Have you heard of Kate Davis?
On Monday night, John and I were dealt a sweet hand. Erica gave us comp tickets to see the Young People’s Chorus perform at Carnegie Hall with a smattering of other renowned musicians, including Renee Fleming (!!). She and Dan, her equally generous (and spunky) fiance, offered to hang with the babe. It’s like the bomb of goodness that kept exploding: $500 comp tickets to see YPC–BAM!! At Carnegie Hall–Ka-POW! With Renee Fleming–PSSSHH! Free babysitting with people we trust–HUZZAH! (Bombs make sounds like pssshh and huzzah, right?)
The unexpected highlight of the concert was Kate’s performances of her original “Only Growing Old” (on ukulele) and her cute-as-hell cover of the Beatles’ “Got to Get You Into My Life ” (on string bass), both with YPC and the New York Pops. Holy. Shit. The bio in the program described her robust series of competitions won and fellowships (including a full scholarship to the Manhattan School of Music) for her performance on string bass, violin, and piano and for her compositions. But it didn’t even mention the power of her voice; it’s haunting beauty had us completely enchanted.
And here’s us, stupid giddy: