Legacies Sinatra Jr on tour for Dad’s Birthday…
“I frankly cannot believe that if he were alive today, he would be 100 years old. It’s unbelievable,” says Frank Sinatra Jr., who is celebrating his father’s centennial with a series of tribute concerts, including one Wednesday at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Virginia.
“Whereas we are doing the music that people would expect to hear, we are also including in the show something about his life. I introduce myself to the audience as a ‘musical biographer,’” says Mr. Sinatra, 71.
The centennial shows carry on a tradition begun after Sinatra died in 1998 at age 82. In addition to the Wolf Trap tribute’s musical component, an audio-visual display will bring “Ol’ Blue Eyes” back to life via a projection above the orchestra, the younger Sinatra says.
“We are not only doing the music we’re getting into his life now,” he says. “And that is, for me, the single most important thing about our new program.”