Join award-winning composers Starr Parodi (Steinway Artist) and Christine for an evening of inspiring solo piano, as they share the stories behind the music. Christine performs some of her favorite songs, plus a preview of her new release, “A Classic Christmas II”.
Tickets $20, students w/ID $15. Available online at EVENTBRITE
Tickets at the door, $25. Doors open at 7:15pm.
Starr will be performing works from both Common Places and The Heart Of Frida. The Heart Of Frida was recently awarded “2017 Piano Album Of The Year – Solo” by the International Radio Broadcasters (ZMR) and is the much anticipated follow up to Starr’s debut solo piano album, Common Places. Honored as Solo Piano Album of The Year in 2008 (solopianoradio.com), Common Places was lauded by KCRW’s grammy nominated host Chris Douridas: “This deeply passionate and beautiful recording (Common Places) is one of the best albums of the year.”
Oxford College Press author & Keyboard Magazine reviewer, Mark Vail, describes Starr Parodi’s playing & musician this way: “Parodi’s pianistic sense and delivery go way beyond creative. Words that come to mind while listening include imaginative, courageous, dynamic, passionate, gutsy, pensive, restrained, and euphoric. I’m thoroughly entranced by the whole experience.”, Starr has reaffirmed her position as one of my all-time favorite musicians”.
As a highly sought after composer for film, film trailers and other commissioned works, Starr’s compositions can be heard on numerous films and film campaigns including : Rogue One (director’s cut), Harry Potter, James Bond and many others. You can listen to Starr’s music on Pandora, Spotify, Bandcamp, Amazon and iTunes. To learn more about Starr please visit starrparodi.com.
A gifted solo pianist and composer, Christine Brown’s music is a unique blend of contemporary, new age and classical sounds. Christine has just released a holiday album, “A Classic Christmas II”, heartfelt arrangements of the classics, blending songs together in her unique classical style. With her 2017 release, Ascend, “Christine Brown has gifted us an emotive moment of deep passion and harmony here, Ascend is not just a special album … it is an absolute credit to the genre, and by far Christine’s best work to date,” says Steve Sheppard, One World Music. Ascend is Christine’s 12th album, following the award-winning CD Seamless, named “Best Pop/Rock Piano Album 2016” by SoloPiano.com, her unique arrangements of classic cover songs, blending classical and new age pieces into clever medleys to create a sophisticated and seamless musical tapestry. Christine’s original music from the album Souvenirs was awarded “Best Solo Piano Album of 2014” by solopianoradio.com, and she was also honored by Kawai Pianos as a Kawai Artist. Previous releases, Promise (2009) and The Wishing Well”(2011), were both nominated by SoloPiano.com for “Piano Album of the Year”. MainlyPiano.com‘s “Favorites List” included Ascend (2017), A Classic Christmas (2012), Souvenirs (2014), and Seamless (2016).
Christine’s fans have written, “There is a richness to her sound, a refined elegance and passionate intelligence,…skilled at the art of blending chords and note progressions into beautiful aural tapestries, her music is at once a welcome retreat from the mundane and ordinary. Her emotions come through her music…and through her music, she is able to reach out and touch the hearts of millions of appreciative piano music fans.” Christine’s music can be heard worldwide, featured on Spotify, Pandora, iTunes, and Amazon.