Concert: Liz Story, Lisa Downing Pianist-composer, Liz Story is one of the foremost pioneers of contemporary solo piano who recorded on the now legendary Windham Hill record label. Her musical style defies traditional description and has inspired countless musicians since her debut album Solid Colors was released in 1983. With a dozen albums to her credit, her works cross many musical genres and paint a spectacular musical panorama. Liz continues to be on the forefront of solo piano composition and performance and will mesmerize audiences of all ages. Story is a master of her chosen language. Her compositional style has been compared to that of Keith Jarret and John Jarvis It does not require a linguistics expert to decipher the language Story so eloquently speaks. Jazziz Magazine Multiple award winning, international composer, concert and recording artist, Lisa Downing is re-defining the genre of solo piano. She is a compelling storyteller describing the unique inspiration for her creative neo-classical solo piano compositions. The Great-Granddaughter of an African-American slave, her ancestery also includes European and Native-American Choctaw/Chicasaw tribes of the Southern United States. Lisas Poly-ethnicity provides her with a truly unique perspective regarding culture and her own brand of personal spirituality. The narritaves of Lisas compositions create parables that reach into the collective hopes and fears of human experience revealing the true unity we all share. This concert and a post-concert reception are generouslysupported by Mark and Romi Wilhelm through the Rudolf E. Wilhelm Fund of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. Please note: The St. Mane Theatre box officewill open for business at 6:30 p.m. on the day of the event. Remaining tickets will be sold in-person beginning at that time. If you are unable to buy tickets online or need additional assistance, you may try calling 507-467-2446, on weekdays before 5pm, to purchase tickets over the phone. We will have a list of the names of ticket buyers at the box office beginning at 6:30 p.m. If the ticket buyer and their guests arrive together, no receipt or proof of purchase is needed in order to be admitted to the eventwe will have a list! Alternatively, attendees can also present a printed copy of the Eventbrite ticket PDF the ticket buyer was sent or simply pull it up and present it on a smart phone. Sponsored by:Save
Vision Quest Entertainment presents a rare opportunity to enjoy a live concert with three of the world's most talented (and beautiful) pianists performing their own original contemporary solo piano compostions. Each of these gifted artists is a successful musician/composer in her own right, and each will share entertaining stories regarding an unpredictable range of topics which may include; astrology, love, geometry, children’s games, the origin of the universe…and perhaps a few vampire tales!Tickets Save
Sounds Like: Liz Story, George Winston, David Lanz, Suzanne Ciani - Diva of the Diode, Peter Kater
Label: Vision Quest Music
Manager: Pete Foster
Bio: Lisa Downing is a composer, concert pianist, recording and performing original solo piano compositions nationwide.
"A Delicate Balance" is Lisa's newest collection of original solo piano compositions. An intimate expression of the personal moments in her life, this CD is an inspired collection o...See Full Bio