The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College Releases Spring Programming Lineup

The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College has released its Spring programming lineup. See the full schedule below:

CMS of Lincoln Center - January 28, 5pm
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center presents Brahms and Fauré, featuring Yura Lee, Alessio Bax, Paul Watkins, and Ani Kafavian.
CMS is the nation's premier repertory company, committed to creating extraordinary programs that deliver the finest chamber music repertoire and artists. The series of Saturday afternoon performances concludes on May 6.

Paul Taylor Dance Company - January 28, 8pm
Dancemaker Paul Taylor, one of the seminal artists of our time, continues to shape the homegrown American art of modern dance that he helped define. At an age when most artists' best work is behind them, Mr. Taylor continues to win public and critical acclaim for the vibrancy, relevance and power of his dances.

Joanna Gleason
Campfire to Cabaret - February 1, March 30, April 27, 8pm
In front of a live audience, Tony-Award winning actress Joanna Gleason will lead a select group of students from Purchase College's Conservatories in an evening of storytelling, drawing out personal narratives via a mix of intimate discussion, interactive demonstration, and hands-on exercises. For the students, it will be a once-in-a-lifetime learning experience; for the audience, a rare opportunity to observe the creative process first-hand.

Into The Woods - February 2 & 3, 8pm
Unanimously acclaimed, extended twice at the Roundabout's Laura Pels Theater, the Tony Award-winning musical classic by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine has been mounted with boundless imagination. This witty and wildly theatrical re-invention is Into the Woods like you've never seen it before! Mind the wolf, heed the witch, and honor the giant in the sky at this extraordinary musical about the power of wishes and what really happens after they come true.

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - February 5, 3pm
Clever, compassionate, and unabashedly creative. Center favorites NYC-based Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, now in their 5th decade and eternally without a conductor, return this season, with two exceptional programs. We'd expect nothing less.

Venice Baroque Orchestra - February 11, 8pm
Committed to the rediscovery of 17th- and 18th-century masterpieces, the Venice Baroque Orchestra is recognized as one of today's very finest period instrument ensembles. Led from the harpsichord by the scholar and ensemble's founder Andrea Marcon, and joined by violinist Nicola Benedetti as soloist, the orchestra promises to deliver a splendid evening of music.

The Kronos Quartet - February 12, 3pm
The Kronos Quartet, one of the most celebrated and influential groups of our time, combines a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to continually re-imagining the string quartet experience. This afternoon performance begins our journey as a Legacy Partner on the Kronos' Fifty for the Future project and will include performances of new works commissioned within the context of the project.

Spectrum Dance Theater - February 18, 8pm
Spectrum Dance Theater ignites audiences through the ambitious artistic agenda of Donald Byrd. Under his leadership, Spectrum Dance Theater has become the preeminent modern Dance Company of the Pacific Northwest. They are committed to pushing the boundaries of movement and message, producing and presenting contemporary dance of global caliber.

Jazz at the Center - Ann Hampton Callaway - February 25
Jazz at The Center presents vocalist Ann Hampton Callaway in a tribute to the great Ella Fitzgerald.
Co-curated by Jon Faddis, Professor and Director of Jazz Performance in the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College, SUNY, and one of the most innovative and inspiring jazz trumpeters of our time, Jazz at The Center events are one-of-a-kind happenings, festival-style programs that bring together the genre's greats and rising stars. The series continues on Saturday, April 29.

Matt Haimovitz - February 26, 3pm
Renowned as a musical pioneer, cellist Matt Haimovitz has inspired classical music lovers and countless new listeners. He brings a fresh ear to familiar repertoire, champions new music and initiates groundbreaking collaborations, and creates innovative recording projects. In advance of releasing the complete set of Bach Suites for Unaccompanied Cello, Haimovitz offers a recital of selected suites in our Recital Hall.

Decoda - March 5, 3pm
Decoda is a chamber ensemble comprised of virtuoso musicians, entrepreneurs, and passionate advocates of the arts. They return for their forth season at The Center; this time their performance will be the culmination of an intensive three-day, multi-disciplinary residency on the Purchase College campus and will feature students from the Conservatories of Music, Dance and Theater Arts.

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood - March 12, 2pm
Won't you be our neighbor? Daniel Tiger and all of his friends are hopping aboard Trolley to delight live audiences in this live, interactive, theatrical production, filled with singing, dancing, laughter, and "grr-ific" surprises sure to warm the hearts of multiple generations.

Danu - March 18, 8pm
Keep the St Patrick's Day party going! Hailing from historic County Waterford, Danú is one of today's leading traditional Irish ensembles. Their high-energy concerts feature a glorious mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire, taking audiences on a musical journey to their native Isle.

Ignacio Berroa - March 19, 3pm
Jazz Legend Dizzy Gillespie best defined drummer Ignacio Berroa as "the only Latin drummer in the history of American music that intimately knows both worlds; his native Afro-Cuban music as well as Jazz." His musicianship and versatility have allowed to him to build a tremendously successful career; he is considered to be one of the greatest drummer of our times.

Shen Wei Dance - March 25, 8pm
One of the premier international dance companies, Shen Wei Dance Arts transcends East and West, fusing disparate forms to forge a new hybrid form of dance. The Company's dances reflect the compositional rigor of Shen Wei the visual artist, dancer, and choreographer-incorporating vivid colors, striking design, and imaginative use of space into theatrical, kinetic paintings.

Absolute Brightness - March 26, 3pm
From the writer of the Academy Award-winning film Trevor comes The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, written and performed by James Lecesne, directed by Tony Speciale, with original music by Tony Award-winning composer Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening).

The Orchestra Now - April 1, 8pm
Founded in 2015, The Orchestra Now is an innovative training orchestra and master's degree program at Bard College. TON mines the wealth of underperformed repertoire, reimagines traditional concert formats, and strives to make the experience of the performers a part of the listeners' experience. On April 1, they will perform under the baton of conductor James Bagwell.

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - April 2, 3pm
HBE are seven brothers from the south side of Chicago who come from an extraordinary musical family; their father is jazz legend Phil Cohran. The band freely mix the brass band tradition with generous doses of hip hop, soul and funk, creating an intoxicating and boisterous blend.

Rosanne Cash - April 7, 8pm
Join us in welcoming one of the country's preeminent singer-songwriters, Rosanne Cash, to The Center! Cash's exciting show celebrates her highly-acclaimed and three time Grammy winning album, The River & the Thread, a collection of original songs that connect and re-connect Rosanne to the American South, the place of her birth and the home of her ancestors.

David Sedaris - April 8, 8pm
The Center is proud to present an evening with humorist and regular National Public Radio contributor David Sedaris. Tweaking the familiar until it warps, David Sedaris mines poignant comedy from his life. His wickedly witty observations of the ordinary-bizarre are always sure to inspire insights, laughs, and nods of agreement.

Fei-Fei Dong - April 23, 3pm
Chinese pianist Fei-Fei Dong is a winner of the 2014 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition and a top six finalist at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. She continues to build a reputation for her poetic interpretations, charming audiences with her "passion, piquancy and tenderness" and "winning stage presence." (Dallas Morning News).

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company - May 13, 8pm
Now in its 34th year, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company has performed worldwide and is recognized as one of the most innovative and powerful forces in the dance-theatre world. The repertory is widely varied in its subject matter, visual imagery, and stylistic approach to movement, voice, and stagecraft.
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TICKETS: $40 - $75
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