HDNet Concert Series Presents the Debut of “State of Independence: Jon Anderson and the Contemporary Youth Orchestra”

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HDNet Concert Series Presents the Debut of “State of Independence: Jon Anderson and the Contemporary Youth Orchestra”

Network to air Jon Anderson’s second collaboration with the Contemporary Youth Orchestra of Cleveland – This Sunday, November 28 at 8:00 p.m. ET

DALLAS (November 22, 2010) – HDNet Concert Series debuts “State of Independence: Jon Anderson and the Contemporary Youth Orchestra,” Sunday, November 28 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Anderson says, “Working and singing with the youth orchestra and chorus was a wonderful blessing in my life. These teenagers love music and perform as well as any adult orchestra that I’ve worked with around the world.”

In 2004, English musician Jon Anderson – best known for his lead vocals with the band, Yes, and his collaborations with Oscar-winner Vangelis – appeared with the Contemporary Youth Orchestra of Cleveland. The concert was recorded but was only released to the orchestra members. Now, HDNet Concert Series will premiere the reunion performance of Anderson and the Contemporary Youth Orchestra which was filmed in May 2010 at Severance Hall in Cleveland, Ohio.

In this performance Anderson shares the stage with the 112 member Cleveland Contemporary Youth Orchestra and 60 member student chorus in an exhilarating performance that exudes energy and joy.

This special HDNet premiere showcases the collaborative effort between Anderson and the Orchestra, presenting a unique take on some old favorites such as, “Starship Trooper,” “Show Me,” “Long Distance Runaround,” and “Owner of a Lonely Heart.” The lineup also includes songs that were previously unreleased including “Music is God,” and “Big Buddha.”

A sneak preview of the concert can be found at the HDNet Concert Series YouTube channel.

Don’t miss this vibrant performance as “State of Independence: Jon Anderson and the Contemporary Youth Orchestra,” makes its HDNet debut – Sunday, November 28 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

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