Thursday, November 5, 2020
As a performer, for the better part of four decades and counting, Mac Frampton has realized his dreams. He’s played the huge arenas and the concert halls, soloed with the great orchestras, released scores of recordings. His number of return engagements is unprecedented.
Now, in the fullness of artistic maturity, a sought after arranger of choice, an experienced successful producer, and after nearly four thousand performances worldwide, Mac Frampton returns to his roots. At the keyboard of a concert grand piano, he demonstrates his passion to perform. Mac Frampton and his music – an unbeatable combination!
In addition to his attraction as a performer, Mac Frampton is in great demand as an arranger. The response he has had for the many programs he has produced for himself show how he has taken advantage of those talents, and his record of return engagements (some performing arts centers have presented ALL of his shows) demonstrate his success for presenters.
As a boy, his dream was to play the piano just like Roger Williams. But this boy didn’t have his own orchestra. So he had to make do with two large hands and ten long fingers, creating his “orchestra” as best he could, on a creaky old upright. How did Mac Frampton develop such a huge sound? Out of necessity.
As a teen, he sought to be liked. Admired. So he entered a Key Club competition that took the small town Southern boy all the way to the big stage in Long Beach, California, where he received the top international award from the iconic Pat Boone. Where did Mac Frampton realize the undeniable passion to perform? On that stage in California.
As a young man, he yearned to have a career as a performer. The Van Cliburn International Piano Competition beckoned, where the great Van Cliburn listened to him and said, “You have a career.” How did Mac Frampton discover the world out there was waiting for his musical vision? From the encouraging words of a legend.
As a performer, for the better part of four decades and counting, Mac Frampton has realized his dreams. He’s played the huge arenas and the concert halls, soloed with the great orchestras, released over 25 recordings. His number of return engagements is unprecedented.
Mac Frampton has been guest soloist with such symphonies and orchestras as the Boston Pops, Mantovani, St. Louis, Milwaukee, New Orleans, Cincinnati, Jacksonville, and Atlanta. He's shared the stage with Glen Campbell, Roberta Flack, and many others.
Dreams do come true and Mac continues to share his dreams with audiences world wide having performed over 4,000 concerts.
These video clips are just a sampling. Seeing Mac Frampton perform in person is magical.