Sunday, August 11th, 2019 @ 4pm
Germantown United Methodist Church • 2331 South Germantown Rd • Germantown, TN 38138 • (901) 754-7216
Rev. Tim Carpenter, Senior Pastor • Todd Wilson, Director of Music
This is a donate what you can afford event. Mr. Francis’ CDs will be available for purchase.
a note from the pianist: I was born and raised in Memphis then graduated from Kingsbury High in 1970 and Rhodes College in 1973. I won the Mid South Youth Talent Contest in 1970 and was one of the original founders of Performing Arts. My musical BARK! was performed to great acclaim at Theatre Memphis a few years back and I have performed at the Levitt Overton Shell. I am thrilled to be coming to Germantown UMC this August and playing for the music loving members of your community!
ABOUT DAVID TROY FRANCIS
David Troy Francis was born in Memphis, Tennessee and is a multi-dimensional musical artist with a 50 plus year career of excellence. Now living in Roswell, Georgia, he is an esteemed concert pianist and recording artist as well as a respected composer, arranger and accompanist.
His electrifying and critically acclaimed cd, The Americans, features the world premiere recorded performance of Eight Etudes for Piano by two time Pulitzer Prize winning composer Ned Rorem. His piano performance of this music has been described by the Los Angeles Times as 'consistently absorbing, whether in lyrical repose or propulsive fury.' He has earned raves from composers and critics alike for his compelling combination of pulverizing technical virtuosity and poetic piano artistry.
Mr. Francis’ unique arrangements of American Hymns have led to two best selling cds: Pieces of My Childhood – American Hymns Revisited & Be Still, My Soul – American Hymns Revisited Volume Two. The latter cd was recorded in the famous Studio A at Capitol Records in Hollywood, California.
Mr. Francis’ served as the recording pianist for major motion pictures including Pursuit of Happyness, Elegy, Fame and others.
He is the composer, musical director and executive producer for the smash hit musical BARK! which ran for two years in Los Angeles becoming the 3rd longest running production in Los Angeles intimate theatrical history. BARK! has been selected critics’ choice by the Los Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune and has received over 30 critic’s pick or rave reviews. The show has been performed in Brazil, Scotland and multiple cities in the USA.
Mr. Francis recently co-created and musically directed a sold out production of a new work: Naughty But Nice-An Intimate Evening With The Music of Cole Porter & Noel Coward. He has created gospel, cabaret and other shows. He has produced and musically directed the contemporary opera Dead Man Walking.
Mr. Francis was nominated for Best Score by the distinguished Los Angeles Drama Critics’ Circle Awards and has been awarded three consecutive ASCAP Plus Awards for musical excellence.
He has performed at thousands of churches, (Lutheran, Presbyterian, Catholic, United Methodist, Southern Baptist, et al) performing arts venues and other spaces through out the world.
To schedule Mr. Francis in concert or for comments or questions please email the pianist: firstname.lastname@example.org