Jim Brickman, Pianist Extraordinaire, at Troy Music Hall on Thursday [Berkshire on Stage]

December 9th, 2014, 1:00 pm by Sara
Jim Brickman, appearing at the Troy Music Hall.

Jim Brickman, appearing at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

By Larry Murray

Christmas is warmer, more special when you celebrate it with a friend. And for many, Jim Brickman is a special person in their lives, having brought his unique music and personality to the stage for more than a decade. For those of us in the Berkshire and Albany area, his appearance at 7:30pm on Thursday (December 11) at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall will be writ large in our holiday calendar.

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Jim Brickman, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

December 6th, 2011, 10:00 am by Greg
Jim Brickman

Jim Brickman

“I can’t remember exactly, but I know that it was probably one of two albums. It was either Elton John’s ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ or a Barry Manilow album, but I can’t remember which Barry Manilow record it would have been. I can’t remember what his albums were titled. I think they were just numbered, so it was probably ‘I.’ But I’m almost sure that it was ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.’

I think that it makes sense. If I’m ten years old and I play piano, it would stand to reason that I would like Barry Manilow and Elton John and … well, I had Billy Joel sheet music because I thought some of the chords were really interesting, but I wasn’t a huge fan. And I loved Burt Bacharach and the Carpenters. I thought Burt Bacharach was really amazing.”

Romantic pop pianist Jim Brickman brings his “A Christmas Celebration” tour to the Palace Theatre in Albany at 7:30pm on Thursday (December 8). Tix are $32, $42 & $52; VIP $77 (includes post-concert meet-and-greet).

Ho, Ho, Ho! Happy Holidays…

August 9th, 2011, 3:30 pm by Greg
The Trans-Siberian Orchestra at the Palace in April, 2010 (photo by Lindsay Malachowski)

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra Albany's Palace Theatre in April, 2010 (photo by Lindsay Malachowski)

Considering that we still haven’t even reached the half-way mark of August, it seems a bit like rushing the season to be making announcements about Christmas concerts, don’t it?

Regardless, here are a few new holiday concerts that will be headed our way along with the upcoming snowstorms…

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra will be making their annual Christmas trek to Nippertown for two shows (3 & 8pm) at the Times Union Center on Monday, December 26. On-sale date and ticket prices TBA.

“The Christmas Music of Mannheim Steamroller by Chip Davis” is headed into the Palace Theatre in Albany on Sunday, November 27. Showtime, on-sale date and ticket prices TBA.

Jim Brickman’s “A Christmas Celebration!” at the Palace Theatre at 7:30pm on Thursday, December 8. Priced at $32, $42 and $52; VIP $77, tix go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 9.

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