KUED will present the television concert premiere of The Piano Guys Live at Red Butte Garden, produced for PBS by KUED in association with KBYU.
The concert airs Thursday, December 6 at 8:30 p.m. on KUED.
The concert special includes exclusive footage of the September 19 concert performed by the YouTube sensations to a sold-out crowd at the Red Butte Garden outdoor concert venue.
The Piano Guys, Steven Sharp Nelson on cello and Jon Schmidt on piano, perform such favorites as “Peponi,” an African version of Coldplay’s “Paradise” featuring singer Alex Boyé; their mash-up of the Bourne soundtrack with Vivaldi’s "Double Cello Concerto;" and a new cover of David Guetta’s “Titanium.” For a mash-up of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “Simple Gifts,” the American Heritage Lyceum Philharmonic and One Voice Children’s Choir accompanies the band.
Also on the program are The Piano Guys' versions of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful,” Dave Guetta’s “Without You,” Christina Perri’s “Thousand Years” and “Bring Him Home” from Les Misérables.
The Piano Guys, newly signed to Sony Masterworks, are five Utahns: Jon Schmidt, the Piano Guy; Steven Sharp Nelson, the Cello Guy; Al Van Der Beek, the Music and Studio Guy; Paul Anderson, the Producer and Videographer Guy; and Tel Stewart, the Videographer and Editor Guy.
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