PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
YANNI 25 – LIVE AT THE ACROPOLIS ANNIVERSARY CONCERT TOUR
WORLD TOUR SCHEDULE INCLUDES PERFORMANCE AT THE
WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2018 | 8:00 PM
PITTSBURGH—The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces Yanni 25-Live at The Acropolis Anniversary Concert Tour will perform on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at 8:00 p.m., at the Benedum Center, 237 7th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. This event is part of the 2017-2018 Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents Series, presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
Tickets and Information Tickets (starting at $53.75) are available at the following official Pittsburgh Cultural Trust ticket sources: online at TrustArts.org, by calling Guest Services at 412-456-6666, or in person at Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue. For groups of 10+ call 412-471-6930, online at TrustArts.org/GroupSales or in person at Theater Square Box Office.
In December 2017, legendary performer and composer Yanni announced he will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of “Live At The Acropolis” with a world tour that launched this spring in the United States. “I find it so exciting to be able to celebrate what I consider to be one of the best performances of my life! I can’t wait to see everyone and present to all of you this whole new experience, where the past and the present become one! Expect many surprises… My imagination is the only limit!” -Yanni
The maestro kicked off the “Yanni 25 – Live at The Acropolis Anniversary Concert Tour” on April 23, 2018 at the King Center in Melbourne, Florida. The tour will keep him on the road through the summer, hitting cities across North America including Atlanta, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Cleveland, New York, Chicago, Montreal, Toronto, Los Angeles, and more.
Live at the Acropolis was released in 1994 and is the first ever live album and concert video from the maestro. Recorded at the Herodes Atticus Theatre in Athens with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra from London, the concert took a year and a half to complete. The album was mixed and produced by Yanni in his home studio and was made into a TV special that aired in the United States on PBS. Live at the Acropolis became an incredible success and is the second best-selling music video of all time.
Yanni's iconic performances at the Acropolis in Greece, the Taj Mahal in India, the Forbidden City in China, the Royal Albert Hall in England, The Pyramids in Egypt, and El Morro in Puerto Rico have crossed countless borders and has resonated with billions of people across the globe. Yanni has been awarded more than 40 platinum and gold albums worldwide and has sold more than 25 million albums around the world. His most recent albums have seen chart-topping success.
A deluxe package of completely remastered 5.1 sound and high definition video of “Live At The Acropolis” will be released in 2018 to commemorate this anniversary.
For more information about Yanni and Yanni 25 – Live at The Acropolis Anniversary Concert Tour dates, please visit www.yanni.com.
Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents Series
The Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series will feature an exceptional season of dazzling area premiers, returning favorites and one of a kind performances – for all ages. From music to dance, comedy, theater and more, the series will bring an array of national and international award-winning performers to the unique stages of the Benedum Center, Byham Theater and August Wilson Center located in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. Cohen & Grigsby has been the presenting sponsor of the series since the 2008-2009 season. For more information about the current Cohen &Grigsby Trust Presents series, visit: www.TrustArts.org.
For more information about Cohen & Grigsby, visit: www.cohenlaw.com.
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts. www.TrustArts.org