Back by popular demand, the Sumter Opera House is pleased to announce a return engagement of pianist David Osborne on Thursday, September 29, 2011. Presented by Galloway & Moseley Fine Jewelers, “A Night to Remember” will delight music lovers with skilled interpretations of classics from the Great American Songbook. Former President Jimmy Carter has called him “one of the finest pianists in the country today,” and he has performed for Presidents Reagan, Clinton and Obama. He has also performed for President Bush, and although his bio doesn’t say which one, it was Bush fils who exclaimed, “That boy can play!” after a White House concert in 2003. A seasoned performer and a regular at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, David Osborne has talent of a caliber one doesn’t expect to see in a small (well, not so small anymore) Southern town. A player of consummate skill and dazzling technique (click here to see), Osborne received the Lifetime Achievement Award and Star at Hollywood’s Paramount Theatre in 2010.
Downtown Sumter is well known for its casual evenings that often feature beach music and dancing couples, but this will be something truly different and special. Even for a Levi’s-and-T-shirt tomboy like me, sometimes it feels simply great to dress up, step out and feel utterly fabulous while taking in a night of great musical entertainment (but how I would love to make an entrance from a limousine, just once!). Although black tie attire isn’t required, David Osborne’s show definitely falls into a different cultural category. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy some great music and the chance to spend some time with America’s Pianist to the Presidents!
General admission for this outstanding event is $25 per person. For $60 each, you can purchase orchestra seating and admission to a VIP Reception at the Main Room at Hamptons, Sumter’s downtown fine dining restaurant, following the show. The concert starts at 7 p.m. at the historic Sumter Opera House, 21 North Main Street. Tickets are available now at the Swan Lake Visitors Center (803-436-2640 or toll-free at 1-800-688-4748) and Galloway & Moseley’s Sumter location, 444 North Guignard Drive (phone 803-775-1209).