Renaissance: A Symphonic Journey
The British progressive-rock pioneers of Renaissance, featuring legendary lead vocalist Annie Haslam, return to NJPAC with their new Symphonic Journey tour, a one-of-a-kind musical experience featuring many of the group’s greatest hits, all backed by the rich sound of the Renaissance Chamber Orchestra.
For nearly five decades now, Annie Haslam’s angelic, five-octave voice and the brilliant songwriting and musicianship of the late Michael Dunford have remained at the core of Renaissance. Known for a signature blend of progressive rock, folk and classical music, the group has produced a series of timeless albums including Turn of the Cards, Scheherazade & Other Stories, and their most recent, 2014’s Symphony of Light.
Since its re-formation in 2009, Renaissance has toured internationally to universal acclaim, including engagements at prestigious venues like New York’s Carnegie Hall (with the New York Philharmonic) and London’s Royal Albert Hall (with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra).
The current Renaissance lineup includes Annie Haslam (lead vocals); Rave Tesar (keyboards); Leo Traversa (bass guitar); Tom Brislin (keyboards); Frank Pagano (drums), and Mark Lambert (acoustic guitars).