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ANDY IORIO: Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert Series

October 26 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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ARTIST BIO:
Composer/Pianist Andy Iorio’s new release, “Awakening” is grounded in his trademark emotionally moving melodies and taken to new heights as he weaves them together with a lush, vibrant string section – bound to pull at listeners’ heartstrings. His original compositions give quiet impressions of serenity while carrying simple tonality. Its harmonies fluid and controlled run toward something both bare and natural. His goal is, and has always been, to engage, inspire and underscore the emotional connections between people and to compose music that speaks a universal soul-stirring language that “takes [the listener] along on a deep emotional journey that resonates within all of us.” Since the release of his second album “II” and newest album “Awakening”, Andy Iorio has become internationally recognized in over 70 countries. With only three music videos on Youtube with over 89,000 plus views to date, his fan base is ever growing. His vibrant piece “Rush” was nominated for an HMMA Award in Hollywood in November of 2016 in the “Best New Contemporary Classical/Instrumental” Genre/Category as well as the new title track from his latest release “Awakening” nominated in the same category this past November (2019). International radio airplay and interviews across the United States, NPR, Canada, Germany, Europe, The UK, Australia and Japan are just a few of the countries now playing Andy’s music and it continues to grow with over 175k streams in 2018/2019.
This intimate solo piano performance will be Andy Iorio’s return to The Linda stage to celebrate the 10 Year Anniversary of his debut album “After The Rain” which he will perform in its entirety along with pieces from his other two award nominated albums: II and Awakening. He will also be premiering a brand new piece from his upcoming album entitled “Starlight” exclusively for this concert. Concert will be held at The Linda, Monday, October 26, 2020, at 8pm as part of the Open For Take-Out Virtual Concert Series on YouTube.

https://www.andyiorio.com/

“Andy Iorio is the best kind of alchemist, perfectly blending classical elements with contemporary components to achieve a sound that is pleasing on multiple levels. Black & white to the eye, but to the ear, the heart, and the soul they have about a million shades of emotion. His evocative performances are what soul needs from time to time to rejuvenate. ” | RJ Lannan – Zone Music Reporter

“Capturing an elegant balance of shadow and light, Andy Iorio has demonstrated a keen ability to convey often dramatic emotional expressions within a generally subtle and perfectly understated musical framework. Overall II is a superbly crafted album” | Candice Michelle – Journeyscapes Radio

“Captivating, moving, emotional and stunning!! A mastery of the piano that goes far beyond the technical” | Andrea Garrison – Online with Andrea
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The impacts of COVID-19 have been dire for working musicians and the music industry as a whole. The goal of this series is to help restart the local music economy by bringing a wide array of eclectic and diverse, local and regional musicians presenting original music back to the stage in a safe environment and to provide fans with a professionally produced concert delivered directly to their homes via YouTube stream. Similar to some of our in-person concerts, the virtual concerts are ticketed events and just like all concerts at The Linda, the productions will be of the highest quality visibly and audibly.
-The virtual concerts will take place every Monday night at 8 pm.
-You will be required to sign in or sign up for YouTube to comment during the stream.
-For best streaming quality please ensure that you have a good WiFi or wired internet connection.
-For best audio experience please listen with a good speaker system or headphones.
-A private link to the live stream will be provided 2 hours prior to the virtual concert and will be available for 24 hours.
-Click the “view online content” link within your ticket confirmation email to get the link.

Organizer

The Linda WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio
Phone:
518.465.5233
Email:
cblackwood@wamc.org
Website:
https://www.thelinda.org

Venue

The Linda WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio
339 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
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