[March 17, 2014- Sarasota, FL] Contemporary pianist/composer Ann Sweeten is one of the world’s most recognizable musicians, although you may not know her name. Her stylish and sophisticated original music, has earned her a place on many streaming music sites, soundscapes and Muzak stations. This blend of technical composition in well-rooted classical themes with originality and passion, result in performances that pack an emotional wallop.
Bask in her signature “ahhh-inspiring” sound and original compositions from her 9 chart-topping albums during her live performance at The Glenridge Performing Arts Center (7333 Scotland Way, Sarasota) on Sunday, April 13 at 2 pm. Tickets are $20 for the general public and can be purchased on line at www.GPACTIX.com
After 17 years of enamoring audiences on the concert stage and on radio/Internet Airwaves, Ann Sweeten’s signature style is recognized world-wide placing her recordings on the top of the charts. Often categorized in the New Age genre, her style is decidedly unique, embracing not only the classical realm, but aspects of jazz, film scoring, and popular music. Sweeten’s music has aired and been reviewed across the world to wide critical acclaim. Her music is played on MUSIC CHOICE/ “SOUNDSCAPES”, Sirius XM Satellite Spa 68 and Spa 33. Shows streaming on LIVE365 INTERNET RADIO: ANIMA, BEAUTIFULMUSIC, MY SPIRIT RADIO, NEW AGE RHYTHMS, SEASCAPES, SMOOTH PIANO; YAHOO/ MUSICMATCH RADIO. Also licensed through MUZAK, DMX AND SPAFAX.
On her 10th and newest album, scheduled for release on April 8, 2014, Tapestries of Time, Ann continues her role as producer in a second collaborative effort with Will Ackerman, founder of Windham Hill Records. He had this to say: “the pieces on her new recording continue to surprise with their stunning performance and episodic composition, but are somehow more cohesive and focused than ever. The resulting experience is one of dazzling chance taking which never strays from the emotional center of her intent. Not content to rest on her laurels, Ann Sweeten continues to evolve as an artist and performer.”
In 1997, Sweeten released her debut album, “Prism”. By her third album, “Reflections” (2000), her music was selling on listening stations at major record chains (Borders Books & Music, Sam Goody’s) weekly by the hundreds. Fans began to write in depth of the effect of Sweeten’s music on their lives; speaking of the music as hope, as giving the power of healing or a way of finding peace. She has stated “the fact that my music touches people so strongly is the greatest reward I receive from my music and I have been moved to tears by the personal stories people have shared with me.” Having written over 100 musical scores to date, Sweeten is also author to all of her albums’ liner notes and is a poet in her own right. In 2008, Steinway and Sons welcomed Sweeten into its prestigious international roster of Steinway Artists, touting her, a true Renaissance woman.
|Ann Sweeten at the Glenridge Performing Arts Center, 7333 Scotland Way, Sunday, April 13th at 2 pm. Tickets are on sale now for just $20 at gpactix.com or by calling the GPAC box office at 552-5325.|
Glenridge Performing Arts Center is open to the public, providing the greater Sarasota area with a chance to regularly experience spectacular performances from jazz to classical and theater to barbershop. For additional information on The Glenridge please visit theglenridge.com and for tickets visit www.gpactix.com
About The Glenridge on Palmer Ranch:
The Glenridge on Palmer Ranch is the nation’s first Life Fulfilling Community, focusing on lifelong learning and optimum health for members coupled with the security of long-term care and rehabilitation services. The multi-million dollar Glenridge Performing Arts Center, distinguished among area performing halls with its picturesque setting and elegant yet modern interior, plays a huge role in Glenridge’s community model, providing members with an opportunity for continued involvement in the arts. Residents can enjoy performances year-round or get involved in whatever way suits their talents, like singing, acting, building sets or managing the house.