Piano Concert with Joseph Akins and Philip Wesley at Gist Piano Center Lexington
On September 7 at the Gist Piano Center in Lexington KY, enjoy a piano concert by two contemporary pianists/composers from the Nashville area. Dr. Joseph Akins and Philip Wesley will be sharing their music as heard around the world on Pandora radio, Music Choice, XM Sirius and more. They will also be sharing stories behind the music. It's a fun and educational show with door prizes and an opportunity to meet the artists. CD's and sheet music will be available. This is a part of Partners in Education Appreciation weekend at the Gist Piano Center.
Purchase tickets in advance from here up through September 6th. Tickets will be available at the door if the show does not sell out in advance. Admission is free for PIE teachers and their families.
There will also a workshop at 5 pm for piano students and teachers. PRACTICE, PERFORMANCE AND CREATIVITY AT THE PIANO. Admission at the door is $10 (free for PIE teachers and their families).
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.
ABOUT PHILIP WESLEY
Philip Wesley is a best selling solo piano artist. His album 'Dark Night of the Soul' continues to dominate the iTunes charts in his genre, recently peaking at #1. And is a best seller on CD Baby, the world's largest online independent music store. Philip's emotionally charged piano music is described as hauntingly beautiful. Ranging from tender and romantic, to introspective, powerful and intense.
Gist Piano Center (View)
3901 Harrodsburg Rd
Lexington, KY 40513
|Minimum Age: 7|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|