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UFPA hosts Take 6 Project, including ICCA a cappella competition, Feb. 15

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida Performing Arts hosts Take 6 Project, a 25th anniversary celebration and a cappella competition, on Feb. 15 at the Phillips Center.

The event is a celebration of the past, present and future of the most awarded a cappella group in history, which has 10 Grammy Awards, 10 Dove Awards and a Soul Train Award to its credit.

The two-part event begins at noon Saturday, Feb. 15 with the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) South Region Quarterfinal competition.

Select ensembles from the competition will open for Take 6’s concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15.

“We are pleased that our program and venue are leading in the world premiere of this competition created by Take 6, an ensemble we have a rich performance history with,” UFPA director Michael Blachly said. “The abundance of a cappella groups in our community and at the University of Florida will make for a lively competition.”

Tickets are on sale and available for these performances. Call 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 800-905-ARTS (toll free within Florida), or visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu for more information.

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World Premiere
Take 6 Project
“A 25th anniversary celebration and world premiere a cappella competition”
Saturday, February 15, noon and 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Center
A cappella group competition (ICCA and community): Saturday, February 15, noon
Take 6 concert: Saturday, February 15, 7:30 p.m

Websites:
University of Florida Performing Arts: www.performingarts.ufl.edu
Take 6:  www.take6.com
ICCA: www.varsityvocals.com/acappella.html

Photos available upon request or by visiting: www.performingarts.ufl.edu/about/press-room/photos/

To purchase tickets, call the Phillips Center Box Office at 352-392-2787 or 800-905-2787 (toll-free within Florida) or Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 (toll-free). Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Phillips Center Box Office, the University Box Office – O’Connell Center (Gate 1), from any Ticketmaster outlet or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Cash, checks, MasterCard, Discover and Visa are accepted.

UF students may purchase $10 tickets (with a valid student ID) at the Phillips Center Box Office, the University Box Office – O’Connell Center (Gate 1) or by calling 352-392-2787. Non-UF students may purchase $10 student tickets in the balcony.

Performance dates, times and programs are subject to change.

UFPA adds Iron and Wine and Rhythm in the Night – The Irish Dance Spectacular

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida Performing Arts recently added two performances to its 2013-14 Season – Iron and Wine at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 and Rhythm in the Night – The Irish Dance Spectacular at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3. Both performances are at the Phillips Center.

Tickets for Iron and Wine are currently on sale, while tickets for Rhythm in the Night – The Irish Dance Spectacular go on sale at noon Friday, Jan. 17.

Iron and Wine, also known as Sam Beam, is an American singer-songwriter with five albums to his credit. Rolling Stone said of Iron and Wine’s 2011 release Kiss Each Other Clean, “pop music hadn’t seen anything like it since the heyday of Cat Stevens.”

In Rhythm in the Night, Justin Boros – a former lead dancer with Lord of the Dance – stars in an epic tale of good versus evil told through Irish dance with a world-class troupe of dancers. Backed by an original soundtrack delivering an orchestral atmosphere, the production follows legendary hero Balor – played by Boros – who falls under the spell of a wicked seductress.

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Websites:
University of Florida Performing Arts: www.performingarts.ufl.edu
Iron and Wine: http://www.ironandwine.com/
Rhythm in the Night – The Irish Dance Spectacular: http://www.rhythminthenight.com/

Photos are available upon request or by visiting: www.performingarts.ufl.edu/about/press-room/photos/

To purchase tickets, call the Phillips Center Box Office at 352-392-2787 or 800-905-2787 (toll-free within Florida) or Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 (toll-free). Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Phillips Center Box Office, at the University Box Office located at the O’Connell Center (Gate 1), from any Ticketmaster outlet or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Cash, checks, MasterCard, Discover and Visa are accepted.

UF students may purchase $20 tickets (with a valid student ID) to Rhythm in the Night – The Irish Dance Spectacular at the Phillips Center Box Office and the University Box Office located at the O’Connell Center (Gate 1), or by calling 352-392-ARTS (2787). Non-UF students may purchase discounted student tickets (in the balcony) for most shows at the Phillips Center Box Office. Discounted tickets are supported in part by University of Florida Student Government.

Full event listings

UFPA and AEG Live present – Iron and Wine
Friday, February 28, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $24.50-34.50
Phillips Center

Rhythm in the Night: The Irish Dance Spectacular
Thursday, April 3, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $25-55 (UF students: $20)
Phillips Center

UF deans, faculty members, coach to provide entertainment at UFPA’s annual gala, Jan. 25

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Familiar faces around campus will help entertain those attending University of Florida Performing Arts’ annual fundraising gala – “An Evening in Tuscany” – from 6-11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Phillips Center.

DJ BB Extraordinaire – better known as UF women’s soccer coach Becky Burleigh – will provide music during breaks, while the band InCrisis – featuring UF deans, directors, faculty members and others – will perform live versions of classic rock and pop classics throughout the evening.

Formed three years ago, InCrisis’ performance history includes three Gator Growls and appearances at the Amway Center and Bob Carr Center in Orlando.

InCrisis’ lineup includes Chris Silver, guitar and vocals (dean and professor, Design, Construction and Planning); Marin Gold, lead guitar and vocals (director, School of Architecture); John Maze, bass (assistant director, School of Architecture); Mick Richmond, guitar and vocals (faculty, School of Architecture); Bob Jerry, keyboards (dean and professor, Levin College of Law); Andy Shivers, percussion and vocals (UF IT support); and Suzette Jennings, vocals (wife of Mike Foley, faculty, College of Journalism and Communications).

UFPA’s annual Gala is its largest fundraiser of the year and helps fund all of its programs, including outreach. Music, dancing, dining, a silent auction and much more will make for a memorable evening with an old-world Italian village theme.

Tickets for “An Evening in Tuscany” are $200 per person and can be purchased by calling 352-273-2480 or by visiting www.performingarts.ufl.edu/gala/.

For more information about UFPA, visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu.

