McPherson, KS – On Saturday, February 29, at 7:30 pm, Jim Brickman brings one of the most entertaining and romantic events of the year with his 25th Anniversary Greatest Hits LIVE concert for one night only at the McPherson Opera House.
The award-winning songwriter and pianist’s engaging stage presence seamlessly blends emotion and humor with music that touches the heart. He leads the audience on a personal escape with stirring solo piano and vocal collaborations including hits like “Angel Eyes,” “Valentine,” “If You Believe” and “Love of My Life.” Brickman strikes the perfect balance of musical intimacy, compelling storytelling, and a personal connection with every audience member.
Jim Brickman’s distinctive piano style and captivating live performances have revolutionized the popularity of instrumental music, making him a driving force behind modern American music. He’s earned 21 Number One albums and 32 Top 20 Radio Singles in the industry bible, “Billboard Magazine.” He’s garnered two Grammy nominations, gospel music’s Dove Award, two SESAC Songwriter of the Year Awards, and the Canadian Country Music Award. He also has a music scholarship named for him by his alma mater, the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Music.
Born and raised in Shaker Heights, Ohio, Brickman began his music training at the age of five. But young James wouldn’t conform to the rudimentary regulations of piano lessons. “He didn’t have the knack for it,’ his first teacher would say. That didn’t discourage the tenacious pianist from creating his own unique brand of musical storytelling.
Brickman is one of pop-music’s most fascinating success stories. He jumped from a career as a jingle writer of famous tunes for advertising to reviving the romantic standard of the popular song. His first album release was 1995’s “No Words,” and he’s gone on to sell eight million albums worldwide. His star-studded vocal collaborations have crossed genres to feature luminaries like, Martina McBride, Carly Simon, Lady Antebellum, Michael W. Smith, Herb Alpert, Michael Bolton, Donny Osmond, Kenny Rogers, Olivia Newton-John, Johnny Mathis, Kenny Loggins, Jane Krakowski, and a host of country, R&B, Broadway, pop, and jazz musicians.
“Hope,” “Faith” and “Peace” are truly at the heart of Jim Brickman’s passionate songwriting. “I write music to be shared — to soothe, to inspire, to celebrate, to love. To me, music is the pure and simple soundtrack to life’s most memorable moments.”
“We’re thrilled to have Jim Brickman perform on the Opera House stage,” said McPherson Opera House Executive Director, Diane Fallis. Adding, “We’re also extremely honored that Mr. Brickman offered to host a meet and greet event after the show as a fundraiser for the Opera House.” Held in the Grand Ballroom, the meet and greet is a separate $75 ticket that includes hors d’oeuvres, desserts, adult beverages, and, of course, meeting Mr. Brickman. “The meet and greet will be an incredibly special event. We extend a big thank-you
to the event sponsor, CHS. There are a limited number of tickets available, so we suggest not waiting to get tickets if you want to join the party!”
Tickets for the performance and meet and greet event are available at mcphersonoperahouse.org, by calling 620-241-1952, or visiting the box office at 219 S. Main Street