Guest Artist Series 2013-2014
Center for Arts and Performance · 8815 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Box Office: 414.443.8802
Seating locations are found on the seating diagram for the Schwan Concert Hall. Click on the event title below for more information.
TICKETS: Student tickets are available only in person at the Box Office. Student-priced tickets may require a student ID at the time of purchase and upon entrance to the event. Student price applies to all students, elementary through college. Ticket prices include 5.6% tax. A $4 transaction fee is added to all mail orders, internet orders, and phone orders.
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Note: Only tickets for complete series are available prior to August 1. Individual event tickets go on sale on August 1.
Guest Artist Series A & B - $189 (10% off individual event prices)
The 2013-2014 Guest Artist Series includes five events.
Guest Artist Series A includes the 3:00 p.m. performance of Broadway Holiday.
Guest Artist Series B includes the 7:30 p.m. performance of Broadway Holiday.
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Jeffrey Siegel Keyboard Conversations® Series - $97 (10% off individual event prices)
The 2013-2014 Keyboard Conversations® Series includes three events.
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TICKET INSURANCE: You may add Ticket Insurance ($10) after selecting a Series when purchasing online. Ticket Insurance allows ticket exchanges or returns up to 48 hours prior to an event. No returns or exchanges of individual tickets purchased in a series may be made prior to September 1.
DINNER OPTIONS: Dinner options may be purchased after selecting a Series when purchasing tickets online. Dinners may also be purchased later up to two weeks prior to an event if dinner seats are still available.
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Doc Severinsen's Big Band
Grammy Award winner Doc Severinsen has made more than 30 albums – from big band to jazz to classical. "Heeeeere's Johnny!" That lead-in, followed by a big band trumpet blast, was the landmark of late night TV for three decades. The 'Johnny' was Johnny Carson, of course, and the band leader was Doc Severinsen. The Tonight Show ruled the night air for thirty years from 1962 to 1992. Soon after that Doc and his big band were on the road. His band has been composed of top notch musicians. Their repertoire includes Ellington and Basie standards, pop, jazz, ballads, big band classics, and, of course, The Tonight Show theme. Audiences are finally able to hear the depth of talent belonging to a band that rarely played a whole tune on the air. Severinsen can blow the roof off with a trumpet solo, and has not lost his flair for outrageous fashions. Doc's tour dates are consistently sold out.
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Friday, September 20 – 7:30 p.m.
Pre-Show Dinner Option – 6:00 p.m.
Sons of the Pioneers
The world's best known and best loved Cowboy ensemble. For over 75 years the Sons of the Pioneers have been proud to perform the music of the American west celebrating its people, its culture, its awesome landscape and the American Cowboy. Many of the songs they originally introduced and which have become their signatures, such as Tumbling Tumbleweeds, Cool Water, and Ghost Riders in the Sky, have become forever entwined into the fabric of the west. Every song in their program is a familiar western favorite. Great family show. A "living legend in their own time" – the Sons of the Pioneers have become an American institution. Their unique harmonies and style have become the standard by which all other western singing groups are measured.
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Friday, November 1 – 7:30 p.m.
Neil Berg's critically acclaimed Broadway Holiday brings a mix of Broadway and holiday favorites to the stage. Backed by an all-star band, Broadway stars will take audiences on a journey through history with the music of Kander & Ebb, Rogers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, and Irving Berlin. Broadway Holiday features hits ranging from classic shows such as My Fair Lady and South Pacific, through groundbreakers like West Side Story and Chicago, to current blockbusters like Jersey Boys and Wicked. The show will feature Rob Evan, Rita Harvey, Ted Levy, Andrea Rivette, and Chuck Wagner performing holiday tunes such as White Christmas, We Need A Little Christmas, I'll Be Home for Christmas, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, and You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.
Saturday, December 14 – 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Pre/Post-Show Dinner Option – 5:30 p.m.
Thank You for the Music -
A Modern Tribute to ABBA
THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC is an exciting and dynamic tribute to the Swedish pop super-group ABBA. Powerful harmonies, high energy dance, and the unforgettable hits of ABBA make this musical tribute one not to be missed. Dancing Queen, Waterloo, Take a Chance on Me, Fernando, and Mamma Mia are only the beginning of his nostalgic musical journey. Join us as we turn back time, and re-live the moments of our past…moments when we heard each and every one of ABBA's truly timeless hits. This show is thoroughly entertaining for all ages. THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC will make you fall in love with ABBA all over again! This show is not only a vocal review of the ABBA music, but is a scripted show with dialogue that moves the show from song to song, and highlights some of the more important aspects of the original quartet. It is all done in good humor with lots of laughs. THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC will have you dancing in your seats!
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Friday, February 14 – 7:30 p.m.
Pre-Show Dinner Option – 6:00 p.m.
Iveria - Georgian National
Song and Dance Ensemble
Iveria, a company that features Georgian dance and song, was founded in St. Petersburg in 2002 within the Georgian community. Lead by director David Rusiya and choreographer Irakli Rusiya, the aim of the ensemble is to familiarize audiences with Georgian folk art and to impart a sense of tolerance and respect for other cultures. Iveria has performed at many festivals and cultural events of St. Petersburg; they also received first place in awards and diplomas for the Days of Commemoration of 300 years of St. Petersburg. The ensemble's repertoire includes songs and dances from almost all regions of Georgia. Iveria is distinguished by its traditional, authentic approach which was the original mission of the ensemble.
Friday, March 14 – 7:30 p.m.
Jeffrey Siegel Keyboard Conversations®
Concerts with Commentary
Jeffrey Siegel has been soloist with some of the world's greatest orchestras. In the United States, engagements include the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and others. Abroad, these include the Berlin Philharmonic, London Symphony, Philharmonic and Philharmonia, Moscow State Symphony, Oslo Philharmonic, Stockholm Philharmonic, and many others. In addition to his solo appearances, Jeffrey Siegel presents Keyboard Conversations®, concerts with lively commentary in an innovative format that differs from traditional recitals and appearances with symphony orchestras. A Keyboard Conversation® is a concert with each work on the program performed in its entirety. Siegel speaks briefly and informally to the audience before performing each composition, illustrating with a few pertinent musical examples from the keyboard. The commentary makes the music more accessible and the listening experience more focused and meaningful for music lovers of all ages. Music teachers who purchase a ticket may request a complimentary ticket to bring a student to experience a Keyboard Conversation® concert.
Wednesday, September 25 – 7:30 p.m.
BACH, GERSHWIN, AND FRIENDS
Program includes the rarely heard solo piano version Gershwin made of Rhapsody in Blue, as well as the humorous Cat and the Mouse of Aaron Copland, the lyrical Anniversaries of Leonard Bernstein, the Wall Street Rag of Scott Joplin, and the tender To a Wild Rose of Edward MacDowell.
Wednesday, December 11 – 7:30 p.m.
THE GLORY OF BEETHOVEN
Among the immortal works on this program will be the Sonata Opus 111, written after deafness engulfed the composer, as well as the charming Teresa Sonata. (Who was she, and why did Beethoven write this for her?) Humorous and dramatic Bagatelles begin this special program.
Wednesday, May 21 – 7:30 p.m.
MISTRESSES AND MASTERPIECES
Romantic works of infinite passion and longing inspired by "significant others" in the lives of Chopin, Brahms, Schumann, and Liszt. The moonlit Adagio of Chopin's Opus 21, the tumultuous Novelette of Robert Schumann, Liebestraume of Franz Liszt, and the intimate, soulful Intermezzo of Brahms.
Programs are subject to change.