I had the privilege to hear the amazing talents of The Piano Guys Thursday night (11th) at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore, Maryland. Their performance was absolutely phenomenal. I knew they were incredibly talented, just by watching their numerous youtube videos. But I truly didn't grasp the extent of their talent and sheer gift for creating musical masterpieces until I sat in the overhead balcony of the Symphony Hall taking in the sights and sounds of their work. What a treat it was! And just in time for the holidays.
|just before the performance of Beethoven's 5 Secrets|
|Performance of Beethoven's 5 Secrets | 5 pieces by Ludwig Beethoven + Secrets by OneRepublic|
At one point in the evening, while Jon and Steve were playing Rockelbel's Canon, Jon got up from playing the piano and began to rock it out on the stage. Who knew he could dance like that? It was spontaneously hilarious, and definitely a highlight of the evening.
Near the end of the concert, Jon and Steve both publicly dedicated a song to God. It was beautiful to see their proclamation of Him. Another huge highlight of a very magical sort of evening.
|O Come, O Come. Emmanuel (almost my favorite piece from the night)|
|The whole team, Jon, Steve, Al, and Paul performing Ants Marching/Ode To Joy and What Makes You Beautiful.|
There was a really splendid song list for the evening, some favorites and some new songs.
- Let It Go / Vivaldi's Winter
- All Of Me
- Charlie Brown Medley
- Without you
- Jack Sparrow of the Bells (Carol of the Bells + Theme of Pirates of the Caribbean)
- The Mission/How Great Thou Art (I think my favorite piece from the night)
- A Thousand Years
- Improv: Bring a Torch, Jeannette Isabella (first line played as it would be in Germany, Russia, China, Japan, and India).
- Rockelbel's Canon (Pachelbel's Canon in D), the song in which Jon gets up from playing the piano and begins to dance << this was incredibly hilarious to see.
- Love Story Meets Viva La Vida
- O Come, O Come Emmanuel
- Ants Marching/Ode to Joy
- What Makes You Beautiful
- Silent Night