December 20, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ROCK STAR YOSHIKI’S CLASSICAL MUSIC SPECIAL IS SMASH HIT FOR THE HOLIDAYS ON PBS
YOSHIKI LIVE AT CARNEGIE HALL TO AIR ACROSS THE U.S. ON NEW YEAR’S EVE
YOSHIKI LIVE AT CARNEGIE HALL will air on PBS in 14 cities across the U.S. on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, with encore showings in Los Angeles and New York this month added due to enormous reaction from classical and rock music fans across the country.
The Japanese rock star and classically-trained pianist performs with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra in the classical music special which premiered earlier this year in the New York City area on WNET Thirteen, the most-watched public television channel in America. The touching, must-see concert has been in high demand on major PBS-affiliated TV stations nationwide throughout the year.
YOSHIKI LIVE AT CARNEGIE HALL was filmed during YOSHIKI’s sold-out solo concerts at Carnegie Hall as the classical pianist and composer performed to standing ovations from American audiences.
The New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day spots on PBS are prime viewing times for arts and culture supporters, and YOSHIKI’s music special has quickly established itself as essential holiday programming on public television stations.
YOSHIKI LIVE AT CARNEGIE HALL New Year’s celebration broadcasts include:
Los Angeles – December 21st at 10:00pm KCET2
New York – December 29th at 11:00pm WNYE
Denver – December 31st at 8:30pm KRMA
Detroit – December 31st at 9:30pm WTVS
Pittsburgh – December 31st at 9:30pm WQED
Seattle – December 31st at 9:30pm KCTS
Albuquerque – December 31st at 10:00pm KNME
Jacksonville – December 31st at 10:30pm WJCT
San Antonio – December 31st at 10:00pm KLRN
Portland – December 31st at 11:00pm OPB
Charlotte – January 1st at 12:00am WTVI
Miami – January 1st at 1:00am WPBT
Denver – January 1st at 1:30am KRMA
Albuquerque – January 1st at 4:00am KNME
Columbus – January 1st at 4:00pm WOUB
Tampa – January 1st at 10:30pm WEDU
Video: Yoshiki Live at Carnegie Hall trailer
YOSHIKI – rock drummer, classical pianist, leader of the group X JAPAN, and one of the most influential composers in Japanese history – has headlined concerts across the globe, including Madison Square Garden, Wembley Arena, and Tokyo Dome. His Carnegie Hall performance has been praised by major media, including:
“YOSHIKI delivers a performance of a lifetime at Carnegie Hall” – HuffPost
“After tragedy, YOSHIKI has used music to heal” – New York Post
“A majestic performance” – Loudwire
Composer, classically trained pianist, rock drummer, and leader of the rock group X JAPAN, best-selling Japanese musician YOSHIKI packed Carnegie Hall in New York City for two back-to-back performances, captured in the program YOSHIKI: LIVE AT CARNEGIE HALL. Hosted by actor Mark Walberg (Antiques Roadshow), the concert features the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and includes the theme songs for the Golden Globe Awards and the 10th anniversary of Emperor Akihito’s reign in Japan, plus Yoshiki’s heartfelt rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner”.
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