The Center for the Performing Arts 2016-2017 Season

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Presented by Allied Solutions

The Stratford Songbook Series
2016 Songbook Academy Finals
July 23 at 7 p.m. | The Palladium

High school vocalists from around the nation auditioned to attend the weeklong Songbook Academy™, where they learn from world-class mentors Grammy winner Janis Siegel, Grammy winner Sylvia McNair, and five-time Grammy nominee and founder of the Great American Songbook Foundation, Michael Feinstein, to discover the enduring beauty of the Great American Songbook. Listen to these aspiring stars compete for the title of Songbook Youth Ambassador.

The Official Blues Brothers Revue
Drewry Simmons Vornehm Pop/Blues/Folk Performances
The Official Blues Brothers Revue
Aug. 27 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium

This live concert show combines the comedy and hits from the original movie and pays homage to Chicago’s rich history of blues, gospel and soul music. Hear all of the Blues Brothers classics such as “Soul Man,” “Rubber Biscuit,” “Sweet Home Chicago,” “Rawhide” and “Gimme Some Lovin’.” Jake, Elwood and the band hit the right balance of humor, music and mayhem.

Country Series
Scotty McCreery
Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium

Scotty McCreery burst onto the national music scene in 2011 at age 17, after winning Season 10 of “American Idol” and capturing the hearts of millions of television viewers nationwide. He quickly established himself as one of country music’s hottest new stars with his deep voice and irresistible sound that creates the perfect blend of contemporary and traditional country. With more than 300 live shows under his belt across the U.S., Canada, the Philippines and the Caribbean, McCreery has quickly become a crowd favorite appealing to all ages.

Drewry Simmons Vornehm Pop/Blues/Folk Performances
George Thorogood
Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium

In 1973, a barely-out-of-his-teens Wilmington guitarist piled his gear into the drummer’s Chevy van to play their very first gig at a University of Delaware dorm. More than four decades, over 8,000 live shows and some 15 million albums sold worldwide later, that same maverick guitar-slinger is still making electrifying music, still thrilling audiences and still the most bad-to-the-bone performer in rock.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Dance Series
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Sept. 23 & 24 at 8 p.m. | The Tarkington

Celebrating 39 years as one of the most original forces in contemporary dance, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago has long been known for its exceptionally talented, versatile and virtuosic performers, as well as for an adventurous repertoire of works by diverse choreographers. Under the artistic direction of Glenn Edgerton, this all-star ensemble is arguably at the top of its game, and will “take your breath away,” said “The Washington Post.”
The Stratford Songbook Series
Up, Up, & Away: Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. and The Next Dimension
Fri., Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium

“Up, Up & Away!” is the tale of two aspiring stars who met, fell in love and endured a lifetime of challenges together. Starring Grammy Award-winners Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. and the new musical group, The Next Dimension, the story is told through pop classics including “Up, Up and Away,” “Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In,” and “Worst That Could Happen.” It also pays tribute to fellow music legends, including The 5th Dimension and The Beatles.
CNO Financial Indiana Music Series
Purdue Glee Club & Purduettes
Sat., Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium

With integrity, passion, unparalleled showmanship and attention to detail, the men of the Purdue Varsity Glee Club have proudly served as ambassadors of the university for more than 115 years. This dynamic musical troupe employs a versatile repertoire including gospel, vocal jazz, swing, contemporary hits, romantic ballads, classical choral selections, barbershop, folk melodies and more!
World Stage Series
Ballet Folklorico “Quetzalli” de Veracruz
Sun., Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. | The Palladium

Considered one of Mexico’s great cultural treasures, the internationally touring dance company, which is based in Xalapa in the State of Veracruz, was founded in 1985 and is dedicated to illustrating the region’s signature dance styles. The company takes its name from Veracruz’s vibrantly plumed native quetzal bird, and it’s no coincidence that the dancers perform in vibrant, bright costumes as they faithfully recreate the dances one would see at regional festivals. Join the Center in celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month with this colorful and joyous fiesta!

Printing Partners Classical Series
Lang Lang
Tue., Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. | The Palladium

If one word applies to Lang Lang, to the musician, to the man, to his worldview, to those who come into contact with him, it is “inspiration.” He inspires millions with his open-hearted, emotive playing, whether it be in intimate recitals or on the grandest of stages.

Arturo Sandoval
Jazz Series
Arturo Sandoval
Fri. Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium

A protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval was born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, on Nov. 6, 1949, just two years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American Jazz. Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at the age of twelve, but it didn’t take him long to catch the excitement of the jazz world. As a 10-time Grammy winner, six-time Billboard award winner, Emmy winner and Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, he has evolved into one of the world’s most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer.

University of Indianapolis Spotlight Performances
Reduced Shakespeare Co.
“The Complete History of America (abridged): Election Edition”
Fri., Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. | The Tarkington
Just in time for the 2016 Presidential Election, the Reduced Shakespeare Company recaps 600 Years of History in 6000 seconds! The “bad boys of abridgment” go from Christopher Columbus to Neil Armstrong, from George Washington to Barack Obama, yea verily from the Bering Strait to Baghdad, from the New World to New World Order. It’s a 90-minute roller coaster ride through the glorious quagmire that is American History.
Performance contains some occasional bawdy language and mild innuendo, we’ve chosen to rate our shows PG-13: Pretty Good If You’re Thirteen.

Family Performance
Leela – “The Divine Play”
Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. | The Tarkington

Leela is a ballet supported by a team of professional musicians and performers from the Indian classical lineage. As a collection of short Kathas (stories) this production was made with more than visuals and sound in mind. The evening will honor & celebrate Indian mythology and culture with conviction and pride.
Country Series
LeAnn Rimes
Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. | The Palladium

LeAnn Rimes is one of the most successful entertainers with a career spanning more than two decades. With 44 million albums sold, two Grammy Awards, three Academy of Country Music Awards and 12 Billboard Music Awards, she has made her mark in the world of music. Unstoppable from the age of 11, LeAnn was the youngest person ever to win a Grammy Award and was the first country artist to win a Grammy for Best New Artist.
2016 Songbook Celebration Gala presented by Krieg DeVault
Oct. 15 | The Palladium

Celebrating Hoagy Carmichael featuring
Michael Feinstein & Cheyenne Jackson in concert!
Full Tables and individual tickets on sale now–
sure to sell out!
For more information call 317-819-3520.
All proceeds benefit the community engagement
programs at the Center.

