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Peter Cincotti Opens 2006-2007 season at the Majestic Theater

Majestic Dedicates New Steinway Grand Piano

(8/8) Chart-topping Peter Cincotti­the 22-year-old singer, pianist, and composer who’s taken the music world by storm­opens the Majestic’s 2006-2007 season on Saturday, September 30. The 8:00 p.m. concert features an unforgettable evening of classic pop and jazz standards and original works. The performance by Cincotti, an official Steinway artist, marks the official dedication of the Majestic’s Steinway Model D grand piano, which is funded by the Robert C. Hoffman Charitable Trust.

Cincotti’s love for music began as a child. He tinkered with a toy piano his grandmother gave him at an early age, and by the age of nine he was already composing. In his mid-teens, Cincotti took up singing and, as a high school student, played in clubs throughout Manhattan. He participated in the National Grammy Band, was honored in the John Lennon Songwriting, and was invited to perform at the White House. He also won a coveted award at the Montreux 2000 Jazz Festival in Switzerland for his piano rendition of Dizzy Gillespie's A Night in Tunisia.

But Cincotti’s most significant musical milestone occurred in 2003 when his self-titled debut CD climbed to the top of the Billboard charts. In September 2004, Concord Records released Cincotti’s second recording, On the Moon, which showcased the young artist’s unique and contemporary twist on such songs as I Love Paris, St. Louis Blues, and Some Kind of Wonderful, as well as his own originals, including On the Moon and I'd Rather Be with You. Critics lauded the recording, with The New York Times declaring Cincotti "one of the most promising of singer-pianists of the next generation." Cincotti is now recording his third album with producer David Foster. It will be released early next year.

Cincotti’s busy international tour schedule has included two sold-out shows at New York's Rose Hall, as well as performances in London's Royal Festival Hall and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. He sold out the 2500-seat Grand Rex in Paris and received his first gold record in France. Beyond the concert stage, Cincotti had a featured role in Beyond the Sea, directed by and starring Kevin Spacey. The musician was also chosen as the new face for the 2005-2006 suit collection of men's fashion powerhouse, Ermenegildo Zegna.

Tickets for Peter Cincotti in concert at the Majestic are $39 to $46, reserved seating. To purchase tickets, visit, call 717-337-8200, or stop by the Majestic Theater Box Office, 25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Box Office hours are Monday through Saturday at 12 Noon and on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

The Majestic Theater at the Jennifer and David LeVan Performing Arts Center is owned and operated by the Gettysburg College in partnership with the Greater Adams County Community.

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