At Saturday night’s London show, Streisand and her 60-piece orchestra performed 23 songs, including standards “On A Clear Day” and “People.”
Streisand is one of the most commercially and critically successful entertainers of the past 50 years, with more than 140 million records sold, two Academy awards, eight Grammy awards and five Emmy awards.
Joining her onstage will be special guest trumpeter Chris Botti, along with duets with her son Jason Gould and her sister Roslyn Kind.
“I just try to put together a wonderful show for the audience and in this particular instance it’s a delight for me to have my family along, my very gifted son Jason and my sister Rozzie,” said Streisand. “I also love having a 60-piece orchestra and a big choir and working again with the amazing Chris Botti.”
The Los Angeles Times wrote that the show “put the audience immediately under the spell of her folksy grandiosity.”
Streisand “isn’t just a star, she’s a world view, a style of being, an entire cosmology, with the highest possible thread count sheets. You don’t just come for the music; you come for the whole church service. The sermon, broken up into bits, is inseparable from the songs,” the paper wrote.