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'An Evening with Earl Rose' is Jan. 23

Earl Rose

Earl Rose

SEDONA - Dahl & DiLuca Ristorante Italiano will be transformed to a dinner club for "An Evening with Earl Rose" - featuring a concert by the Emmy-winning, world-renowned composer and pianist - on Friday, Jan. 23. This special dinner and concert event is a benefit for the Sedona International Film Festival as it heads into its 21st anniversary season.

The evening will include am hors de 'oeuvres and wine reception, a sumptuous three-course dinner, and the concert by world-class entertainer Earl Rose. Chef and owner Lisa Dahl has promised an evening of delectable delights in an intimate dinner club atmosphere.

A resident concert pianist at the Carlyle Hotel in New York City, Rose - a composer and pianist - is an Emmy Award winner and has received 14 Emmy nominations as well as three ASCAP Awards for being among the top five most performed composers in television. Classically trained, he graduated from the Mannes College of Music in New York, majoring in piano and studying with Edith Oppens and Frances Dillon. He also studied abroad at the Vienna Academy of Music and Conducting at the Juilliard School under Emanuel Balaban.

In addition to his scores, Rose's songs have crossed over into major pop recording hits. These include the multi-platinum selling recordings Every Beat of My Heart, co-written and recorded by Brian McKnight and Love Is A Gift, recorded by Olivia Newton-John and co-written with her and Victoria Shaw.

Among Rose's recent credits are his appearance performing an original composition in New Year's Eve, directed by Garry Marshall, and having his music featured in such television shows as Pan Am, Bored To Death and this season's Carson on TCM.

As a songwriter and record producer, some of Rose's credits include the Emmy-nominated song I Found Love, co-written and recorded by Peabo Bryson, and All For The Sake Of Love, co-written and recorded by country singer Victoria Shaw. Legendary singer Johnny Mathis has recorded two of Rose's songs, Every Beat Of My Heart and Right From The Heart. Other recording studio collaborations include co-writing and/or arranging for such contemporary hit recording artists as Audra McDonald, Madeleine Peyroux ,the late Phoebe Snow, Kenny Lattimore, Montell Jordan, Gordon Chambers and opera singer Daniel Rodriquez.

Rose, as pianist and conductor, appears in concert throughout the world.

The Jan. 23 event will begin with a reception at 6 p.m. Tickets include hors de 'oeuvres and two premium glasses of wine, a three-course dinner and the concert by Rose. Dinner entrée options include: Prime Filet Medallion with Four-Cheese Ravioli, Grilled Salmon with Lemon Cello Reduction and Decadent Veggie Nirvana Lasagna.

The event is sponsored by Lisa Dahl and Dahl & DiLuca Ristorante Italiano.

Space is limited to 90 people for this special event. Tickets for "An Evening with Earl Rose" are $125 per person. Call the Sedona International Film Festival at 928-282-1177 for tickets and more information - or visit www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.

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