May 23, 2024

THE MUSIC OF MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER ROLLED INTO PITTSBURGH

Mannheim Steamroller
Mannheim Steamroller, photography by Tiffini Taylor

Pittsburgh, PA, USA- Christmas music is always positive to listen to and reminisce about holidays past. It will make one’s heart feel good. The host for Mannheim Steamroller is the spectacular Benedum Center for the Performing Arts. This theater is the perfect backdrop for Mannheim Steamroller. Mannheim Steamroller is known across the world for its talented musicians performing Christmas music. The orchestra tours and brings the holiday season to the masses.

Mannheim Steamroller
Mannheim Steamroller, photography by Tiffini Taylor
Mannheim Steamroller
Mannheim Steamroller, photography by Tiffini Taylor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mannheim Steamroller
Mannheim Steamroller, photography by Tiffini Taylor
Mannheim Steamroller
Mannheim Steamroller, photography by Tiffini Taylor
Mannheim Steamroller
Mannheim Steamroller, photography by Tiffini Taylor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mannheim Steamroller has two touring casts, one is green, and one is red. Tonight’s performance is by the Red tour cast. The musicians were excellent. Mannheim Steamroller performed each song with smiles, one could tell each musician is enjoying performing for audiences. Chip Davis always creates the best compositions for a truly magical experience for listening that everyone enjoys. Included in tonight’s performance was a special rendition of the song “Convoy”, it was a nice memorial to the late C. W. McCall with whom Chip Davis had a good professional relationship. It was good to see a touching memorial to a fellow singer and songwriter.

Mannheim Steamroller
Mannheim Steamroller, photography by Tiffini Taylor
Mannheim Steamroller
Mannheim Steamroller, photography by Tiffini Taylor
Mannheim Steamroller
Mannheim Steamroller, photography by Tiffini Taylor
Mannheim Steamroller
Mannheim Steamroller, photography by Tiffini Taylor
Mannheim Steamroller
Mannheim Steamroller, photography by Tiffini Taylor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The thing that makes Mannheim Steamroller special is the audience members. For example, there was a couple who was seeing Mannheim Steamroller for the first time, while another couple explained that this is a Christmas tradition and had been to a Mannheim Steamroller concert for many years. This makes the heart happy, being able to share experiences with others is what makes amazing memories. Below is the program list for tonight’s performance and the tour cast list of performers.

For more information: https://trustarts.org/pct_home/visit/facilities/benedum

https://www.mannheimsteamroller.com/

Program List:

Aire On A  G String- Overture

Joy to the World- Christmas in the Aire

Catching Snowflakes on your Tongue- Christmas Song

Hark! The Harold Angel Sing- A Fresh Aire Christmas

Greensleeves- Mannheim Steamroller 30/40

Good King Wenceslas- Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

O’ Little Town of Bethlehem- Christmas in the Aire

Faeries From “The Nutcracker”- Christmas Extraordinaire

Come Home to the Sea- Fresh Aire VI

Angels we have Heard on High- Christmas in the Aire

Cantique De Noel (O Holy Night)- A Fresh Aire Christmas

Morning-Yellowstone the Music of nature

Dancing Flames- Fresh Aire IV

Deck the Halls- Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

We Three Kings- Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

Gagliarda- Christmas in the Aire

Pat a Pan- Christmas in the Aire

Christmas Lullaby- Christmas in the Aire

God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen- Rock- Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

Carol of the Bells- A Fresh Aire Christmas

 

 

Red Tour Cast

Mark Agnor- Concertmaster, Violin

Tom Sharpe- Drums

Anna Lackaff- Harpsichord,Keyboards

David Plank- Keyboards

Christpher Forte- Bass, Stringed Instruments

Reed Flygt- Percussion, Recorders

 

Red Tour Crew

Chelsea Langard- Tour Manager

Kristen Ginther- Production Assistant

Pete Franks- Production Manager

Will Townsend- Stage Manager

Nicole Hetlyn- Merchandise Manager

Christian Behm- Video Technician

Adam Zastro- Lighting Director

Ben Shepard- Lighting Technician

Timothy Zick- FOH Audio

Micah Stryker-Audio Technician

Jimmy Orcutt- Band Bus Driver

Newt Norris- Crew Bus Driver

 

Green Tour Cast:

Becky Kia-Mills- Concertmaster, Violin

Roxanne Layton- Percussion, Recorders

Logan Pennington- Drums

Edward Berry- Harpsichord, Keyboards

Tom Vitacco- Bass, Stringed Instruments

Paul Mutzabaugh- Keyboard

 

Green Tour Crew:

Dacha Nedorezova- Tour Manager

Ariel Lopez- Production Coordinator

Burton Bragg- Production Manager

Terry Seefus- Stage Manager

Kristen Richardson- Merchandise Manager

Darren Hynes- Video Technician

Jason Witty- Lighting Director

Alex Bechdolt- Lighting Technician

Rande Ferguson- FOH Audio

Nate Henderson- Audio Technician

Jay Tonini- Band Bus Driver

Darryl Richmond- Crew Bus Driver

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