Trumpeter Chris Botti and tenor hearthrobs Il Volo accompanied the songstress.
In a poignant moment, she dedicated the song "The Way We Were" to her good friend and frequent collaborator Marvin Hamlisch, who died this year. The diva made 5 costume changes, which included a sequined Brooklyn Dodgers baseball shirt. After opening in Philadelphia, the Brooklyn born star returns home to play at the recently opened Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Jason Gould, her son, performed with her at the dress rehearsal. His proud mother has described him as "having a chamber music orchestra in his vocal chords". She is hoping to record a duet album with him.
Today's performance was his first time singing in public. Monday night's concert in Philadelphia will probably be his public debut.
There are still a few tickets left for Monday's night concert, which is promising to be unforgettable evening. This will probably be her last tour as well as her first performing with her son.