Each gig should be unique. You're always treading that line between keeping yourself fresh and giving people something they want to hear
When I go to a concert, I can't help but feel happy and everything else just goes away. I hope everyone feels that way at my concerts.
ELVIS PRESLEY was bigger than life. His success was documented and laid out for him. He came to the first show I had in Memphis, and it was very nice. He sort of treated me like an equal, because we were both fresh in the business. We got to be great friends and kindred souls.
I respect the people who buy my records and come to my concerts. It's only fair that I always try to give them the very best that's in me. After all, I need them more than they need me.
I had a number of very strong personalities in my family. My father was a concert flutist, the solo flute for Toscanini.
To come to a concert and hear a lot of songs from a female perspective should not make men say, 'Oh well, that's for women'.
You can't be pregnant in leotards, and this is the last chance for us to get our bodies into the shape of concert dancers and capture it with the magic of film.
I probably went to musique concrete concerts - though not the very first ones - at the beginning of the 50s.
Only in a concert situation do I have access to people directly to preach to them, and I don't believe that the bigger your platform is, the more people will pay attention.
My parents told me I would become a doctor and then in my spare time I would become a concert pianist. So, both my day job and my spare time were sort of taken care of.
When an audience comes to one of my concerts, I hope they'll see themselves, somewhere, in one of the songs.
My aunt had a season ticket for the Friday afternoon concerts, and I would go down for lessons. My lessons were Saturday morning.
It was really strange for me when I started to play concerts in America where the audiences were all sitting down.
Hey, look at this guy Kenny G. with his thing, walking up and down the aisles of the concert hall and running off the stage and playing the same time. It's old hat!
We always got a strong response but I think in this day in age there is less of a marijuana fog at concerts and more of people just more naturally exuberant - it seems to me.
When I was doing jazz concerts in America, I would use the biggest names I could find.
Kids now are so used to surround sound and the power in theater speakers, that the concert hall is a disappointment to them.
A record is a concert without halls and a museum whose curator is the owner.
In reading, a lonely quiet concert is given to our minds; all our mental faculties will be present in this symphonic exaltation.
In Berlin I especially enjoyed the orchestral concerts, and I attended a large number of them. I formed the acquaintance of a good many musicians, several of whom spoke of my playing in high terms.
People think top singers are overpaid, but opera houses have a top fee, which is a good thing. Of course concerts are different- everyone wants to make as much money as possible.
I was taken to concerts when I was six, seven years old, and sat in a box throughout the whole evening.
I decided during my teens that I wasn't going to have the life of a concert pianist, much to the chagrin of a lot of people who had put a lot of money into me!
Even at al my mother's concerts, I had never seen people go crazy the way they did with the Beatles.
The most memorable performance was my appearance in concert in Carnegie Hall. The first standup to do so.
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