David Lanz in Concert - Knoxville, TN
Pianist and composer David Lanz comes to Knoxville, TN for 2013 on September 22nd to play an intimate concert at American Piano Gallery. Enjoy an afternoon of contemporary piano music from this legendary artist. Pianist Dr. Joseph Akins will open the show.
Purchase tickets here through September 21 for:
$20 - Adults*
$15 - Students and under 18*
Purchase tickets at the door (if seats are available) on September 22.
PURCHASE HERE IN ADVANCE (through Sept 21) AND SAVE YOUR SEAT(S)!
There are only 100 seats, so "reserve" your seats with an advanced purchase.
*with service fee
ABOUT DAVID LANZ
Grammy nominated pianist David Lanz has enthralled music lovers around the world for decades with his engaging playing style and original compositions.
Lanz, who was nominated for a Grammy in 2000, is well known as a top instrumental recording and concert artist, reaching worldwide prominence with his number one Billboard hit, Cristofori's Dream.
His unique impressionistic style is emulated by countless pianists, and his compositions and arrangements performed and studied around the world.
With the release of Cristofori's DreamRe-Envisioned, Lanz has, in a sense, come full circle. Returning to the music that launched him as an international phenomenon a quarter-century agowhen he recorded the original Cristofori's Dream provides the world-class pianist and composer with the perfect opportunity to take stock of his art and both assess where he's been and where he hopes to go.
Cristofori's Dream was a million-selling musical thank you note to Bartolomeo Cristofori, the man who invented the piano in the 17th century. It resonated with a wide array of listeners and topped Billboard's Adult Alternative/New Age chart for months. The title track remains hugely popular todaycountless piano students have purchased the sheet music to learn how to play the piece and Lanz's interpretation of Procol Harum's classic "A Whiter Shade of Pale" on the original album is considered one of the most popular of the countless covers of the song.
But Cristofori's Dream was not the beginning of Lanz's career, and although the new Re-Envisioned brings new light to an established work, Lanz still has many ideas he plans to pursue in the future.
ABOUT JOSEPH AKINS
Living in greater Nashville, Dr. Joseph Akins is an active pianist/composer and associate professor at Middle Tennessee State University. As a pianist/composer, he has released four solo albums. "A Piano Christmas" (2011) was nominated as Best Holiday Album of the Year at SoloPiano.com, and "Spirit Touch" (2009) was included in the Top 40 Solo Piano Albums of the Decade for 2000 2009 at MainlyPiano.com. As a professor at MTSU, Joseph teaches courses in MIDI, musicianship and new media. Before launching his solo piano career and starting at MTSU around 2000, he earned music degrees in jazz piano and electronic music from the University of Tennessee and Radford University. He also performed with many jazz, rock and country bands as a keyboard player. In 2006, he earned a doctorate from Tennessee State University.
American Piano Gallery (View)
11651 Parkside Dr
Farragut, TN 37934
|Minimum Age: 5|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|