Drewry Simmons Vornehm Pop/Blues/Folk Performances
An Evening with Joan Baez
Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. | The Palladium
A central figure in the nation’s cultural and political life for over 50 years, folk music luminary Joan Baez stirred the masses during the American roots revival of the early 1960s. She remains a musical force of nature whose influence is incalculable. A Grammy nominee and recipient of the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Baez brings her signature energy and passion to the Palladium stage for one night only.

Printing Partners Classical Series
Russian String Orchestra
Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium
Founded in 1991, the orchestra, comprising of some of Russia’s finest young string players, has carved a niche for itself under the creative baton of its founder and music director Misha Rachlevsky. The Russian String Orchestra’s warmth and high energy create addictive performances that stay with listeners long after the last note has been played.
Rossini; Sonata for Strings; Sergei Prokofiev; Visions Fugitives, Op. 22; Tchaikovsky; Serenade for Strings, Op. 48
World Stage Series
Havana Cuba All-Stars
Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium
Drawing their inspiration from traditional Cuban Song, Cuba’s greatest musicians have created and maintained the songs and music of the rich culture of the Cuban people in the program, “Cuban Nights.” Staying true to an acoustic base, they have developed a fresh sound with inventive songwriting, and have preserved the traditions of the Cuban musical art form. The Cuban Nights program is representative of the extraordinary musical legacy of this wonderful country. This is the debut tour in the United States and Canada for the Havana Cuba All-Stars.

Drewry Simmons Vornehm Pop/Blues/Folk Performances
R.E.M.’s Mike Mills’ Concerto
for Violin, Rock Band and Orchestra
Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium
Don’t miss a high-energy, amplified, rock-n-roll experience with string orchestra! This one-of-a-kind evening features icons from both the rock and classical worlds.

University of Indianapolis Spotlight Performance
Jake Shimabukuro
Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. | The Palladium
Jake Shimabukuro has combined the qualities of a long line of virtuoso ukulele players with modern rock musicians to create a sound that’s uniquely his own.

Koresh Dance Company

Dance Series
Koresh Dance Company
25th Anniversary Celebration
Nov. 11 & 12 at 8 p.m. | The Tarkington

In its 25th year, Koresh Dance Company presents “Classic KORESH,” a selection of favorites drawn from the company’s quarter century of innovative work. These classics include interpretations of Classical compositions by Bach, Beethoven, and Ravel, from the rolling strains of “Moonlight Sonata” to the trumpeting processions of “Bolero,” brought back to the Tarkington by popular demand. The program will feature “23: Deconstructing Mozart,” a collaborative initiative driven by Ronen Koresh and multi-media artist Paul Miller, a.k.a. DJ Spooky, to Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23. As the acclaimed Koresh dancers move through this timeless allegro, the stunning athleticism and compelling choreography you have come to expect over the past 25 years will appear front and center in works both old and new.
Jazz Series
Dr. John “The Spirit of Satch”
with Nicholas Payton
Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium
The legendary Dr. John is a six-time Grammy Award-winning musician and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Known throughout the world as the embodiment of New Orleans’ musical legacy, Dr. John is a true icon in American culture. After a half century of creating music with his blend of voodoo mysticism, funk, rhythm & blues and psychedelic rock mingled with his New Orleans roots, Dr. John continues to write, arrange, produce and interpret with a passion that has yet to wane.
Holiday Performance
Sandi Patty Christmas
Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium
As one of the most highly acclaimed performers of our time with five Grammy awards, four Billboard Music Awards, three platinum records, five gold records, and 11 million units sold, Sandi Patty is simply known as The Voice.

ALAN CUMMING GLAMIS CASTLE
The Stratford Songbook Series
Alan Cumming
Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium

Alan Cumming is an actor and activist beyond eclectic and according to the “New York Times” “a bawdy countercultural sprite.” “Time Magazine” named him “one of the most fun people in show business.” He plays political maverick Eli Gold on CBS’s “The Good Wife,” for which he received Golden Globe, Emmy, SAG and Satellite award nominations and, earlier this year, finished his Tony Award-winning role as the Emcee in the Broadway musical “Cabaret.”

Jazz Series
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. | The Palladium
Hailed as “an extraordinarily versatile orchestra” by “The Los Angeles Times,” the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is composed of 15 of jazz music’s leading soloists under the leadership of musical director Wynton Marsalis. Drawing from an extensive repertoire that includes original compositions by Mr. Marsalis, Ted Nash, and other members of the orchestra, as well as the masterworks of Ellington, Mingus, Coltrane, and other great jazz composers, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis concerts are internationally critically-acclaimed.

