After a long hiatus from the on-stage lineup, Anchorage Concert Association kicks off the upcoming season with The Piano Guys. With their fortuitous debut at a piano store in a small town in Utah, four fathers set out to make a positive impact around the world through music videos. This common goal struck a chord, and their stunning self-taught videos played Piano guys in addition to a billion YouTube views, six albums, a PBS special and a concert empire.
After two sold-out shows in Anchorage in 2014 and a postponement due to Covid-19 in 2020, the long-awaited return of their original classic crossover mashups to Anchorage is finally here.
Pianist Jon Schmidt and cellist Steven Sharp Nelson have been performing together since 2011. Their inventive arrangements of classical and pop songs from catalogs from Bach to Bruno Mars to BTS give rise to performances that are at once quirky, poignant and presented with panache. . As Steven Sharp Nelson says, “Music is the electric ground in which the mind lives, thinks and invents”
Get ready for two inspiring performances with these fascinating and dynamic musicians. September 18, 2021, in the Atwood Concert Hall of the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. The Piano Guys are sponsored by Matson. Tickets available at the CenterTix box office (263-ARTS) and more information can be found at ancrageconcerts.org.