Pianist Brings Peace at Pasadena Presbyterian Church Through Music

Published : Thursday, January 23, 2014 | 5:25 AM

Solo pianist Louis Landon was the featured performer of the longtime Music at Noon series at Pasadena Presbyterian Church.

Louis Landon’s mission is to travel the world and bring peace through his music at each stop. After his concert yesterday, January 22, at the Pasadena Presbyterian Church, Landon said he found that peace himself.

Landon said he felt at peace every time he performs for other people.

“I was looking for inner peace through music, and I found it,” said the 61-year-old Landon.

The Steinway artist’s 30-minute performance, from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. was composed of a handful of songs from his discography, which includes “Joyous Spirit,” 1997; “Peace Revolution,” 2007; and “Peaceful Solo Piano from the Heart,” 2012.

The performance is part of the Prebysterian Church’s Music at Noon Concerts, which has ran for nearly three decades at the church.

“There are people who work in the area, there are those who are retired, who have time to come to a concert during the day, who want a break form work, who want to just have a half hour in their lunch time and then go back to their business,” said program director Anita Protich.

Landon began his musical career at age five in the classical tradition. His parents decided to give him lessons after he came home from watching “Around The World in 80 Days” then sat down at his father’s upright piano and played the movie’s theme from memory.

In 2010, Landon released his fourth solo CD, “Solo Piano for Love, Peace and Mermaids.” It contains tracks based on some of his “Improvs for Peace” as well as some original compositions.

Landon’s latest release is “Ten Years―A Peaceful Solo Piano Retrospective.” Released on May 6, 2013, it contains 16 of Landon’s best songs from his previously released six solo CD’s spanning 10 years, as well as new recordings of “Peaceful,” “Freefalling” and “Camelot.”

He has also performed with renowned artists including Mikhail Baryshnikov, John Payne, Rupert Holmes, John Hall, and Pucho and His Latin Soul Brothers.

The Pasadena Presbyterian Church is located at 585 East Colorado Blvd. For more information, call (626) 793-2191 or visit http://www.ppcmusic.org.

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