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Freedom Hall’s Matinee Series Presents ‘Tis The Season Starring Mac Frampton

Mac Frampton
Mac Frampton. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- On Tuesday, December 1 at 11 a.m., pianist Mac Frampton takes the stage to present a heartwarming homage to everybody’s favorite Holiday music, sprinkled with great music for ALL seasons. Mac Frampton’s played the huge arenas and the concert halls, soloed with the great orchestras, and released scores of recordings.  Now, in the fullness of artistic maturity, after nearly four thousand performances worldwide, Mac Frampton returns to his roots, back to the basics: a concert grand piano, the passion to perform, and an expectant audience. Mac Frampton and his music – an unbeatable combination! Join us as Mac plays the standards and Holiday Classics for this special show!

As a boy, his dream was to play the piano just like Roger Williams. But this boy didn’t have his own orchestra. So he had to make do with two large hands and ten long fingers, creating his “orchestra” as best he could on a creaky old upright, so out of necessity Mac Frampton developed a huge sound.

As a teen, he entered a Key Club competition that took the small town Southern boy all the way to the big stage in Long Beach, California, where he received the top international award from the iconic Pat Boone. On that stage in California, Mac Frampton realized he had an undeniable passion to perform!

As a young man, he yearned to have a career as a performer. The Van Cliburn International Piano Competition beckoned, where the great Van Cliburn listened to him and said, “You have a career.”  From the encouraging words of a legend, Mac Frampton discovered the world out there was waiting for his musical vision.

As a performer for the better part of four decades and counting, Mac has realized his dreams. He’s played the huge arenas and concert halls, soloed with the great orchestras and released scores of recordings. His number of return engagements is unprecedented.

Tickets for Mac Frampton’s “Tis the Season are $15 and can be purchased at Freedom Hall or by the phone at 708/747-0580. Freedom Hall is located at 410 Lakewood Boulevard in Park Forest, IL.