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UFPA presents eight January performances, including “Rock of Ages” musical

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida Performing Arts presents eight performances in January, including the party musical “Rock of Ages” and violin superstar Itzhak Perlman.

On Jan. 10 at the Phillips Center, “Rock of Ages” ushers UFPA into the new year with the story of a small town girl who meet a big city rocker told through the vintage hits of Journey, Night Ranger, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Asia, Whitesnake and many more.

UFPA presents a diverse set of classical musicians in January which includes a “four-hands” piano performance by Ran Dank and Soyeon Kate Lee from Young Concert Artists (Jan. 23, Squitieri Studio Theatre); Perlman, a 15-time Grammy winner (Jan. 30, Phillips Center); and cutting-edge organist Cameron Carpenter (Jan. 31, University Auditorium).

Re-live Woodstock with THE SUMMER OF LOVE CONCERT (Jan. 18, Phillips Center) as former Styx and Beatlemania bassist/vocalist Glen Burtnik leads an all-star cast of musicians who re-create, note for note, the music of The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Dylan, The Doors, Hendrix, Joplin, Cream, CSN&Y, Jefferson Airplane, Mamas and the Papas, Creedence, Santana and more.

UFPA brings three additional performances to Squitieri Studio Theatre in January – Robin Spielberg’s American Tapestry (Jan. 19), presenting innovative arrangements of American classics; former NewFound Road frontman Tim Shelton (Jan. 24); and family-friendly musicians Trout Fishing in America (Jan. 26).

Ticket prices range from $15-75 for reserved seating, depending on the show. The Phillips Center Box Office is closed from Dec. 23 to Jan. 5.

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Website: University of Florida Performing Arts: www.performingarts.ufl.edu

Photos are available upon request or by visiting: www.performingarts.ufl.edu/about/press-room/photos/

To purchase tickets, call the Phillips Center Box Office at 352-392-2787 or 800-905-2787 (toll-free within Florida) or Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 (toll-free). Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Phillips Center Box Office, at the University Box Office located at the O’Connell Center (Gate 1), from any Ticketmaster outlet or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Cash, checks, MasterCard, Discover and Visa are accepted. The Phillips Center Box Office is closed from Dec. 23 to Jan. 5.

UF students may purchase discounted tickets (with a valid student ID) at the Phillips Center Box Office and the University Box Office located at the O’Connell Center (Gate 1), or by calling 352-392-ARTS (2787). Non-UF students may purchase discounted student tickets (in the balcony) for most shows at the Phillips Center Box Office. The Phillips Center Box Office is closed from Dec. 23 to Jan. 5. Discounted tickets are supported in part by University of Florida Student Government.

Full event listings

“Rock of Ages”
Friday, January 10, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $45-65 (UF students: $20)
Phillips Center

 

THE SUMMER OF LOVE CONCERT
Saturday, January 18, 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Center

Robin Spielberg’s American Tapestry
Sunday, January 19, 2 p.m.
Squitieri Studio Theatre

Ran Dank, Piano and Soyeon Kate Lee, Piano
From Young Concert Artists
Thursday, January 23, 7:30 p.m.
Squitieri Studio Theatre

Tim Shelton
Friday, January 24, 7:30 p.m.
Squitieri Studio Theatre

Trout Fishing in America
Sunday, January 26, 2 p.m.
Squitieri Studio Theatre

Itzhak Perlman, Violin
Thursday, January 30, 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Center

Cameron Carpenter, Organ
Friday, January 31, 7:30 p.m.
University Auditorium

Performance dates, times and programs are subject to change.

 

UFPA hosts Gala on Jan. 25, event earns “Green Level” certification

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Performing Arts hosts its annual fundraising gala – “An Evening in Tuscany” – from 6-11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Phillips Center.

The annual event is UFPA’s largest fundraiser of the year and helps fund all of its programs, including outreach. Music, dancing, a silent auction and much more will make for a memorable evening with an old-world Italian village theme.

This year’s gala earned the highest level of certification from the UF Office of Sustainability (Green Level) due to the steps taken by UFPA to minimize the event’s negative impact on the environment.

Tickets for “An Evening in Tuscany” are $200 per person and can be purchased by calling 352-273-2480 or visiting www.performingarts.ufl.edu/gala/.

For $300, patrons can receive a gala ticket and become a Club Member, which provides access to the exclusive Primo Piatto” (Jan. 17), where they will learn how to make pastas, sauces and desserts.

 

Butler Plaza is the presenting sponsor for the gala; signature cocktails and a gourmet dinner will be provided by Blue Water Bay; and decorations will be supplied by Keith Watson Events.

Sponsorship opportunities for the gala are also available.

UFPA, a not-for-profit organization, was named 2011 Best Overall Small Business at the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Awards.

For more information about UFPA, visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu.

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UFPA artists pay tribute to Nelson Mandela

Two artists that will perform with UFPA this spring, Johnny Clegg and Soweto Gospel Choir, recently paid tribute to Nelson Mandela.

Soweto Gospel Choir has garnered attention worldwide for its rendition of Johnny Clegg’s song Asimbonanga in a supermarket in South Africa. Several members of the ensemble posed as workers before breaking out in song to the surprise of shoppers. Click here to view the video.

Click here to view a statement issued by Clegg on his website in response to Mandela’s passing.

 

Student tickets for all UFPA presented shows through February on sale now

Gainesville, Fla. – UF student tickets for all of UFPA presented shows through February are sale now, including three Broadway musicals.

Student tickets are $10 each, aside from the three musicals, which are $20 each.

Tickets may be purchased with a Gator1 card by calling 392-2787 or visiting the Phillips Center or University Box Office – O’Connell Center (Gate 1).

UFPA’s Broadway musicals through February are “Rock of Ages” (Jan. 10) – an ‘80s rock musical featuring classics like “Don’t Stop Believin’” and “The Final Countdown”; “Man of La Mancha” (Feb. 11) – the adventurous tale of Don Quixote; and “Memphis” (Feb. 21) – a story of forbidden love set in the underground dance clubs of Memphis, Tennessee in the ‘50s.