Holiday Performance
Dave Koz & Friends Holiday
Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. | The Palladium
Multi-Grammy nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire Dave Koz returns to the Palladium for a holiday tradition! Each year, Koz re-imagines the holiday tour, earning rave reviews. The uplifting, high energy show will feature fresh takes on holiday classics as well as other selections that beautifully capture the spirit of the season.
Printing Partners Classical Series
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium

As the nation’s premier repertory company for chamber music, CMS is committed to bringing audiences the finest performances of an extraordinary body of repertoire. Under the artistic direction of David Finckel and Wu Han, the CMS brings its trademarks to every touring performance: consistent extraordinary quality and beautifully crafted programs. This concert will feature a performance of Bach’s complete Brandenburg Concertos, which stand at the pinnacle of Baroque musical art. j.s. bach
complete brandenburg concertos, bwv 1046 – 1051 (1720)
Holiday Performance
Home Free Holiday
Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. | The Palladium
The a cappella band was crowned Season Four Champions of NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” and they continue to entertain audiences with their high-energy show peppered with quick-witted humor that meshes Nashville standards with pop hits dipped in country flavor. Home Free returns to the Palladium for an unforgettable holiday performance.
New Years’ Eve Extravaganza
Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium
Join the Center for the second New Year’s Eve celebration! The evening will be filled with entertainment, dancing, cocktails, and friends–
you won’t want to miss it.
Ring in the New Year in the Palladium! Stay tuned for musical guest and ticket announcements.
Dance Series
Russian National Ballet Theatre
Jan. 13 & 14 at 8 p.m. | The Tarkington
This ballet double bill represents some of the very best of classical ballet with all of the beauty, grace and passion that defines the grand Russian ballet tradition. Growing out of Chopin’s Seventh Waltz, “Chopiniana,” also known as “Les Sylphodes,” does not follow a traditional plot but rather it is a poetic portrayal of romance and grace as represented by ballerinas and a young man or poet. “Carmen” is based on the iconic opera and includes Georges Bizet’s acclaimed score, which was adapted by Rodion Shchedrin in what he called “a creative meeting of the minds.” The ballet tells of Carmen, the fiery, free-spirited gypsy, and the love triangle between her, the soldier and the toreador. Upholding the national tradition of classical ballet, Russian National Ballet Theatre brings these ballets to life with impressive technique and artful poise, extravagant sets and gorgeous, colorful costumes. The whole family will enjoy the pageantry and elegance of this magnificent performance.
Printing Partners Classical Series
Prague Philharmonia Orchestra
Jan. 20 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium
The Prague Philharmonia was founded in 1994 by the world-famous conductor Jirí Belohlávek to bring a breath of fresh air to the Czech and the global music scene in the form of a contagious élan and a drive to achieve superior performance of every detail of the score.
SMETANA
The Moldau (Vltava)

DVORÁK
Violin Concerto, op.53, B96, A minor

DVORÁK
Symphony No. 8, op. 88, B163, G major
The Stratford Songbook Series
Neil Berg’s “101 Years of Broadway”
Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium
Following fantastic audience response to 100 Years of Broadway, creator Neil Berg returns to the Palladium with an all new show celebrating 101 Years of Broadway. It’s a sprawling revue of American musical treasures from Irving Berlin to Andrew Lloyd Webber – including dazzling tributes to Rodgers and Hart, Kander and Ebb, Lerner and Lowe, George Gershwin, Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, and Oscar Hammerstein. “101 Years of Broadway” is an unforgettable evening of music that “will keep Broadway buffs in a state of bliss for weeks to come.”

Sara Evans
Country Series
Sara Evans
Feb. 3 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium

Multi-platinum selling country singer and songwriter, Sara Evans has been called “one of the most compelling vocalists of her generation.” Since emerging in the late 1990s, Evans has had a prolific recording career that has seen the sale of more than six million albums. She’s had five No. 1 songs, four others appearing in the Top 10, two No. 1 Billboard Country Albums, five appearing on Billboard’s Top 200 all-genre chart and four consecutive RIAA certified Gold, Platinum or Multi-Platinum albums. She’s received awards from the Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music, Billboard Music Award and has garnered nominations for Grammy Awards (2), American Country Awards (10) and CMT Music Awards (5).
University of Indianapolis Spotlight performance
Five Irish Tenors
Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium
Following in the footsteps of Irish Tenor John McCormack, “The Five Irish Tenors” fuses Irish with and boisterous charm, with lyricism, dramatic flair and operatic style to bring you a unique Irish tenor concert experience.
Drewry Simmons Vornehm Pop/Blues/Folk Performances
“1964 the Tribute” – Celebrating the Beatles
Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium
Over twenty years of researching and performing have made “1964” masters of their craft. They are hailed by critics and fans alike as the most authentic and endearing Beatles tribute … which has earned them the distinction from “Rolling Stone” magazine as the “Best Beatles Tribute on Earth.”
Printing Partners Classical Series
Venice Baroque Orchestra with Nicola Benedetti, Violin
Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium

Founded in 1997 by Baroque scholar and harpsichordist Andrea Marcon, the Venice Baroque Orchestra is recognized as one of the very finest period instrument ensembles. The Orchestra receives wide critical acclaim for its concert and opera performances throughout the world as they showcase their commitment to the rediscovery of 17th and 18th-century masterpieces.

This concert will feature Nicola Benedetti, one of the most sought after violinists of her generation, performing Antonio Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons.”
GALUPPI
Concerto a quattro n.2 in G major

AVISON
Concerto grosso n.8 in E minor, after D. Scarlatti
GEMINIANI
Concerto grosso for strings in
D minor, “La Follia”
VIVALDI
Concerto in D major for violin, strings and basso continuo
VIVALDI
THE FOUR SEASONS
Jazz Series
The Yellowjackets
Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium
Throughout their storied 35-year history, the Yellowjackets have recorded 22 albums, received 17 Grammy nominations – won two – performed countless sold-out tours, and enjoyed worldwide critical acclaim and commercial success. Recently recording their 23rd album last summer, they have gained and maintained prominence as one of jazz’s most influential and most loved jazz groups.
Printing Partners Classical Series
Direct from Kiev, National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
March 3 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium
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. The Orchestra has gained international recognition over a remarkably short period of time.

