Monday, October 17, 2011

ACCLAIMED PIANIST BRINGS GERSHWIN PIANIST TO CENTENARY STAGE AS PART OF “JAZZ IN THE BOX” SERIES

“Not since Heifetz has anyone played Gershwin solos with this much panache…” - American Record Guide

PHOTO HYperion KNight   1575 300 DPIHYPERION KNIGHT

WHEN: Sunday, October 30, at 4 PM
WHERE:
the David and Carol Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown.
TICKET: $17.50 in advance and $22.50 on the day of performance, and they may be purchased at the Centenary Stage Company box office, in the Lackland Center located at 715 Grand Ave in Hackettstown, or online at www.centenarystageco.org, and by phone at 908.979.0900.

Hyperion Knight will be the pianist audiences are “longing to see” when he performs a tribute to George Gershwin in his Centenary Stage Company appearance. A soloist and recording artist whose performances are known for both their artistic breadth and personal air, Hyperion Night is a pianist equally at home in serious classics and popular standards. His performances are hailed as “breathtakingly textured, rich and wonderful…” [The Absolute Sound],  with “Intoxicating élan, brilliant dexterity and a shimmering nuance [New York Concert Review, Harris Goldsmith].

A Gershwin enthusiast, he has recorded two CDs devoted to unique arrangements of Gershwin’s music, and frequently performs both Rhapsody in Blue and the Concerto in F, most recently with the Santa Fe, Long Beach, Tennessee, St. Joseph, New Mexico and New Jersey Symphony Orchestras.

The Sensible Sound called his Gershwin “nothing short of astonishing,” and Fi Magazine described Hyperion as a “daredevil atop his gleaming, black-and-ivory.” Knight  is known as a consummate showman with a “liquid touch” and crystalline sound.

The performance of Hyperion Knight is made possible through the generous support of Mama’s and Café Bacci in Hackettstown. 

The 2011-12 season of performing arts events at Centenary Stage Company  is made possible (and affordable) through the generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts, The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation,  and CSC sponsors and members, including Skylands Community Bank, Heath Village Retirement Community, Hackettstown Regional Medical Center.