BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) hosted Music Icon Engelbert Humperdinck for a lively summer concert in front of an enthusiastic crowd of more than a thousand fans Thursday night. Bronx residents of all ages enjoyed the spectacular evening free of charge at Loreto Park. Humperdinck performed as part of Senator Klein’s 2014 Summertime Symphonies Series, an annual event that provides free concerts throughout the month of August to Bronx residents.
“I am honored to have brought such a living musical legend like Engelbert Humperdinck to the Bronx. I have no doubt that after such a fantastic evening of song and stellar performance, many Bronxites will be singing his tunes for days to come and have beautiful memories of this great summer night,” said Senator Jeff Klein.
State Senator Diane Savino (D-Staten Island/Brooklyn) and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. welcomed the crowd on Senator Klein’s behalf, as he was in transit on the way back from Israel as part of the New York Unity Delegation.
“State Senator Jeff Klein brought romance back to the Bronx tonight with Humperdinck. His Summer Symphonies series, a tradition in his district, continues to bring fun, cultural evenings for Bronx residents,” said Senator Diane Savino.
"It was great to see so many Bronxites enjoying nice weather and classic pop songs at Thursday night's concert. Events like these help bring communities together, and I was proud to be a part of this wonderful evening," said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
Members of the New York State Assembly Michael Benedetto (D-Bronx) and Mark Gjonaj (D-Bronx) were also in attendance.
"I was honored to welcome Engelbert Humperdinck to Morris Park. State Senator Jeff Klein and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. deliver wonderful entertainment to our residents year after year,” said Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj.
Humperdinck’s concert included all-time favorites Release Me, Spanish Eyes, After the Lovin’ and Last Waltz. During the encore of his performance Thursday night, the singer tossed red towels to a crowd of cheering ladies, wrapped himself in a red robe and exited the stage to a roaring audience.
Grammy Award winner Engelbert Humperdinck is a music legend with more than 150 million records sold. His remarkable voice and enduring talent has endeared him to millions of fans around the globe for decades.