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Described as "a miracle of unified thought" (La Presse, Montreal) and as "four highly intelligent, deeply sensitive virtuosos" (Strings Magazine), the Calidore String Quartet has established an international reputation for its informed, polished, and captivating performances. Within two years of its formation in 2010 at the Colburn Conservatory of Music, the Calidore String Quartet won grand prizes in virtually all the major American chamber music competitions, including the Fischoff, Coleman, Chesapeake, and Yellow Springs while capturing top prizes at the 2012 ARD Munich International String Quartet Competition, and Hamburg International Chamber Music Competition.
Since the early sixties, as part of Phil Spector's wall of sound hit factory, this great lady has done it all…from major motion pictures like the highly successful Lethal Weapon series to Broadway hits like Hairspray and Grease. She even starred as herself in Leader Of The Pack, credited as Broadway's first 'jukebox musical.' Darlene has appeared on numerous television programs, running the gamut from her weekly appearances on Shindig to a recent guest spot on the PBS special entitled Women Who Rock. Darlene's background vocals for The Blossoms, Tom Jones, The Righteous Brothers, Dionne Warwick, Marvin Gaye, and Elvis Presley (to name but a few) set the stage for her emergence as a star in her own right. Her Billboard hits include: He's A Rebel, The Boy I'm Gonna Marry, Wait 'Til My Bobby Gets Home, He's Sure the Boy I Love and the #1 holiday classic Christmas Baby Please Come Home. Inducted into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame in 2011, Rolling Stone Magazine has proclaimed Darlene Love
New Dances of the League of David is a piano suite that mingles short works by leading American composers (including Augusta Read Thomas, Gabriel Kahane, Caroline Shaw, and Marcos Balter) with the youthful masterwork, Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6 by Robert Schumann. The New York Times raved: "'New Dances' is no gimmick… it was fascinating to hear Schumann through the ears of these perceptive, stylistically varied contemporary composers... Mr. Kaplan played Schumann's score and the new contributions to it with command, elegance and character."
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, under the artistic leadership of Glenn Edgerton, celebrates its 39th season among the world's top contemporary dance companies and as a global cultural ambassador. Since its founding by Lou Conte in 1977, Hubbard Street has grown through the establishment of multiple platforms. The company is critically acclaimed for its exuberant and innovative repertoire, featuring works by master American and international choreographers.
The critically acclaimed Irrera Brothers has captivated audiences throughout the U. S. and abroad. The New York Concert Review cited their 2013 concert in Carnegie Hall as a "riveting and dynamic performance". Joseph and John have also performed at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, the Eastman Theatre, and internationally throughout France, Germany, Italy, and Costa Rica. In addition to their duo collaboration, Joseph and John are also celebrated soloists. Joseph, a Steinway Artist, has appeared with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and performed with conductors including Leonard Slatkin and Christopher Seaman.
Now that Junie B. Jones has been going to school for over one-and-a-half years, who better to write the book on EVERYTHING you need to know? From bus rules to band-aids, carpools to cookies, Junie B. and friends deliver the definitive word on surviving and thriving. With a jillion tips, tricks and trip-ups, Junie B. shares her hard-won expertise and shows us all how school is sometimes scary, sometimes super-fun, and always something to sing about! An all-new musical adventure based on Barbara Park's popular children's book.
Hailed as one of the world's greatest dance companies, the Limón Dance Company has been at the vanguard of American Modern dance since its inception in 1946. The Company is the living legacy of dance theater developed by José Limón and his mentors, Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman, whose innovative works revolutionized the American dance. In celebration of its 70th anniversary world-wide tour, the Company will restage several of Limón's masterpieces that have not been seen in over 20 years.
Marvin the mouse wants to be popular. Constantly bullied and picked on by the "cool" rats, he is labeled as a looser and a geek. To get away from the continuous badgering, he retreats into his science books and a world of fantasy. He longs to have adventures, to be the hero. Join Marvin on the space adventure of a lifetime; a trip to the surface of the moon on his homemade rocket, where he meets a strange cast of misfit creatures, learns of infinite peril and awesome beauty. Will Marvin make his dreams come true and bring him the glory and acceptance he craves? Lightwire Theater is proud to present Moon Mouse, a cosmic adventure about celebrating differences.
Since 1985, comedy duo Jessie and James have brought their unique blend of physical comedy and circus arts to audiences from Las Vegas to Tokyo. In 2005, the duo turned their attention to creating a comedy dog act. Their amazing canine partners are all adopted from shelters. Spreading the message of animal rescue, this top-notch, family friendly show includes: stunt dogs, dancing dogs, trick dogs, a world class frisbee dog, and even talking dogs! Expect the unexpected as Mutts Gone Nuts! unleash havoc & hilarity as veteran entertainers, Jessie and James attempt to match wits with their hilarious pack of pooches in a comedy dog thrill show that is leaving audiences howling for more.
Known for her lyrical eloquence on the stage, Navah Perlman has established herself as one of the most poetic and admired pianists of her generation. She has performed to critical acclaim in major concert venues throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Ms. Perlman has appeared with numerous orchestras throughout North America including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, and Montreal Symphony. Internationally, Ms. Perlman has appeared with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Mexico, the Israel Philharmonic, and the Prague Symphony.
The Paul Taylor Dance Company, established in 1954, is one of the world's most highly respected and sought-after ensembles. Dance maker Paul Taylor is a cultural icon and one of history's most celebrated artists, hailed as part of the pantheon that created American modern dance. Program will include selections from the company's March 2016 season at Lincoln Center. "The American spirit soars whenever Taylor's dancers dance." – San Francisco Chronicle
This collaborative dance company is acclaimed for its mix of humor, invention, and drama. Pilobolus has created a dance vocabulary all its own – and emerged into an innovative, unlikely and almost uncategorizable dance company that combines athleticism, and grace with a profound sense of unity. Their smooth, organic choreography -- featuring unusual partnering and lifts -- often blurs the lines between individual performers.
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the bravest Chihuahua of them all? Skippyjon Jones the Siamese cat who thinks he's a Mexican Chihuahua of course! While his sisters sit idle, Skippy heads off for the real adventure awaiting him in his closet. There, as his alter ego Skippito Friskito, and with the help of his friends the Seven Chimichangos, Skippyjon must rescue the beautiful princess Nieve Qué (Snow What), battle the evil dragon and defeat the Bruja. A brand new musical based on the book by Judy Schachner, Skippyjon Jones Snow What is a twist on the classic fairytale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.