Category Archives: Minnesota

Master Class”Special” – Illustrating the Creative Process by Yanni

Yanni gives you some insights on how he creates music. You can’t judge it, you can’t observe it, you have to let the music come to you, surrender to it, let it flow through you, become one with it. The creative process is a state of mind. Athletes call it the zone.


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Yanni Crashes Pre-Concert Fan Gathering in Chicago!

_M0C0354 Photo credit: Krystalan

Look who surprised us at our pre-concert fan gathering at Claim Jumper Restaurant in Hoffman Estates, IL on July 30th 2016, Yanni & his daughter Krystal! We had about 50 fans at the gathering enjoying a wonderful dinner and conversation. They had no idea Yanni was going to stop by.

I met them outside the restaurant and when Yanni walked in the fans were in shock and so excited! Yanni was so gracious to take time for photos and he even took Krystal’s phone and turned the tables on the fans and photographed them.

Such a fantastic time! Expect the unexpected!


After our wonderful fan gathering we all drove over to the Sears Centre Arena and enjoyed a wonderful night of music. The music, the lighting, the clarity of the music in the arena was awesome! Yanni and his talented musicians put on an amazing concert. If you’ve never been to one of Yanni’s concert, please go to one. In our big group we had some people that have never seen Yanni live in concert. They walked out of the arena loving  his music!

Here are some videos I took at the concert. Enjoy!


 Concert Video by: KathyChicago

Thank you Yanni for an amazing night of Music!

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Yanni Spotlights His Talented Musicians

Yanni taking some time with his drummer Charlie Adams who is originally from Joliet, IL and showing us some of his techniques. Be sure to get tickets to Yanni’s concert, you don’t want to miss Charlie’s 5 to 10 minute drum solo!


Yanni introduces you to another one of his amazing musicans, cellist Alexander (Sasha) Ziroff. Check out some of his techniques!

Love how Yanni always uses his hands to express himself.


One of the most talented violinist in the world, Samvel Yervinyan! When you see Samvel and Mary Simpson (another world class violinist) perform with Yanni on stage, it’s spectacular! ‪#‎YanniTour2016‬

This is so much fun to see Yanni doing master classes with his musicians. It’s a great way to learn about all the indivdual musicians.

Meet violinist Mary Simpson who puts such heart and soul in her performances.

Yanni and his longtime keyboardist and friend, Ming Freeman share a master class with all of you!

 I’ve always loved the percussion section of the orchestra. Love the sound! Here Yanni brings a master class to you with the very talented Yoel Del Sol.

Meet Jason Carder, another one of Yanni’s talented musicians!

Meet Gabriel Vivas, Yanni’s world class bassist and one of his back line boys.

Meet Lisa Lavie one of Yanni‘s world class vocalists. When not on tour with Yanni you can see Lisa during the holidays when she goes out on tour with Trans Siberian Orchestra.

Meet violinist Benedikt Brydern! @Yanni loves to spotlight his world class musicians. When on stage and off you can see the respect and the admiration they have for each other.

Yanni and the lovely Lauren Jelencovich give a master class on live vocal performance. Check out how high Lauren can reach those notes. Amazing!

Meet trombonist Dana Teboe! Dana has been with Yanni for 12 years touring all around the world. Check out their master class.



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Yanni in Concert/Sears Centre, Hoffman Estates, IL!


Yanni and his talented musicians will be gracing the Sears Centre on Saturday, July 30th.

Yanni will perform some old fan favorites from Live at the Acropolis and surprise us with some new compositions.  

Don’t miss an amazing night of music!

Tickets available at:

Video by: Carlos Brolo


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Yanni’s 2016 Concert Tour Comes To The Midwest In July!

Video by: Cal Vid

Yanni’s 2016 Concert Tour Comes To The Midwest In July!

Simply beautiful!

Such a touching composition. Yanni‘s ‘Until The Last Moment’.

Don’t miss this wonderful night of music at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, IL on July 30th.

Live in Michigan? Yanni will be coming to:

Grand Rapids, MI
DeVos Performance Hall – July 29th

Sterling Heights, MI
Freedom Hill Amphitheatre -July 23rd.

Tickets on sale now!

Video by: KathyChicago

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Yanni Live At The Pyramids: The Dream Concert To Air On PBS

Across the United States on most PBS stations in the month of March, Yanni‘s Live At The Pyramids: The Dream Concert will air. WTTW in Chicago will be airing it on March 5th at 7pm & 10pm. A group of us (Yanni Street Team-Midwest) will be in studio taking pledge calls.…/Yanni-Live-at-the-Pyramids-The-…/

An amazing night of music with the magnificent ancient pyramids in the background.

To learn more about the Pyramids and the Sphinx check this site out:…/nova/ancient/explore-ancient-egypt.html

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Yanni Announces Midwest Tour Dates!


Yanni 2016

Just announced!

Yanni to return to the Sears Centre, Hoffman Estates, IL, Saturday July 30th!
FanClub Presale tickets & tickets to the public not on sale yet.

Michigan concerts:
Sterling Heights, MI at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, July 23rd: Tickets TBA
Grand Rapids, MI at DeVos Performance Hall, July 28th.
Fan Club presale begins Jan. 27th at 10am till Jan 28 at 10pm
Password available on Yanni Community
Tickets go on sale for general public Jan. 29th

Minnesota concerts:
Prior Lake, MN at Mystic Lake Casino, July 31st.
Fan Club presale begins Jan. 27th at 10am till Jan 28 at 10pm
Password available on Yanni Community
Tickets go on sale for general public Jan. 29th

Ohio concerts:
Kettering, OH at Fraze Pavilion, July 22nd
On sale now!

Cleveland, OH at Jacobs Pavilion, July 24th.
Fan Club presale begins Jan. 27th at 10am till Jan 28 at 10pm
Password available on Yanni Community
Tickets go on sale for general public Jan. 29th








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