Grammy-nominated composer John Burke will host a free solo piano concert on Wednesday, July 21, at 7 p.m. at Clarkesville First United Methodist Church.
A 2007 graduate of Habersham Central, Burke’s album Orogen was nominated for Best New Age Album at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. His recent release for string quintet, Sons of Kronos, headlined the 2020 Atlanta Chamber Music Festival.
As a freshman in high school, Burke began playing the piano and joined Vinyl, a southern-rock band with friend and country music artist John King. Since 2011, he has composed and released eight albums. John has also composed scores for screen and video games, written and directed musicals, and sold out famous Atlanta venues with his Superstratum orchestra.
Burke recently moved back home to Habersham with his wife and son. He is due to release a new solo piano album later this year.
Clarkesville First UMC is located at 1087 Washington Street just off the downtown square.