The Natchez Festival of Music presents Mr. Showmanship: An Extravagent Liberace Tribute, celebrating the centennial celebration of Wladzio Valentino Liberace with David Maiocco on May 23 at Waverly Plantation.
We salute the the Centennial Celebration of Wladziu Valentino Liberace, perhaps the best known virtuoso pianist of the twentieth century. “Liberace,” who embraced a wildly flamboyant lifestyle both on and off the stage, “didn’t just give concerts, he put on a show.” He was best known for reinventing classical music by making it more fun and accessible for his raving audiences. For Liberace the performance was most important, and he showed it by wearing exotic costumes and performing on rhinestone pianos with a candelabrum on top. This season, we pay tribute to Liberace through his spiritual successor, David Maiocco. Dressed in similar flashy fashion, Maiocco embodies Liberace’s flamboyant style from the second he walks onto the stage.
Show begins at 7 pm at Waverly Plantation.