Whitaker Center
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Renaissance 50th Anniversary Tour

Ashes Are Burning: A Retrospective Celebration of Renaissance Classics

October 13, 2019
7:00 PM

Sunoco Performance Theater
Tickets range from $45.00 - $85.00

Renaissance is a band of progressive rock pioneers who rose from the ashes of the seminal UK rock band, The Yardbirds. Their career has spanned forty plus years spearheaded by the five-octave voice of Annie Haslam and the masterful songwriting skills of Michael Dunford. The band also featured John Tout on piano, Jon Camp on bass and Terry Sullivan on drums, all of whom further molded the sound of the band through the powerful technical command of their instruments. They were first acknowledged for uniquely blending progressive rock with classical influences and symphonic arrangements.

Renaissance are widely considered to be the band that most successfully and routinely utilized the sound of a full orchestra in their recordings. Their hit ‘Northern Lights’, which has become a classic radio favorite, still demands regular airplay today. The band eventually disbanded in the late 1980’s at which time Annie Haslam launched a solo career.

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the original founding of Renaissance, the band is touring again with Annie Haslam on lead vocals, Rave Tesar keyboards, Leo Traversa bass guitar, Geoffrey Langley keyboards, Frank Pagano drums and Mark Lambert on acoustic guitars.

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