Cameron Carpenter: "Maverick Organist" at UCLA's Royce Hall
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Two iconic American rock groups will share the stage at the Fabulous Forum this summer as Cheap Trick joins Boston for their "Heaven on Earth" tour. Known for their killer pop hooks, Boston sold millions during the '70s and '80s with their catchy version of prog rock. Their self-titled debut was one of the fastest-selling pop debuts in history, spawning three hit singles that became American classics: "More Than a Feeling," "Long Time" and "Peace of Mind." At the same time, Cheap Trick was perfecting the delicate balance between power pop and hard rock that made them a major influence on future punk, metal and alternative bands. Songs like "I Want You to Want Me," "Surrender" and "Dream Police," along with their dynamic live performances, sealed their reputation as arena rock gods. Now, 40 years into their careers, the two bands are still going strong. The "Heaven on Earth" tour is traveling the country in support of Boston's sixth studio album release, Life, Love & Hope, and this is one of a select few appearances where Cheap Trick will be performing with them. Learn More
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Dubbed “The Maverick Organist” by The New York Times, Cameron Carpenter is known for his intensely personal, often flamboyant performances. A child prodigy, Carpenter performed as a boy soprano in venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center and with pop star Joe Jackson on his 1994 album Night Music. His organ technique is widely regarded as unmatched, and his readings of Chopin’s Ètudes, Op. 10 question the limits of organ technique, particularly when he plays Chopin’s relentless chromatic runs only by his feet. Cameron’s repertoire spans the organ and piano literature, featuring original compositions, film scores (especially from Japanese animé), and improvisations influenced by folk songs, jazz, disco and pop. From his use of color, to the concert clothes and organ shoes he designs (prompting Women’s Wear Daily to nickname him the “organist/runway model”), his approach to the organ can only be described as iconoclastic.