Yanni Voices: Live From the Forum in Acapulco

Thu, 04/30/2009 - 8:00pm
Nathan Pacheco, Chloe, Yanni, Leslie Mills, Ender Thomas
Yanni Voices: Live From the Forum in Acapulco, a concert spectacular from Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum recording artist Yanni, airs Thursday, April 30 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV 21 (cable 11) and WXXI-HD (cable 1011 and DT 21.1). After Yanni’s four-year hiatus from public performance, Yanni Voices: Live From the Forum in Acapulco marks his triumphant return to the stage and, for the first time in his remarkable career, features show-stopping vocal performances by young artists who bring to life his most popular musical compositions.

Rochester welcomes Yanni in concert on May 13, 2009 at the Blue Cross Arena! During his television special, you’ll be able to call into WXXI at (585) 454-6300 or 1-800-295-WXXI, make a donation, and receive tickets as a thank you gift. You may also pledge online at WXXI.org/support/membership.

Long a PBS favorite, Yanni has a unique ability to engage his audience with his masterful productions; he has done so again, creating an enchanting and riveting experience that features beautiful music, spectacular choreography, dazzling costumes and dynamic set design. Most prominently featured in Yanni Voices: Live From the Forum in Acapulco are the “Voices” themselves — Nathan Pacheco, Chloe, Ender Thomas and Leslie Mills — four exceptional vocalists who, under Yanni’s direction, perform both original and classic Yanni compositions accompanied by Yanni’s acclaimed orchestra, comprised of musicians from across the globe. 

One of the world’s most recognizable musicians, Yanni has distinguished himself as a top-selling adult contemporary artist, with worldwide sales of more than 25 million albums, accumulating 35 platinum and gold records globally. His concert DVDs Tribute and Live at the Acropolis both attained multi-platinum status; Live at the Acropolis remains the second highest-selling music DVD to date.

Yanni’s last PBS concert special Yanni Live! The Concert Event in 2006 was an unqualified success. His other hit PBS specials include Yanni Live at Royal Albert Hall, Yanni Tribute: In Concert at the Taj Mahal and the Forbidden City, Yanni In Concert: Live at the Acropolis, and Yanni: No Borders, No Boundaries.