ThePianoGuys to Play the Peace Center

ThePianoGuys to Play the Peace Center

ThePianoGuys will play the Peace Center on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. Each ticket also includes a digital download of the group's upcoming album.

What do you get when you mix up a marketing genius who does video, a studio engineer who writes music, a pianist who had a successful solo career and a cellist who does pretty much everything?

ThePianoGuys became an internet sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly original self-made music videos. Actually, there's only one piano player, Jon Schmidt, and one other instrumentalist, Steven Sharp Nelson, on cello. Yet the other two - Paul Anderson and Al van der Beek - are equally significant members of the group.

It's the Guys' highly original blend of classical music with pop that has made them an internet phenomenon. They've made more than 65 videos since joining forces in early 2011, including their biggest hit, an innovative 10-handed version of One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful." "Code Name Vivaldi" blendsThe Bourne Identity soundtrack riff with a similarly intense Vivaldi cello concerto in a breathless video culminating with Schmidt and Nelson performing on a flatcar on a high-speed train. "Titanium/Pavane" is a mash-up of French classical composer Gabriel Fauré's "Pavane" with David Guetta's "Titanium." Collectively, their videos have so far netted more than 1.2 billion YouTube views.

ThePianoGuys have performed everywhere from The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to The Today Show, and have been featured in The New York Times, Fast Company, Buzzfeed, People Magazine, and Mashable.

Tickets for the Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, 7:30 p.m. performance by ThePianoGuys are $70-$90 and may be purchased by calling 864.467.3000 or 800.888.7768, in person at the Peace Center Box Office or online at www.peacecenter.org. Tickets go on sale to Peacekeepers beginning now and go on sale to the public on Friday, June 8, at 10 a.m. Handling fees will apply to phone and online sales.

For more information about the Peace Center and its upcoming events, visit www.peacecenter.org.

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