Stankovych
Suite from the Ballet The Night Before Christmas

Schumann
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

DvorÁk
From the New World Symphony No.9 in E Minor, Op.95

Vienna Boys Choir
University of Indianapolis Spotlight performance
Vienna Boys Choir
March 4 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium
The famed Vienna Boys Choir have delighted music-lovers across the globe with their purity of tone, distinctive charm, and a diverse repertoire encompassing Austrian folk songs and waltzes, classical masterpieces, medieval chant, and popular music.
World Stage Series
Danú: An Evening of Celtic Music
March 10 at 8 p.m. | The Tarkington
For over two decades Danú’s virtuosi players on flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion, bouzouki, and vocals (Irish and English) have delighted audiences worldwide. Winners of numerous awards from the BBC and “Irish Music Magazine,” Danú takes its audiences on a musical journey to their native Ireland, offering a moving and memorable concert experience.

Dance Series
Ballet Hispanico
March 17 & 18 at 8 p.m. | The Tarkington

From its grassroots origins as a dance school and community-based performing arts troupe, Ballet Hispanico has grown into a world class institution. Now under the artistic direction of Eduardo Vilaro, the Company performs a diverse repertoire by the foremost choreographers of our time as well as emerging artists. The works fuse Latin dance with classical and contemporary techniques to create a new style of concert dance in which theatricality and passion propel every move.

FLABBERGAST – GUSTAVO RAMÍREZ SANSANO

BURY ME STANDING – RAMÓN OLLER

CLUB HAVANA – PEDRO RUIZ

University of Indianapolis Spotlight performance
Shaolin Warriors
March 18 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium
In this fully choreographed theatrical production, Shaolin Warriors brings the remarkable skill, stunning movement and death-defying martial-arts prowess to the Palladium stage. These Kung Fu masters have trained from a very young age, perfecting the art of hand-to-hand and weapons combat, which allow them to perform feats one thought only possible in the movies.
World Stage Series
Anoushka Shankar
March 24 at 8 p.m. | The Tarkington
Four-time Grammy-nominated Anoushka Shankar, “one of the greatest sitar players in the world” (“Rolling Stone”), presents “Home:” a pure Indian classical album and program that showcases the meditative and virtuosic qualities of the Indian raga. Indian classical music is not written down, but has been improvised and passed down through an oral tradition for centuries. “Home” is a paradigm of this genre, exemplifying the unique dichotomy between the ancient structure and in-the-moment improvisations.
Jazz Series
Joey Alexander Trio
March 25 at 8 p.m. | The Tarkington

Wynton Marsalis calls Joey Alexander “my hero” and at age 12, this young Indonesian piano genius is fearless at the keyboard. Following the release of his debut album with a highly anticipated performance at the Newport Jazz Festival, Alexander won the admiration of audiences by doing anything but playing it safe. A special segment featured on “60 Minutes” inspired thousands throughout the nation to follow his career. The technique, feeling and authority that comes naturally to Alexander puts him in a prodigy class all his own. Joey Alexander performs a range of classic songs by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane and Billy Strayhorn with a deft touch, adventurous spirit and improvisatory verve.

The Stratford Songbook Series
Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra:
“By George! The Pops Play Gershwin”
April 2 at 7 p.m. | The Palladium
Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra brings its own unique swagger to the rarely-performed original Paul Whiteman Orchestra version of “Rhapsody in Blue” and a world-premiere reconstruction of Whiteman’s tight and jazzy arrangement of “An American in Paris.” Hear this music as Gershwin first heard it in the 1920s! Then go right to the heart of the Great American Songbook with classics like “The Man I Love,” “They Can’t Take That Away From Me” and “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off.”
World Stage Series
Simon Shaheen
April 8 at 8 p.m. | The Tarkington
Simon Shaheen dazzles his listeners as he deftly leaps from traditional Arabic sounds to jazz and Western classical styles. His soaring technique, melodic ingenuity, and unparalleled grace have earned him international acclaim as a virtuoso on the ‘oud and violin. Shaheen is one of the most significant Arab musicians, performers, and composers of his generation. His work incorporates and reflects a legacy of Arabic music, while it forges ahead to new frontiers, embracing many different styles in the process.
Jazz Series
Charles Lloyd & The Marvels Featuring Bill Frisell

with Reuben Rogers, Eric Harland & Greg Leisz
April 20 at 7:30 p.m. | The Palladium

The critical consensus is that the iconic saxophonist Charles Lloyd has never sounded better. The depth of his expression reflects a lifetime of experience. Lloyd has a legendary history in the music world, and could certainly be in a position to slow down and rest on his laurels. But looking back has never been of great interest to this tender warrior; this seeker of beauty and truth. “Go forward,” is his motto, as he keeps shifting to a higher, well calibrated gear.

Erth's DINOSAUR LIVE
Family Performance
Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo LIVE!
April 23 at 1 p.m. & 4 p.m. | The Palladium

Get ready for the ultimate playdate – 65 million years in the making – as Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo LIVE! leads you on a breathtaking tour of pre-historic Australia. Meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of life-like dinosaur puppets presented in an entertaining and educational live theatrical performance created by Erth Visual & Physical of Sydney, Australia.

Country Series
The Time Jumpers featuring Vince Gill, Kenny Sears, and “Ranger Doug” Green
April 28 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium
Multi-Grammy nominated band, The Time Jumpers was established in Nashville in 1998 by an assemblage of high-dollar studio musicians who wanted to spend some spare time jamming with their sonically gifted buddies. The notion of building a rabidly devoted following was the last thing on their minds. But that’s what happened.

The current edition of The Time Jumpers includes 10 members, each a master of his instrument. They are Vince Gill, “Ranger Doug” Green, Paul Franklin, Brad Albin, Larry Franklin, Andy Reiss, Kenny Sears, Joe Spivey, Jeff Taylor and Billy Thomas.

The Stratford Songbook Series
Michael Feinstein with Special Guest
April 29 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium

Whether it be swinging renditions of deep-rooted and familiar tunes, upbeat showstoppers, or elegant crooning ballads – not to mention his signature clever commentary and storytelling – audiences continue to delight in the serenade of the Songbook performed by the true music revivalist that is Michael Feinstein. The Great American Songbook Ambassador and five-time Grammy nominee will share the stage this season with a special guest to be announced.

