KCET Premieres Joe Bonamassa: An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House, March 7 | KCET
KCET Premieres Joe Bonamassa: An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House, March 7
Burbank, CA - February 22, 2013 -KCET invites viewers to enjoy the musical styling of blues
rock guitarist and singer Joe Bonamassa with the special, Joe Bonamassa: An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House,
airing Saturday, March 7 at 9 p.m. Capture
the magnetism and maturity Bonamassa showcases as an artist in this premiere
This hour and a half program spotlights
Bonamassa's special and exclusive concert at the Vienna Opera House from July
2012, which he played to a limited audience over seven exclusive European shows
during a two week unplugged tour. The Vienna Opera House is a sublime cultural
iconic venue steeped in history and heritage, which is the perfect backdrop for
such a dramatic and original music presentation. Bonamassa had the honor of
playing on the same stage as other musical prodigies such as Wolfgang Amadeus
Mozart, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Gustav Mahler
and Joseph Haydn. Varying from his predominantly electric blues shows, this
presentation was an all-acoustic concert performance, making it a unique and
very special show fans had been waiting years to experience.
Also featured in Bonamassa's exclusive
performance is an eclectic assortment of craftsmen from around the globe. They
include: Gerry O'Connor, a music historian and traditional Irish fiddler from
many generations of Irish music, who will play mandolin and Irish banjo; Swedish
multi-instrumentalist Mats Wester on the Nyckelharpa, a Swedish keyed-fiddle
which will inject a traditional and unique "world" feel into a set of
original and iconic songs; Los Angeles keyboard maestro Arlan Schierbaum, whose
extensive recording career focuses on organic instruments, will add all manner
of musical textures with accordions, celeste, toy pianos, and more; and legendary
Puerto Rican percussionist Lenny Castro, whose works spans genres and reads
like a who's who of artists, including the Rolling Stones, Sir Elton John, Eric
Clapton, Boz Scaggs, Toto, Steely Dan, Christopher Cross, Stevie Wonder, David
Sanborn, Avenged Sevenfold, Little Feat, Tom Petty, the Red Hot Chili Peppers
and hundreds of others.
The program repeats on Monday, March 11 at 2 p.m. and Friday, March 15 at 12 p.m.
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