Tickets on sale Monday August 4, 2014.
UMSL Student and Employee discounts available for this performance. Please visit the Touhill Ticket Office with UMSL ID after the on sale date for more information and to purchase discounted tickets.
George Perris was born in Athens in 1983 to a Greek father and a French mother. At a very early age, Perris decided he wanted to become a singer and began studying the piano. He pursued his studies in Greek Literature at the University of Athens.
Shortly thereafter, his first Greek album was released by EMI. In the years that followed, Perris released 2 more Greek albums with Sony Music and Heaven Music, and a French album in Canada with Select Records.
Perris has performed at some of the most prestigious concert halls around the world [Symphony Hall, Boston; Place des Arts, Montreal; Le Zenith, Paris; Herod Atticus Theatre, Athens; Lincoln Center, New York; Symphony Hall, Kiev; Kurucesme Arena, Istanbul] and with some of the most respected and acclaimed international artists [Lara Fabian, Lucio Dalla, Justin Hayward, Mario Frangoulis, Madeleine Peyroux, Deborah Myers, Stephan Moccio and Alkistis Protopsalti].
2014 brought George to North America for the release of his first English language album, “Picture This.” This debut album was recorded in LA, NYC, London, Montreal, Prague and Athens. George collaborated with producers such as Mark Portmann (Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion), Marco Marinangeli (Josh Groban, Il Divo) and Simon Hale (Bjork, Tina Arena). The album includes 13 tracks, 3 of which have been written by George, as well as the participation of the Prague Symphony Orchestra.
In addition, his show “George Perris Live at Jazz at Lincoln Center” filmed live in the prestigious Allen Room of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York will be broadcast throughout the spring of 2014 on major cable networks such as The Ovation Channel and Comcast.
George Perris is engaged to a cause that is very important to him personally, the Horatio Alger Association; an association that offers scholarships to young students facing great adversity in their lives. George is their International Ambassador and takes part in many HAA events in support of their mission.
As George says, “Music, for me, is like a beautiful rainbow with many colors... it knows no nationalities, no frontiers. Because music has its own language: the language of love, of freedom, but above all, of hope.”