March 22, 2013

Cameron Carpenter, Organ

Saturday / November 9 / 2013 / 7:30pm
A force of nature, this dazzling, maverick 32-year old artist has been called “the most controversial organist alive.” (Dallas Morning News)   Cameron Carpenter’s flamboyant style, dazzling performances, and profound musical intelligence have completely changed the game of his instrument and will transform all preconceptions you may have about organ concerts.  He will play a Rodgers digital organ in Gates Concert Hall.

Chris Thile, Solo Mandolin

Sat / Oct 5 / 2013 / 7:30pm
Chris Thile, of Punch Brothers, is a mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist. With his broad outlook that encompasses progressive bluegrass, classical, rock, and jazz, Thile transcends the borders of conventionally circumscribed genres, creating a distinctly American canon and a new musical aesthetic for performers and audiences alike. On this program, he performs transcribed solo violin works by J. S. Bach, as well as his own compositions and contemporary music.

Mark Morris Dance Group

Sat / Sep / 21 / 2013 /7:30pm
Sun / Sep 22 / 2013 / 2:00pm
Mark Morris is a legendary American choreographer and director whose contemporary dance work is acclaimed for its craftsmanship, ingenuity, humor, and live musical accompaniments, which have been a feature of every international tour of the company since 1996.  Morris is popular among dance aficionados, the music world, and mainstream audiences.