Whisperings Solo Piano Concert at Rockland Conservatory - part of the Keys for Kids Tour
KEYS FOR KIDS - Helping Children Through Music - Three award winning pianists, Gary Girouard, Louis Landon, and Doug Hammer, have joined forces for a cause. Their goal is to raise $5,000 for Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang a special place in Ashford, CT that provides empowering experiences for children and families coping with serious illnesses. Visit http://www.holeinthewallgang.org/. With concerts in New York, Boston and Cape Cod, the pianists are selling 88 piano keys at $100 each. A buyer of the "Keys for Kids $100 Special" will receive 2 VIP concert tickets in the city of their choice, 3 signed CDs, and a "thank you" piano key. General admission tickets to the concerts are $15 for Students and $20 for Adults. Contribute any amount you want to help support this event. (you can also visit http://www.holeinthewallgang.org to make a tax-deductible donation)
is a veteran musician, composer, producer, arranger, and engineer. He draws inspiration from everything and channels it into his music. Doug's style is diverse, from contemplative and spacious to animated and dynamic. He has released five solo piano albums and a film score. His latest release, Travels, won 2011 Album of the Year on Whisperings Solo Piano Radio. Please visit www.doughammer.net for more information. Doug released his debut solo piano album, Solace, in 2007. He then released Baby Music 1 and Baby Music 2 which are 78 minute solo piano improvisations created for the births of his two sons. In 2008 Doug released Noel, a solo piano Christmas album which includes original arrangements to many Christmas standards, as well as a new original Christmas song. In 2010 he released 75 Labels, a Guatemalan film score featuring marimba and accordion. In 2011 he released Travels, a double album featuring 39 new original piano compositions. Personal and intimate, it tells a story of past, present, and future, of places seen and places only in dreams. Travels won 2011 Album of the Year on Whisperings Solo Piano Radio. It also won Album of the Month for November 2011 on ReviewsNewAge.com. It was also nominated for Album of the Year by SoloPiano.com and ReviewsNewAge.com.
It is said "you don't find your passion, your passion finds you"... and for Gary Girouard that has always been the piano. Over the past 10 years, he has released four quirky-titled "Naked Piano" albums - with his latest "The Naked Piano: Light & Dark" nominated as one of the "Best piano albums of 2012" by Whisperings Solopiano radio. The Naked Piano series evolved from the sentiment to capture timeless themes and to allow people an escape from an otherwise hectic lifestylewith the intention to provide a method for introspection, analysis and understanding. Girouard comments; "People lead increasingly stressful lives. The Naked Piano is a simple response - highlighting a beautiful instrument in its most pure and natural form." The Naked Piano has been featured on such prominent media as CNET, FCTV (Cape Cod), WMVY Radio and Whisperings (solo piano radio). There are four Naked Piano albums currently available - and a fifth one in the works for 2013.
LOUIS LANDON - Steinway Artist
has dedicated his life to music. His passion is for peace. His career has taken him around the world playing a variety of styles with some of the most recognized names in the entertainment industry: classical music for Mikhail Baryshnikov on national and international tours, Latin music with "Pucho and his Latin Soul Brothers" on national and international tours, pop music with Rupert "Pina Colada Song" Holmes on television and national tours, rock & roll with John Hall, opening for "Little Feat" on national tours. For the past 23 years, through his production company, Landon Music, he has written and produced music for film, video, and commercials, including three years of "best plays" and "bloopers" commercials for the National Basketball Association. Not long ago, Landon realized that his music - the solo piano compositions that bring him so much joy and peace, could surely bring joy, and particularly peace, to millions around the world. Louis Landon's mission is to create a more loving and peaceful world by writing, recording and performing, music from the heart. He has released 12 CDs on the LCI record label, his latest entitled Peaceful Solo Piano from the Heart. He is currently working on a ten year retrospective of his solo piano works.
The Rockland Conservatory of Music (View)
45 S. Maind Street
Pearl River, NY 10965