Yanni to Return to Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 9/21
Music's true global artist and popular contemporary composer, Yanni, returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts with an all new show on Sunday, September 21 at 7 p.m. in Segerstrom Hall during his 2014 World Tour. An ambassador for peace, good will and understanding, Yanni is one of the most recognizable composer-performers, and his music defies borders and boundaries. The concert will feature audience favorites as well as music from Yanni's most recent release, Inspirato, his seventeenth studio album. Yanni collaborated with opera great Pla?cido Domingo to enlist some of opera's biggest stars, including soprano Rene?e Fleming and tenor Rolando Villazo?n, to add voice to his music.
"This album is about all the loves in my life. Never losing faith in humanity and our incredible ability to overcome just about anything we are challenged with," says Yanni. "It is also about imagination, creativity, love, kindness, compassion, integrity, parents, country, peace, unity, belief and faith in our future... it is all possible."
Tickets to Yanni start at $59 and are now available online at SCFTA.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 20 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236. The TTY number is (714) 556-2746.
Segerstrom Center for the Arts applauds Kia, Official Automotive Partner of the Center and United Airlines, Official Airline of the Center.
Yanni has accumulated more than 40 platinum and gold albums globally, with sales totaling more than 25 million copies. These include the double-platinum 1997 Tribute album, which sold more than a million albums within six weeks of its release, and his 1994 Live at the Acropolis album, which has sold more than 7.5 million copies worldwide (five million in North America). He earned Grammy nominations for his 1992 album Dare to Dream, and the 1993 follow-up, In My Time.
The Tribute DVD debuted at #2 on the Music Video charts and earned double-platinum status, while the Live At The Acropolis DVD is six-times platinum, the second-best music video of all time (selling more than 12 million copies globally). His concerts have been broadcast on television in more than 40 countries with upwards of two billion people around the world experiencing his TV specials.
For more than two decades, Yanni has been one of the top global touring acts seen by more than five million people around the world. His North American concert tours in 1995, 1998 and 2003-2005, each finished in the Top 10 concert tours of the year, as ranked by Performance Magazine and Pollstar. He performed 10 consecutive sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall in New York, opened the Burj Kahlifa in Dubai and performed inside the Kremlin in Russia.
Yanni's song, "Aria," was composed for the award-winning British Airways commercial which is still today, the most successful and longest running commercial ever. Since 1988, his music has become a staple for television, especially major sporting events, including the Olympic Games, The Super Bowl, The Tour De France and the PGA Golf Championships.
Yanni continues to tour extensively throughout the world, performing sold-out concerts in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North America and South America. He supports children, music and education in the countries he visits. Yanni is a spokesperson for NASA and has entered into collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund, the first of its kind.
During his most recent visit to China, Yanni performed live on CCTV during its Spring Festival Gala broadcast to more than one billion people globally. Yanni was the first non-Chinese artist to participate in this event.
For more information, please visit www.yanni.com.