Kupferberg Center for the Arts Announces 2012-13 Season

The new season presented by the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College includes Michael Feinstein, Bill Cosby, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, the Vienna Boys Choir, Donnie McClurkin in concert, Peking Acrobats and a World Music Weekend featuring Inti-Illimani and Escalandrum.

Inti-IllimaniWorld Music Weekend: Oct. 6-7, 2012
Inti-Illimani 45th Anniversary Tour- Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Inti-Illimani known as the musical ambassadors of South America begin their North American tour. For one mesmerizing night and exclusive New York City performance, audiences will be exhilarated with a fusion of Andean folk tunes, Argentinean tangos, Brazilian sambas, and Mexican love songs. Sometimes slow and heartbreaking, other times driving and heart pounding, the "Intis" masterfully incorporate nearly 30 different instruments throughout the evening. Sure to satisfy fans and win over new ones! Part of the Center's World Music Weekend.

This 45th anniversary Time Machine Tour is made possible through Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation.

Tickets are $35 and include a free welcome reception or $55 for the World Music Weekend pass. LeFrak Concert Hall.

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PaizzollaPiazzolla Plays Piazzolla by Escalandrum - Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 3:00 pm
The Kupferberg Center for the Arts partners with TeatroStageFest, the Latino International Theater Festival of New York, to co-present this historic tribute concert to the great Astor Piazzolla, Argentina's most acclaimed composer and internationally renowned creator of the Nuevo Tango (New Tango). The Jazz sextet Escalandrum, led by Piazzola's grandson Daniel on drums, will perform its critically acclaimed albumPiazzolla Plays Piazzolla, infusing Astor's classic compositions with the band's original and contemporary Jazz sound. Part of World Music Weekend.

Escalandrum is presented in partnership with the Ministry of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires and is made possible by the support of American Airlines, Official Airline of TeatroStageFest. .

Tickets are $35 or $55 for the World Music Weekend Pass. LeFrak Concert Hall..

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Vienna Boys ChoirVienna Boys Choir - Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 7:30 pm
Celebrate the Holiday Season with the Vienna Boys Choir! The rich musical experience of the Vienna Boys Choir is a fusion of extraordinary talent, singular training, and master artistic direction. Their repertoire includes everything from medieval to contemporary and experimental music, providing a varied evening of styles to enthrall every member of the family and audience.

Exclusive Concert!

Tickets are $20-$30. Colden Auditorium.

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Peking AcrobatsPeking Acrobats - Friday, February 22, 2013 at 7:00 pm
"The Peking Acrobats regularly passed from the seemingly impossible to the virtually unbelievable!" - Los Angeles Times

The Peking Acrobats showcase astounding feats of strength, agility and flexibility guaranteed to thrill and amaze. For over 25 years, the Peking Acrobats have enthralled audiences with unparalleled artistry, breath-taking acrobatics and ingenuity in a show that keeps audiences on The Edge of their seats.

Families will flip over the Peking Acrobats. A great treat for the entire family during Presidents Week!

Tickets are $20-$35. Colden Auditorium.

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<a href=Donnie McClurkin" width="220" bheight="105" align="right" hspace="10" vspace="10" />Donnie McClurkin in Concert - Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 8:00 pm
Grammy-award winner Donnie McClurkin is known worldwide as the tall raspy tenor who commands your attention with his powerful and rich sounding vocals, Donnie McClurkin has proven that he is far more than a gospel singer. The man behind the platinum and gold selling CD(s) is an amazing songwriter that not only has penned chart-topping tunes like, "Stand" and "We Fall Down," but has also worn the hat of producer on his projects.

Donnie McClurkin in Concert is part of the Kupferberg Center's Black History Month celebration.

Tickets are $38-$50. Colden Auditorium.

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Academy of the Saint Martin in the FieldsAcademy of St. Martin in the Fields - Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 3:00 pm
The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields is universally regarded as one of the finest chamber orchestras in the world. Hailed as "lithe and elegant" by The New York Times and "stunning" by the Los Angeles Times, The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields continues to receive the highest accolades for its steadfast demonstration of outstanding musicianship.

The Academy is one of the most recorded chamber orchestras in the world, demonstrating the high esteem in which it is regarded in the orchestral community. Today, the Academy's music director is acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell, assuring an evening of truly exceptional music. An Exclusive New York City Concert!

Tickets are $32-$54. Colden Auditorium

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<a href=Bill Cosby " width="176" bheight="105" align="right" hspace="10" vspace="10" />Bill Cosby - Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 8:00 pm
Exclusive NYC Appearance!

The Kupferberg Center for the Arts proudly presents one of the most beloved and respected comedians of all time!

Bill Cosby's famous wit and hilarious outlook on life and family make him universally entertaining for every member of the audience. A true pioneer in comedy and entertainment, Bill Cosby's appeal transcends age, gender and cultural boundaries for the perfect evening event for the entire family.

Tickets are $35-$65. Colden Auditorium

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<a href=Michael Feinstein" width="200" bheight="132" align="right" hspace="10" vspace="10" />An Evening with Michael Feinstein - Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 8:00 pm
The Kupferberg Center for the Arts is excited to present this world-class performer for one spectacular show!

Enjoy an evening of pure musical entertainment with the man who has been dubbed, "The Ambassador of America's Songbook." As a performer, Michael Feinstein is simply unsurpassed, with multi-platinum selling albums, five Grammy nominations, and two Emmy nominations.

This multi-faceted performer earns rave reviews around the world. A Queens Exclusive!

Tickets are $30-$50. Colden Auditorium

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How to Buy Tickets:

  • Box Office: 718.793.8080
  • Online: www.KupferbergCenter.org
  • Groups: Call Box Office at 718.793.8080 for groups of 10 or more.
  • Discount Tickets: Discount tickets are available for students, seniors and Queens College staff, faculty and alumni.

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