Franklin Opera House hosting concert pianist Ann Sweeten on May 17

FRANKIN — Internationally celebrated American Composer and Concert Pianist, Ann Sweeten will be performing at the Franklin Opera House on Saturday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Sweeten is a six time music awards nominee and ASCAP Popular Awards Recipient from 2002-2013. She also claims 10 chart-topping albums, 3 compilation albums and a brand new DVD, “An Evening with Ann Sweeten-Live at the St. George”. Over over the last 17 years Sweeten also holds the coveted distinction of Steinway Artist.

Sweeten's last release, In the Wake, was co- produced with Grammy award-winning artist/ producer and founder of Windham Hill Records, Will Ackerman. On her new album, Tapestries of Time, Ann Sweeten continues her role as producer in another collaborative effort with Ackerman.

Regarding Sweeten's new work, Ackerman stated, “The pieces on her new recording continue to surprise with their stunning performance and episodic composition, but are somehow more cohesive and focused than ever. The resulting experience is one of dazzling chance taking which never strays from the emotional center of her intent. Not content to rest on her laurels, Ann Sweeten continues to evolve as an artist and performer.”

One of the more distinctive and recognizable musical signatures among all the piano/keyboard players recording today, Ann Sweeten’s style, comprised of intense passion, a brilliant melodic sensibility and heady technique will enamor fans of Robyn Spielberg, David Lanz, Yanni and George Winston alike. A Steinway piano is being provided for the concert by Frederick Johnson Pianos in White River Jct., Vermont.

Tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors and $10 for children. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased on line at or by calling the box office at (603) 934-1901.