Press Release April 8, 2017
Chamber Orchestra Ogden will close its 2016-2017 season with a family concert on April 8, 2017, at Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd in Ogden. Peery’s Egyptian Theater and the Egyptian Theater Foundation are presenting this concert.
The repertoire for the concert will be a mixture of familiar classics and popular pieces. We will open with an audience favorite, selections from Pirates of the Caribbean, and follow this with Mussorgsky’s ever-popular Night on Bald Mountain, a piece that became widely known thanks to its inclusion in Walt Disney’s Fantasia.
At this point we will introduce our piano soloist, Jason Lyle Black. Jason Lyle Black, known on YouTube as “The Backwards Piano Man®,” is an award-winning composer, concert pianist, and entertainer, and one of the few people in the world who can play the piano while pedaling with his head. Black’s show combines beautiful music, hilarious musical comedy, and incredible stage antics, for a truly one-of-a-kind experience.
Jason’s music videos have been viewed by more than 30 million people worldwide. In 2016, he released his record label debut, Piano Preludes, from award-winning independent label Stone Angel Music. Piano Preludes debuted at #1 on the iTunes New Age charts and #2 on the Billboard New Age charts, right below Enya. Critics hailed Piano Preludes as "masterful...overflowing with grace, reverence, and heart."
Jason will provide a combination of musical comedy with music of Disney and others. The audience members will have a chance to request their favorite songs, which Jason will put together in an entertaining mashup.
The string section of the orchestra will then join Jason for two of his original pieces. We will bring the concert to an end with a version of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.
The tickets are still $5.00 and may be purchased at the door one hour before the concert, or online at Brown Paper Tickets at the following URL: http://cooapr817.brownpapertickets.com
As always, active military, veterans, and their families, are admitted without charge, as are music students of public school age.
Well-behaved children of all ages are welcome to attend. However, please no babes-in-arms.