Jordan Rudess Of Dream Theater Announces First US Performance of “Explorations”
January 13, 2011, Tarrytown, NY - Dream Theater keyboardist extraordinaire Jordan Rudess has announced an exciting and rare solo appearance on Sunday, January 23, 2011 at the Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown, New York, with special guest, Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie. Along with Turkish prodigy Eren Basbug, Rudess will debut his composition, “Explorations,” on two keyboards.
"Explorations for Keyboard and Orchestra" first premiered with two shows on one night, November 19, 2010 in Caracas, Venezuela. During these sold-out performances, Basbug conducted the Chacao Youth Symphony Orchestra while Rudess played all of the keyboard/synthesizer parts. “Explorations” is Rudess’ first orchestral composition, and the January 23, 2011 Tarrytown show will mark the first time it is played live on only two keyboards. At this performance, Rudess will also highlight his acclaimed Billboard-award winning music creation iPad app, MorphWiz created by his own software development company, Wizdom Music.
Rudess and friends will also be performing two keyboard renditions of music by Dream Theater, Liquid Tension Experiment, and more. In addition, Eyal Amir and Ray Livnat, from Israel's Project RnL, will be joining Rudess to perform new version of Project RnL's song “Wake.”
In a career that spans almost three decades, Jordan Rudess (www.jordanrudess.com) has performed and/or recorded with the Dixie Dregs, Jan Hammer, Annie Haslam’s Renaissance, Liquid Tension Experiment, Paul Winter Consort, David Bowie, and he appears on over 40 other recordings by numerous other artists. But it was not until the readers of Keyboard Magazine voted him 1994’s Best New Talent in the Overall Best Keyboardist category after his first solo CD release Listen did he gain national attention.
Since 1999, the Julliard School of Music-trained Jordan Rudess has been an integral member of and creative driving force behind Dream Theater (www.dreamtheater.net), one of the most critically acclaimed progressive hard rock bands in the world with over 10 million units sold. Jordan appears on six Dream Theater studio CDs and three Dream Theater Live CDs and DVDs, and his own eight solo albums, including a complete CD of Christmas Music. Dream Theater began production on their eleventh studio album in January 2011.
“Explorations” tickets are on sale now and are priced from $25-$65 each. Note: the first 25 buyers of the $65.00 tickets - for an additional $20 - will be able to meet Jordan and his guests after the show. Tickets can be purchased through the Tarrytown Music Hall’s website: http://x.co/jrexplore