David Arkenstone’s Symphonic Adventure promises an imaginative night of music, romance and celebration
The March 16th innovative multimedia concert spectacle will be filmed for television broadcast and DVD release;
Gorgeous video for “Origins” debuted for Valentine’s Day
Laguna Beach, CA (14 February 2013): When your slogan is “Soundtracks For The Imagination,” a simple concert performance will not suffice. Worldbeat visionary and 3-time Grammy nominee David Arkenstone has teamed with award-winning film producer Victoria Paige Meyerink to bring to life a fantastical, one-night only multimedia concert event designed to astound, enchant and inspire. David Arkenstone’s Symphonic Adventure will take place March 16th at 8 PM the Alex Theatre in Glendale, CA on the heels of the release of Arkenstone’s stunning neo-classical album, “Lovéren,” a collaborative collection with song siren Charlee Brooks about romance under the sea involving mermaids. Also celebrating Arkenstone’s 25th anniversary as a recording artist, the elaborate cutting-edge production will be captured by eleven television cameras for television broadcast and DVD release.
David Arkenstone’s Symphonic Adventure will be comprised of a captivating live performance of the already critically-lauded “Lovéren” in its entirety followed by a career retrospective highlighting Arkenstone’s groundbreaking catalogue of grandiose recordings that span twenty albums in addition to music he composed, produced and recorded for best-selling video game “World of Warcraft,” and film and television soundtracks. The lavish production will feature Arkenstone and Brooks accompanied by a complete concert orchestra, a full choir, Celtic dancers, the astonishing Cirque de la Symphonie acrobats, extravagant costumes, digital stagecraft, intricate lighting design and breathtaking special effects. Among the accomplished ensemble of singers, instrumentalists and percussionists on stage will be electrifying violinist Karen Briggs, world-renown piper Eric Rigler (“Titanic” and “Braveheart”), and keyboard marvel John Serrie.
"With a new album (“Lovéren”) about to be released (March 5th), one that I consider to be one of my best in many ways, I wanted to do an epic concert event that could be filmed for broadcast and spawn a tour. I am grateful to my good friend and producer Victoria Paige Meyerink, who gave me this awesome opportunity. The idea grew until we were involving all these elements that I like - the Cirque performers, a choir and dancers, guest artists, and me playing as many instruments as I can get my hands on,” said Arkenstone. “When people see this show, they’re going to experience what I’m all about musically. Long-time fans, and even people who aren't familiar with my work, will really enjoy it. There's something for everyone. My love of writing for the orchestra will be evident and I’ll be playing some guitar. It’s a great introduction to my music on my 25th anniversary as a recording artist."
A former child actress who starred with Elvis Presley and Danny Kaye before becoming the youngest female film producer in motion pictures with international success at age 22 who has in recent years reinvented herself yet again by producing Arkenstone’s tours, DVDs and videos, Meyerink said, "Prepare to be dazzled! Producing David Arkenstone's Symphonic Adventure is my most challenging project yet. David is a creative genius, a true visionary, and my goal is to realize his vision on stage for this magical, musical event. With the extraordinary acrobatics of Cirque de la Symphonie interpreting the music that features our amazing vocalist Charlee Brooks with special guests Karen Briggs and Eric Rigler joining in, it will be a remarkable evening on a grand scale, the perfect way to showcase David’s talents and celebrate his 25th year in the music industry. We're putting everything into this show. It’s the first in a series of ArkenSpecials."
To help set the stage for fantasy and romance, Arkenstone selected Valentine’s Day to premiere the first video from “Lovéren” for the album opener, “Origins,” an ethereal love song of exquisite grace and grandeur. The clip is exclusively available for viewing on the website for nationally syndicated radio program Echoes (www.echoes.org) for one week before it will be posted on Arkenstone’s website (www.davidarkenstone.com) and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/davidarkenstone), and the “Lovéren” Facebook page (www.facebook.com/pages/Lovéren/463272287068009?ref=ts&fref=ts
Tickets for David Arkenstone’s Symphonic Adventure are available now at the Alex Theatre box office, by phone at 818.243.ALEX (2539) and online at http://www.alextheatre.org/calendar/events/index.php?com=detail&eID=669&year=2013&month=3.
Additional information about Arkenstone is available at www.davidarkenstone.com.