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These Guys Know Piano, and on Thursday, They Want to Show You Their Unique Skills

You know them from their wildly successful YouTube videos. Now, see The Piano Guys in the flesh this Thursday, February 21st, at Durham Performing Arts Center! Filled with classic takes on contemporary songs, The Piano Guys’ repertoire is sure to please audiences of all ages.

The Piano Guys have performed everywhere from The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to The Today Show as well have been featured in The New York Times, Fast Company, Buzzfeed, People Magazine, Mashable and so on. But just who are The Piano Guys? Actually, there’s only one piano player, Jon Schmidt, and one other instrumentalist, Steven Sharp Nelson, on cello. Yet the other two - Paul Anderson and Al van der Beek - are equally significant members of the group.

Hailing from Utah, The Piano Guys became an Internet sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly original self-made music videos. They’ve made over 65 videos since joining forces in early 2011, including their hit video, an innovative 10-handed version of One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful.”

But it’s the Guys’ highly original blend of classical music with pop that has really been the cause of an Internet phenomenon that brought them to their major label self-titled debut album released on Sony Music Masterworks in 2012. This release was followed by their sophomore album, The Piano Guys 2, holiday album, A Family Christmas, Wonders, The Piano Guys Live! and recently released Uncharted album all available now on Portrait, an imprint of Sony Music Masterworks.

Don’t miss your chance to see The Piano Guys live during this one-night-only event! Tickets to the February 21st show begin at $45 and may be purchased online at www.discoverdurham.com.

Community interaction is an important part of life, which is why Village at Broadstone Station Apartments in Apex, North Carolina is urging you to join in the all of the excitement at this event! Don’t be shy—plenty of fun awaits in the greater neighborhood beyond our beautiful apartment community.

Event Time/Date:
Thursday, February 21, 2019—7:30 PM

Event Venue Location:
Durham Performing Arts Center
123 Vivian Street
Durham, North Carolina 27701

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