Pianist David Osborne performs on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 1:30 pm. at South Florida State College’s Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts, Highlands Campus, Avon Park.

David Osborne at his piano.

David Osborne at his piano.

Osborne’s lineup of music includes romantic, classical, jazz, pop, patriotic, and Broadway show tunes. Osborne’s is the second of 10 performances of this season’s Goodtime Tuesdays Matinee Series at SFSC.

“Whenever David Osborne comes to town, his fans line up to buy his CDs,” said Cindy Garren, director of Cultural Programs at SFSC. “He has a huge following in our area, and he delivers a marvelous program for his fans.”

Known as the “Pianist to the Presidents,” Osborne’s has played for every president since Ronald Reagan. Osborne, who has been designated a distinguished Steinway artist performs currently at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. He was a fixture at Caesars Palace for 12 years.

Osborne’s music encompasses 22 CDs currently on sale through the Northstar Music label. His record sales near five million. His latest recording is titled “Simply Romantic.”

Tickets for the David Osborne performance range from $16 to $18 to $22.  Groups of 12 or more receive a 15 percent discount plus a free ticket for the group leader. Tickets are available online at www.sfscarts.org or by phone at 863-784-7178. Tickets are also available at the Wildstein Center Box Office located on the SFSC Highlands Campus, 600 W. College Dr., Avon Park. The Box Office is open Monday – Friday, 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. 

The Goodtime Tuesdays Matinee Series is sponsored by Agero, The Palms of Sebring, Lampe & Kiefer Hearing Aid Center, Highlands Regional Medical Center, Dr. Donald, Ruth and Kimberly Geldart, and the Highlands News Sun.

SFSC presents more than 30 national and internationally touring artists at its 1,460-seat Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts and the 250-seat University Center Auditorium located on the Highlands Campus. SFSC Cultural Programs receive funding from the Florida Department of State’s Division of Cultural Affairs and sixty performance sponsors.

Upcoming performances include: Murder on the Nile, Jan. 31; a musical tribute to the band Chicago by the group Beginnings, Feb. 11; and a 1960s musical revue What’s New, Pussycat?, Feb. 14.

Visit www.sfscarts.org for the complete lineup of performance at SFSC’s Wildstein Center and the SFSC University Center Auditorium.