Lakeland Performing Arts Presents Danny Wright
As one of today’s finest pianist/composers, Danny defies classification. Danny Wright never takes credit for his beautiful music. The veteran pianist and composer, also known as the “The Healer of Hearts”, makes music that touches and uplifts people worldwide every day, and yet the Texas-born artist attributes all of his talent to the good grace of God. He will bring that style of music to the Lakeland Union High School auditorium Sept. 25.
He specializes in several music styles: Adult Contemporary Piano, New Age, Classical, Broadway show tunes, and Film music. He is a Steinway artist, and performs extensively as both a solo artist and as a guest artist with pops symphonies at top venues like the Berklee Performance Center in Boston and the Schoenburg Hall in Los Angeles. 2012 includes headlining concerts at The Raue Center for the Arts, The Levitt Pavilion in Arlington, TX, and a spectacular holiday concert at The Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall in Las Vegas with special guest The Mirage’s Terry Fator.
Danny has sold more than six million albums worldwide, but no personal tale is too small to inspire the music in his heart. Many of his albums include songs written in response to a fan he may never have met, a child or adult in need of healing, or music for a wedding, anniversary or other cause for celebration. It is from real-life experiences that Danny draws inspiration, and through his composing and playing he truly becomes a “healer of hearts”, as one of his albums is aptly titled.
As a child, his destiny began to unfold at age four in Fort Worth, TX, when reached up and played the theme form Dr. Zhivago on the piano in the family’s living room with two hands. Recognizing an exceptional gift, his parents arranged for the classical study under the respected professor, Dr. Harris Cavender. Since that time, Danny’s life has consisted of his love of music, the piano and his desire to share his gift with others. His warm, outgoing personality combined with the extraordinary talent has enabled him to touch millions of listeners through his recordings, concerts, and continuous personal correspondence with fans.
In 2009, Danny released Walking in Faith, a collection of faith-based songs dedicated to his parents. Danny’s mother was abreast cancer survivor for many years, and he continues to gratefully play concerts in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. His other charitable efforts are inspired by his love for animals and the innocence of children, for which he performs numerous benefits concerts in support of the Humane Society, the Pediatric AIDs Foundation, and the American Red Cross.
Danny’s music is embraced across genres and borders. Nineteen of his albums remain steady on Amazon’s Top 100 Hot Sellers in the Adult Contemporary category, and he was thrice named by Billbord Magazine as a Top 10 artist in the New Age genre. Danny lives in Las Vegas with his family.
For ticket information, call Phil and Nancy Strand at 715-356-5645. The performance begins at 7 p.m. The doors to the auditorium open at 6:30 p.m.