Fifteen-time Grammy-winning violinist Itzhak Perlman brings his unparalleled musicianship and virtuoso to the stage on Jan. 30, while vocal superstar Kathleen Battle performs “Underground Railroad, A Spiritual Journey” on Feb. 23.

UFPA continues to present the world’s best in dance with Complexions Contemporary Ballet (Feb. 1), Pilobolus (Feb. 18) and Stars of Flamenco (Feb. 26).

The slate of UFPA’s upcoming performances spans virtually every genre including world (Soweto Gospel Choir, Feb. 4), jazz (Pat Metheny Unity Group, Feb. 6), classical (Buffalo Philharmonic, Feb. 12), celtic folk (The Irish Rovers, Feb. 14), a cappella (Take 6 Project, Feb 15-16), rock (THE HIT MEN featuring former stars of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Feb. 22) and much more.

For a full lineup and locations for particular performances, please visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu/events. For more information about student tickets, visit http://bit.ly/yU29qE.

The Phillips Center Box Office will be closed from Monday, Dec. 23 to Sunday, Jan. 5.

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For photos, visit: http://performingarts.ufl.edu/about/press-room/photos/

Moscow City Symphony cancels Jan. 11 performance at Phillips Center

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Due to circumstances beyond UFPA’s control, Moscow City Symphony – Russian Philharmonic has cancelled their performance scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at the Phillips Center.

Ticket refunds are available at point of purchase.

UFPA apologizes for any inconvenience this cancellation may cause.

Customers can contact the Phillips Center Box Office by calling 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 1-800-905-2787 (toll-free within Florida), or by visiting during business hours – Monday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.

 

Dala with Tim Shelton and Josh Miller show cancelled, replaced with Shelton solo show

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Due to circumstances beyond UFPA’s control, the Jan. 24 performance of Dala with Tim Shelton and Josh Miller at University Auditorium has been cancelled. A solo performance by Shelton on the same date at Squitieri Studio Theatre will take its place.

Ticket refunds are available at point of purchase.

Those who purchased tickets to Dala with Tim Shelton and Josh Miller and wish to attend Shelton’s solo performance may transfer their tickets at no additional cost.

Customers can contact the Phillips Center Box Office by calling 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 1-800-905-2787 (toll-free within Florida), or by visiting during business hours – Monday through Friday, noon to 6 p.m.

After 12 years as lead singer and guitarist for the successful bluegrass group NewFound Road, Shelton is pursuing a solo career. He recently sang on two tracks of Grammy nominee Eileen Ivers’ upcoming album, and is working with producer Barry Bales (Allison Krauss & Union Station). With his strong songwriting and exquisitely nuanced vocals, Shelton is heading for new musical territory and proving that his range goes far beyond bluegrass.

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Tim Shelton
Friday, January 24, 7:30 p.m.
Squitieri Studio Theatre
Tickets: $35 (UF students: $10)

Websites:
University of Florida Performing Arts: www.performingarts.ufl.edu
Tim Shelton: www.timsheltonmusic.com

To purchase tickets, call the Phillips Center Box Office at 352-392-2787 or 800-905-2787 (toll-free within Florida) or Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 (toll-free). Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Phillips Center Box Office, the University Box Office – O’Connell Center (Gate 1), from any Ticketmaster outlet or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Cash, checks, MasterCard, Discover and Visa are accepted.

UF students may purchase $10 tickets (with a valid student ID) at the Phillips Center Box Office, the University Box Office – O’Connell Center (Gate 1) or by calling 352-392-2787, beginning Tuesday, Oct. 1.

Photos available upon request or by visiting: www.performingarts.ufl.edu/about/press-room/photos/

Performance dates, times and programs are subject to change.

 

 

“Rock of Ages” comes to the Phillips Center, Jan. 10

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The musical “Rock of Ages” comes to the Phillips at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10.

With hit productions in Stockholm, London, Las Vegas and currently on Broadway – the production was nominated for five Tony Awards in 2009. “Rock of Ages” features dozens of classic ’80s rock tunes including “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “We Built This City,” “The Final Countdown,” “Wanted Dead Or Alive,” “Here I Go Again,” “Harden My Heart”, “Can’t Fight This Feeling” and “I Want To Know What Love Is.”

Set in 1987 on the Sunset Strip, “Rock of Ages” tells the story of a small-town girl who meets a big-city dreamer – and in L.A.’s most famous rock club, they fall in love to the greatest songs of the ’80s. This feel-good love story is told through the vintage hits of icon rockers Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, Pat Benatar, Whitesnake, and many more

“Rock of Ages” is directed by Tony Award nominee Kristin Hanggi (“Bare,” “Pussycat Dolls on the Sunset Strip”) and choreographed by Kelly Devine (“Jersey Boys” – associate choreographer), with a book by Chris D’Arienzo (writer and director of the film “Barry Munday”), original arrangements by David Gibbs (Counting Crows, Film: “That Thing You Do”) and the music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations by Ethan Popp (“Tarzan”; Europe: “We Will Rock You”, “Mamma Mia”).

The production features set design by Beowulf Boritt (“Spelling Bee,” “LoveMusik”), costume design by Tony nominee Gregory Gale (“Cyrano,” “The Wedding Singer”), lighting design by Jason Lyons (“The Threepenny Opera”), sound design by Craig Cassidy (“Phantom,” “Mamma Mia”) and projection design is by Zachary Borovay (“A Catered Affair”).

“Rock of Ages” is produced by Phoenix Entertainment.

Tickets go on sale at noon Monday, Nov. 25 for the general public, and at noon, Monday, Dec. 2 for UF students. Call 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 800-905-ARTS (toll free within Florida), or visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu for more information.

