GREENVILLE — Darke County Center for the Arts will present “An Evening of Piano with Jason Farnham” at The Coffee Pot in downtown Greenville on Thursday, March 2. The concert, part of DCCA’s Coffeehouse Series, begins at 7 p.m.
According to DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins, the composer/pianist has been dubbed “Schroeder” by his fans, after the piano-playing character found in the Peanuts comic strip.
“Jason Farnham delights audiences with his wide-ranging repertoire, some of which is skillfully played on a toy piano, accounting for the Schroeder comparison,” Rawlins explained. “Jason’s show includes contemporary romantic songs, some blues, stride piano sounds, and classical music with a modern twist, along with witty Victor Borge-style comedy antics and clever interaction with his audience.”
DCCA’s Coffeehouse presentations offer high-quality artists performing in an intimate social atmosphere where food and drink are also available. DCCA Executive Director Andrea Jordan said that this casual format will enhance audience enjoyment of Jason Farnham’s performance.
“Jason has been described as a combination of Jerry Lee Lewis, Victor Borge, and Beethoven on steroids who sometimes plays the piano while lying upside-down, which should provide a fascinating and exciting evening for music lovers of all ages,” she said.
DCCA’s Coffeehouse Series is sponsored by The Andersons, Inc., EB Real Estate, Julie and Tom Graber, Eileen and Steve Litchfield, and Rodney Oda. The Ohio Arts Council helps fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. DCCA also receives operating support from the Harry D. and Esther Stephens Memorial as well as funding from the Ketrow Foundation and Lydia E. Schaurer Memorial Trust Fund. DCCA membership contributions also help support this show.
Tickets for ”An Evening of Piano with Jason Farnham” are sold out. For more information, contact DCCA at 937-547-0908 or [email protected], or check their Website at www.CenterForArts.net.
Farnham will also perform for kindergarten through third grade students in all local public schools Monday, Feb. 27 through Friday, March 3 as part of DCCA’s Arts In Education program. These performances are free and open to the public.