Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Quick Update: Contemporary Youth Orchestra State of Independence

Just a quick update for anyone who's interested (and based on traffic, it seems like a lot of people are interested!)

I received the below press release with regards to Jon Anderson & The Contemporary Youth Orchestra's State of Independence concert that I blogged about back in May. The highlight is that for seemingly everyone except Time Warner* customers the concert will debut on HDNet Sunday, November 28th at 8pm.

If you are an aforementioned liberated person in the greater Cleveland area and interested in having a random stanger join you in your living room to watch... you know how to find me!

DALLAS (November 22, 2010) - HDNet Concert Series debuts "State of Independence: Jon Anderson and the Contemporary Youth Orchestra," Sunday, November 28 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Anderson says, "Working and singing with the youth orchestra and chorus was a wonderful blessing in my life. These teenagers love music and perform as well as any adult orchestra that I've worked with around the world."

In 2004, English musician Jon Anderson - best known for his lead vocals with the band, Yes, and his collaborations with Oscar-winner Vangelis - appeared with the Contemporary Youth Orchestra of Cleveland. The concert was recorded but was only released to the orchestra members. Now, HDNet Concert Series will premiere the reunion performance of Anderson and the Contemporary Youth Orchestra which was filmed in May 2010 at Severance Hall in Cleveland, Ohio.

In this performance Anderson shares the stage with the 112 member Cleveland Contemporary Youth Orchestra and 60 member student chorus in an exhilarating performance that exudes energy and joy.

This special HDNet premiere showcases the collaborative effort between Anderson and the Orchestra, presenting a unique take on some old favorites such as, "Starship Trooper," "Show Me," "Long Distance Runaround," and "Owner of a Lonely Heart." The lineup also includes songs that were previously unreleased including "Music is God," and "Big Buddha."

A sneak preview of the concert can be found at the following link:


Don't miss this vibrant performance as "State of Independence: Jon Anderson and the Contemporary Youth Orchestra," makes its HDNet debut - Sunday, November 28 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

*- I really don't think Time Warner realizes how much of my money they owe to TiVo... If I could use TiVo's unique features (e.g. suggestions) with Uverse (or Dish, DirecTV, or anyone else) I would have cut that coax years ago.

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