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“Rock of Ages”
Friday, January 10, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $45-65 (UF students: $20 – on sale noon Dec. 2)
Phillips Center

Websites:
University of Florida Performing Arts: www.performingarts.ufl.edu
“Rock of Ages”: www.rockofagesontour.com

Photos available upon request or by visiting: www.performingarts.ufl.edu/about/press-room/photos/

To purchase tickets (beginning noon Monday, Nov. 25 for the general public and noon Monday, Dec. 2 for UF students), call the Phillips Center Box Office at 352-392-2787 or 800-905-2787 (toll-free within Florida) or Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 (toll-free). Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Phillips Center Box Office, the University Box Office – O’Connell Center (Gate 1), from any Ticketmaster outlet or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Cash, checks, MasterCard, Discover and Visa are accepted.

Beginning noon Monday, Dec. 2, UF students may purchase $20 tickets (with a valid student ID) at the Phillips Center Box Office, the University Box Office – O’Connell Center (Gate 1) or by calling 352-392-2787, beginning Tuesday, Oct. 1.

Phoenix Entertainment is an established international theatrical producing and management enterprise founded by long time colleagues Stephen Kane and Michael McFadden. Its mission is to develop, produce and present the very finest in touring Broadway musicals and family entertainment. Throughout their three decades of theatrical success and industry partnership, the Phoenix team has delivered thousands of performances of more than 80 live productions on four continents. Phoenix is currently launching Rock of Ages and all new seasons of their critically acclaimed touring productions of Monty Python’s Spamalot and The Color Purple, which follow on the proud touring heels of Gypsy, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and The Pajama Game. Team Phoenix also represents the Korean language productions of Grease and Fame, both enjoying open-ended runs in Seoul. Under the direction of colleague Ellie Chung, their Singapore based affiliate Phoenix Asia Group brings international booking, producing, presenting, classical-artist management and theatrical investment to the collective production and management capabilities of Phoenix Entertainment. www.phoenix-ent.com

Performance dates, times and programs are subject to change.

UFPA Partners Program recipients express gratitude

UFPA’s Partners Program – which distributes tickets to local non-profit charitable organizations – has received praise from many of the program’s beneficiaries this season. The following are some of these responses:

“On behalf of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Central Florida, I want to thank you for your gift. Gifts and opportunities like this go directly to the families staying in our House or staying in the Ronald McDonald Family Room at UF Health Shands Hospital. Thank you for thinking of our families during such a critical time in their lives.  Having the opportunity to forget about the hospital for just a little while is a gift beyond measure!”

“On behalf of the Gainesville-N.FL/S.GA VA HCS patients and staff, we would like to extend our appreciation to you for your donation. Your thoughtfulness reflects the concern that you feel for our Veterans and for the service they provided to all of us while in service to our country.”

“On behalf of the Center for Independent Living of North Central Florida, I would like to thank you for your generous support. It is because of organizations such as the UF Performing Arts Center, that we are able to continue to offer quality program services for our customers, and for that we are truly grateful.”

Click here to learn more about UFPA’s Partners Program.

 

Straight No Chaser returns to Phillips Center, Nov. 22

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A cappella sensation Straight No Chaser (SNC) performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22 at the Phillips Center.

The 10-man ensemble will perform some if its signature holiday repertoire and music from its chart-topping new release “Under the Influence.” SNC’s new album includes the group’s original spin on Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep”; a medley of fun.’s “Some Nights” and “We Are Young”; and the re-imagining of classic songs with the artists who made them famous, including Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Dolly Parton.

“It’s been really great because these legendary artists seemed drawn to the project as another way to have their music heard,” SNC co-founder Randy Stine said.

Formed more than 15 years ago while students at Indiana University, the ensemble has re-grouped to great acclaim, garnering more than 50 million YouTube views to date.

Beginning with its 2008 debut “Holiday Spirits,” which hit No. 4 on Billboard’s Top Holiday Albums chart, SNC has released numerous albums to commercial success, completed a residency at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City and has been featured in television specials including PBS’s “Straight No Chaser – Songs of the Decades.”

Lauded for its unforgettable live performances, SNC was recently recognized as one of Pollstar’s top 50 touring acts. The ensemble performed at the Phillips Center for a Mother’s Day engagement on May, 13 2012 to great acclaim.

“Our audience response to their concert was extraordinary,” UFPA director Michael Blachly said. “Straight No Chaser is one of the best a cappella groups touring today.”

Tickets are on sale and available for this performance. Call 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 800-905-ARTS (toll free within Florida), or visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu for more information.

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Straight No Chaser
Friday, November 22, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $25-45 (UF students: $10)
Phillips Center

Websites:
University of Florida Performing Arts: www.performingarts.ufl.edu
Straight No Chaser: http://www.sncmusic.com/

Photos available upon request or by visiting: www.performingarts.ufl.edu/about/press-room/photos/

To purchase tickets, call the Phillips Center Box Office at 352-392-2787 or 800-905-2787 (toll-free within Florida) or Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 (toll-free). Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Phillips Center Box Office, the University Box Office – O’Connell Center (Gate 1), from any Ticketmaster outlet or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Cash, checks, MasterCard, Discover and Visa are accepted..

UF students may purchase $10 tickets (with a valid student ID) at the Phillips Center Box Office, the University Box Office – O’Connell Center (Gate 1) or by calling 352-392-2787, beginning Tuesday, Oct. 1. Non-UF students may purchase $10 student tickets in the balcony.

Performance dates, times and programs are subject to change.

New Directions Veterans Choir to perform at University Auditorium, Nov. 10

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – New Directions Veterans Choir – which includes formerly homeless U.S. military veterans – brings a message of hope and redemption to Gainesville when it performs at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 at University Auditorium.

“Members of the New Directions Veterans Choir are all heroes in my eyes,” University of Florida Performing Arts director Michael Blachly said. “Several of the choir’s members are military veterans who became homeless due to the various challenges they faced upon return to the United States following their service. The New Directions Center in Southern California gave them hope and purpose to regain control of their lives. This group needs and has earned our respect and support.”

