Yamaha 125th Anniversary Dealer Concert Starring Elton John to Be Streamed Live

1/23/2013 [Corporate]

Historic Event Featuring Top Artists Can Now Be Experienced on Computers and Mobile Devices, and at Select Yamaha DisklavierTV Locations Around the World

Elton John

Anaheim, California — Yamaha's 125th Anniversary Dealer Concert featuring Elton John performing with a 60-piece orchestra will be streamed live over the Internet on January 25, 2013, beginning at 8:00 pm Pacific Standard Time, U.S. Elton John will start his performance at approximately 10:25 pm Pacific Standard Time, U.S. The concert will take place at Disneyland's Hyperion Theater in Anaheim, California and the stream will be available for viewing at http://eltonjohn125.usa.yamaha.com and www.eltonjohn.com.

Joining the "Rocket Man" onstage will be Amy Grant, Chaka Khan, Dave Grusin, Earth, Wind & Fire, David Foster, Dave Koz, James Newton Howard, LEOGUN, Landon Pigg, Lucy Schwartz, Michael McDonald, Sarah McLachlan, Sinbad and Toto. Legendary bass player Nathan East will serve as music director.

In addition to the live stream of the entire, three-hour concert to computers and mobile devices, Yamaha will showcase its groundbreaking DisklavierTV™, powered by RemoteLive™ technology. Elton John, the marquee performer of our generation, will play five songs on a Yamaha Disklavier reproducing piano onstage with the orchestra, which will be streamed live over the Internet simultaneously to remote Disklavier pianos in Japan, Korea, Australia, Russia, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Singapore and the United States. His actual piano keystrokes will be faithfully played, note for note, in real time (via MIDI data) on each of the remote instruments just as if he were there, while the entire orchestra will be seen and heard on adjacent monitors in perfect sync with the remote piano performances.

"We are going to make history with our DisklavierTV live stream of Elton John's performance. Elton will be playing Yamaha pianos live around the world from one stage at Disney California Adventure's Hyperion Theater and will forever change the way we interact with artists and their music," said Chris Gero, vice president of Yamaha Entertainment Group of America, which is producing the event. "Only Yamaha has the technology and the artist relationships to pull off a concert of this magnitude and everyone involved is excited to be a part of this singular event."

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