David Lanz,Grammy Nominated New-Age Pianist and Composer, with special guest, vocalist Kristin Amarie.
David Lanz, the visionary Grammy-nominated and chart-topping pianist and composer who has remained a pioneer in the genre of New Age music, will perform in Rochester Thursday September 11 at 7PM at Kilbourn Hall; doors open at 6:30PM.
The performance is a special benefit concert for the High Falls Film Festival and will also feature singer Kristin Amarie.
Tickets are on sale now for $48 general admission reserved seating, and $100, VIP-Patron, which includes preferred reserved seating and a post-concert reception with the artist. Tickets may be purchased at the door if still available.
Proceeds of this concert, which is sponsored by Delta Stratagem, will go towards the High Falls Film Festival's current challenge grant campaign, where all contributions made to the festival up to $25,000 will be matched by the Gouvernet Arts fund at The Community Foundation.
Lanz, a Seattle native who now makes his home in Rochester, was nominated for a Grammy in 2000. He is well known as a top instrumental recording and concert artist, reaching worldwide prominence with his number one Billboard hit, Cristofori's Dream. Lanz's unique impressionistic style, compositions and arrangements have been performed and studied around the world.
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.
In his 30-year plus career, Lanz's recordings and live performances have served to heal, inspire, and provide spiritual nourishment to diverse audiences around the globe.
Lanz's latest release was in November 2013, called Movements of the Heart. These thirteen songs reflect the variety of emotions and feelings that accompany being in love; two of the compositions are co-written Kristin Amarie.
Lanz made his recording debut in 1983 with Heartsounds, on Narada. During the next five years he released six new albums. 1990 brought about the release of Skyline Firedance, which joined Lanz with an 80-piece orchestra. He issued several more titles including 1998's Songs From an English Garden. In 2000, he changed recording homes to Decca Records where he scored a Grammy nomination for East of the Moon. Lanz continued to record and tour relentlessly, releasing eleven titles between 2001 and 2007. In 2008, he made his Shanachie debut, Painting In the Sun, and in 2012 he paid homage to The Beatles with Here Comes The Sun and Liverpool Re-Imagining The Beatles. In 2012, David Lanz celebrated the 25th anniversary of his landmark release Cristofori's Dream Re-Envisioned. His latest album Movements of the Heart has been named 2013 Album of the Year by SoloPiano.com.
Kristin Amarie's music reflects the diversity of her life experiences. Born and brought up in Norway, her horizons were expanded when she spent her late teens on Cyprus, and a good part of her adult life in New Delhi. She studied voice in Norway and Sweden. Adding to her international adventures was time spent in London, Bangkok, Malta, and France. Amarie steps into her own spotlight as a recording artist with her debut solo release, Notes from a Journey, produced by Grammy-nominated producer Alex Salzman in NY.
The High Falls Film Festival is one of the few festivals worldwide that celebrates women in film and bringing a female perspective to the big screen. The festival's 12th season runs October 23-26 in Rochester NY at the Little Theatre and Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House. The Festival's film schedule will be announced in September.
About High Falls Film Festival
Founded in 2001, the High Falls Film Festival is a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to raising awareness for films created by women. Held in Rochester, NY, where Susan B. Anthony successfully launched her fight for a woman's right to vote, and George Eastman, who invented motion picture film. The festival delivers a slate of the finest independent films made by, or about women to thousands of film lovers in the community and beyond.
Kilbourn Hall - Eastman School of Music
26 Gibbs Street
Rochester, NY 14604
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