Hey ASU Gammage -
Bringing my 15th Anniversary Holiday Concert to Tempe gives me the great
opportunity to spread the holiday spirit – even without snow!
Music brings people together, especially Christmas music. Sitting in a hushed
auditorium, as I play songs from “Greensleeves” to “The Gift”, I know that each
of you will be lost in your private thoughts. While you are enjoying the
concert, songs will stir up memories of Christmas past, and uplift the spirit of
There’s a renewed feeling in every holiday concert. I attribute that to my love
for collaboration. I’m grateful to work with such talented guests who stimulate
my creativity, and enhance every performance. Joining me this year are my good
friends, singer Anne Cochran, Mark Masri and electric violinist Tracy Silverman.
Anne and Tracy have been with me since the 1998 holiday tour. We become a
family on the road, spending every day and night together for over a month, and
traveling across the country on a tour bus. Anne and I have been friends since
we went to high school in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Her rich soulful voice adds a
new dimension to the Christmas songs you’ve been loved for years. You’ll be
amazed by the eclectic sound Tracy creates on his bright yellow violin.
I know you’ll enjoy celebrating with us. From the warmth and nostalgia of
“Brickman-ized” classic hymns and carols, to the joyful contemporary holiday
favorites, the festive holiday atmosphere radiates through the theatre, and
spreads into the streets.