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Performing Arts Series

2017 – 2018

The Carole King Songbook

Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 7:30 P.M.
Sapinsley Hall

Feel the earth move under your feet! If you are a fan of Carole King and the Tapestry album you will not want to miss this premier tribute. Suzanne O. Davis and the Tapestry band deliver –showcasing King’s music with extraordinary skill and passion.

Festival of South African Dance
Featuring The Gumboots and Pantsula Dance Companies

Friday, October 20, 2017 at 7:30 P.M.
The Auditorium in Roberts Hall

Direct from South Africa, this ensemble of twenty dancers and musicians present a unique South African story. The Gumboots’ musical is a tale of rural African men who find a way to survive in the goldmines of Johannesburg. The Pantsula dancers showcase South Africa’s vibrant contemporary culture through their revolutionary street dance.

The Other Mozart

Thursday November 2, 2017 at 7:30 P.M.
Sapinsley Hall

Creator and writer, Sylvia Milo, stars in this one-woman play that tells the true and untold story of Maria Anna (Nannerl) Mozart, the sister of Amadeus - prodigy, virtuoso and composer, who performed with her brother, to equal acclaim. The play is based on facts, stories and lines pulled directly from the Mozart family’s humorous and heartbreaking letters.

The Bang Group together with Rhode Island College Dance Company

Friday, December 1, 2017 at 7:30 P.M.
Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 7:30 P.M.
Sapinsley Hall

It’s The Nutcracker, but definitely not as we know it! The Bang Group has taken this Christmas favorite and torn it limb from limb, mixing Tchaikovsky’s original score with music by Duke Ellington, Glen Miller and others.

“This immensely entertaining show is musical and witty, melding tap, disco, ballet and contemporary dance over 22 scenes that combine fantasy and silliness to marvelous effect.” -The New York Times. Featuring members of RIC Dance Company!

The New Golden Age of Latin Music

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 7:30 P.M.
The Auditorium in Roberts Hall

Two of today’s most exciting Mexican-American bands are forging inspired new paths in Latin music: The infectious indie band Orkesta Mendoza mix a multitude of Latin styles, electronics, hip-hop, ska and 60’s rock styles through a psychedelic mambo and post-punk prism, creating a truly one-of-a-kind sound. Alternative Chicano band, Las Cafeteras, creates a wildly vibrant musical fusion, with a unique East LA sound and a socially-conscious message, using traditional Son Jarocho instruments which include a donkey jawbone and a tarima.

Muir String Quartet

Monday, February 12, 2018 at 7:30 P.M.
Sapinsley Hall

The Muir String Quartet returns with guest artist Carol Wincenc, flute. The program is scheduled to include Schulhoff String Quartet No. 1, Mozart Flute Quartet in D Major, K.285 and Beethoven String Quartet No. 8 in E minor ("Rasumovsky No. 2"), Op. 59 No. 2.

Dublin Irish Dance

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 7:30 P.M.
The Auditorium in Roberts Hall

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an all-star cast of Irish singers, dancers and musicians. Experience the epic tale of Celtic culture, with traditional melodies and steps in a gala celebration. The journey begins in rural Ireland, prior to the Famine and leads us to the present, celebrating the evolution of traditional Irish dance and music, and showcasing the pioneers now defining the standard of Irish music and dance.

Brubeck Brothers Quartet

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 7:30 P.M.
The Forman Theatre

Chris and Dan Brubeck, sons of the late jazz great, Dave Brubeck, have been making music together practically all their lives. Drummer Dan and bassist, trombonist, and composer Chris cut their first record together in 1966. Guitarist Mike DeMicco and pianist Chuck Lamb, round out this dynamic quartet. Although the Quartet’s style is rooted in traditional jazz, their concerts reveal an ability to explore and play odd time signatures while naturally integrating the influences of funk, blues and world music.​​​


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