JUNE 8, 2018 7 - 9 PM $100
PERFORMANCES BY CHERIE CALL, CORI CONNORS, & SPECIAL GUEST JON SCHMIDT
Help BDAC provide quality artistic and cultural programs to the community and immerse yourself in an intimate evening of performances by singer-songwriters Cori Connors and Cherie Call with a special guest appearance by Jon Schmidt of the Piano Guys. Seating is limited to 150. Each ticket to the Fundraiser Concert includes hors d'oeuvres and an open mocktail and soda bar.
Bountiful Davis Art Center's mission is to engage the community through quality artistic and cultural programs, provide educational experiences, and encourage the growth and expression of art. Most of BDAC's programs, including world-class exhibitions, Summerfest International Art & Folk Festival, and Family Art Night are free to the community. BDAC's other services are available at cost or just above, such as a recital venue with two Steinway grand pianos (the Lenora Ford Brown Recital Stage), affordable art classes and workshops, and the Silent Film Festival. Enjoy a beautiful musical evening out and support BDAC's efforts to share art and culture with the community.
Cherie Call has been writing songs since her early teens. She has released nine full-length albums of her own songs. Cherie is a two-time finalist in the prestigious Kerrville Newfolk Songwriting Competition. She’s played “in the round” at the legendary Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. Her songs have been featured in independent films, including the Banff Award-winning “True Fans”. Cherie’s most recent album is a children’s album called, “The Buddy System”, a collaboration with singer-songwriter Lyndy Butler. From this album, their song, “The Astronaut and The Mermaid” recently won the grand prize in the children’s category of The John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Cherie is a member of the Utah supergroup, The Lower Lights. She teaches songwriting at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah. Cherie is married and has four children.
From small but renowned venues such as the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville to Britain’s famous Liverpool Cathedral, Cori Connors carries her fresh voice to audiences worldwide. She has established herself as both a performer and a writer, joining the cluster of singer/songwriters who record their own material but whose works have also been recorded by major artists, earning her platinum status as a songwriter. International superstars such as Linda Ronstadt, Tarja Turunen, and Chris LeDoux have recorded songs written by Cori. Her name also appears in songwriting credits on dozens of albums, and various artists have performed her songs in concert and on radio and television. An award-winning writer and artist, Cori has received first place honors in international songwriting competitions, the Utah State Governor’s Mansion Artist Award for artistic excellence, the International Family Choice Award, and the Parents’ Choice Gold Award.
Jon Schmidt was born to German Immigrant parents, and they gave him the gift of early education in music. Classical training fell on the fertile ground of Jon’s natural talents for music and hard work. Schmidt began composing as early as age 11, started teaching piano lessons when most people get a drivers license, and began a successful solo career in his early twenties.
Schmidt’s 20-year solo career has included many albums, performances, and awards. The Piano Guys entrapped Schmidt with their lair of beautiful pianos. Shortly thereafter, they all ran away together to create spectacular piano cello video content which has been viewed over 1.5 billion times around the world.