide Memorial's chior and a faculty member of the SF Community Music Center and the SF Conservatory of Music. She's also a vocal coach who has taught Ben Vereen, and other acclaimed artists. I met Faith through the Poetics of Aging Conference, where she was performed opening songs before keynote speakers. Faith turned 80 at the conference. In this interview, we shall discover what it's like working into one's 80s. Welcome Faith!
- Faith, what does it feel like to be 80?
- Does it change your perspective on work?
- How does work fit into the rest of your life?
- How does your work/life compare now to when you were younger?
- What are your hopes/dreams for the New Year?
- How do you envision yourself in five years? 10 years?
- What do you love about your work? Would you do anything differently?
- What makes you unique?
- Could you sing us a couple original songs that you composed?
Thank you Faith for your inspirational talk and verse. Listeners, if you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, please join us tonight at 7 pm at the Panama Hotel, 4 Bayview Street, San Rafael, where Faith Winthrop will be performing live.