Fall Events for Music, Dance, and More Announced at PAC
THE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, PURCHASE COLLEGE (The PAC) is opening its 40th Season with the World Premiere of Siti Company's Hanjo. This Fall will see the aformentioned world premiere in addition to many seasoned favorites like Rob Mathes All performances take place at The PAC, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577.
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Siti Company Hanjo (World Premiere)Friday, October 6, 2017, 8pm | PepsiCo Theatre$72.50 / $62.50 / $42.50 http://www.artscenter.org/events/siti-company-hanjo/
By Yukio Mishima English translation by Leon IngulsrudDirected by Leon IngulsrudCreated and performed by Siti Company Cast:Akiko Aizawa, Gian-Murray Gianino, Stephen Duff Webber, and Christian Frederickson on the viola Hauntingly enigmatic, subtle and beautiful, Yukio Mishima's Hanjo reaches back into the deep past of ancient myth and brings into the modern world, a story that is part fairy-tale, part surreal drama. Using a 14 Century Noh play, which Zeami Motohiko based on a Han Dynasty Chinese poem, as a springboard, Mishima deals with issues of gender, identity and how we play roles within each other's lives.
Written in the 1950's the startling contemporary clarity with which Mishima evokes this poem for the stage, allows it to transcend era and land in our time with stunning relevance.SITI's production of Hanjo is a bi-lingual and cross-cultural collaboration working with deep levels of artistic inquiry. It offers a fascinating way to introduce American audiences to Noh, weaving together traditional forms with modern issues of translation, be they linguistic, intercultural, inter-era, inter-gender, and ultimately interpersonal translation.
Orpheus Chamber OrchestraCicely Parnas, celloSunday, October 8, 2017, 3pm | Recital Hall$80http://www.artscenter.org/events/orpheus-chamber-orchestra-cicely-parnas/
PAC audience favorite Orpheus Chamber Orchestra creates extraordinary musical experiences, performing music at the highest level, challenging artistic boundaries, and inspiring the public.Joining Orpheus for a program of beloved works from their repertoire will be American cellist Cicely Parnas, recognized for bringing "velvety sound, articulate passagework and keen imagination" to her performances (The New York Times).
Jazz at the Center: An Evening with Branford MarsalisFriday, October 13, 2017, 8pm | Concert Hall$72.50 / $62.50 / $52.50 / $32.50
Known for the telepathic communication among its uncommonly consistent personnel, its deep book of original music replete with expressive melodies and provocative forms, and an unrivaled spirit in both live and recorded performances, the Branford Marsalis Quartet has long been recognized as the standard to which other ensembles of its kind must be measured.Led by three-time Grammy winner and NEA Jazz Master Branford Marsalis on saxophone, the tight-knit working band features Joey Calderazzo on piano, Eric Revis on bass, and Justin Faulkner on drums.
Westchester Philharmonic The Phil's 35th Anniversary OpenerJaime Laredo, conductingJinjoo Cho, violinSunday, October 15, 2017, 3pm | Concert Hall$98 / $76 / $36http://www.artscenter.org/events/westchester-philharmonic-35th-season-opener/
First, there was Jennifer Koh, then Bella Hristova, now Jinjoo Cho, yet another former student and protégé of Jaime Laredo's, who went on to win 1st prize in a few major international violin competitions, followed by acclaimed solo engagements with the Cleveland Orchestra and Montreal Symphony. This October, Cho, Laredo, and the Westchester Philharmonic take on Dvo?ák's lyrical masterpiece, aptly celebrate the Phil's 35th anniversary season with Mozart's 35th Symphony, and close with Beethoven's monumental Seventh Symphony.
Abraham.In.MotionDearest Home: A Special Presentation in our Black Box TheatreFriday, October 20, 2017, 8pm | Black Box TheatreSaturday October 21, 2017, 8pm | Black Box Theatre$75 http://www.artscenter.org/events/kyle-abraham-a-i-m/
Purchase alum Kyle Abraham's company Abraham.In.Motion strives to create an avenue for personal investigation through an evocative, interdisciplinary body of work. Born into hip-hop culture in the late 1970s and grounded in Abraham's artistic upbringing in classical cello, piano, and the visual arts, his work entwines a sensual and provocative vocabulary with a strong emphasis on sound, human behavior, and all things visual.Dearest Home is an interactive dance work developed in a multi-year process, focused on Loving and Longing, Love and Loss. Comprised primarily of solos and duets generated in conversation and collaboration with a variety of age groups and self-identified subcultures, HOME interweaves movement, in its most vulnerable state, with cross-cultural conversation and community action. It will be performed in the in the round, in the intimate setting of our black box theatre.The presentation of A.I.M.'s Dearest Home is made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Purchase Repertory Theatre The CrucibleFriday October 20, 2017, 7:30pm | PepsiCo TheatreSaturday, October 21, 2017, 1:30pm & 7:30pm | PepsiCo TheatreThursday, October 26, 2017, 7:30pm | PepsiCo TheatreFriday, October 27, 2017, 7:30pm | PepsiCo Theatre Saturday October 28, 2017, 7:30pm | PepsiCo Theatre$20 Salem, 1692. A group of young women accuses their fellow townspeople of witchcraft, and innocent men and women must choose to confess or hang. What happens when a government is disposed to believe in lies? Purchase College's student repertory company whose talent - in the words of Peter Kramer of The Journal News -- "is Broadway bound" - are the next generation to put a fresh spin on Arthur Miller's mid-century masterwork.
Black Violin Classical Boom Tour
Friday, November 3, 2017, 8pm | Concert Hall$50 / $40 / $27.50 / $17.50 http://www.artscenter.org/events/black-violin/ Classically trained musicians, Wilner "Wil B" Baptiste (viola) and Kevin "Kev Marcus" Sylvester (violin) met as high school orchestra nerds; today they play genre-bending music, radically fusing hip-hop and pop with classical to create a kaleidoscope of sounds uniquely their own. Their perception-changing, stereotype-shattering mission: to encourage and empower people of all ages, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds to find what connects us.Come for a date night, or bring the kids along. Black Violin promises to blow the roof off the Concert Hall and impress even the most jaded teen!
A Tribute to Dizzy GillespieSaturday, November 4, 2017, 8pm | PepsiCo Theatre$72.50 / $62.50 / $52.50 http://www.artscenter.org/events/jazz-at-the-center-a-tribute-to-dizzy-gillespie/ Celebrating the life and music of Dizzy Gillespie in the centennial year of his birth with a "Triumph of Trumpets," featuring trumpeter Jon Faddis and an all-star line-up of today's great jazz artists. Jon Faddis, trumpet and leaderConservatory of Music Jazz Studies faculty, Professor and Director of Jazz PerformanceDavid Hazeltine, pianoConservatory of Music Jazz Studies faculty, Visiting Affiliate Artist (part-time)