Performing Arts Live


The region's premier concert series -- featuring an eclectic mix of jazz, classical music, world music, and dance.

Sloan MacRae, Artistic Director

Performing Arts Live! Package (6 Concerts)

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Mendelssohn Piano Trio

Sunday, October 20 at 3 p.m.
Armstrong Concert Hall
Currently Ensemble-in-Residence for DC’s Embassy
Series, Fanfare calls the trio “splendid in every way.”
Featuring Conservatory Dean Michael Stepniak, viola.

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SFJAZZ Collective  

NEW DATE! Sunday, October 27 at 8 p.m.
Bright Box Theater

Possibly the best jazz on the planet! Eight Grammy
winning and acclaimed soloists team up for a soulful,
improvisational party.

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Third Coast Percussion  

Saturday, February 1 at 8 p.m.
Armstrong Concert Hall

Pioneering the sonic possibilities of percussion repertoire, Third Coast Percussion will perform works by John Cage, Frederic Rzewski, and Shenandoah Conservatory’s own David T. Little.

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Something So Right
featuring the music of Paul Simon!

Saturday, March 22 at 8 p.m.

Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre

Featuring the talents of legendary Paul Simon, New York's acclaimed LehrerDance,
and MusicalFare Theatre companies in collaboration with UB Center for the Arts,
Something So Right combines dance, live music, and theatre for an
unforgettable experience.

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Alarm Will Sound / 1969

Postponed until Fall 2014
Saturday, March 29 at 8 p.m.
Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre

The turmoil and legacy of 1969 through the stories of John Lennon, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Paul McCartney, Luciano Berio, Yoko Ono, and Leonard Bernstein – a multi-media feast for the senses by the nation’s  most acclaimed new music ensemble.

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Assad Family Brazilian Songbook 

Friday, April 4 at 8 p.m.
Bright Box Theater

Internationally renowned guitarists Sergio and Odair Assad, joined by the beautiful voices of their sister and daughters, perform haunting and sublime classical and Brazilian repertoire.

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