Perfect songs, happy moments, feel the love at “Dionne Warwick: A Valentine Concert
Even if she’s had her share of Grammy trophies and triumphs, Billboard
achievements, and a great number of popular ballads, Dionne Warwick humbly
declares, “The word or label ‘Diva’ is an operatic term and I do not sing
opera, therefore I cannot and do not accept being called as such.”
She is revered as a singing legend and popular music icon, who to many of
her admirers is gifted with a melodic and soulful voice. Her songs continue
to touch the hearts of people who believe in romance, love, friendship, and
On February 13 and 14, 2018 at the Grand Ballroom of Solaire Resort and
Casino, the charismatic chanteuse headlines a two-night concert.
“I’ve been to Manila several times…Manila audiences are wonderful, they
have always seemed to enjoy my show,” says the singing legend.
For her Valentine concert, people will get to enjoy, “Songs I am expected
to sing and a few surprises…it will just be two nights of wonderful musical
Be ready to be enthralled and mesmerized when you hear her famous songs
such as “Don’t Make Me Over,” “Walk On By,” “Do You Know The Way to San
Jose?,” “Alfie,” and “I’ll Never Love This Way Again” and other signature
She shares, “All of my songs are close to my heart as they are like my
children. The success of these songs; I attribute both to the wonderful
composers and lyricists.”
What are the ingredients for a great song? Warwick replies, “Lyrics first,
as I must believe in the words I sing, and of course, a memorable melody.”
The musical icon has formed a long and successful partnership with
songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Warwick ranks among the 40
biggest hit makers of the entire rock era, based on the Billboard Hot 100
Pop Singles Charts, with 56 of the legendary American singer’s singles
making the Billboard Hot 100 between 1962 and 1998 and 80 singles making
all Billboard charts combined.
For Bacharach, Warwick is “A woman who has a tremendously strong side and a
delicacy when singing softly— like miniature ships in bottles.”
Warwick received her first Grammy in 1968 for “Do You Know the Way to San
Jose?” and her second in 1970 for “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again.”
Under Arista Records, Warwick won the Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal
Performance for “I’ll Never Love This Way Again” and Best Female R&B Vocal
Performance for “Déjà Vu” in 1980. She became the first female artist in
the history of the Grammys to win in two categories on the same year.
In 1985, Warwick contributed her voice to the multi-Grammy winning song “We
Are The World” which also spent four consecutive weeks at number 1 on the
Billboard Hot 100 chart. On the same year, she recorded the American
Foundation for AIDS Research benefit song “That’s What Friends Are For”
with Stevie Wonder, Elton John, and Gladys Knight.
In a career that spans five decades, Dionne Warwick’s melodic and soulful
voice remains unmatched.
To Bacharach, David and the multitude of people she had the pleasure of
working with, Warwick enthuses, “I am forever grateful.”
To newcomers in the industry, her advice, “Be true to yourself and what you
want…if you can think it, you can do it.”
“I am truly looking forward to coming again to Manila and I do hope all of
you will be at the concert to enjoy,” says Warwick.
We know we will never love this way again, that is why this season of
romance, be part of “Dionne Warwick: A Valentine Concert” to be held on
February 13 and 14, 2018 at the Solaire Grand Ballroom.
For tickets, please visit solaireresort.com or call Ticketworld at 891 9999