After an incredibly successful webcast together last year, legendary composer and performer Yanni will be sitting down again with Emmy award-winning journalist and TV personality Lauren Sanchez for a LIVE webcast from Yanni’s studio in South Florida. Join them on April 11th at 1pm EDT as Yanni answers questions from fans and speaks to Sanchez –a Yanni fan herself – about his plans throughout the rest of the year including the upcoming April 17th release of CD/DVD Yanni: Live at El Morro, Puerto Rico (Sony Music) and a 75-date North American tour that includes a date at DeVos Performance Hall on May 7th.
Fans can submit questions via Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OfficialYanni, Twitter at http://twitter.com/yanni – tweet questions using #YanniWebcast – and at email@example.com. More details at www.Yanni.com or sign up direct on his channel: http://new.livestream.com/yanni.
Yanni: Live at El Morro, Puerto Rico – which made its nationwide PBS debut on March 3 – captures two sold-out concerts in December 2011 at the historic 16th-century Castillo San Felipe Del Morro in San Juan, Puerto Rico – the first-ever performances at this recognized UNESCO Heritage Site. Performing at the castle builds on the legacy of iconic global sites that have played host to Yanni’s concerts including the Acropolis in Greece, the Taj Mahal in India, and the Forbidden City in China.
The April 17th release date coincides with the kick off of Yanni’s North American Tour which runs through August. Tickets for the Grand Rapids date can be purchased at the DeVos Place or Van Andel Arena box offices, Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com or charge by phone: 800-745-3000.
Yanni, whose contemporary symphonic music has inspired millions of fans around the world, completed a very successful webcast in March 2011 with Sanchez, who is best known as the host of “Good Day LA” and “Extra.” Sanchez’s experience as host of the premiere season of FOX's global smash-hit, "So You Think You Can Dance,” along with frequent guest appearances anchoring FOX-11's top-rated “Ten o'clock News” and contributing to hit shows like ““Larry King Live”, “The Talk”, “Showbiz Tonight,” “The Joy Behar Show” and “The View,” make her an ideal, poised and charming host.
After great reception for Yanni's “All Access” weekly episodic Web TV series, the program continues throughout his global touring campaign for the next two years. Episodes will focus on Yanni’s new family member, the adopted baby panda “Santorini,” who the Chinese government invited Yanni to adopt while touring in China this past year. Traditionally such an honor and privilege is reserved for countries rather than personalities. Other episodes will focus on tales from Yanni’s recent trip through Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Mexico.