I took an online hiatus after my site launched this summer, but it’s good to be back! I have many fun musical projects going on this holiday season, and I look forward to sharing them with you here on my blog.
I am grateful to have been asked to play with Mannheim Steamroller again this winter. Rehearsals started the first weekend in November, in preparation for a show we filmed in Jacksonville, Florida. The PANDORA HOLIDAY MOMENTS ON ICE show will air on national television on Sunday, December 1st (the Sunday after Thanksgiving) at 3pm central time.
Rehearsal for the Pandora Holiday Moments on Ice Show. Air date Sunday, December 1st on NBC.
The “Ice Show,” as we refer to it, was filmed in front of a live audience at the Jacksonville Arena on November 9th. Figure skaters, including Olympians Brian Boitano, Michael Weiss and Kimmie Meissner, skated to the music of Mannheim, AND, special guest and country music star MARTINA McBRIDE joined us for a few songs as well. KRISTI YAMAGUCHI hosted the show, alongside Mannheim Steamroller founder, CHIP DAVIS.
Arnie Roth (violin), Glen Smith (guitar/bass), Kristi Yamaguchi (hostess), Chip Davis (host), Roxanne Layton (recorders/percussion), Tom Sharpe (drums/percussion), Karly Jurgensen (keyboard/harpsichord), John Baslucci (piano/keyboard).
This year’s show included some of my favorite holiday arrangements, made famous by Mannheim Steamroller. It also featured aerial skating, which is truly incredible to watch. I had a hard time focusing on my music during rehearsal because I just wanted to watch the skaters flying through the air! And of course, the beautiful voice of Martina McBride.
So Mark your calendar for Sunday, December 1st, 2013 at 3pm (CST) on NBC. You won’t want to miss this show!
** Also coming up… Tune into NBC on Thanksgiving Day to watch Mannheim Steamroller on a float at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! Follow me on Instagram (karlynjurgy), Facebook (Karlyn Music) or Twitter (@KarlyJurgensen) for up-to-the-minute updates!
Country Superstar Martina McBride serenading the audience with her incredible voice.