Whisperings: All-Star Concert & Awards – 2016

There was a live 3-hour internet broadcast of the Whisperings Solo Piano All-Star Concert and Awards Show in Costa Mesa, California on Sunday, January 24, 2016. This superstar event featured live performances by 16 Whisperings piano artists, including nominees for Whisperings Album of the Year.

There were live performances for nominated albums by the 6 finalists: Louis Landon, Rachel Currea, Michael Logozar, Zachary Bruno, Mary Lydia Ryan, and Tim Glemser, as well as additional nominated artists Joseph Akins and Robin SpielbergGregory Lang and Thad Fiscella were not able to attend. The concert also included live performances by the following artists: Joe Yamada, Christopher Boscole, Wayne Gratz, Rebecca Oswald, Mike Strickland, Joe Bongiorno, David Nevue, and Neil Patton.

I have highlighted the solo piano music of most of these artists over the past year but this enables you to listen to them together.  It’s a great way to discover new artists you are sure to enjoy! You can click on any of the artist links above to listen to more of their music on my blog posts. In this post, I have included all the nominated albums when you click More below.

Playlist

Here’s my playlist of songs played live during the concert, except Dreaming of Summer.

Whisperings All-Star Concert & Awards (Jan 24, 2016) – 14 songs, 1 hr 4 min


2015 Album of the Year

The following was announced as winner of 2015 Whisperings Album of the Year.

Dawn Light by Zachary Bruno (2014) – 11 songs, 39 min

Here was played in the concert.


2015 Christmas Album of the Year

The following was announced as winner of the 2015 Whisperings Christmas Album of the Year.

O Nata Lux by Tim Glemser (2014) – 13 songs, 1 hr 2 min


Albums

There were live performances by these artists for the following albums nominated for the 2015 Whisperings Album of the Year. You can listen to the six finalists for nominated albums from Louis Landon, Rachel Currea, Michael Logozar, Zachary Bruno, Mary Lydia Ryan, and Tim Glemser.

Healing Hearts by Louis Landon (2014) – 13 songs, 1 hr 2 min

Now or Never was played in the concert.


Walking to You by Rachel Currea (2015) – 16 songs, 52 min

Hear Me Now was played in the concert.


Shine by Michael Logozar (2015) – 12 songs, 43 min

The Color of Love was played in the concert.


Moving in Grace by Mary Lydia Ryan (2015) – 15 songs, 43 min

Moving in Grace was played in the concert.


The Spirit of Montana by Tim Glemser (2015) – 15 songs, 1 hr 8 min

The Spirit of Montana was played in the concert.



These additional artists were nominated for the following albums: Joseph Akins,  Robin Spielberg, Gregory Lang, and Thad Fiscella

Castle Moon by Joseph Akins (2015) – 12 songs, 50 min

Night Runner was played in the concert.


Another Time, Another Place by Robin Spielberg (2015) – 11 songs, 51 min

Dreaming of Summer was played in the concert; it’s from her album Dreaming of Summer (2000) but not on this album.


Reflections by Gregory Lang (2014) – 10 songs, 47 min

Gregory Lang was not able to attend the concert.


Free to Fly by Thad Fiscella (2015) – 17 songs, 1 hr 11 min

Thad Fiscella was not able to attend the concert.



These are additional albums forfeatured songs played live during the concert.

Heartfelt (2001) by Joe Yamada – 15 songs, 53 min

To Love Again was played in the concert.


Presents of Angels (2008) by Christopher Boscole – 14 songs, 1 hr 6 min

Dreaming in Reality was played in the concert.


Four Steps to the Ocean (2011) by Wayne Gratz – 14 songs, 54 min

The Painted Skyline was played in the concert.


Whereas (2011) by Rebecca Oswald – 13 songs, 53 min

Ordinary Bliss was played in the concert.


Fantasy (2014) by Mike Strickland – 13 songs, 50 min

Fantasy was played in the concert.


Into the Wind (2011) by Joe Bongiorno – 12 songs, 54 min

Trance was played in the concert.


Winding Down (2015) by David Nevue – 15 songs, 1 hr 7 min

Clockwork was played as a duet with Neil Patton in the concert.


Between Shadow and Light (2015) by Neil Patton – 13 songs, 51 min


Videos

For more information about the concert, see my earlier post for Whisperings: All-Star Concert & Awards – 2015. Here are some highlights from last year’s concert.

Whisperings Solo Piano Awards Concert – 2015 Highlights (Jan 25, 2015) – 13 min 46


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