Treat Your Sweetheart To Jazz Icons SPYRO GYRA on Valentines Day

Bristol Riverside Theatre is proud to announce the new series BRT's One Night Stand with contemporary jazz icons Spyro Gyra. They will perform one show on Thursday, February 14.

With over 10 million albums sold, Spyro Gyra have played over five thousand shows on five continents. They've accomplished this due to a forward-looking approach combined with the work ethic of an underdog, always challenging themselves to do something new while never resting on past success. It has proven to be a recipe for longevity for this jazz group while music has gone in and out of styles in ever shorter cycles.

They released their 30th album of new material, The Rhinebeck Sessions, in 2013, which JazzTimes called "inspired". Travis Rogers of the Jazz Journalists Association picked it for Jazz Album Of The Year. Something Else Reviews called it "their finest album since their early 80s heyday" and made it a top-twenty pick for the year. George Harris of the Jazz Weekly enthused, "I gotta tell ya, these guys still sound GREAT."

"My hope is that our music has the same effect on the audience that it does on me," says group leader Jay Beckenstein. "I've always felt that music, and particularly instrumental music, has this non-literal quality that lets people travel to a place where there are no words. Whether it's touching their emotions or connecting them to something that reminds them of something much bigger than themselves, there's this beauty in music that's not connected to sentences. It's very transportive. I would hope that when people hear our music or come to see us, they're able to share that with us."

Spyro Gyra will perform one show on February 14 at 8pm. Tickets start at $50 and are available by visiting brtstage.org or calling the BRT Box Office at 215-785-0100. Bristol Riverside Theatre is located at 120 Radcliffe Street in Bristol, PA.

Since 1986, BRT has continued to bring critically acclaimed professional theatre to Bucks County. The theatre is the recipient of over 71 Barrymore Award nominations for Excellence in Theatre, given annually by Theatre Philadelphia. Under the direction of Artistic Director Keith Baker, Founding Director Susan D. Atkinson, and Managing Director Kevin Maroney, the theatre serves as a cultural hub for the community. In addition to its Mainstage productions, BRT offers four concerts including the holiday tradition An American Christmas Songbook, the new play development series America Rising, and the summer theater arts camp ArtRageous. For information, visit www.brtstage.org

BRT's Mainstage season continues with Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys (March 12 - March 31, 2019) and The Christians by Obie Award-winning playwright Lucas Hnath (April 30 - May 19, 2019).

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