COLE IN YOUR STOCKING

at The State Theatre

Sponsored by: The State Theatre
Fri Dec 9, 7:30p Reserved Seating $20 Buy Tickets
Sat Dec 10, 3:00p Reserved Seating $20 Buy Tickets
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World-renowned pianist, Kevin Cole performs all your holiday favorites!

This is a show the entire family will love. Kevin’s original piano arrangements will take you on a Sleigh Ride through a Winter Wonderland of the best holiday music.

You’ll hum along as he plays your favorite Christmas tunes and his lightning fast fingers dashing across the keyboard will leave you awestruck!

You’ll see that COLE IN YOUR STOCKING is a good thing!

Here's what two of America’s best songwriters say about Kevin:

“Kid, if I could play piano like that, I wouldn’t have become a songwriter!”

IRVING BERLIN (Composer of the number one holiday song of all-time WHITE CHRISTMAS.)

“My three favorite singers are Judy Garland, Mel Torme and Kevin Cole. Like Judy Garland, someone like you comes along once in a century. And I do mean it!”

HUGH MARTIN (Composer of HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS.)

KEVIN COLE

“America’s Pianist,” Kevin Cole, has received accolades from some of the foremost critics in America: “A piano genius...he reveals an understanding of harmony, rhythmic complexity and pure show-biz virtuosity that would have had Vladimir Horowitz smiling with envy," wrote arts critic Andrew Patner. When Cole sits down at the piano, you would swear Gershwin himself was at work… Cole stands as the best Gershwin pianist in America today,” Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune.

Cole has performed with over 100 orchestras worldwide including: sold-out performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl; BBC Concert Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall; National Symphony at the Kennedy Center; Hong Kong Philharmonic; San Francisco Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra and at the Ravinia Festival, Wolf Trap, Castleton Festival, Chautauqua Institute, Interlochen and many others. He made his Carnegie Hall debut with the Albany Symphony in May 2013.

Kevin Cole is an award-winning musical director, arranger, composer, vocalist, archivist and producer who garnered the praises of Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg, Hugh Martin, BurtonLane, Marvin Hamlisch, Stephen Sondheim and members of the Jerome Kern and Gershwin families.

Kevin’s mentors were premier Gershwin and American Composers writer, Edward Jablonski andsongwriting legends Marvin Hamlisch and Hugh Martin. Kevin was the only pianist Hamlisch used for his Gershwin concerts from 2004 to his untimely death in 2012.

Kevin was featured soloist for the PBS special, Gershwin at One Symphony Place with the Nashville Symphony.

His discography includes Gramophone Musical Album of the Year(1995), Gershwin's Oh, Kay!with soprano Dawn Upshaw (Elektra/Nonesuch), Cole Plays Gershwin, In The Words Of Ira-The Songs of Ira Gershwin and his most recent critically acclaimed recording Gershwin: Concerto in F (Naxos) which is the first recording using the critical edition from the U of M Gershwin Initiative.



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