New Directions Veterans Choir broke onto the music scene following an appearance on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” went on to perform at hundreds of high-profile events including the Democratic National Convention and has been featured on NBC Nightly News and E! Entertainment Television.

Both inspiring and entertaining, the ensemble’s repertoire includes renditions of doo-wop, soul, traditional gospel and pop music.

George Hill, founder and director of the choir, spent 12 years homeless after his service and practiced singing in the MacArthur Park tunnels before turning to New Directions. His passion for music became the starting point for New Directions Veterans Choir, and he credits much of his recovery to this outlet for his music.

“Through singing, we hope to let veterans who may be suffering know that there is hope for them,” Hill said.

Tickets are on sale and available for this performance. Call 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 800-905-ARTS (toll free within Florida), or visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu for more information.

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New Directions Veterans Choir
Sunday, November 10, 2 p.m.
Tickets: General admission: $25 (UF students: $10)
University Auditorium

Websites:
University of Florida Performing Arts: www.performingarts.ufl.edu
New Directions Veterans Choir: http://www.newdirectionsinc.org/about_choir.html

Photos available upon request or by visiting: www.performingarts.ufl.edu/about/press-room/photos/

To purchase tickets, call the Phillips Center Box Office at 352-392-2787 or 800-905-2787 (toll-free within Florida) or Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 (toll-free). Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Phillips Center Box Office, from any Ticketmaster outlet or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Cash, checks, MasterCard, Discover and Visa are accepted.

UF students may purchase $10 tickets (with a valid student ID) at the Phillips Center Box Office or by calling 352-392-2787. Non-UF students may purchase $10 student tickets in the balcony.

Performance dates, times and programs are subject to change.

Straight No Chaser, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy among UFPA’s November performances

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida Performing Arts’ November offerings span a vast array of genres, highlighted by the “kings of swing,” Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (Nov. 4), and a cappella superstars Straight No Chaser (Nov. 22), fresh off the release of their hit album “Under the Influence.”

UFPA’s performances span all corners of the globe, including The Manganiyar Seduction (Nov. 6), a unique performance by singers and musicians hailing from the deserts of northern India; Estonian National Symphony Orchestra (Nov. 14); Argentina’s Tango Fire, featuring a history lesson in tango dancing (Nov. 20); and the historic and family-friendly Salzburg Marionette Theatre (Nov. 26, 27, 29), which will feature performances of “The Magic Flute,” “Hansel and Gretel,” “The Sound of Music,” “Alice in Wonderland” and the “Ring Cycle.”

Other November presentations include mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile (Nov. 1, University Auditorium); folk trio Red Molly (Nov. 3, Squitieri Studio Theatre); violinist Benjamin Beilman from Young Concert Artists (Nov. 7, Squitieri Studio Theatre); and the inspirational New Directions Veterans Choir (Nov. 10, University Auditorium), which includes formerly homeless U.S. military veterans, singing songs of hope and redemption.

Student tickets for all November performances are $10. Full event details are listed below.

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Website: University of Florida Performing Arts: www.performingarts.ufl.edu

Photos available upon request or by visiting: www.performingarts.ufl.edu/about/press-room/photos/

To purchase tickets, call the Phillips Center Box Office at 352-392-2787 or 800-905-2787 (toll-free within Florida) or Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 (toll-free). Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Phillips Center Box Office, at the University Box Office located at the O’Connell Center (Gate 1), from any Ticketmaster outlet or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Cash, checks, MasterCard, Discover and Visa are accepted.

Please note: Ticket availability for Red Molly is very limited.

UF students may purchase discounted tickets (with a valid student ID) at the Phillips Center Box Office or by calling 352-392-2787. Non-UF students may purchase discounted student tickets (in the balcony) at the Phillips Center Box Office for select performances. Discounted tickets are supported in part by University of Florida Student Government.

Full event listings:

Chris Thile
Friday, November 1, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $20-35 (UF students: $10)
University Auditorium
Program: http://bit.ly/1fAhZXf
Sponsored by Limerock Road Neighborhood Grill

Red Molly
Sunday, November 3, 2 p.m.
Tickets: $35 (UF students: $10)
Squitieri Studio Theatre
Program: http://bit.ly/GZRCvI

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Monday, November 4, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $20-45 (UF students: $10)
Phillips Center
Program: http://bit.ly/1anBJWE
Sponsored by Business in the Heart of Florida

The Manganiyar Seduction by Roysten Abel
Wednesday, November 6, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $20-45 (UF students: $10)
Phillips Center
Program: http://bit.ly/H1NxGn

Benjamin Beilman, Violin
From Young Concert Artists
Thursday, November 7, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $35 (UF students: $10)
Squitieri Studio Theatre
Program: http://bit.ly/1a9k5Y6

New Directions Veterans Choir
Sunday, November 10, 2 p.m.
Tickets: General admission: $25 (UF students: $10)
University Auditorium
Program: http://bit.ly/19vbRdU

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Nikolai Alexeev, Conductor
Narek Hakhnazaryan, Cello
Thursday, November 14, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $25-50 (UF students: $10)
Phillips Center
Program: http://bit.ly/19vd98F

Tango Fire
Wednesday, November 20, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $25-40 (UF students: $10)
Phillips Center
Program: http://bit.ly/18KMuVO

Straight No Chaser
“Under the Influence”
Friday, November 22, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $25-45 (UF students: $10)
Phillips Center

Salzburg Marionette Theatre
Tuesday-Wednesday, November 26-27, Friday, November 29
Tickets: Adults: $25, Children: $15 (UF students: $10)
Phillips Center

“The Magic Flute” — November 26, 7:30 p.m.
“Hansel and Gretel” — November 27, 2 p.m.
“The Sound of Music — November 27, 7:30 p.m.
“Alice in Wonderland” — November 29, 2 p.m.
“Ring Cycle” — November 29, 7:30 p.m.

