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Concert Review: John Adorney and Daya Live! in Concert DVD & CD.

For the first time in over 25 years the heartfelt music of John Adorney and eloquent vocals by Daya is now available on DVD. It was during a live concert in Thousand Oaks, California that a professional recording of their concert performance together is presently being offered on CD or DVD format.

For fans of John Adorney and feature vocalist Daya who had the opportunity to attend this special concert event, it was the first time to hear their favorite hit songs performed live, during an exciting evening presentation given in a close, personal setting. I would imagine most fans of John Adorney and Daya have the CD or Concert DVD by now, but for anyone wanting a short concert review of the event, I can say the relaxed intimate setting added to the evening’s stage performance of the best songs by instrumental composer John Adorney.

The complete song list on the John Adorney & Daya – Live! in Concert CD and DVD are Find the Miracle, Neverending, Comme Le Vent, Waiting for the Moon, Always Remembering You/The Other Shore, As My Heart Desires, Drifting, River of Breath, Yilowe, Even in Your Darkest Hour, The Gathering & Every Moment. The recording is nearly an hour and a half in duration. DVD chapters include the Concert, Song Selection, Behind the Music Chapter and Slideshow.

The artists performing with John Adorney and Daya include guest artist Marcel Adjibi, Victor Bisetti (Los Lobos) drums, Eduardo Del Signore (Dionne Warwick) bass, Ricardo Hambra percussion, Richard Hardy (Dave Matthews Band) flute, Mike Fortunato trumpet, Stuart Hoffman keyboards, Fuzzbee Morse (Frank Zappa) guitar, keyboards and flute, Cara Tower guitar, vocals, plus Lauren Evers, Sandra Provencio and Helen Waters performing vocals.

Sample or purchase John Adorney & Daya – Live in Concert at JohnAdorney.com and Eversound.com Record Label. While you are visiting Eversound find John Adorney’s new album The Fire in the Flint and the best new music by quality artists, including The 15th Anniversary Concert album – The Artists of EverSound Live 11. Photos are courtesy eversound.com.

Yanni Concert Tour Dates in 2013 – World Without Borders.

International concert artist Yanni and his orchestra have just released new concert information for 2013. While there are two remaining concerts in Brazil scheduled for 2012 the newly updated Yanni Concert Tour for 2013, billed as World Without Borders, and tour scheduling information has just begun.

Earlier this year, Yanni and his orchestra performed before sold out concert venues in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia and most recently in a North American Tour 2012, which incorporated a live concert DVD and CD recording in Puerto Rico titled Yanni-Live at El Morro, Puerto Rico.

The 2013 concert season defined by a World Without Borders theme having an integrated message of unity, announces a harmonious tone shared each year by the Yanni team and millions of Yanni fans worldwide.

Presently there are concert venues in 2013 scheduled in Australia, and a new itinerary for Yanni of the island country New Zealand. Additional information on the orchestra musicians and soloists performing with Yanni in 2013 was not given but concertgoers can be assured his selection of only the best quality instrumentalist and vocalists worldwide will be paramount.

If the Yanni Concert song playlist in 2013 is anything like the previous year, attendees in 2013 can expect to hear songs from Truth of Touch, Yanni-Live at El Morro, along with a number of classic songs that have become fan favorites over the years. Visit Yanni.com for the latest news, plus Concert Tour information and upcoming tour schedule updates. If you want to read what concert attendees may expect in 2013, like the song playlist, performing vocalists and solo artists for 2013, read my Yanni Concert Review – Live at El Morro. Photo and Banner courtesy Yanni-Wake Entertainment.

Yanni Concert Tour 2013 – World Without Borders.

International Festival of the Mayan Culture:

November 2, 2013: Yanni will be the featured performer for the first International Festival of the Mayan Culture. Watch a promotional video and find more information on Yanni’s live performance at the upcoming Festival of the Mayan Culture concert show at Ficmaya.com.

Please Note: For Yanni’s 2013 & 2014 concert schedule updates visit the Yanni.com Tour Page.