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The Center for the Performing Arts 2016-2017 Season

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Presented by Allied Solutions

 

The Stratford Songbook Series
2016 Songbook Academy Finals
July 23 at 7 p.m. | The Palladium

High school vocalists from around the nation auditioned to attend the weeklong Songbook Academy™, where they learn from world-class mentors Grammy winner Janis Siegel, Grammy winner Sylvia McNair, and five-time Grammy nominee and founder of the Great American Songbook Foundation, Michael Feinstein, to discover the enduring beauty of the Great American Songbook. Listen to these aspiring stars compete for the title of Songbook Youth Ambassador.

The Official Blues Brothers Revue

Drewry Simmons Vornehm Pop/Blues/Folk Performances
The Official Blues Brothers Revue
Aug. 27 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium

This live concert show combines the comedy and hits from the original movie and pays homage to Chicago’s rich history of blues, gospel and soul music. Hear all of the Blues Brothers classics such as “Soul Man,” “Rubber Biscuit,” “Sweet Home Chicago,” “Rawhide” and “Gimme Some Lovin’.” Jake, Elwood and the band hit the right balance of humor, music and mayhem.

Country Series
Scotty McCreery
Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium

Scotty McCreery burst onto the national music scene in 2011 at age 17, after winning Season 10 of “American Idol” and capturing the hearts of millions of television viewers nationwide. He quickly established himself as one of country music’s hottest new stars with his deep voice and irresistible sound that creates the perfect blend of contemporary and traditional country. With more than 300 live shows under his belt across the U.S., Canada, the Philippines and the Caribbean, McCreery has quickly become a crowd favorite appealing to all ages.

Drewry Simmons Vornehm Pop/Blues/Folk Performances
George Thorogood
Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium

In 1973, a barely-out-of-his-teens Wilmington guitarist piled his gear into the drummer’s Chevy van to play their very first gig at a University of Delaware dorm. More than four decades, over 8,000 live shows and some 15 million albums sold worldwide later, that same maverick guitar-slinger is still making electrifying music, still thrilling audiences and still the most bad-to-the-bone performer in rock.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Dance Series
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Sept. 23 & 24 at 8 p.m. | The Tarkington

Celebrating 39 years as one of the most original forces in contemporary dance, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago has long been known for its exceptionally talented, versatile and virtuosic performers, as well as for an adventurous repertoire of works by diverse choreographers. Under the artistic direction of Glenn Edgerton, this all-star ensemble is arguably at the top of its game, and will “take your breath away,” said “The Washington Post.”
The Stratford Songbook Series
Up, Up, & Away: Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. and The Next Dimension
Fri., Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium

“Up, Up & Away!” is the tale of two aspiring stars who met, fell in love and endured a lifetime of challenges together. Starring Grammy Award-winners Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. and the new musical group, The Next Dimension, the story is told through pop classics including “Up, Up and Away,” “Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In,” and “Worst That Could Happen.” It also pays tribute to fellow music legends, including The 5th Dimension and The Beatles.
CNO Financial Indiana Music Series
Purdue Glee Club & Purduettes
Sat., Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium

With integrity, passion, unparalleled showmanship and attention to detail, the men of the Purdue Varsity Glee Club have proudly served as ambassadors of the university for more than 115 years. This dynamic musical troupe employs a versatile repertoire including gospel, vocal jazz, swing, contemporary hits, romantic ballads, classical choral selections, barbershop, folk melodies and more!
World Stage Series
Ballet Folklorico “Quetzalli” de Veracruz
Sun., Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. | The Palladium

Considered one of Mexico’s great cultural treasures, the internationally touring dance company, which is based in Xalapa in the State of Veracruz, was founded in 1985 and is dedicated to illustrating the region’s signature dance styles. The company takes its name from Veracruz’s vibrantly plumed native quetzal bird, and it’s no coincidence that the dancers perform in vibrant, bright costumes as they faithfully recreate the dances one would see at regional festivals. Join the Center in celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month with this colorful and joyous fiesta!

Printing Partners Classical Series
Lang Lang
Tue., Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. | The Palladium

If one word applies to Lang Lang, to the musician, to the man, to his worldview, to those who come into contact with him, it is “inspiration.” He inspires millions with his open-hearted, emotive playing, whether it be in intimate recitals or on the grandest of stages.

Arturo Sandoval

Jazz Series
Arturo Sandoval
Fri. Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium

A protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval was born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, on Nov. 6, 1949, just two years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American Jazz. Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at the age of twelve, but it didn’t take him long to catch the excitement of the jazz world. As a 10-time Grammy winner, six-time Billboard award winner, Emmy winner and Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, he has evolved into one of the world’s most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer.

University of Indianapolis Spotlight Performances
Reduced Shakespeare Co.
“The Complete History of America (abridged): Election Edition”
Fri., Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. | The Tarkington
Just in time for the 2016 Presidential Election, the Reduced Shakespeare Company recaps 600 Years of History in 6000 seconds! The “bad boys of abridgment” go from Christopher Columbus to Neil Armstrong, from George Washington to Barack Obama, yea verily from the Bering Strait to Baghdad, from the New World to New World Order. It’s a 90-minute roller coaster ride through the glorious quagmire that is American History.
Performance contains some occasional bawdy language and mild innuendo, we’ve chosen to rate our shows PG-13: Pretty Good If You’re Thirteen.

Family Performance
Leela – “The Divine Play”
Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. | The Tarkington

Leela is a ballet supported by a team of professional musicians and performers from the Indian classical lineage. As a collection of short Kathas (stories) this production was made with more than visuals and sound in mind. The evening will honor & celebrate Indian mythology and culture with conviction and pride.
Country Series
LeAnn Rimes
Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. | The Palladium

LeAnn Rimes is one of the most successful entertainers with a career spanning more than two decades. With 44 million albums sold, two Grammy Awards, three Academy of Country Music Awards and 12 Billboard Music Awards, she has made her mark in the world of music. Unstoppable from the age of 11, LeAnn was the youngest person ever to win a Grammy Award and was the first country artist to win a Grammy for Best New Artist.
2016 Songbook Celebration Gala presented by Krieg DeVault
Oct. 15 | The Palladium

Celebrating Hoagy Carmichael featuring
Michael Feinstein & Cheyenne Jackson in concert!
Full Tables and individual tickets on sale now–
sure to sell out!
For more information call 317-819-3520.
All proceeds benefit the community engagement
programs at the Center.

