The Houston Symphony: Bernadette Peters

Actress/singer Bernadette Peters has a very simple plan for keeping her concerts fresh night after night: “I go out there and I do the best that I can. That’s all I can do.” Peters is bringing her best to Houston for a one-night performance with the Houston Symphony. The concert includes songs from her many Broadway shows, including several by Stephen Sondheim.

“You have to start with a good show, with songs that mean something to you so that you can make them mean something to the audience. I sing “Fever,” “When You Wish Upon a Star,” “Some Enchanted Evening” and “Nothing Like a Dame” in the show. Each of those mean something to me. Hopefully, I can get that across to the audience.”

There is one special song that Peters will perform just for Houston audiences. “I’m going to sing “My Funny Valentine” in Houston because the show is so close to Valentine’s.” 7:30 p.m. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana. For information, call 713‑224-7575 or visit $39 to $155.
Fri., Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m., 2015

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