Tonight’s biennial Rainforest Fund concert at Carnegie Hall should be like nirvana for Bruce Springsteen, who’s performing in the show. Sting and Trudie Styler have arranged for a Phil Spector Christmas spectacular that will feature guest stars Ronnie Spector and Darlene Love in a night Styler has titled “Baby It’s Cold Outside– But Getting Warmer.”
For Springsteen, this is like serving dessert at every meal. He’s devoted part of his career to keeping the Wall of Sound alive, and has worked with both ladies. He even turned Darlene’s “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” into his own classic. So imagine how happy Bruce will be to have them on stage with him. And that’s in addition to Sting, James Taylor, Italian Tenor Vittorio Grigolo, and mighty jazzman Chris Botti.
There are exactly 11 orchestra seats left for the hottest ticket in town tonight, and a few obstructed view in one other section. Other than that, Carnegie Hall should be a buzz all night. Trudie and Sting started the Rainforest Foundation over 25 years ago, and they’ve raised millions for the indigenous people who live in those regions. Now that climate change is being questioned and the world ecology hangs in the balance, their work is ever more urgent. Not to mention there’s great music attached to it!