Source: WOX Team
Yanni, a Greek pianist, keyboardist, composer, and music producer who has spent his adult life in the United States, will give a concert in Xiamen on 3rd May, 2013. He is known throughout the world as one of most original and successful composers and musicians. His powerful compositions have come to define a new genre of music and over 500 million people in over 140 countries have attended his live performances.
Yanni continues to use the musical shorthand that he developed as a child, blending jazz, classical, soft rock, and world music influences to create predominantly instrumental works. As his music is not well suited for commercial pop radio or music television, Yanni achieved international recognition by holding concerts at historic monuments and by producing videos that were broadcast on public television. His breakthrough concert, Yanni Live at the Acropolis, yielded the second best-selling music video of all time. Additional historic sites for Yanni’s concerts have included India’s Taj Mahal, China’s Forbidden City, the United Arab Emirates’ Burj Khalifa, Russia’s Kremlin, and Puerto Rico’s El Morro castle.
This time around, it’s Xiamen’s turn, and the concert will be staged at the Water Square of Bailuzhou Park, a wonderful location surrounded by water on three sides.
Yanni has employed musicians of various nationalities, and incorporated a variety of instruments from around the world, to create music that has been celebrated as an eclectic fusion of ethnic sounds. Influenced by his encounters with cultures around the world, his music is said to reflect his “one world, one people” philosophy.
Yanni was invited to perform at the 2013 CCTV Spring Festival Gala, a top-rated television show which has largest audience in the world, for the Chinese New Year on 9th February.
Event date: May 3, 2013
Event venue: Water Square, Xiamen Bailuzhou Park, along Yundang Lake
Ticket prices: to be announced
How to get there:
Take bus No. 15, 25, 26, 86, 87, 136 or 958, then get off at Bailuzhou Park Station (Bailuzhou Gongyuan Zhan)