Fall 2015

American Shakespeare Center presents Julius Caesar

When: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Sapinsley Hall in the Nazarian Center

In this profoundly moving, thrilling, and deeply human play, Shakespeare shows us a world on fire where some of history’s most famous men commit horrific crimes in the name of patriotism and honor. Julius Caesar is a dazzling masterpiece of betrayal, violence, and most surprisingly — love. ASC’s devotion to Shakespeare’s original staging allows the audience and actors to share the same light and places everyone in the center of the action.

National Circus and Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China

When: Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Auditorium in Roberts Hall

Direct from Beijing, this popular troupe of 45 performers presents “Peking Dreams”. The group, founded in 1953, is one of the longest running and most distinguished circus troupes in China. They are especially acclaimed for the unique variety of their acts such as Great Teeterboard, Grand Flying Trapeze, Group Contortion and many other dazzling routines.

Compania Flamenca Jose Porcel

When: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Auditorium in Roberts Hall

José Porcel, along with his company of dancers and a live orchestra, present a spectacle of classic flamenco as danced by the great masters. This breathtaking extravaganza represents the purity and authenticity of the golden age of flamenco, with choreography, costumes and music all faithfully recreated.

“Spirit of India” featuring the Masala Orchestra and Dancers of India

When: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Auditorium in Roberts Hall

Performing both traditional and modern music, The Masala Orchestra features a mix of Indian and Western instruments including tabla, bass and side drums, trombone, dholak, harmonium and clarinet. Singers and dancers join together on a lively musical journey from Rajasthan to Mumbai. This colorful spectacle will carry you away in a whirlwind of music, dance, rhythm and spirituality.

The Muir String Quartet I

When: Monday, November 16, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Sapinsley Hall in the Nazarian Center

The program is scheduled to include Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 12; Bartok String Quartet No. 3; Dvorak Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81 with guest artist Michele Levin, piano.

Spring 2016

The Muir String Quartet II

When: Monday, February 1, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Sapinsley Hall in the Nazarian Center

The program is scheduled to include Haydn String Quartet in G Major, Op. 77, No. 1; Villa-Lobos String Quartet No. 5; Beethoven String Quartet No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 131.

Salzburg Marionette Theatre presents Peter and the Wolf/Little Red Riding Hood

When: Monday, February 29, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Auditorium in Roberts Hall

First, the charming story of one very dramatic day in the life of young Peter set to Sergei Prokofiev’s Op. 67 symphony. Each character is assigned its own musical instrument and theme as the music, narration and extraordinary, handcrafted marionettes bring this classic children’s tale to life. Then, Little Red takes her turn with the wolf, showing us more of the consequences that come with straying from the path.

Lauren Fox - Love, Lust, Fear & Freedom: The songs of Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen

When: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Sapinsley Hall in the Nazarian Center

Back by popular demand on the heels of last season’s Laurel Canyon Folkies, Lauren Fox, through stories and song, examines the creative genius and conflicted desires of two of folk music’s most enduring artists, Joni Mitchell & Leonard Cohen. This intimate, dramatic and sultry offering also features pianist Jon Weber, Ritt Henn on bass and Peter Calo on guitar.

Muir String Quartet III

When: Monday, April 4, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: - Sapinsley Hall in the Nazarian Center

In this season’s final concert, The Muir String Quartet is scheduled to perform Beethoven String Trio in C minor, Op. 9, No. 3; Berg String Quartet, Op. 3; Dvorak String Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 77 with guest artist Edwin Barker, bass.

Decadancetheatre

When: Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Auditorium in Roberts Hall

Led by artistic director Jennifer Weber, this international hip-hop theatre company fuses authentic New York hip-hop style with classical music in “4,” their critically acclaimed version of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. With dancers from Nigeria, Norway, France, Japan and the U.K., Deca brings the voice of a global hip-hop generation to the stage.

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