In addition, Paul Gemignani conducted the Manhattan School of Music Chamber Sinfonia and Margaret Peterson and other students from the school performed at the concert.
The evening showcased a compilation of Sondheim songs that explored a women's journey through life reflected by his music. Among the selections were "The Miller's Son," "Take Me to the World," "I Remember," "I'm Still Here," "You Could Drive a Person Crazy," "Another Hundred People," "Not A Day Goes By," "Every Day a Little Death," "So Many People," "Getting Married Today," Some People," "Anyone Can Whistle," "Pretty Women," and "Liaisons."
Five-time Tony Award winner Angela Lansbury was in the audience and appeared at a post-concert reception held in the Peter Jay Sharp President's Residence adjacent to the School. Lansbury spoke about her life's work in musical theater and her experiences working with Sondheim; she has appeared in his musicals Anyone Can Whistle, Gypsy, Sweeney Todd, and the current Broadway revival of A Little Night Music.