Centenary Stage Company's January Thaw Music Festival Closes with the Inventiveness Sweet Plantain

Centenary Stage Company's January THAW Music Festival closes on Saturday, January 28 at 8pm with the artfully fusing of music genres by Sweet Plantain. Bridging the gap between generations and musical genres, Sweet Plantain fuses the western classical traditions in which they were trained with the hip-hop, jazz improv, and Latin rhythms on which they were raised. Their unique repertoire and live shows educate and entertain. Through original compositions and arrangements, and with their use of extended percussive techniques, Sweet Plantain awakens audiences to new possibilities in chamber music.

Separately hailing from The Bronx, New Jersey, and Venezuela, together these musicians give voice to a sound that is contemporary, multicultural, and very New York. Since 2007, Sweet Plantain's extensive touring has included performances throughout the United States, Europe, Russia, and the Caribbean, ranging from concerts in Russia's historic Tchaikovsky Concert Hall to gigs at NYC's famed Birdland jazz club. Gifted educators, the group has also led master classes, educational concerts, and held teaching residencies at Berklee College of Music (Boston), the 92nd Street Y (Manhattan), Celia Cruz High School (the Bronx), the Sun Valley Center for the Arts (Idaho), Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival (Alaska), and at numerous other schools and cultural centers throughout the U.S.

Tickets for Sweet Plantain on Saturday, January 28 at 8pm are $22.50 for adults and $17.50 for children under 12 in advance. As with all concerts, jazz and special events ticket prices increase $5.00 on the day of the performance. All ticket sales are final.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit centenarystageco.org or call the box office at (908) 979 - 0900. The Centenary Stage Company box office is open Monday through Friday from 1 - 5pm and two hours prior to every performance. The CSC box office is located in the Lackland Performing Arts Center at 715 Grand Avenue Hackettstown, NJ in residency on the campus of Centenary University. Centenary Stage Company can also be found across social media platforms; Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Like and follow Centenary Stage Company to receive the latest events news and special offers.

The 2016-17 season of performing arts events at the Centenary Stage Company is made possible through the generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts, the Shubert Foundation, the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, the Sandra Kupperman Foundation, and CSC corporate sponsors, including Premier Season Sponsor Heath Village Retirement Community, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Home Instead Senior Care (Washington), The Holiday Inn in Budd Lake, and Fulton Bank of New Jersey, and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.



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