David Foster said he retired from “making records” last December

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David Foster met Donald Trump at a fundraiser

David Foster did not expect to meet Donald Trump playing a fundraiser at Florida’s Florida president earlier this year, but he wished he had a piece of advice.

“What I wanted to say that night at Mar-a-Lago — which I didn’t say — is when you’re doing a concert, if the room hates you, you’re going to do a terrible job,” the Victoria-raised producer said during an interview earlier this week.
“It’s just the weight of the room hating you. The president is faced with a lot of hate, and I’m sure that’s weighing him down.”

Foster took some action on social media in February after affirming a charity event to what Trump calls his “Winter White House”. The musician insists that he does not know the president he was planning to attend, even though he had already pledged to play a role in supporting the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute a year earlier.
The man behind Whitney Houston “I Have nothing” and Peter Cetera’s “Glory of Love” calls Trump “associate” and “acquaintance” for almost 20 years, but has remained away from links to Trump in the past.

David Foster refused an offer to attend Trump’s inauguration

In December he posted a message on Instagram claiming he had “kindly and respectfully” refused an offer to attend Trump’s inauguration, a statement that followed the rumors he was helping to align the artists for the ceremonies related to the grip of Trump.

“I live in America and I have an American passport as well as a Canadian passport. He’s my president, and that’s the end of the story,” Foster said.
“I’m a Democrat so, you know, that could almost start and end this conversation.”

The veteran of the music industry is active in many charities and has marked the 30th anniversary of its foundation David Foster with the annual Miracle Gala and concert last Saturday in Vancouver. The live entertainment evening included Oprah Winfrey, Steven Tyler and Carly Rae Jepsen’s appearances.
The showcase raised $ 10.2 million to help families with children who need organ transplants. The funds go towards reducing the weight of mortgage payments, travel costs and other expenses.
Some celebrities have turned up in the city days before the event, Foster said. Tyler in particular wanted to make sure he pulled out an impeccable performance. The producer said they become big names like the rock star and Winfrey to engage the time has become easier over the years.

“If you believe in karma, I think a lot of it comes back to you,” he said, while suggesting he’s also become bolder in his approach to recruiting famous people.
Kenny Rogers taught me a long time ago (that) you should never go to the artist or celebrity directly to ask them.
“Whenever I wanted to do a duet with somebody I’d always have my manager reach out to their manager. I guess I kind of broke that rule when it comes to charity.”

David Foster retired from making records?

Foster isn’t planning any more duets in the studio any time soon. The producer said he retired from “making records” last December.
Next year he plans to embark on a 10-concert tour to raise money for his foundation. He’s also writing two musicals on the side and appears as a judge on the reality competition series “Asia’s Got Talent.”
He expressed hope that Trump, a former reality show star himself, can push for more unity in the United States.
“We need to try and uplift this presidency and hope that good things happen,” Foster said.
He added: “Even the most staunch Democrat is in some way pulling for him to get it together and do a good job.”

Source:  CTVnews

David Foster opens Pacific Symphony ’s 2017-18 Pops season

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Pacific Symphony’s 2017-18 Pops season: great opening with David Foster

The Symphony Pops 2017-18 season will break out of the gate when Symphony welcomes for the first time one of the most successful music / entertainers in history – 16-Year Grammy Award Winner David Foster!

This great opening of Pops, led by Symphony’s favorite Albert-George Schram, features Foster performing successful songs, along with special hand-selected guests from his unprecedented catalog.

Among his popular hits (written for artists including Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bublé, Josh Groban, Barbra Streisand and many others) are “You Are Inspiration”, “The Prayer“, “Glory of Love” and “St. Elmo’s Fire “.

In addition to his numerous Grammy Awards, including three for the producer of the year and another 47 additional nominations, Foster won an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe, and received three Oscar nominations for Best Original Song. “I have never had the opportunity to work with David Foster before, so I am eagerly looking forward to doing so,” “says Master Schram.” “He’s sort of the Big Cheese, the Grand Poobah, the Impresario, The Godfather to a few generations of musicians. He is truly respected and has coached and produced recordings and performances for more artists than God. He’s also a gifted pianist, raconteur and gracious host. And he will be opening Pacific Symphony’s Pops Season! What a coup! Plus, he will have some unexpected, impromptu guests who will perform with us—so it promises to be an exciting weekend, indeed!”

“David Foster with special guests” Pacific Symphony tickets available

Pops Symphony’s opening concert,”David Foster with special guests “, will be held on Friday-Saturday, October 13-14, at the Concert Hall Renée and Henry Segerstrom. Pops subscriptions at seven concerts from $ 245 to $ 1,099. Single tickets are $ 35 – $ 159. For more information or to buy tickets, call (714) 755-5799 or visit www.PacificSymphony.org.

