Sandi Patty and Michael Feinstein will be teaming up for the "Home for the Holidays" concert which will be livestreamed free at 8 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel. Feinstein will be backed by pianist Miro Sprague, drummer Mark McLean and bassist Steve Dokken. Patty will be accompanied on several numbers by pianist Steve Potts. Feinstein expects the show to run between 75 and 90 minutes.
"To have the opportunity to reconnect and do a concert as we head into the holiday season is something fortifying for me and happy for the community as well," Feinstein said. "Making of music is important in all our lives because music is a great normalizer and brings us back to our hearts. Especially as we move into the holiday season, music will remind of holidays past and hopefully will bring us a little peace and healing."
Feinstein said it will be music to celebrate the season. "We'll play beloved holiday music and other songs we feel appropriate for this time," he said.
"For the most part, I don't like doing the virtual appearances. They just don't hold a candle to the live experience," he said. "Music is a collaborative experience, and for me, the audience is the crucial factor in what makes the music unique. The live performing experience is connected to energy and feelings of the audience and also the performing space. All those elements are crucial. Of course, I love the Palladium and the acoustics."
The event is sponsored by Marquis Commercial Solutions and is part of the "Center Presents 2020-2021 Season," sponsored by Allied Solutions. Current Publishing LLC is the media sponsor.
To register for the free event, visit thecenterpresents.org/holidays.
Patty, known as "The Voice," is one of the most acclaimed vocalists in contemporary Christian music, with 40 Dove Awards, five Grammy Awards and numerous other accolades. After several years of living in Indiana, she and her husband, Don, moved to her native Oklahoma.