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Danny Wright takes Wheeler stage

Aspen Times Staff
New Age recording artist Danny Wright will play Aspen's Wheeler Opera House on March 16. (Courtesy Danny Wright)

New Age pianist Danny Wright, visiting friends in Aspen next month, will make a stop on the Wheeler Opera House stage, as well.

He’ll perform with classical/pop tenor Byron Mino on Thursday, March 16.

“We were contacted by Danny’s agent after Danny announced that he’d be visiting Aspen as a guest of local friends in mid-March, and that Danny was curious as to whether we’d be interested in letting him play the Wheeler,” said Gram Slaton, Wheeler executive director.

“Of course we said ‘yes.’ This is exactly the kind of thing we’d hoped to see develop … artists who are coming to town and want to use the Wheeler as their living room.”

Trained as a classical pianist, Wright has twice been named by Billboard magazine as a Top 10 artist in the New Age genre. Since his first release in 1986, he’s made 22 recordings and sold more than 4 million CDs. Due for release in April is his latest, “Timeless Romance.”

CD Review describes Wright’s original compositions as “fluidly crafted, backed up by exquisite musicianship.”

Tickets for the Aspen performance are $30 for reserved seating; they go on sale Feb. 3.