“I was once again asked to have the orchestra strut its considerable stuff in the first half,” remarks Schram. “This excites me to no end, because Pacific Symphony is one of my favorite orchestras to work with! They are responsive, perform brilliantly and are adventuresome. If they like you as a conductor, they will follow you where they do not usually go. On occasion, they have even danced and sang with me. From my point of view—what’s not to love? These are wonderful people and great musicians.”

“Since David Foster is such a ‘world’ musician,” Schram continues. “I picked first-half repertoire that celebrates songs and dances by the Viennese Johann Strauss to the very American Irving Berlin. It’s great fun music, which our audience will love. No better way to kick off a brand-new Pacific Symphony season!”

There will also be music from Percy Grainger of England and a Spanish piece by Manuel de Falla.

David Foster bringing big names to Vancouver for foundation’s charity concert

David Foster 2017 foundation gala concert

A star formation musician is coming for a concert to Vancouver in October for the thirtieth anniversary of the David Foster Foundation.

Concert tickets are already on sale for the event on October 21st.

On Monday, the foundation announced its first wave of confirmed presentations:  Steven Tyler, Jay Leno, Robin Thicke, The Tenors, Matteo Bocelli and Laura Bretan. Other musicians will come, they said in a press release.

Tickets for the gala concert at Rogers Arena cost from $ 49 to $ 119, plus taxes.

“The portion of concerts on our 30th anniversary gala will be one of the biggest nights of Vancouver music, as David Foster is joined by Steven Tyler and a handful of remarkable entertainers,” said Michael Ravenhill, CEO of David Foster Foundation.

Over the past 30 years, the foundation said they spent millions to cover non-medical expenses for more than 1,000 Canadian families with children undergoing rescue organ transplants.

The foundation also promotes the registration of organ donors.

“Over 90% of Canadians support organ donor registration, but less than 25% of us are registered,” added Ravenhill. “When families face the most difficult times of their lives – when their baby is sick and needs a transplant – our role is to come alongside the family and take that financial weight so that they can concentrate on the whole their focus on the baby and do not have to worry about losing their home or wondering where they are to get the money to pay their bills.

Foster, originally from Victoria, was won 16 Grammys in his career. He founded his eponymous foundation in Victoria in 1986.

David Foster Foundation 30th Anniversary Miracle Concert
Sat, 10/21 09:00 PM
Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC

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David Foster to be a judge in Asia’s Got Talent season 2

Asia’s Got Talent new edition is starting with a 2-hour world premier October 12, 2017 at 7.30 Pm JKT/BKK on AXN.

David Foster is among the judges with Anguun and Jay Park.

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From its first season on AXN, Asia’s Got Talent has established its place as the most powerful platform in the region to launch aspiring stars. Jay Park, an award-winning platinum multi-artist, CEO and founder of two successful record labels, takes the hot seat alongside the show’s returning judges, producer David Foster, 16 Grammy winner and Anggun, international singer and world winner Music Award.

The record set, which has established record of votes for the general kind of English entertainment in 2015, will return to AXN in October. During 10 episodes – consisting of five judgments, three semifinals, the final and the results show – competitors will ” fight ” for the $ 100,000 grand prize.


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We Love Disney produced by David Foster is coming…


In a unique collaboration between Verve Records and Walt Disney Records, the two esteemed labels have teamed up to present the compilation album We Love Disney, which will be released in October 2015. The compilation features the hottest artists from across the pop, rock, R&B, and country worlds delivering their own unique interpretations of classic Disney songs. The album was produced by multi-platinum, Grammy® Award-winning producer and Verve Music Group Chairman David Foster. The artists and songs that will be featured on We Love Disney will be announced in the coming weeks.

“When the opportunity arose to partner with Walt Disney Records, I jumped on it,” says Foster. “The Disney franchise is something that brings out the kid in all of us. No matter how old you are, 3 or 103, when you hear the word ‘Disney’ you light up from within. And there isn’t a person on the planet who doesn’t have a favorite Disney song. We tapped into that passion with all of the artists on the album. I tried to make the songs timeless so you couldn’t tell whether they were recorded 30 years ago or 30 years from now. The Disney catalog is so amazing. You have so many songs to pick from, going back almost 80 years now. So it’s an endless treasure and one of the most rewarding projects that I’ve ever done – and I’ve done a lot of stuff.”

As part of this release we have a special offer that will only be available until July 10th!

Immerse yourself in a once in a lifetime opportunity to record It’s A Small World by joining the We Love Disney Choir! Through this VIP experience you will work with 16-time Grammy Award winning producer David Foster & his team to record your vocal performance and have it included in the chorus of It’s A Small World. This recording will feature superstar artists (that will be announced at a later date) and will be made commercially available worldwide. This recording will also be included on one (1) or more versions of the We Love Disney album!

For more information and to secure this special offer please visit: http://smarturl.it/WLDMusic