AN SVA MUSIC CELEBRATION SERIES EVENT
Jim Brickman An Evening of Romance with special guests
Anne Cochran Ben Utecht Tracy Silverman
TUE, FEB 14, 2012 | Overture Hall
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JIM BRICKMAN Jim Brickman has revolutionized the sound of solo piano with his popstyle instrumentals and star-studded vocal collaborations. Since the release of his debut album No Words in 1994, Jim Brickman’s romantic piano sound has made him the best-selling solo piano artist of our time. In November 2011, Brickman released Romanza, a collection of Italian-inspired original love songs, the perfect landscape for his 2012 Romanza Tour. Brickman’s best-known compositions include the chart-toppers “Valentine,” “The Gift,” “Love of My Life,” “Simple Things” and “Peace.” He’s established a reputation for his collaborations with many gifted musical artists: Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, Kenny Loggins, Michael W. Smith, Carly Simon, Herb Alpert, Collin Raye, Michael Bolton, Donny Osmond, and Olivia Newton-John.
His signature style has brought him six Gold and Platinum albums, 30 charted adult radio hits, and two Grammy nominations. He recently tied for most Number One albums on Billboard’s New Age chart, and he currently holds four of its Top 10 spots. Brickman received top honors with two SESAC “Songwriter of the Year” awards, a Canadian Country Music Award and a Dove Award presented by the Gospel Music Association. Brickman has been a strong supporter of PBS, starring in four TV concert specials: Beautiful World (2009), Jim Brickman Live from Disney’s Magic Kingdom (2005), My Romance—An Evening with Jim Brickman (2000) and Love Songs and Lullabies (2002). A native of Cleveland, Brickman began playing piano at the age of five and studied music at the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Music. He founded his own advertising music
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Around theWorld in 21 Days
sun, Feb 12 - sat, march 3
The Peking Acrobats
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Celtic Nights: Journey of hope
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JIM BRICKMAN (CONT.) company in 1980, writing commercial jingles for such advertisers as McDonald’s, Pontiac and Kellogg’s. Brickman has received international acclaim as a concert performer, taking his popular live concerts to more than 125 cities each year. His Jim Brickman Cruises have become an annual hotticket event. He’s teamed up with American Greetings, lending original music to create some of their bestselling e-Cards, and is also featured on StarGreetz, a new internet greeting phenomenon.
Other artistic endeavors include a popular weekly radio show, Your Weekend; two best-selling books, Simple Things and Love Notes; debuts at Carnegie Hall and the White House; and international touring from Spain to Thailand. Brickman lends a hand to many charitable foundations for children, including Autism Speaks and UNICEF. A scholarship was recently established in his name at the Cleveland Institute of Music.
ANNE COCHRAN Anne Cochran has had the good fortune to perform at Carnegie Hall and Madison Square Garden, and her now-classic single “After All These Years” was a Top 5 hit. She has happily shared the stage with Jim Brickman,
Collin Raye, Donny Osmond, Dave Koz, Tracy Silverman, Jeff Timmons, Kristy Starling, Mario Frangoulis, Michael Feinstein, Mike Eldred, Wayne Brady, Michael Bolton and Linda Eder.
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BENJAMIN UTECHT With a microphone in one hand and a Super Bowl ring on the other, Benjamin made his touring debut with Jim Brickman in A Christmas Celebration. Since retiring from the National Football League in 2009, he has sung the National Anthem for both President Bush and the
Cincinnati Reds’ 2010 home opener. He’s had the honor of performing with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra (conducted by the legendary Erich Kunzel), the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Sandi Patty (gospel music’s most-awarded female artist of all time).
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this theater season is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin arts board with funds from the state of Wisconsin and the national endowment for the arts. the Wisconsin union theater season is programmed by the Wisconsin union directorate performing arts committee.
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