 

 

Student tickets for all shows through December on sale now

Student tickets for UFPA’s performances through December 2013 are now on sale.

Student tickets to each performance are $10, except for the musicals Mamma Mia!, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story and Hello Dolly! starring Sally Struthers, which are $20 each. Tickets can be purchased at the Phillips Center Box Office, University Box Office – O’Connell Center or by calling 392-2787. A valid Gator 1 card must be presented.

Upcoming highlights include Scottish Ballet: “A Streetcar Named Desire” (Oct. 10); Diavolo Dance Theater (Oct. 16); Mnozil Brass (Oct. 27); Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (Nov. 4); and Straight No Chaser (Nov. 22).

For more information about student tickets visit http://bit.ly/yU29qE.

Béla Fleck returns to Phillips Center, Sept. 12

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Béla Fleck, Abigail Washburn and Del McCoury Band will perform at the Curtis M. Phillips Center, M.D. for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12.

In a rare collaboration, banjo superstars Fleck and Washburn will play a mix of traditional and original songs they’ve developed together. Aside from her prowess on the banjo, Washburn is a renowned singer and songwriter, while Fleck has been nominated in more categories than anyone in Grammy history, and has won the award 14 times.

The New York Times called Fleck “one of the most accomplished banjo players of his time,” while The Boston Globe said Washburn is “a modern classic.”

“As a legendary Grammy Award winner, Béla Fleck’s talent is in a league all of his own and he is a definite artistic resource for our community,” UFPA director Michael Blachly said. “Having the opportunity to present him with his wife, Abigail Washburn, is a strong instrumental partnership that is unique for our field and special for our audience.”

The evening will also feature a performance by the Del McCoury Band. The legendary McCoury, also a Grammy winner, is a member of the International Bluegrass Hall of Fame and recently celebrated his 50th year in the music industry.

Tickets are on sale and available for this performance. Call 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 800-905-ARTS (toll free within Florida), or visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu for more information. Student tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 30.

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Béla Fleck, Abigail Washburn and Del McCoury Band
Thursday, September 12, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $25-50 (UF students: $10 – available Friday, Sept. 30)
Phillips Center

Websites:
University of Florida Performing Arts: www.performingarts.ufl.edu
Béla Fleck: http://www.belafleck.com/
Abigail Washburn: http://www.abigailwashburn.com/website/
Del McCoury Band: http://www.delmccouryband.com/

Photos available upon request or by visiting:
www.performingarts.ufl.edu/about/press-room/photos/

To purchase tickets, call the Phillips Center Box Office at 352-392-2787 or 800-905-2787 (toll-free within Florida) or Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 (toll-free). Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Phillips Center Box Office, from any Ticketmaster outlet or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Cash, checks, MasterCard, Discover and Visa are accepted.

UF students may purchase $10 tickets (with a valid student ID) at the Phillips Center Box Office or by calling 352-392-2787, beginning Friday, Aug. 30. Non-UF students may purchase $10 student tickets in the balcony.

Performance dates, times and programs are subject to change.

 

Danú performs “Christmas in Ireland” Dec. 17 at the Phillips Center

Acclaimed Irish ensemble Danú – twice named best traditional group by the BBC – presents its Celtic music celebration, “Christmas in Ireland: An Nollaig in Éirinn” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Phillips Center.

Tickets start at $20, and are $10 for UF students.

Called “a vibrant mix of virtuosity, energy and empathy,” by The Washington Post, Danú’s virtuosi includes players on fiddle, flute, button accordion and percussion, coupled with the unforgettable voice of Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh.

Danú takes its audiences on a musical journey to their native Ireland, offering a moving and memorable concert experience. Winners of numerous awards from the BBC and Irish Music Magazine, the ensemble has toured throughout Europe, the Middle East, and North America.

Visit http://bit.ly/1aZDSIo to view the program, and www.performingarts.ufl.edu for more information.

Phillips Center to host re-creation of Katherine Dunham’s controversial ballet “Southland,” July 15-16

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Katherine Dunham’s long-lost ballet “Southland” will be performed by Cleo Parker Robinson Dance at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 15 and Tuesday, July 16 at the Phillips Center.

Once banned in the United States, “Southland” tells the story of a black field hand accused of raping a white woman, and includes a scene depicting his eventual lynching. Despite the ballet’s controversial history, UFPA director Michael Blachly feels it is important to bring the production to Gainesville.

“The National Endowment of the Arts has invested a significant amount of money into the re-construction of this piece which speaks to its relevance and importance,” Blachly said. “The work depicts a difficult time in our country that had deep racial wounds. These are best understood when put into a historical context and not left unseen.”

First performed in Chile in 1951, “Southland” enjoyed a short run in Paris in 1953 before being shelved for nearly six decades. Cleo Parker Robinson Dance finally brought the ballet to the United States with a 2012 premiere in Denver, Colo.

The company is committed to keeping all aspects of the production as close to the original as possible, and assembled an artistic advisory team which includes dance luminaries Julie Belafonte, Ricardo Avalos and Theo Jamison – who all have connections to Katherine Dunham’s dance company.

Tickets are on sale and available for this performance. Call 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 800-905-ARTS (toll free within Florida), or visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu for more information.

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Cleo Parker Robinson Dance’s Southland

Monday-Tuesday, July 15-16, 7:30 p.m.

Phillips Center

Tickets: General admission: $20 (UF students: $10)

Due to a brief historic reenactment of a violent act, this performance is not recommended for children under the age of 12.

Websites:
University of Florida Performing Arts: www.performingarts.ufl.edu

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance: http://cleoparkerdance.org/

Photos available upon request or by visiting:

www.performingarts.ufl.edu/about/press-room/photos/

To purchase tickets, call the Phillips Center Box Office at 352-392-2787 or 800-905-2787 (toll-free within Florida) or Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 (toll-free). Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Phillips Center Box Office, from any Ticketmaster outlet or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Cash, checks, MasterCard, Discover and Visa are accepted.

