World Acclaimed Violin Prodigy
POPLAR PIKE PLAYHOUSE
Thursday, April 19, 2012
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Adults - $15 * Students and Seniors - $10
Tickets Will Also Be Available at the Box Office Through Showtime.
Poplar Pike Playhouse
on the Germantown High School Campus
7653 Old Poplar Pike
Germantown, Tennessee 38138
Phone: (901) 755-7775
Watch Jourdan's Interview with Charles Osgood
on CBS Sunday Morning.
Jourdan Urbach's Interview with Charles Osgood on CBS Sunday Morning
Dear Playhouse Friends:
Please make every effort to join us this coming Thursday evening for Jourdan Urbach in Concert. Jourdan has performed in major concert halls all across the world since the age of seven. Now 20 years old and soon to graduate from Yale (after only two years!), this talented Julliard trained violin prodigy is not only an exceptionally gifted musician, but also an extraordinary human being. He is the founder and director of Children Helping Children, a philanthropic organization that has raised over five million dollars to assist in research for children with neurological diseases through Concerts for a Cure. Jourdan donates a large portion of his earnings to help Children Helping Children reach its yearly goal. This is Jourdan's first visit back to Memphis since 2009, when he was named the winner in the prestigious Artist Ascending series. Don't miss this concert!! Treat yourself to a wonderful evening of music and help support a worthy cause all at the same time.
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JOURDAN URBACH TO PERFORM AT PPP
With sold out concerts at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, violin virtuoso Jourdan Urbach has headlined some of the top venues in the country. This 20-year old internationally recognized prodigy is bringing his unique talents to Germantown's Poplar Pike Playhouse for one unforgettable night of music. Urbach will take the Playhouse stage Thursday, April 19th at 7:30 PM after spending the day with Germantown High School students and faculty.
New York critics have compared Urbach to a "Young Paganini" with "buttery smooth playing and laser sharp technique." A critically acclaimed prodigy, his innovative classical, jazz and contemporary styling brings audiences to their feet. He has been a headline performer at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Meadowlands, The Tilles Center, The Kravis Center in Palm Beach, National Classical Radio Show: From the Top, Universal City in LA and Madison Square Garden among dozens of other famous concert venues. He was featured on comedian Steve Martin's Grammy Winning Blue Grass Album in 2009 as well as Good Morning America, The Today Show, CNN-Lou Dobbs and CBS Sunday Morning Program with Charles Osgood. Urbach has also claimed the title of the youngest composer to write for the Yale School of Drama.
It is not his musical artistry alone that has brought Urbach fame around the world. His philanthropic endeavors have also earned him critical acclaim. He is founder and director of Children Helping Children, a charity organization that has raised five million dollars for state-of-the-art neurological research through Concerts for a Cure. Concerts for a Cure utilizes music as a catalyst to raise awareness for issues ailing society by sponsoring and promoting benefit concerts.
A senior at Yale University, Urbach miraculously finds time to pursue numerous other philanthropic missions. He is the Founder and Executive Director of the International Coalition of College Philanthropists (ICCP), the first collegiate, philanthropic honor society. ICCP is a student-run, zero-overhead, grant-giving organization that links the top colleges in the nation in annual philanthropic causes and fund raising activities. Urbach serves as the Advisor and Artist-in-Residence to the United Nations Council of Arts for Peace and is the 2010 recipient of the World of Children Nobel Prize for Global Child Advocacy.
Urbach's latest honor came just last week when it was announced that he had won the Tribeca Film Festival's Disruptive Innovation Award. The Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards celebrate those whose ideas have broken the mold to create significant impact on the future of our world. Urbach received the award for his groundbreaking work in music, philanthropy and social entrepreneurship.
Urbach's day at Germantown High begins the morning of the 19th with a televised speech as a part of the Ernest L. Chism Speaker Series. It will be carried live on Germantown Community Television (Comcast channel 17) at 9:30 a.m. Urbach will also be a guest on GHS-TV's award-winning television show Crosstalk. This one-on-one interview will air on Germantown Community Television the week of April 30th. Urbach will wrap up his daytime events with a master class for GHS fine arts students.
Jourdan Urbach's performance is April 19th at 7:30 PM in the Poplar Pike Playhouse. Tickets ($15.00 for adults and $10.00 for students and seniors) can be purchased at the Poplar Pike Playhouse Box Office by calling (901) 755-7775 or by visiting www.ppp.org.Box office hours are 7:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Poplar Pike Playhouse is the theatre complex located on the Germantown High School campus (7653 Old Poplar Pike, Germantown, TN). To keep up with the latest news, follow the Playhouse on Facebook and Twitter.
Funding for the event has been generously provided by the
Germantown Arts Alliance, Germantown High School,
Poplar Pike Arts Guild and Germantown Fine Arts Foundation.