Yanni-Live at El Morro on CD & DVD is the newest concert music for fans of the international concert artist Yanni, and his sensational orchestra, who are a select group of the best artists in the world. The new Yanni-Live at El Morro DVD and CD, his 10th televised live concert on PBS, will soon be released on April 17, 2012.

I have a pre-release concert review for Yanni-Live at El Morro in a couple of days, but I wanted to provide specific details about the newest CD & DVD. Info about what to wear to a live Yanni concert doesn’t apply of course, but I am happy to supply the song set list from the concert, and more details about this special concert event. The 11 songs on the DVD & CD are Truth of Touch, Vertigo, The End of August, The Rain Must Fall, Felitsa, Voyage, Nightingale, Harp Solo, Ode to Humanity, Niki Nana & One Man’s Dream.

Yanni-Live at El Morro DVD & CD is over an hour and a half long of Yanni’s best music. The El Morro DVD includes 11 songs total, and a 16 page color cover booklet. Plus, the DVD contains an 11 song selection option, and 2 bonus chapters.

The DVD chapters Yanni in Puerto Rico and The Storm, are special narratives by Yanni, describing Puerto Rico and challenges of performing at El Morro, due to stormy weather. You will find both chapters on the DVD are enjoyable audio visual extras.

Yanni concert soloists and instrumental performers are famous for their expertise, and recognized as a 16 member group of top artists worldwide. During my concert review I provide the names of soloist on various songs, and the names of the artists who perform with Yanni. The video below also introduces the artists who perform on the Yanni-Live at El Morro CD & DVD.

The musicians and soloists performing on Live at El Morro are; Charles Adams: drums, Benedikt Brydern: violin, Jason Carder: trumpet and flugelhorn, Yoel Del Sol: percussion, Victor Espinola: harp, Ming Freeman: keyboards, James Mattos: French horn, Sarah O’Brien: cello, Mary Simpson: violin, Dana Teboe: trombone, Gabriel Vivas: bass, Samvel Yervinyan: violin, Alexander Zhiroff: cello. The vocalists are; Lauren Jelencovich, and Lisa Lavie.

If you had the opportunity to view the televised live PBS concert, then you know the El Morro concert is special! Check back for my concert review of Yanni-Live at El Morro, plus I have a new interview with Yanni scheduled too, so check back for these exclusive publications available only at this site.

On Wednesday, April 11, 2012, interview host Lauren Sanchez will host a live Yanni webcast starting at 1pm EDT/6pm GMT. Below is the official Yanni-Live at El Morro Trailer video.

Visit Yanni.com to pre-order and purchase, or visit Amazon.com for the new Yanni-Live from El Morro DVD or his new music CD for 2012. Be sure to visit the 2012 North American Concert Tour page. Read articles and reviews on my pages for Yanni. Photo courtesy Yanni-Wake Entertainment & Yanni-India.in.

Yanni-Live at El Morro, Puerto Rico

Yanni and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) have an enduring connection starting with the early years in his career as an international concert musician. The American PBS stations aired Yanni’s live concert events in historic locations like Live at the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, Tribute concert in India, and Live at Royal Albert Hall in London England.

This new Yanni concert is a PBS program of Yanni and his orchestra performing at the 16th-century Castillo San Felipe del Morro in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Like past PBS concerts, a DVD and CD of this historic concert event is now available at Yanni.com.

PBS stations nationwide will begin airing the Yanni concert performance beginning March 3, 2012, with the opportunity for you to see the recorded live PBS concert. You can check your local PBS station schedule for your area programing date and time.

The PBS televised concert is around one and a half hours long, and features several new songs, along with favorite songs by Yanni. The songs performed during the event are; Santorini, Felitsa, Voyage, The End of August, The Rain Must Fall, Nightingale, Acroyali, Marching Season, Standing in Motion, Nostalgia, The Storm, One Man’s Dream.

Visit Yanni.com for information and PBS concert program listings in your area. Photo is courtesy Yanni.com.

Jim Brickman is a popular pianist who really needs no introduction to most people, having crossed over into mainstream piano and Christmas music that is adored by millions of people. I happened to find this extra nice song video taken during his Beautiful World Christmas Special during 2009, which is available on CD or DVD.

