Grammy-award winning David Lanz to perform in Grand Junction
WHAT: David Lanz and Kristin Amarie in concert
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m.
WHERE: Colorado Mesa University, 1100 North Ave., Grand Junction
COST: $20 for general admission; $45 for “golden tickets”
Kellie Caldwell, a Grand Junction resident, has a special connection to Grammy award winner and new-age pianist, David Lanz, thanks to her mother, Marsha Thomas.
According to Caldwell, the event’s organizer, Thomas discovered Lanz through KPRN, Grand Junction’s Colorado Public Radio station. Her mom became a “wild fan” and together they bonded over listening to Lanz before Thomas passed away in 1994.
Now, that special connection between mother and daughter can be relived for the holidays. Lanz will perform for the second time in Grand Junction on Sunday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m., at Colorado Mesa University’s Moss Performing Arts Center (1100 North Ave.). The concert will also feature his fiance and Grammy-nominated new-age vocalist, Kristin Amarie.
“This event comes from the heart,” Caldwell said, who describes the pianist’s music as “an energetic way to free the mind body and soul.”
Tickets cost $20 for general admission or $45 for “golden tickets” — which include preferred seating, a private wine and hors d’oeuvres reception with Lanz and Amarie, along with an autographed CD. Proceeds from the concert will benefit HopeWest, Grand Valley’s leading hospice-care center.
The concert will promote Lanz and Amarie’s new collaboration album, titled “Forever Christmas.”
Lanz comes from Seattle and is considered an originator of new-age and new-instrumental music, a news release said. The pianist is most famous for his song, “Cristofori’s Dream.” Amarie was born in Norway and emigrated to the United States. The pair now lives together in New York.
Lanz does more than just perform at shows, Caldwell added. He tells stories about his music, and “he is also absolutely hysterical.”
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.davidlanzgrandjunction.brownpapertickets.com, visit Crystal Books and Gifts (439 Main St., Grand Junction) or call 970-261-8455.
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