It's officially the holidays when its time for the annual ROB MATHES CHRISTMAS CONCERT! Two concerts only, Friday, December 21, and Saturday, December 22, 8pm, at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College. Joining Rob Mathes on stage will be his amazing all-star band including favorites Shawn Pelton (Saturday Night Live) on drums, Joe Bonadio on percussion, Will Lee (David Letterman Show) on bass, Bill Masters on guitar, Rick Knutsen on keyboards, and fabulous vocalists Vaneese Thomas, James "D-Train" Williams, and Ian Cron, plus an additional 30+ member full choir of "Saints and Friends." This is a not-to-be-missed holiday tradition. This year's concert will feature some new music, holiday originals and remarkably reworked classics from this magical season.
Rob Mathes had a great year in 2012 winning an Emmy for musically directing the Kennedy Center Honors; working non-stop with Sting on new albums and the moving theatrical play "The Last Ship;" musically co-producing and arranging an evening with The Detroit Symphony and Kid Rock; musically directed the Songwriter's Hall of Fame and the orchestra for Bruce Springsteen's performance on the Grammy's; and even recorded a new album of his own to be released in December called "Flesh and Spirit."
Tickets for the Rob Mathes Christmas Concert are $35, $45, $60 & $75 and are available at the Performing Arts Center Box Office www.artscenter.org or by calling 914-251-6200. This concert is a benefit concert for the non-profits International Education Exchange (IEE) and the Cross Cultural Thresholds (CCT). To learn more about Rob Mathes and his annual Christmas Concert, visit www.robmathes.com.
Location: The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577