The Kingston Trio

In 1957 THE KINGSTON TRIO emerged from San Francisco’s North Beach club scene to take the country by storm, bringing the rich tradition of American folk music into the mainstream for the first time. During the late 50’s & early 60’s, the Trio enjoyed unprecedented record sales and worldwide fame, while influencing the musical tastes […]

World Music

WORLD MUSIC: CULTURES, CUSTOMS, AND COLORS Tuesday, January 31, 2017 – 7:30 p.m. Fen-Fang Chen, director and pipa Dave Coash, percussion; Stacey McColley, clarinet; Beth Gibbs, voice Anne MacGregor Jenkins Recital Hall In an exciting evening dedicated to the exploration of music beyond Euro-American cultures, these faculty artists will draw on national, regional, and local […]

The Original Stars of American Bandstand Featuring Shirley Alston Reeves, Johnny Tillotson, Brian Hyland, Chris Montez, Merrilee Rush

In 1959 one man had an idea…Hire some buses, load up the brightest stars and a generation’s greatest sounds and take the show on the road.  Now The Original Stars of American Bandstand are back on the bus.  These are the artists and this is the music that defined a generation.  It will be a […]

Julian G Piano Concert

JULIAN G – DIRECT FROM CARNEGIE HALL Featuring Julian Gargiulo, piano Thursday, January 26, 2017 – 7:30 p.m. Branscomb Auditorium Julian is back! Following his dazzling performance in last season’s Festival of Fine Arts series for a wildly enthusiastic audience, international piano virtuoso and Steinway artist Julian Gargiulo returns to the stage of Branscomb Auditorium […]

Night at the Opera

IMPERIAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS: A NIGHT AT THE OPERA LEONCAVALLO’S “Pagliacci” (in Italian) Saturday, January 21, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. Branscomb Auditorium Ticket Information: www.imperialsymphonyorchestra.org The Imperial Symphony Orchestra’s unique “A Night at the Opera” fuses nationally and internationally-renowned singers and artistic staff with local professional singers, production/artistic staff, and ISO musicians. Rounding out this […]

Girls Night The Musical

A touching and hilarious ‘tell-it-like-it-is’ look at the lives of a group of female friends, GIRLS NIGHT: THE MUSICAL has audiences everywhere laughing, crying and dancing in the aisles! Follow five friends as they re-live their past, celebrate their present, and look to the future on a wild and hilarious karaoke night out … and […]

Johnny Mathis Voices of Romance Tour

Celebrating his 61st year in the music industry, legendary singer JOHNNY MATHIS is Columbia Records longest-running artist. A sublime vocalist whose approach to pop music eclipses passing fads and trends, Mathis has performed songs in an incredible variety of styles and categories — all of which has assured his reputation as one of the most […]

The Offical Blues Brother Revue

There have been many imitators, but there is only one duo in North America sanctioned by Dan Aykroyd and Judith Belushi to don the official hat and sunglasses and walk in the legendary footsteps of Jake and Elwood Blues. Discovered in Las Vegas, performers Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty capture the infectious humor and unbridled […]

Up Up and Away Starring Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. & The Next Dimension

Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., two of the original members of the popular singing group The 5th Dimension, have not only shared a long musical history together, but also a true love story as husband and wife. They have enjoyed tremendous success through the years as recording artists, performers and authors. Fans of 5th […]

The State Ballet Theatre of Russia Presents Swan Lake

Tickets on sale: 06/03/16 Founded by legendary dancer and former Prima Ballerina of The Bolshoi Theater Ballet, Maya Plissetskaya, The State Ballet Theater of Russia, now under the direction of award-winning dancer and Moiseyev dance company soloist Nikolay Anokhin, presents one of the greatest classical ballets of all time.  This full-scale production, set to the […]

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