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ITALIAN COMPOSER AND PIANIST LUDOVICO EINAUDI PERFORMS ESSENTIAL EINAUDI AT THE KIMMEL CENTER’S MERRIAM THEATER OCTOBER 28, 2017

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ITALIAN COMPOSER AND PIANIST
LUDOVICO EINAUDI PERFORMS ESSENTIAL EINAUDI

AT THE KIMMEL CENTER’S MERRIAM THEATER
OCTOBER 28, 2017

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA. August 31, 2017) –– Italian composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi will bring 40+ years of study to his one-night-only performance at the Merriam Theater on Saturday, October 28 at 8:00 p.m. Appreciated around the world for his concerts, famous soundtracks, and record career, his Philadelphia performance will integrate an array of music genres, including post-rock, post-classical, and songs from his latest album Elements.

“Ludovico’s music is a rarity in the artistic realm, showcasing one man’s meticulous search for creative inspirations across all genres,” said Anne Ewers, President and CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “A musical avant-garde from a young age, Ludovico’s music has a transversal nature of both beautiful simplicity and unexpected experimentation.”

A native of Turin, Italy, Ludovico Einaudi was introduced to the piano by his musically-minded mother at an early age.  As he grew, Einaudi’s sister opened his eyes to tunes of the 1960s: Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, and Jimmy Hendrix, setting the tone for his vast musical repertoire. Einaudi graduated as a composer from the Conservatorio Verdi in Milan. He was mentored under the guidance of composer Luciano Berio, who he paid tribute to in his latest album, Elements. 

Called “a classical artist for the YouTube age” by The New York Times, Einaudi has composed music for some of Hollywood’s biggest names, from Clint Eastwood to Casey Affleck to Ricky Gervais.

Einaudi drew global attention in 2016 with his one-of-a-kind Arctic concert. It was a collaboration with Greenpeace that brought eight million recorded voices and Einaudi’s signature piano music to one of the most threatened places on Earth. It was all to raise awareness of the need for environmental protection.

Other featured upcoming performances at the Kimmel Center Campus include: The Scott Brothers’ House Party (September 6, 2017, Merriam Theater), An Evening with David Sedaris (October 16, 2017, Academy of Music), Renée Fleming (October 15, 2017, Verizon Hall), and Joe Biden: American Promise Tour (November 15, 2017, Academy of Music).

 

ESSENTIAL EINAUDI

Merriam Theater

October 28, 2017, 8:00 p.m.

 

Tickets

Tickets are on sale now and start at $35. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at kimmelcenter.org, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling 215-790-5883. See kimmelcenter.org for more information.

 

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, the Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center Campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the Merriam Theater. The Kimmel Center is also home to eight Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly POPS, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Curtis Institute of Music. With nearly 9,000 seats per night, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is the region’s most impactful performing arts center, and the second largest in the country. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of the Kimmel Center’s 2017-2018 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit kimmelcenter.org.

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