Jim Brickman Holiday Homecoming Concert Live in Omaha
By Jody Ewing
December 9, 2008
The warmth and intimacy of Jim Brickman’s holiday concerts have been compared to a gathering of friends and family – a special homecoming – that resonates with the true spirit of Christmas. For over a decade, his holiday concerts have been musical homecomings for fans of the dynamic composer, recording artist, radio personality and concert headliner. And every year, more people discover the magic of Jim Brickman’s piano artistry and his ability to capture the spirit of the season. Is it any wonder that Jim Brickman’s name has become synonymous with new holiday classics and brilliant interpretations of beloved carols?
Families and fans will have the chance to experience that homecoming once again when Jim Brickman performs Tuesday, December 9, 7:30 p.m., at Omaha’s Orpheum Theater located at 409 South 16th Street. Tickets are priced at $53, $43 and $33 and can be purchased at the Ticket Omaha Box Office, 1314 Douglas On the Mall, charge by phone at 402-345-0606 or online at www.ticketomaha.com.
Joining Jim this holiday season is singer Anne Cochran and electric violinist Tracy Silverman.
Brickman’s 2007 holiday concert tour featured gifted violinist David Klinkenberg and Lonestar’s former lead singer and songwriter Richie McDonald. McDonald is the voice behind “Coming Home for Christmas,” a beautiful song included on Brickman’s Homecoming CD.
“We celebrate the feeling of home and family by creating a warm, inviting family environment onstage, then sharing that with our audience,” said Brickman. His two guest performers have toured with him throughout the holiday season for over ten years.
His holiday concerts have also been homecomings for thousands of audience members who return year after year to experience the spirit of the season in an unforgettable evening of music, laughter and memories.
“Our audiences share a lot of joyful spirit with us. It’s a return to the simple traditions of the season, with great music and camaraderie,” he says.
A native of Cleveland, Jim Brickman began playing piano at the age of five and studied at the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Music. Since the release of his debut album in 1994, he has charted more adult radio hits than any other artist, including memorable songs like “Valentine,” “The Gift,” “Sending You a Little Christmas,” “Love of My Life,” “Destiny,” “Simple Things” and “Peace.”
Jim has collaborated with gifted musical artists like Martina McBride, Michael W. Smith, Kenny Loggins, Carly Simon, Herb Alpert, Sara Evans, Gerald Levert, Richie McDonald, Collin Raye, Pam Tillis, Michael Bolton, Donny Osmond and Olivia Newton-John.
TV audiences have seen Jim perform on ABC’s Gala for the President at Ford’s Theatre, Good Morning America, Today, Extra and Regis and Kelly.
Jim also has taped PBS concert specials: Jim Brickman at the Magic Kingdom: The Disney Songbook (2005), My Romance, (2000) and Love Songs and Lullabies (2002).
Visit Jim’s website at: www.jimbrickman.com