Drewry Simmons Vornehm Pop/Blues/Folk Performances
An Evening with Joan Baez
Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. | The Palladium
A central figure in the nation’s cultural and political life for over 50 years, folk music luminary Joan Baez stirred the masses during the American roots revival of the early 1960s. She remains a musical force of nature whose influence is incalculable. A Grammy nominee and recipient of the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Baez brings her signature energy and passion to the Palladium stage for one night only.

Printing Partners Classical Series
Russian String Orchestra
Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium
Founded in 1991, the orchestra, comprising of some of Russia’s finest young string players, has carved a niche for itself under the creative baton of its founder and music director Misha Rachlevsky. The Russian String Orchestra’s warmth and high energy create addictive performances that stay with listeners long after the last note has been played.
Rossini; Sonata for Strings; Sergei Prokofiev; Visions Fugitives, Op. 22; Tchaikovsky; Serenade for Strings, Op. 48
World Stage Series
Havana Cuba All-Stars
Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium
Drawing their inspiration from traditional Cuban Song, Cuba’s greatest musicians have created and maintained the songs and music of the rich culture of the Cuban people in the program, “Cuban Nights.” Staying true to an acoustic base, they have developed a fresh sound with inventive songwriting, and have preserved the traditions of the Cuban musical art form. The Cuban Nights program is representative of the extraordinary musical legacy of this wonderful country. This is the debut tour in the United States and Canada for the Havana Cuba All-Stars.

Drewry Simmons Vornehm Pop/Blues/Folk Performances
R.E.M.’s Mike Mills’ Concerto
for Violin, Rock Band and Orchestra
Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium
Don’t miss a high-energy, amplified, rock-n-roll experience with string orchestra! This one-of-a-kind evening features icons from both the rock and classical worlds.

University of Indianapolis Spotlight Performance
Jake Shimabukuro
Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. | The Palladium
Jake Shimabukuro has combined the qualities of a long line of virtuoso ukulele players with modern rock musicians to create a sound that’s uniquely his own.

Koresh Dance Company

Dance Series
Koresh Dance Company
25th Anniversary Celebration
Nov. 11 & 12 at 8 p.m. | The Tarkington

In its 25th year, Koresh Dance Company presents “Classic KORESH,” a selection of favorites drawn from the company’s quarter century of innovative work. These classics include interpretations of Classical compositions by Bach, Beethoven, and Ravel, from the rolling strains of “Moonlight Sonata” to the trumpeting processions of “Bolero,” brought back to the Tarkington by popular demand. The program will feature “23: Deconstructing Mozart,” a collaborative initiative driven by Ronen Koresh and multi-media artist Paul Miller, a.k.a. DJ Spooky, to Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23. As the acclaimed Koresh dancers move through this timeless allegro, the stunning athleticism and compelling choreography you have come to expect over the past 25 years will appear front and center in works both old and new.
Jazz Series
Dr. John “The Spirit of Satch”
with Nicholas Payton
Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium
The legendary Dr. John is a six-time Grammy Award-winning musician and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Known throughout the world as the embodiment of New Orleans’ musical legacy, Dr. John is a true icon in American culture. After a half century of creating music with his blend of voodoo mysticism, funk, rhythm & blues and psychedelic rock mingled with his New Orleans roots, Dr. John continues to write, arrange, produce and interpret with a passion that has yet to wane.
Holiday Performance
Sandi Patty Christmas
Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium
As one of the most highly acclaimed performers of our time with five Grammy awards, four Billboard Music Awards, three platinum records, five gold records, and 11 million units sold, Sandi Patty is simply known as The Voice.

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The Stratford Songbook Series
Alan Cumming
Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium

Alan Cumming is an actor and activist beyond eclectic and according to the “New York Times” “a bawdy countercultural sprite.” “Time Magazine” named him “one of the most fun people in show business.” He plays political maverick Eli Gold on CBS’s “The Good Wife,” for which he received Golden Globe, Emmy, SAG and Satellite award nominations and, earlier this year, finished his Tony Award-winning role as the Emcee in the Broadway musical “Cabaret.”

Jazz Series
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. | The Palladium
Hailed as “an extraordinarily versatile orchestra” by “The Los Angeles Times,” the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is composed of 15 of jazz music’s leading soloists under the leadership of musical director Wynton Marsalis. Drawing from an extensive repertoire that includes original compositions by Mr. Marsalis, Ted Nash, and other members of the orchestra, as well as the masterworks of Ellington, Mingus, Coltrane, and other great jazz composers, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis concerts are internationally critically-acclaimed.

