Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Doors at 6:30 pm
Show at 7:30 pm
All Ages / Bar with I.D.
$46.50 - $136.50 (not including fees)
STG Presents Ludovico Einaudi at McCaw Hall on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.
Ludovico Einaudi has played piano on an Arctic glacier, performed at huge pop music festivals, and become the most-streamed classical artist in the world, but the composer and pianist's new album may be his most ambitious project yet. On March 15, he will release the first episode of a seven-part new album called Seven Days Walking (Decca Records/Universal), before embarking on a North American tour at the end of May.
Einaudi also announces today his signing of a new worldwide contract with Decca Records. After nearly 15 years and six album releases together, Decca – the world’s No.1 classical music label – is thrilled to renew its working relationship with Einaudi and be the home to his music not only in the UK but also globally.
Recorded in September and October 2018 in Schloss Elmau (Germany) and Air Studios in London (England), Seven Days Walking will come out in seven episodes modeled after the days in a week, one episode a month through September. A physical box set of all seven albums will be released in December. Preorder Seven Days Walking: Day One here: https://lnk.to/Einaudi7DD1
Each episode focuses on several main themes, which recur in different forms; seven variations following the same imaginary itinerary. "The idea first came to me as I was listening to the recordings of the first sessions: each version seemed to me to have its own personality, with subtleties so distinct from one another that I was unable to choose which I preferred," says Einaudi. "I associated everything with walking, with the experience of following the same routes over and over, discovering new details each time. And so in the end I decided to thread them all together in a sort of musical labyrinth, a little like stepping inside the twists and turns of the creative process, to understand how a musical idea can develop in multiple directions, and changing once again at the moment in which it is heard."
Einaudi will perform this new music across North America in May and June. Following over two dozen European dates this spring that have already sold out, Einaudi's Seven Days Walking Tour will hit select North American cities starting May 31. Highlights include Einaudi's first shows at New York City's Carnegie Hall (June 4), Philadelphia Kimmel Center (June 1), San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall (June 14), and Los Angeles's Walt Disney Concert Hall (June 16).
Exclusive Ludovico Einaudi Meet & Greet and VIP packages will also be available to fans beginning March 5 at http://bit.ly/LudovicoEinaudiVIP
With over one million streams a day, the pianist has clocked up a staggering two billion streams, making him the biggest streamed classical artist of all time. The Guardian wrote, "If you haven't heard the music of Ludovico Einaudi, then it's probably because you don't know it's by Ludovico Einaudi." His original music has appeared in countless films like Russell Crowe's The Water Diviner and Xavier Dolan's Mommy. In 2016, Greenpeace filmed him performing his "Elegy for the Arctic" while floating in the Arctic Ocean as glaciers melt around him to raise awareness about climate change.