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Pianist combines stage show, classics

Picture Schroeder, from the Peanuts cartoon strip, alone on stage playing his favorite Beethoven tunes and his own originals on a toy piano at age 38.

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Jason Farnham plays the piano on his back Amadeus style during a performance. The pianist plays at the Holland Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Friday. (PUBLICITY PHOTO | JASON FARNHAM)

Or envision Mozart playing a piano concerto backwards.

Those are just a few of the tricks pianist Jason Farnham will share with local residents when he takes the Holland Theatre stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

“It’s classical with a twist,” Mr. Farnham said. “It’s a mix of George Winston, my original stuff, Victor Borge with some jazz standards and some original arrangements.

“I’ve also been described as Schroeder from the Peanuts. It’s kind of a mix between all that stuff.”

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