Holiday Performance
Dave Koz & Friends Holiday
Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. | The Palladium
Multi-Grammy nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire Dave Koz returns to the Palladium for a holiday tradition! Each year, Koz re-imagines the holiday tour, earning rave reviews. The uplifting, high energy show will feature fresh takes on holiday classics as well as other selections that beautifully capture the spirit of the season.
Printing Partners Classical Series
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium

As the nation’s premier repertory company for chamber music, CMS is committed to bringing audiences the finest performances of an extraordinary body of repertoire. Under the artistic direction of David Finckel and Wu Han, the CMS brings its trademarks to every touring performance: consistent extraordinary quality and beautifully crafted programs. This concert will feature a performance of Bach’s complete Brandenburg Concertos, which stand at the pinnacle of Baroque musical art. j.s. bach
complete brandenburg concertos, bwv 1046 – 1051 (1720)
Holiday Performance
Home Free Holiday
Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. | The Palladium
The a cappella band was crowned Season Four Champions of NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” and they continue to entertain audiences with their high-energy show peppered with quick-witted humor that meshes Nashville standards with pop hits dipped in country flavor. Home Free returns to the Palladium for an unforgettable holiday performance.
New Years’ Eve Extravaganza
Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium
Join the Center for the second New Year’s Eve celebration! The evening will be filled with entertainment, dancing, cocktails, and friends–
you won’t want to miss it.
Ring in the New Year in the Palladium! Stay tuned for musical guest and ticket announcements.
Dance Series
Russian National Ballet Theatre
Jan. 13 & 14 at 8 p.m. | The Tarkington
This ballet double bill represents some of the very best of classical ballet with all of the beauty, grace and passion that defines the grand Russian ballet tradition. Growing out of Chopin’s Seventh Waltz, “Chopiniana,” also known as “Les Sylphodes,” does not follow a traditional plot but rather it is a poetic portrayal of romance and grace as represented by ballerinas and a young man or poet. “Carmen” is based on the iconic opera and includes Georges Bizet’s acclaimed score, which was adapted by Rodion Shchedrin in what he called “a creative meeting of the minds.” The ballet tells of Carmen, the fiery, free-spirited gypsy, and the love triangle between her, the soldier and the toreador. Upholding the national tradition of classical ballet, Russian National Ballet Theatre brings these ballets to life with impressive technique and artful poise, extravagant sets and gorgeous, colorful costumes. The whole family will enjoy the pageantry and elegance of this magnificent performance.
Printing Partners Classical Series
Prague Philharmonia Orchestra
Jan. 20 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium
The Prague Philharmonia was founded in 1994 by the world-famous conductor Jirí Belohlávek to bring a breath of fresh air to the Czech and the global music scene in the form of a contagious élan and a drive to achieve superior performance of every detail of the score.
SMETANA
The Moldau (Vltava)

DVORÁK
Violin Concerto, op.53, B96, A minor

DVORÁK
Symphony No. 8, op. 88, B163, G major
The Stratford Songbook Series
Neil Berg’s “101 Years of Broadway”
Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium
Following fantastic audience response to 100 Years of Broadway, creator Neil Berg returns to the Palladium with an all new show celebrating 101 Years of Broadway. It’s a sprawling revue of American musical treasures from Irving Berlin to Andrew Lloyd Webber – including dazzling tributes to Rodgers and Hart, Kander and Ebb, Lerner and Lowe, George Gershwin, Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, and Oscar Hammerstein. “101 Years of Broadway” is an unforgettable evening of music that “will keep Broadway buffs in a state of bliss for weeks to come.”

Sara Evans

Country Series
Sara Evans
Feb. 3 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium

Multi-platinum selling country singer and songwriter, Sara Evans has been called “one of the most compelling vocalists of her generation.” Since emerging in the late 1990s, Evans has had a prolific recording career that has seen the sale of more than six million albums. She’s had five No. 1 songs, four others appearing in the Top 10, two No. 1 Billboard Country Albums, five appearing on Billboard’s Top 200 all-genre chart and four consecutive RIAA certified Gold, Platinum or Multi-Platinum albums. She’s received awards from the Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music, Billboard Music Award and has garnered nominations for Grammy Awards (2), American Country Awards (10) and CMT Music Awards (5).
University of Indianapolis Spotlight performance
Five Irish Tenors
Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium
Following in the footsteps of Irish Tenor John McCormack, “The Five Irish Tenors” fuses Irish with and boisterous charm, with lyricism, dramatic flair and operatic style to bring you a unique Irish tenor concert experience.
Drewry Simmons Vornehm Pop/Blues/Folk Performances
“1964 the Tribute” – Celebrating the Beatles
Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium
Over twenty years of researching and performing have made “1964” masters of their craft. They are hailed by critics and fans alike as the most authentic and endearing Beatles tribute … which has earned them the distinction from “Rolling Stone” magazine as the “Best Beatles Tribute on Earth.”
Printing Partners Classical Series
Venice Baroque Orchestra with Nicola Benedetti, Violin
Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium

Founded in 1997 by Baroque scholar and harpsichordist Andrea Marcon, the Venice Baroque Orchestra is recognized as one of the very finest period instrument ensembles. The Orchestra receives wide critical acclaim for its concert and opera performances throughout the world as they showcase their commitment to the rediscovery of 17th and 18th-century masterpieces.

This concert will feature Nicola Benedetti, one of the most sought after violinists of her generation, performing Antonio Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons.”
GALUPPI
Concerto a quattro n.2 in G major

AVISON
Concerto grosso n.8 in E minor, after D. Scarlatti
GEMINIANI
Concerto grosso for strings in
D minor, “La Follia”
VIVALDI
Concerto in D major for violin, strings and basso continuo
VIVALDI
THE FOUR SEASONS
Jazz Series
The Yellowjackets
Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium
Throughout their storied 35-year history, the Yellowjackets have recorded 22 albums, received 17 Grammy nominations – won two – performed countless sold-out tours, and enjoyed worldwide critical acclaim and commercial success. Recently recording their 23rd album last summer, they have gained and maintained prominence as one of jazz’s most influential and most loved jazz groups.
Printing Partners Classical Series
Direct from Kiev, National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
March 3 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium
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. The Orchestra has gained international recognition over a remarkably short period of time.

Stankovych
Suite from the Ballet The Night Before Christmas

Schumann
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

DvorÁk
From the New World Symphony No.9 in E Minor, Op.95

Vienna Boys Choir

University of Indianapolis Spotlight performance
Vienna Boys Choir
March 4 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium
The famed Vienna Boys Choir have delighted music-lovers across the globe with their purity of tone, distinctive charm, and a diverse repertoire encompassing Austrian folk songs and waltzes, classical masterpieces, medieval chant, and popular music.
World Stage Series
Danú: An Evening of Celtic Music
March 10 at 8 p.m. | The Tarkington
For over two decades Danú’s virtuosi players on flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion, bouzouki, and vocals (Irish and English) have delighted audiences worldwide. Winners of numerous awards from the BBC and “Irish Music Magazine,” Danú takes its audiences on a musical journey to their native Ireland, offering a moving and memorable concert experience.

