An Evening with David Arkenstone & Friends with stops in Weaverville, Lakeport, Cloverdale, Sonoma and Berkeley on the Pacific Northwest Tour 2023
“David Arkenstone & Friends was one of the best shows of the year!” WOW Hall in Eugene, Oregon
From his first Grammy® nomination in 1992 through his latest Grammy® nomination in 2022, David Arkenstone’s music has become the soundtrack to our lives with unforgettable NBC Sports themes such as The Kentucky Derby to epic gaming music for World of Warcraft and Emperor: Battle for Dune, from Music Inspired by Middle Earth to area music as you stroll through Epcot at DisneyWorld. His September-October tour brings a lively candlelit evening of music blending neo-classical piano, new age, Celtic, progressive rock, orchestral, and world music to Northern California. With over 100 million Spotify streams and 60+ CDs, David’s music holds something for everyone, taking concertgoers on a wondrous musical journey from first note to last. (See his discography)
Joined on stage by virtuoso musicians Kimberly Zaleski (flute), Laurann Angel (violin), Cecilia Caughman (cello), and Josh Gilgoff (percussion), David has plenty of surprises in store and will debut songs from his newest release. Since his first album in 1987, the acclaimed Valley in the Clouds, this musical visionary continues to create distinctive tracks that inspire the imagination. David enjoys touring and meeting his fans from around the world.
“I think the attraction to come to one of my shows is the amount of different kinds of music you will hear and the high caliber of talent you will be presented with. There’s something for everybody. People have told me that it looks like we’re having the best time of our lives during the concert. It spills over the stage into the audience. After the show to be able to meet the people that have shared the music, I’m so grateful,” said David.
A musical storyteller, he is passionate about taking listeners on a journey, creating sonic tapestries that evoke every emotion. His music has been described as “soundtracks for the imagination”.
“I envision a place where I would like to go, or an adventure I would like to take, and let my imagination run free,” he shared. “I’ve gotten countless messages from listeners who love to take these journeys with me. I’m sometimes surprised by how powerfully people in so many age groups respond to my music.”
According to his Wikipedia page, “After moving from Chicago to California at the age of ten, David was involved in various high school bands playing guitars and keyboards, playing baseball in his spare time. He studied music in college and started a progressive rock band named after himself, but he soon discovered his own musical voice in the instrumental genre.” Listen to samples of his music on David’s YouTube Channel.
Tickets are on sale now for An Evening with David Arkenstone & Friends! The tour will include the following stops:
9/22 Monroe WA – Wagner Performing Arts Center
9/23 Victoria BC – Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, University of Victoria School of Music
9/24 Victoria BC – First Unitarian Church of Victoria
9/26 Maple Ridge BC – ACT Arts Centre
9/27 Vancouver BC – The York
9/28 Tacoma WA – McMenamins Elks Temple w/Special Guest Pinniped
9/29 Portland OR – Stage 722 w/Special Guest Chasing Ebenezer
9/30 Eugene OR – WOW Hall
10/1 Roseburg OR – The SunnySide Theatre
10/3 Coos Bay OR – The Dolphin Playhouse
10/4 Ashland OR – Jackson WellSprings
10/5 Weaverville CA – Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center
10/6 Lakeport CA – Soper Reese Community Theatre
10/7 Cloverdale CA – Cloverdale Performing Arts Center
10/8 Sonoma CA – Sebastiani Theatre
10/10 Berkeley CA – Freight & Salvage (live concert and live stream)