San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 2, 2006
Contemporary pianist Kevin Kern will embark on his fourth concert tour of Asia beginning this month in support of his most recent CD, “Imagination’s Light.” Kern, whose previous performances in Asia have drawn enthusiastic fans to sold-out venues, will begin the tour in Singapore on May 17 at the Esplanade Concert Hall. From there, the tour will continue on to Seoul, Taipei, and Tokyo.
His music has been a beacon of light for many, from those battling cancer to couples on their wedding day. “People have told me my music has served them during the highest and lowest points in their lives. I’ve been very touched by that,” said Kern whose seventh CD, “Imagination’s Light”, was released in July 2005. The album, which features ten original compositions along with a stunning re-interpretation of Sting’s, “Fields of Gold”, reached number 4 on the Billboard charts. The inspiration for “Imagination’s Light” is based in part upon Kern’s childhood experiences of sitting at the piano in a darkened room lit only by firelight. As thoughts and images came to mind, Kern combined his musical gift with his imagination in rich emotional expression. To this day this very personal creative process endures, as he darkens the recording studio lights and spontaneously composes an album’s exquisite solo piano tracks, accompanied only by imagination’s light.
Born legally blind, Kern found a glimmer of clarity in the piano at a young age and learned to see the world through music. “Growing up with impaired vision allowed me to develop a greater appreciation for the sound of the world around me,” Kern said. “I’ve always enjoyed the thought of drawing people into my world by painting musical pictures for them.”
In 2005, he was invited to join Steinway’s Artist Roster, an exclusive club that includes members Irving Berlin, Herbie Hancock and Billy Joel, among others.
Kern’s previous six albums have earned top spots on the Billboard charts. His music has been featured in film and television in the United States on programs such as Oprah, Live with Regis, and was a component of NBC’s 2000 Summer Olympics coverage. His international film and television credits include contributions to the scores of the highly successful Korean dramas “Autumn in my Heart”, (which in itself has garnered a worldwide following) and “Kuk Hee”, as well as the Mitsubishi SAVRIN theme in Taiwan.
Imagination's Light Tour 2006 - Asia
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Esplanade Theatres on the Bay
Wednesday, May 24, 2006 - 8pm
Seoul Arts Center
Saturday, May 27, 2006 - 6pm
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Wednesday, May 31, 2006
National Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall
Friday, June 2, 2006
For more information on Kevin Kern’s Imagination’s Light Concert Tour, please visit http://www.kevinkern.com
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