UF students may purchase $10 tickets (with a valid student ID) at the Phillips Center Box Office or by calling 352-392-2787. Non-UF students may purchase $10 student tickets in the balcony.

Performance dates, times and programs are subject to change.

Tickets for UFPA’s 2013-14 Season go on sale June 24

Tickets for University of Florida Performing Arts’ 2013-14 Season go on sale at noon Monday, June 24.

The season lineup includes six Broadway musicals, violinist Itzhak Perlman, soprano Kathleen Battle, banjoist Béla Fleck and many more. To see the full 2013-14 lineup or for more information, please visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu.

Tickets may be purchased at the Phillips Center by calling (352) 392-2787 or (800) 905-2787, at all Ticketmaster outlets or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com.

Phillips Center to host “The Ultimate Thriller,” a Michael Jackson tribute, July 12

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – “The Ultimate Thriller,” a live Michael Jackson tribute concert, comes to the Phillips Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 12.

Tickets for this performance go on sale Friday, June 7.

“The Ultimate Thriller” is based on Jackson’s “Dangerous” and “Bad” concert tours and features classic hits like “Billie Jean,” “Beat It,” “Black or White” and many others.

The production is supported by an audio consultant and dance experts who worked with Jackson and features four musicians, two background singers, four dancers and Fabio Morda as “Michael.”

“The Ultimate Thriller” has toured worldwide and in some of the most prestigious venues in the United States, including the Red Rocks Amphitheater.

Visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu for more information.

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The Ultimate Thriller

Friday, July 12, 7:30 p.m.

Phillips Center

Tickets: $20-45 (UF students: $10)

Websites:

University of Florida Performing Arts: www.performingarts.ufl.edu

The Ultimate Thriller: http://www.theultimatethriller.com/

Photos available upon request or by visiting:

www.performingarts.ufl.edu/about/press-room/photos/

To purchase tickets, call the Phillips Center Box Office at 352-392-2787 or 800-905-2787 (toll-free within Florida) or Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 (toll-free). Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Phillips Center Box Office, from any Ticketmaster outlet or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Cash, checks, MasterCard, Discover and Visa are accepted.

UF students may purchase $10 tickets (with a valid student ID) at the Phillips Center Box Office or by calling 352-392-2787. Non-UF students may purchase $10 student tickets in the balcony.

Performance dates, times and programs are subject to change.

UFPA announces 2013-14 Season, featuring six renowned musicals

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – On Monday, University of Florida Performing Arts’ Director Michael Blachly announced the 2013-14 Season, which will feature 76 performances from July through April.

UFPA will present six musicals that have been featured on Broadway – Mamma Mia!; Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story; Hello, Dolly! starring Sally Struthers; Man of La Mancha; Memphis; and Million Dollar Quartet.

“We are thrilled to present such a broad range of musicals this season,” Blachly said. “From Broadway classics like Hello, Dolly! and Man of La Mancha, to newer favorites like Memphis and Million Dollar Quartet, our lineup of musicals has something for everyone.”

The 2013-14 Season features some of the music industry’s biggest stars, including violinist Itzhak Perlman, vocalist Kathleen Battle, banjoist Béla Fleck and guitarist Pat Metheny – who boast 54 Grammy awards among them.

Swing revival band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and a cappella superstars Straight No Chaser will perform on the heels of their new albums, while The Irish Rovers pass through on their Farewell Tour and the folk-rock duo Indigo Girls perform with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra.

Several world premieres will grace UFPA’s stages, including Turtle Island Quartet and Nellie McKay; Cuarteto Casals and Manuel Barrueco; Take 6 Project’s a cappella competition; and UF alumna Stella Sung’s new opera The Red Silk Thread, featuring UF Opera Theatre and UF Symphony Orchestra.

UFPA continues to support up and coming artists and will feature revolutionary organist Cameron Carpenter, jazz phenom Jonathan Batiste and three classical performances from Young Concert Artists.

“Part of our mission has always been to support new ideas brought to us by emerging artists, as well as those who are established and creating new works,” Blachly said. “To that end, you’ll find several world premieres on our stages, along with some of today’s brightest performers.”

UFPA’s 2013-14 Season also features the best in dance (including Scottish Ballet: A Streetcar Named Desire, Tango Fire and Pilobolus), jazz (including Billy Childs Jazz-Chamber Ensemble with Dianne Reeves, Kenny Barron’s Platinum Band and An Evening with Branford Marsalis), classical (including Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Moscow City Symphony) and world performances (including The Manganiyar Seduction, Soweto Gospel Choir and Peking Acrobats).

Classic rock will be honored with THE SUMMER OF LOVE CONCERT, featuring music from the Woodstock generation; GET THE LED OUT, known as “The American Led Zeppelin”; and THE HIT MEN … featuring former stars of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

Tickets for the 2013-14 Season go on sale to the public at noon Monday, June 24. For a complete list of the season – including times, dates, venues, prices and event descriptions – please visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu, beginning Tuesday, May 7.

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Website: University of Florida Performing Arts: www.performingarts.ufl.edu

Photos available upon request or by visiting: www.performingarts.ufl.edu/about/press-room/photos/

To purchase tickets, call the Phillips Center Box Office at 352-392-2787 or 800-905-2787 (toll-free within Florida) or Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 (toll-free). Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Phillips Center Box Office, from any Ticketmaster outlet or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Cash, checks, MasterCard, Discover and Visa are accepted.

UF students may purchase discounted tickets (with a valid student ID) at the Phillips Center Box Office or by calling 352-392-2787. Non-UF students may purchase discounted student tickets (in the balcony) at the Phillips Center Box Office for select performances. The first on-sale date for student tickets is Aug. 30 – at which time student tickets for September and October events will be available for purchase.

