IMAC TO PRESENT A SPECIAL HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS featuring
The DAVID BENOIT Quartet
Friday, December 19th, 2008 at 8PM
Tickets: $45.00 Full Price / $34.00 IMAC Members
Tickets are VERY LIMITED for this show.
Please call the box office to order tickets.
Tickets are not available online.
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On Friday, December 19th, 2008 at 8PM, the Inter-Media Art Center (also known as “IMAC”) in Huntington, Long Island will present a special holiday performance: A Charlie Brown Christmas featuring The David Benoit Quartet.
Over the last quarter century, composer and pianist David Benoit has been a passionate musical innovator committed to the exploration of many different art forms on the American landscape. The remarkably versatile Benoit has lent his conducting talents and legendary piano performance skills to a wide variety of settings. He has performed The Peanuts Piano Concerto with several orchestras as part of his tribute to Charles Schulz and the music of Vince Guaraldi, in conjunction with his 2000 GRP tribute recording Here’s To You, Charlie Brown: 50 Great Years. His long association with Charles Schulz and the famed Peanuts realm led to over ten years of composing music for Peanuts TV specials on CBS.
His career as a contemporary jazz pianist began in 1977 and includes 23 solo recordings over the past 25 years. Many of these, including his 1987 GRP Records debut Freedom At Midnight and its Grammy nominated 1988 follow-up Every Step Of The Way, are considered influential classics in the genre, which came to be known as Smooth Jazz. Benoit has arranged, conducted and performed music for many popular pop and jazz artists over the years, including Russ Freeman and the Rippingtons, Kenny Loggins, Patti Austin, Dave Koz, Kenny Rankin, David Lanz and David Sanborn.
Tickets for this performance are $45.00 ($34.00 for
IMAC Members). For tickets or further information
on this performance, or on other IMAC programs, call IMAC's
24-hour Arts-Line at (631) 549-ARTS. Tickets
can also be purchased at the theater from noon to 6PM,
Tuesday through Friday, and after 2PM on the day of the
performances. For further information, call
IMAC's business office at (631) 549-9666.
The Inter-Media Art Center, Inc. is a
non-profit Media and Performing Arts Center whose programs
and services are supported in part by public funds from
the New York State Council on the Arts (a
state agency), Suffolk County Office of Cultural
Affairs, the Town of Huntington, NYS
Senator Carl Marcellino, by a grant from The
Harmon Foundation, as well as by the Members
of IMAC. IMAC also gratefully
acknowledges support from Korg USA, The Emily T.
Allen & Linda P. Allen and F. Towne Allen Charitable
Gift Fund at The Boston Foundation, The D’Addario
Foundation for the Performing Arts, JBL Pro, AutoOne Insurance,
Peconic Bay Winery, The Lowerre Family Trust, Branch Financial
Services and Olivia and Harlan Fischer.