By Kendra Evensen – Blackfoot journal.

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World-renowned pianist Marvin Goldstein and vocal soloist Vanessa Joy will perform “A Classy and Classic Christmas” at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 7:30 pm.
Goldstein and Joy perform all genres of music and their banter moves from hilarious to touching. This concert will feature new and traditional Christmas music.
Throughout his prolific career, Goldstein has been involved in dozens of projects, including CDs, music books and collaborations with other artists. He studied at Tel Aviv University School of Music in Israel, the Mozarteum University of Salzburg in Austria, and Florida State University. Goldstein accompanied Joy on her debut CD, “Sweet By and By,”and the DVD “Expressions of Our Savior.”
Joy, who studied music at Brigham Young University and Ricks College, toured the U.S. with Showtime Co. and has starred in opera, theater and musicals.
Performing as a duet is new territory for Goldstein, known for his solo work, religious songs and piano medleys. Joy has brought
“a new dynamic with all kinds of new music that otherwise I would have never played,” Goldstein said.
The hard work pays off, and Joy praises Goldstein for his skilled piano playing.
“The two of us together just really have a lot of fun performing together,” Joy said.
Tickets for the concert are $15 for adults and $10 for students to age 18 and are available at, Tweedy’s Music, by calling the BPAC at 208-317-5508 or at the door the night of the concert.