Her father was one of Hollywood’s greatest film composers,
and Mancini honors her father and his composing partners throughout
Mancini tells great stories about her father and about growing
up between the songs around some of the best musicians in the
business, and this brings extra depth to our understandings
of the songs themselves.
Overall, Mancini gave an intimate, yet strong performance.
When she ended the show with the family-composed song “Music
on the Way,” a letter written to her father after he
had passed away, there wasn’t a dry eye in the concert
hall. Mancini received a standing ovation from the audience,
and she deserved it.