Dance Series
Ballet Hispanico
March 17 & 18 at 8 p.m. | The Tarkington

From its grassroots origins as a dance school and community-based performing arts troupe, Ballet Hispanico has grown into a world class institution. Now under the artistic direction of Eduardo Vilaro, the Company performs a diverse repertoire by the foremost choreographers of our time as well as emerging artists. The works fuse Latin dance with classical and contemporary techniques to create a new style of concert dance in which theatricality and passion propel every move.

FLABBERGAST – GUSTAVO RAMÍREZ SANSANO

BURY ME STANDING – RAMÓN OLLER

CLUB HAVANA – PEDRO RUIZ

University of Indianapolis Spotlight performance
Shaolin Warriors
March 18 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium
In this fully choreographed theatrical production, Shaolin Warriors brings the remarkable skill, stunning movement and death-defying martial-arts prowess to the Palladium stage. These Kung Fu masters have trained from a very young age, perfecting the art of hand-to-hand and weapons combat, which allow them to perform feats one thought only possible in the movies.
World Stage Series
Anoushka Shankar
March 24 at 8 p.m. | The Tarkington
Four-time Grammy-nominated Anoushka Shankar, “one of the greatest sitar players in the world” (“Rolling Stone”), presents “Home:” a pure Indian classical album and program that showcases the meditative and virtuosic qualities of the Indian raga. Indian classical music is not written down, but has been improvised and passed down through an oral tradition for centuries. “Home” is a paradigm of this genre, exemplifying the unique dichotomy between the ancient structure and in-the-moment improvisations.
Jazz Series
Joey Alexander Trio
March 25 at 8 p.m. | The Tarkington

Wynton Marsalis calls Joey Alexander “my hero” and at age 12, this young Indonesian piano genius is fearless at the keyboard. Following the release of his debut album with a highly anticipated performance at the Newport Jazz Festival, Alexander won the admiration of audiences by doing anything but playing it safe. A special segment featured on “60 Minutes” inspired thousands throughout the nation to follow his career. The technique, feeling and authority that comes naturally to Alexander puts him in a prodigy class all his own. Joey Alexander performs a range of classic songs by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane and Billy Strayhorn with a deft touch, adventurous spirit and improvisatory verve.

The Stratford Songbook Series
Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra:
“By George! The Pops Play Gershwin”
April 2 at 7 p.m. | The Palladium
Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra brings its own unique swagger to the rarely-performed original Paul Whiteman Orchestra version of “Rhapsody in Blue” and a world-premiere reconstruction of Whiteman’s tight and jazzy arrangement of “An American in Paris.” Hear this music as Gershwin first heard it in the 1920s! Then go right to the heart of the Great American Songbook with classics like “The Man I Love,” “They Can’t Take That Away From Me” and “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off.”
World Stage Series
Simon Shaheen
April 8 at 8 p.m. | The Tarkington
Simon Shaheen dazzles his listeners as he deftly leaps from traditional Arabic sounds to jazz and Western classical styles. His soaring technique, melodic ingenuity, and unparalleled grace have earned him international acclaim as a virtuoso on the ‘oud and violin. Shaheen is one of the most significant Arab musicians, performers, and composers of his generation. His work incorporates and reflects a legacy of Arabic music, while it forges ahead to new frontiers, embracing many different styles in the process.
Jazz Series
Charles Lloyd & The Marvels Featuring Bill Frisell

with Reuben Rogers, Eric Harland & Greg Leisz
April 20 at 7:30 p.m. | The Palladium

The critical consensus is that the iconic saxophonist Charles Lloyd has never sounded better. The depth of his expression reflects a lifetime of experience. Lloyd has a legendary history in the music world, and could certainly be in a position to slow down and rest on his laurels. But looking back has never been of great interest to this tender warrior; this seeker of beauty and truth. “Go forward,” is his motto, as he keeps shifting to a higher, well calibrated gear.

Erth's DINOSAUR LIVE

Family Performance
Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo LIVE!
April 23 at 1 p.m. & 4 p.m. | The Palladium

Get ready for the ultimate playdate – 65 million years in the making – as Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo LIVE! leads you on a breathtaking tour of pre-historic Australia. Meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of life-like dinosaur puppets presented in an entertaining and educational live theatrical performance created by Erth Visual & Physical of Sydney, Australia.

Country Series
The Time Jumpers featuring Vince Gill, Kenny Sears, and “Ranger Doug” Green
April 28 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium
Multi-Grammy nominated band, The Time Jumpers was established in Nashville in 1998 by an assemblage of high-dollar studio musicians who wanted to spend some spare time jamming with their sonically gifted buddies. The notion of building a rabidly devoted following was the last thing on their minds. But that’s what happened.

The current edition of The Time Jumpers includes 10 members, each a master of his instrument. They are Vince Gill, “Ranger Doug” Green, Paul Franklin, Brad Albin, Larry Franklin, Andy Reiss, Kenny Sears, Joe Spivey, Jeff Taylor and Billy Thomas.

The Stratford Songbook Series
Michael Feinstein with Special Guest
April 29 at 8 p.m. | The Palladium

Whether it be swinging renditions of deep-rooted and familiar tunes, upbeat showstoppers, or elegant crooning ballads – not to mention his signature clever commentary and storytelling – audiences continue to delight in the serenade of the Songbook performed by the true music revivalist that is Michael Feinstein. The Great American Songbook Ambassador and five-time Grammy nominee will share the stage this season with a special guest to be announced.

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