Aired Saturday March 10th, 2012 at 7:00 pm on KUED HD Ch. 7.1
Last December, composer/singer Yanni fulfilled a 20-year-old dream to perform at the historic 16th-century Castillo San Felipe Del Morro in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Backed by his world-renowned orchestra, the two sold-out concerts were filmed in HD for PBS. Yanni performed an awe-inspiring two-hour set of favorites from throughout his career including "Santorini," "Felitsa," "Voyage," "The End of August," "The Rain Must Fall," "Nightingale," "Arcoyali," "Marching Season," and more, as well as two encores featuring "Standing in Motion," "Nostalgia," "The Storm" and "One Man's Dream."
Yanna: Live at El Morro airs March 10 at 7 p.m.
During the live performance, high winds and rainstorms blew through the castle, forcing the band to end the concert early for safety reasons. The following evening, concertgoers were treated to better weather and the production went off without a hitch.
"El Morro lived up to its reputation," said Yanni. "The evenings were magical, the weather became part of the show and the audiences were among the best I have ever played for."
The performance at El Morro connects the famed Puerto Rican landmark - a recognized UNESCO Heritage Site - with other spectacular sites such as the Taj Mahal in India, the Acropolis in Greece and the Forbidden City in China, that have played host to Yanni's world-renowned performances.
Yanna: Live at El Morro marks the composer's 10th collaboration with PBS and will air exclusively in the United States. Having sold more than 35 million albums globally, Yanni has found an audience for his music. "I want to remind people of their potential for greatness," he says. "I want to inspire as well as to entertain."
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