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Elton John helps to celebrate Yamaha's 125th anniversary

Jory Mackay
Elton John helps to celebrate Yamaha's 125th anniversary

As part of its 125th anniversary celebrations, Yamaha has teamed up with The Rocket Man for a special show and will be streaming the performance worldwide.

On 25th January, technically during the Winter NAMM show, Elton John and a 70-piece orchestra will perform at Disneyland’s Hyperion Theatre in Anaheim, California.

For those unable to attend the event, the show will be streamed live via Yamaha’s DisklavierTV and RemoteLive technology to remote Disklavier pianos around the world. Thanks to the technology, Sir Elton John’s exact keystrokes will be faithfully recreated, note for note, in real time on each of the remote instruments, while the entire orchestra is seen and heard on adjacent monitors.

"Elton John is one of the most successful and influential music makers of our time, and Yamaha is thrilled to bring him to a global audience in this history making manner," said Chris Gero, vice president of Yamaha Entertainment Group of America, which is producing the event. "This exciting event will also demonstrate how Yamaha DisklavierTV is forever changing the way in which a live piano concert can be enjoyed in real time around the world."

In praise of Yamaha and its latest technology, Elton commented: “I'm constantly astonished by the inventive skills and versatility of the Yamaha team. Not only have they built all my touring pianos for the past 20 years, as well as the wonderful Million Dollar Piano that resides at Caesars Palace, but they've also now perfected the RemoteLive technology, which means that effectively, I can perform the concert live in Anaheim on January 25, live across the Internet and also live in venues worldwide–all at the same time! I am both proud and grateful to be a Yamaha artist and to enjoy the fruits of Yamaha's amazing expertise."

The location of the remote Disklavier set-ups will be announced shortly.

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Tags: Yamaha , elton john , disklavier , piano , NAMM 2013 , DislavierTV

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