Following his sold-out and stunning concert for Newman Center Presents last season, mandolinist extraordinaire Chris Thile returns to open our season, this time with legendary American bassist and composer Edgar Meyer. Thanks to his unparalleled instrumental technique and his gift for composition...
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Sat / May 10 / 2014 / 7:30 pm Sun / May 11 / 2014 /2:00pm Dubbed “The First Lady of Song,” Ella Fitzgerald was the most popular female jazz singer in the US for more than half a century. This special “Tribute to Ella” will include many of Ella's original big band arrangements made available through the assistance of the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation. The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra joins regional musicians and features New York Voices co-founder Kim Nazarian.
Sat / Apr 26 / 2014 / 7:30 pm Two guitar masters on one stage! Eliot Fisk, with his consummate mastery of classical repertoire, and Paco Peña, who is one of the great communicators and greatest exponent of flamenco, come together to play a variety of solos and duos. The surprises will be many. Two close friends share the stage for an unforgettable evening of music making. Truly a connoisseur's recital if ever there was one. Certainly a rare occasion.
Thur / Mar 20 / 2014 / 7:30pm The Trocks, as they have come to be known, are an American all-male ballet corps, en travesti, who lovingly parody the conventions and clichés of romantic and classical ballet. The Trocks present an inspiring blend of dance traditions, a comic approach, and the astounding fact that men can, indeed, dance en pointe without falling flat on their faces.