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Chris Botti
Since the 2004 release of his acclaimed CD
When I
Fall in Love
Chris Botti
has become
America’s largest-selling instrumental artist,
with four number-one jazz albums to his credit,
along with multiple Gold, Platinum and Grammy
Awards. His creative expression begins in jazz and
expands beyond the limits of any single genre, with
crossover appeal for a wide range of audiences.
His solo and collaborative recordings have earned
great acclaim, including a 2013 Grammy Award for
Best Pop Instrumental Album for his most recent
. He is joined on that disc by such
performers as Andrea Bocelli, Vince Gill, Herbie
Hancock, Mark Knopfler and David Foster.
Over the past three decades, Botti has recorded
or performed with a broad range of artists: Sting,
Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Josh
Groban, Yo-Yo Ma, Michael Bublé, Paul Simon,
Joshua Bell, Frank Sinatra and Aerosmith’s Steven
Tyler, among others; he also has an ongoing
association with PBS. On the road for as many as 300 days each year, he
has performed with many of the finest symphony orchestras, including the
Minnesota Orchestra, and at some of the world’s most prestigious venues, from
Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl to the Sydney Opera House and Teatro
di San Carlo Napoli. For more information, visit
Sarah Hicks
’ profile appears on page 25.
Saturday, March 14, 2015, 8 pm Orchestra Hall
Chris Botti
with the Minnesota Orchestra
Chris Botti
, trumpet
Sarah Hicks
, conductor
Lee Pearson
, drums
Richie Goods
, bass
Ben Butler
, guitar
Geoffrey Keezer
, piano
Sy Smith
, vocals
George Komsky
, vocals
Serena McKinney
, violin
Live at Orchestra Hall
Tonight’s program will be announced from the stage.
There will be one intermission.
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