Diane Schurr EVENT
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Fri, Mar 12, 2021, 8:00pm

An Evening with Diane Schuur

  • Fri, Mar 12, 2021, 8:00pm
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  • $35 | Additional fees may apply.
  • For The American Theatre 2021 Season due to CDC and Virginia Department of Health Guidelines, No Reserved or Assigned Seating will be available.  Theatre seating will, at first, be limited to 44 seats in the auditorium; however, this will be increased if / when public health guidelines allow.  Due to our temporarily limited capacity, all events will be General Admission.

    Guests will be seated by House Management based on party size as guests enter the lobby. Guests will be seated front to back and will exit from back to front. There is a four ticket limit.

     

     

     

     

Fri, Mar 12, 2021, 8:00pm

An Evening with Diane Schuur

Two-time Grammy Award-winner Diane Schuur’s powerhouse vocals and dynamic range take over The American Theatre for a can’t-miss concert of contemporary jazz. Influenced by the great Dinah Washington, Schuur’s musical style has evolved throughout her celebrated career from her 1979 discovery at the Monterey Jazz Festival to her latest album — a tribute to jazz greats Frank Sinatra and Stan Getz.

Blind since birth, Schuur first learned to play piano by ear, picking out tunes on the keys with two fingers at the age of 3. “I sang to myself at night,” recalls Schuur. More than a dozen albums later, the jazz great has performed around the world, including Carnegie Hall and with leading orchestras. “I plan to continue my reading of classic American song," reflects Schuur, “paying respect to celebrated writers and polishing their gems in the jazz tradition.”

“Her voice is impressive in its size, range and brightness. A song can suddenly fly up an octave into little-girl squeals, then make a swan dive into the murky depths. She uses her twirling vibrato as rhythmic punctuation. After drawing out a note, she dispenses that vibrato like the cherry on a sundae.” Stephen Holden, The New York Times

 

Event Dates

Friday, Mar 12, 2021 • 8:00pm