The Beautiful World DVD is one of many Jim Brickman DVDs. I read the photography footage on the Beautiful World DVD was taken on the Peace Bridge, between the U.S. and Canadian borders at Niagara Falls. The song titled Peace (Where The Heart Is) gives a perfect example of why Jim Brickman’s piano songs are so popular.

Performing on song Peace (Where The Heart Is) are vocalists Anne Cochran and Mark Masri, with Tracy Silverman on violin. Together they give a wonderful performance on this song video, and the entire 15 song selection on the Beautiful World release.

Jim Brickman is a popular concert pianist so check the Holiday Concert schedule at his website which is billed as “A Christmas Celebration” tour.

Visit jimbrickman.com or find the Beautiful World CD/DVD at amazon.com. Photo is courtesy jimbrickman.com.

David Arkenstone is the Grammy Nominated musician who recently composed the Echoes of Creation movie soundtrack for Emmy Award winning director Jan Nickman, and his inspiring nature film that bears the same name. The scenic backdrop for the landscape footage filmed in the U.S. is the Pacific Northwest, California, and Alaska.

The Echoes of Creation DVD soundtrack by David Arkenstone is a beautiful instrumental score that seems to bring out the very best of what director Jan Nickman had in mind while producing this equally stunning film. Together as a team they have produced an audio visual product that is beyond comparison!

For the award winning musician David Arkenstone, the Echoes of Creation soundtrack comes to be his most recent CD release in his already extensive list of popular orchestral albums. The instrumental songs on David’s soundtrack are Deep Beauty, The Most Sacred Art, Tides of Eternity, Riding the Invisible, Journey of Forever, The Inevitable, Embrace Everything & Echoes of Creation title song.

Below is the official Echoes of Creation video trailer.

Visit the davidarkenstone.com homepage to sample or purchase the CD soundtrack. Visit echoesofcreationmovie.com to order Echoes of Creation on CD, DVD or BlueRay formats. Cover art is courtesy echoesofcreationmovie.com.

The recent article by B.T. Fasmer about the upcoming Yanni concert scheduled for May 13 2009 in New York led to some great discussion with a good friend of mine about the past Live Yanni Tribute Concert and programing which first aired on PBS television stations in 1997.

Perhaps many of our NewAgeMusicWorld.Com & NewAgeMusic.nu visitors can recall watching this past televised concert also since it is then estimated that well over a half billion people around the world over are familiar with, or have watched the esteemed musician Yanni. Our discussion about Yanni included the extremely talented musicians who accompany by their masterful instrumentals and perform solos during his many scheduled concert tours.

Chances are you too remember this one particular moment in time during the PBS concert at the Taj Mahal in India where violinist Karen Briggs and woodwind specialist Pedro Eustache played a New World version of the song Renegade which highlighted both performers taking turns on improvised back and forth solos with increasingly more intricate and complex rhythms which left the live audience and PBS television viewers amazed. Karen Briggs and Pedro Eustache were both decisive winners in the duel performance which was truly special.
Yanni Concerts are truly memorable !
Both Karen Briggs and Pedro Eustache are accomplished musicians with American born Karen Briggs, often described as the Lady in Red, a master violinist who performed with Yanni for 13 years plus many single and orchestra concert appearances, with one album and movie soundtrack to her credit.

Venezuelan born Pedro Eustache specializes in ethnic flutes and woodwinds section, having two albums and a multitude of appearances with other renown musicians and composers worldwide, also playing a variety of instruments in many popular movie soundtracks. Pedro also regularly toured with Yanni for 10 years. Both artists are diverse and relentless in their pursuit of perfection in their chosen field of music and well worth a visit to their individual websites to learn more about some of the past and present day extraordinary musicians who make up the major concert headliner everyone recognizes as Yanni.

The official Yanni.com website is also a great place to visit for news and the past but memorable Tribute Concert Album just mentioned, along with all discography and a vast number of live concert tour dates presently available in the United States.

                          Yanni performance live at the Taj Mahal during the Tribute Concert

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