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In this high flying program, the two-time GRAMMY® winning Turtle Island Quartet, pays homage to the incandescent visionary brilliance of jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker. The genius of his improvisations almost single handedly catapulted jazz from pop into art, indelibly altering the musical landscape of America.
Live cinema performance, mixing and animating in real-time using cutting-edge motion-sensing technologies to perform complex layers of media. Musicians and a video DJ control robotic screens, lights, sound, and video that merge to present a contemporary ghost story.
The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece.
The story follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet, through remorse and regret – and after a seemingly miraculous return to life – the ending is one of forgiveness and reconciliation.
Dr. Vanessa Toulmin, Curator of Engagement and Director of the National Fairground Archive at Sheffield University, U.K. will offer a global outlook on the development of circus culture in Europe and America over the last 250 years.
Leonard Bernstein was one of the first classical composers in America to achieve both popular and critical acclaim. He was eclectic in his sources – drawing on jazz and modernism, the traditions of Jewish music and the Broadway musical – and many of Bernstein’s scores are remarkably well suited to dance.
From Montebelluna, Treviso – just minutes from the village of Asolo, Italy – comes I 25 GIRI, a brilliantly talented middle-school choral ensemble who will present a program of music ranging from the classics (Carmina Burana and O Fortuna) to pop songs and selections from musical comedy.
Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out?
Artist Series Concerts take place in the Historic Asolo Theater and other small venues in the Sarasota/Bradenton area. For more information and tickets for all Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota, visit www.artistseriesconcerts.org or call 941-306-1200.