2023-24 Performing Arts Series

Billy Childs Quartet Billy Childs

Saturday, September 9, 7:30 p.m.

Five-time Grammy winner Billy Childs is one of the most critically acclaimed pianists in contemporary jazz and among America’s most awarded and commissioned modern classical composers. Childs and special guests Sean Jones (trumpet), Hans Glawischinig (bass), and Ari Hoenig (drums) are on tour in support of their latest release Winds of Change.

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Alejandro Brittes QuartetAlejandro Brittes Quartet

Friday, September 15, 7:30 p.m.

Alejandro Brittes Quartet innovatively explores chamamé, a genre of folklore music from northeastern Argentina and southern Brazil.  This unique ensemble is composed of Argentinian Alejandro Brittes (accordion) and Brazilians Charlise Bandeira (flute), André Ely (seven-stringed guitar), and Carlos de Césaro (contrabass).

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Saturday, September 30, 7:30 p.m.

Known for their innovative programming and unique arrangements of classical repertoire, Montreal-based string ensemble collectif9 presents Rituæls for strings with music dating from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. It is a mystical artistic experience featuring works by Hildegard von Bingen, Arvo Pärt, Nicole Lizée, Bryce Dessner, Michael Tippett, and Jocelyn Morlock.

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Rennie Harris Puremovement Rennie Harris

Saturday, October 21, 7:30 p.m.

Celebrating 30 years, Rennie Harris’s Puremovement is the first and longest-running touring hip hop dance company in America.  The company’s critically praised production of Nuttin’ But A Word is a virtuosic and high-energy mix of hip hop, street, and contemporary dance forms, demonstrating why The New York Times called Harris “the most profound choreographer of his idiom.”

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Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer with Chao Tian Cathy Fink
From China to Appalachia


Saturday, November 11, 7:30 p.m.

American roots artists Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer join with Chinese classical hammered dulcimer player Chao Tian in a performance that combines music from China to Appalachia and beyond. Instrumentation includes the yangqin (Chinese hammered dulcimer), gourd banjo, five-string banjo, ukulele, dumbek, cello-banjo, and mandolin.

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Wakka Wakka ProductionsJellyfish Girl
The Immortal Jellyfish Girl


Friday,  January 26, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 27, 7:30 p.m.
Romano Theater
Seating is limited. Reservations strongly recommended, suitable for ages 10+

Drama Desk award-winning Wakka Wakka Productions combines puppetry, projections and original music in an action-packed epic that is part coming of age story, part dystopian tragedy, and part metaphysical meditation on the fate of humanity.

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Chapel Hart Chapel Hart

Saturday, February 3, 7:30 p.m.

In 17 seasons of AGT, Chapel Hart was only the second group to win the golden buzzer. The country trio dazzled judges and earned millions of fans after performing “You Can Have Him Jolene,” which was recognized as “International Song of the Year” in Scotland in 2021.

Known for their three-part harmonies, sisters Danica and Devynn Hart and their cousin, Trea Swindle, have sung together since they were children. Their sophomore album, “The Girls Are Back in Town,” delivers a blend of powerful ballads and music to dance to and has been recognized as “Album of the Year” at the British County Music Awards.

The trio was inducted into CMT’s Next Women of Country, which has helped to catapult the careers of Kelsea Ballerini, Ashley McBride and Gabby Barrett. Internationally known artists are taking note of Chapel Hart’s rising star too, as evidenced in Darius Rucker recruiting Chapel Hart to sing on his next album!

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National Symphony Orchestra of UkraineNational Symphony Orchestra Ukraine
Tuesday, February 13, 7:30 p.m.

Formed by the Council of Ministers of Ukraine in November of 1918, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine is considered to be one of the finest symphony orchestras in Eastern Europe. Volodymyr Sirenko, conductor, and soloist Natalia Khoma, cello, perform Haydn’s Concerto No. 1 and Sibelius’s, Symphony No 3.

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Contemporaneous EnsembleContemporaneous Ensemble
Saturday, April 6, 7:30 p.m.

Contemporaneous is an ensemble whose mission is to bring to life the music of now. Recognized for a “ferocious, focused performance” (The New York Times) and for its “captivating and whole-hearted commitment” (I Care If You Listen), Contemporaneous performs and promotes the most exciting work of living composers.

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Telegraph QuartetTelegraph Quartet
Saturday, April 13, 7:30 p.m.

The Telegraph Quartet formed in 2013 with an equal passion for the standard chamber music repertoire and contemporary, non-standard works alike. The quartet presents A Rose by any Other Name — Romanticism in Many Forms featuring works by Fanny Mendelssohn, George Walker,  and Alban Berg.

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