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Orpheus Chamber Orchestra / Cicely Parnas

October 8 - March 23

Orchestra, Classical

PAC audience favorite Orpheus Chamber Orchestra creates extraordinary musical experiences, performing music at the highest level, challenging artistic boundaries, and inspiring the public. Joining Orpheus for a program of beloved works from their repertoire will be American cellist Cicely Parnas, recognized for bringing “velvety sound, articulate passagework and keen imagination” to her performances (The New York Times).
The Kronos Quartet
Center Series
The Kronos Quartet

January 20, 8:00 pm

Classical Crossover, Classical, Chamber Music

San Francisco-based Kronos Quartet is one of the most celebrated and influential ensembles in classical music. Known for its spirit of fearless exploration, dedication to experimentation, and championing of new and under-heard music, Kronos has won a Grammy, released more than 50 recordings, collaborated with many of the world’s most eclectic composers and performers, and commissioned more than 800 works and arrangements for string quartet.
CMS of Lincoln Center Brahms & Dvorak

January 27, 5:00 pm

Classical, Chamber Music

The musical and personal friendship between Brahms and Dvořák is the stuff of legend. This pairing brings to life the creative energy that reverberated between the German neo-classicist and the champion of Czech folk music, producing a glowing array of classical music’s most essential works.
Globalfest: The New Golden Age of Latin Music

February 2, 8:00 pm

Youth, Popular, World

Music knows no boundaries, and so it is no surprise that the Mexican- American communities of Arizona and California are hotbeds of musical creativity, merging styles that reflect the changing borders and shared cultural identities. Orkesta Mendoza and Las Cafeteras are two of today’s hottest bands on this scene, taking the fabled Latin sound in inspiring new directions.
Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Arts in Education
Mr. Popper’s Penguins

February 9, 2018

This performance is for school groups only. Recommended for Grades: 1 – 5 In the small town of Stillwater, house painter Mr. Popper is a pleasant, practical, predictable person who periodically pines for polar adventures. But when a peculiar package on the Poppers’ porch produces a penguin, chaos waddles into their lives!  With catchy songs and penguin puppets aplenty, this delightful and action-packed musical adaptation of Richard and Florence Atwater’s popular book will leave you chirping with cheer!
wild Up
Center Series
wild Up

February 10, 8:00 pm

Classical Crossover, Classical, Chamber Music

wild Up is a modern music collective; an adventurous chamber orchestra;  a group of Los Angeles-based musicians committed to creating visceral, thought-provoking happenings. Their programs are eclectic studies of people, places, and ideas. The group believes that music is a catalyst for shared experiences, and that the concert venue is a place for challenging, exciting, and igniting the community around us.
Velvet Caravan
Center Series
Velvet Caravan

February 17, 8:00 pm

Popular, World

Gypsy Swing / European redneck music? Why not! Savannah-based Velvet Caravan is one of the most eclectic ensembles in the music business today. Combining Gypsy, Honky-Tonk, Swing, and Latin, this band plays upbeat tunes from all over the world with thunderous virtuosity and a relentless sense of humor.
CMS of Lincoln Center Vienna to Hollywood

February 24, 5:00 pm

Classical, Chamber Music

Vienna has likely produced more great music than any other city in the world; Schubert is the only one of the Viennese giants actually born in the storied city. His pair of fantasies are a stunning tribute to his everlasting genius. Likewise, Hollywood’s movie industry has generated a level of creative composing to rival any European capital, and perhaps the most famous of all was Erich Wolfgang Korngold who wrote this stirring, hyper-romantic piano quartet for the pianist Paul Wittgenstein.
American Rhapsody
Center Series
American Rhapsody

February 25, 3:00 pm

Orchestra, Jazz

The Gershwin Big Band, a collection of world class jazz musicians led by Michael Andrew, whom the New York Post called “the next Harry ­Connick, Jr…a natural bandleader,” brings George Gershwin’s music to life in this brand new program of iconic American music.
L.A. Dance Project
Center Series
L.A. Dance Project

March 2 - 3, 2018

Dance, Modern Dance

L.A. Dance Project, founded in 2012 by choreographer and dancer Benjamin Millepied along with composer Nico Muhly, art consultant Matthieu Humery, founding producer Charles Fabius, and composer Nicholas Britell, has made its mark on the dance world with a contemporary approach to art and movement that the Los Angeles Times describes as “a defining artistic vision for our time.”
Doktor Kaboom! LIVE WIRE! The Electricity Tour

