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Lorie Line Tickets
Go on Sale Sept. 1
MAILED: Aug. 24, 1999|
Tickets go on sale at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, for a holiday concert by Lorie Line and her Pop Chamber Orchestra Sunday, Nov. 21, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Part of the pianist's 31-city "Be There With Bells On" tour, the show will begin at 3 p.m. in Zorn Arena.
Billed as "America's favorite female pianist," Line tours more aggressively than any other woman in her field, performing more than 90 concerts a year. Her holiday music and signature concerts have become a family tradition. From ballads to energetic mixes of holiday favorites to Riverdance-styled Irish reels to the sound of thousands of bells ringing in sync, Line's show redefines the image of a typical piano concert.
Her shows feature one-of-a-kind costumes, state-of-the-art lighting, personal storytelling, audience participation and unforgettable music. One by one, the 14 members of Line's eclectic Pop Chamber Orchestra join her on the stage, each of them a feature in the musical setting.
As to the theme of her tour, Line says that "during our holiday concerts, it's a tradition to challenge our audience to a singing contest one side against the other. In 1995, after a close contest, I suggested that the losing side could gain an advantage by bringing bells along the next year. It was just an off-the-cuff thought from the stage, but the idea stuck and being there with bells on has become an annual tradition."
Main floor seats are $35 or $30; bleacher seating is $25; and gallery seating is $20. Tickets will be available at the University Service Center in Davies Center, and will be sold at the door. Groups of 20 or more are eligible for a 10 percent discount.
Tickets may be charged to MasterCard or Visa when ordered by phone. Call (715) 836-3727 or, outside the immediate Eau Claire area, call toll-free (800) 949-UWEC. A $3 handling fee will be added to all telephone charge orders.
The concert is sponsored by Time Line Productions Inc., and the University Activities Commission of the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Aug. 24, 1999