March 8, 2018

This performance is for school groups only. Recommended for Grades: 4 – 8 Creatively blending theatre arts with the wonders of scientific exploration, Doktor Kaboom will explore the fundamentals of electrical energy and the history of humanity’s adventures with its potential. This unique event, co-commissioned by Doktor Kaboom and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts returns to The Performing Arts Center thanks to popular demand. Hold on to your hats!
Sarah Chang
Center Series
Sarah Chang

March 10, 8:00 pm

Classical, Great Performer

Recognized as one of the foremost violinists of our time, Sarah Chang has performed with the most esteemed orchestras, conductors, and accompanists in an international career spanning more than two decades. Since her debut with the New York Philharmonic at the age of eight, Ms. Chang has continued to impress audiences with her technical virtuosity and refined emotional depth.
Enchantment Theater – My Father’s Dragon

March 13, 2018

This performance is for school groups only. Recommended for Grades: K – 4 The beloved Newbery Honor book about a resourceful boy named Elmer comes delightfully to life in this charming tale about compassion, courage, and friendship. Using puppets, masks, magical scenic effects, and original music, Enchantment Theatre Company brings Elmer’s marvelous quest to the stage, with an adventure that reminds us all that we are never too young to make a difference.
Pig Iron Theatre Company: Poet in New York

March 16, 8:00 pm

Theatre

Pig Iron Theatre Company presents this critically acclaimed one-man-show, a biographical fantasia about Federico Garcia Lorca, Spain’s greatest modern poet and playwright. In June 1929, Lorca sailed for New York. His nine months here changed his vision of poetry, the theatre, and the social role of the artist.
David Gonzalez: Pixing
Arts in Education
David Gonzalez: Pixing

March 28, 2018

This performance is for school groups only. Recommended for Grades: 1 – 5 What if pictures appeared in the air whenever you sang, but you could only sing the truth? What if that magic talent showed kind people kindness and bad people their badness? Would you sing out? Pixing tells the story of Ben, a jester-in-training, as he discovers, shares, and is badly bullied for his special gift of song in a brand-new production by gifted storyteller David Gonzalez.
RubberbanDance Group
Center Series
RubberbanDance Group

March 31, 8:00 pm

Dance, Modern Dance, Hip Hop

Choreographer and dancer Victor Quijada founded RUBBERBANDance Group (RBDG) as a vehicle to manifest his unique choreographic identity through the creation of powerful and innovative dance works. The company, also led by dancer and artistic co-director Anne Plamondon, reconciles the spontaneity, fearlessness and risk-taking of hip-hop culture with the refinement and choreographic maturity of the ballet.
Jeremy Denk
Center Series
Jeremy Denk

April 15, 3:00 pm

Classical, Great Performer

Jeremy Denk is one of America’s foremost pianists – an artist The New York Times hails as someone “you want to hear no matter what he performs.”  Winner of a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, the Avery Fisher Prize, and Musical America’s Instrumentalist of the Year award, Denk was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2016.
Rainbow Fish
Arts in Education
Rainbow Fish

April 19, 2018

This performance is for school groups only. Recommended for Grades: Pre-K – 2 From the same company that earned international acclaim for its unique interpretations of the works of Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar comes a new show, The Rainbow Fish, that includes an original stage adaptation of Marcus Pfister’s colorful story as well two of the author’s companion tales, Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea and Opposites.
CMS of Lincoln Center Classical Evolutuion

April 21, 5:00 pm

Classical, Chamber Music

This program of favorites reveals the multi-dimensional ingenuity of the Classical style. Its intelligent principles of symmetry and logic have enabled composers through the ages to craft aesthetically pleasing works that endure the test of time. Mozart’s pristine Trio, Weber’s electrifying Clarinet Quintet, and Brahms’s magisterial Piano Quintet all owe a nod of thanks to Haydn’s immortal invention.
Jessica Lang Dance
Center Series
Jessica Lang Dance

May 5, 8:00 pm

Dance, Modern Dance

On this very special evening, former Twyla Tharp dancer and choreographer Jessica Lang, whose choreography is “reliably sophisticated and achingly beautiful” (Chicago Tribune), will present the world premiere of a brand new work, developed here on campus and set to music by Tony Bennett, to mark the occasion of Bennett’s birthday, as well as The PAC’s own 40th anniversary.