Sponsors: Baymont Inn & Suites; Best Western Gateway Grand; Blue Water Bay; Business in the Heart of Florida; Business Report of North Central Florida; Carr, Riggs & Ingram; Dharma Endowment Foundation; Gainesville Guardian; Gainesville Health & Fitness; Gainesville Magazine; Sam & Connie Holloway; HOME Magazine; Keith Watson Events; Limerock Road Neighborhood Grill; McGurn Investment Company; North Florida Retirement Village; Oak Hammock at the University of Florida; Plaza Royale Associates; SFI; Charles P. Steinmetz; The Gainesville Sun; Tipple’s Brews; UF&Shands.

 

 

 

 

Monterey Jazz Festival comes to the Phillips Center, April 12

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Celebrate the Monterey Jazz Festival’s legacy at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 12 at the Phillips Center.

Tickets start at $25 and are only $10 for UF students.

Experience the longest continuously running jazz festival in the world as it celebrates its 55th anniversary. From Billie Holiday to Louis Armstrong, the Monterey Jazz Festival’s performers always expand the boundaries of live jazz performance.

This year’s lineup features critically acclaimed, Grammy winning jazz artists, including vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater, bassist and musical director Christian McBride, pianist Benny Green, drummer Lewis Nash, saxophonist Chris Potter and trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire.

To view the program for this performance, visit http://bit.ly/X5KkMc.

Tickets are on sale and available for this performance. Call 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 800-905-ARTS (toll free within Florida), or visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu for more information.

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Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour: 55th Anniversary

Friday, April 12, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $25-35 ($10 for UF students)

Phillips Center

Sponsors: Best Western Gateway Grand and UF&Shands

Websites:
University of Florida Performing Arts: www.performingarts.ufl.edu

Monterey Jazz Festival: http://www.montereyjazzfestival.org/2013/on-tour

Photos available upon request or by visiting: http://performingarts.ufl.edu/about/press-room/photos/

To Purchase tickets, call the Phillips Center Box Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 800-905-ARTS (toll-free within Florida) or call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 (toll-free). Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Phillips Center Box Office, the University Box Office at the University of Florida Reitz Union or from any Ticketmaster outlet, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Cash, checks, MasterCard, Discover and Visa are accepted.

UF students may purchase $10 tickets (with a valid student ID) at the Phillips Center Box Office and the University Box Office at the Reitz Union, or by calling 352-392-ARTS (2787). Non-UF students may purchase discounted student tickets (in the balcony) at the Phillips Center Box Office.

For interviews and other press inquiries, please contact Todd Taylor at 352-273-2483 or ttaylor@performingarts.ufl.edu.

Performance dates, times and programs are subject to change.

UFPA presents 10 April performances

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida Performing Arts will present 10 performances in April, highlighted by the Tony-winning production of the musical “HAIR” on April 8 and VOCA PEOPLE, a thrilling a cappella musical adventure on April 11.

Jazz titans Dee Dee Bridgewater, Christian McBride, Benny Green, Lewis Nash, Chris Potter and Ambrose Akinmusire unite for the Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour: 55th Anniversary on April 12, while NINETY MILES featuring Stefon Harris, Nicholas Payton and David Sanchez pools young jazz talent for a Cuban-American sound on April 27 at Squitieri Studio Theatre.

UFPA’s classical programming for April features Young Concert Artist Paul Huang, April 3 at Squitieri Studio Theatre, and the collaboration of acclaimed trumpeter Alison Balsom and the world-renowned Scottish Ensemble on April 13 at University Auditorium.

Rounding out the month will be writer/performer Charlie Ross’ “One-Man Star Wars™ Trilogy,” April 16-20, Squitieri Studio Theatre; British singer/songwriter Al Stewart, April 20, University Auditorium; and a pre-recorded Specticast presentation of Mikhail Glinka’s “Ruslan and Lyudmila.”

Tickets range from $15-50, depending on the show. All performances are at the Phillips Center, unless otherwise noted.

UF student tickets are currently on sale and available for $10 to all April shows with the exception of “HAIR,” which is $15.

For more information on performances or ticket prices call 352-392-2787 or visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu.

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Website:
University of Florida Performing Arts: www.performingarts.ufl.edu

Photos are available upon request or by visiting:

www.performingarts.ufl.edu/about/press-room/photos/

To purchase tickets, call the Phillips Center Box Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 800-905-ARTS (toll-free within Florida) or call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 (toll-free).  Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Phillips Center Box Office, the University Box Office at the University of Florida Reitz Union or from any Ticketmaster outlet, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Cash, checks, MasterCard, Discover and Visa are accepted.

UF students may purchase discounted tickets (with a valid student ID) at the Phillips Center Box Office and the University Box Office at the Reitz Union, or by calling 352-392-ARTS (2787). Non-UF students may purchase discounted student tickets (in the balcony) for most shows at the Phillips Center Box Office.

For interviews and other press inquiries, please contact Todd Taylor at 352-273-2483 or ttaylor@performingarts.ufl.edu.

 

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Young Concert Artist: Paul Huang, Violin

Wednesday, April 3, 7:30 p.m.

Squitieri Studio Theatre

 

Simone Dinnerstein and Tift Merritt – Night

Friday, April 5, 8 p.m.

Squitieri Studio Theatre

 

HAIR

Monday, April 8, 7:30 p.m.

Sponsored by HOME Magazine

 

VOCA PEOPLE

Thursday, April 11, 7:30 p.m.

 

Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour: 55th Anniversary

Friday, April 12, 7:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Best Western Gateway Grand and UF&Shands

 

 

Alison Balsom & Scottish Ensemble

Saturday, April 13, 7:30 p.m.

University Auditorium

Sponsored by UF&Shands

 

Pre-recorded Specticast presentation

Mukhail Glinka’s “Ruslan and Lyudmila”

Sunday, April 14, 3 p.m.

In Russian with English subtitles. Running time: 135 minutes

 

One-Man Star Wars™ Trilogy

Tuesday – Friday, April 16-19, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 20, 2 & 7:30 p.m.

Squitieri Studio Theatre

 

Al Stewart

Saturday, April 20, 7:30 p.m.

University Auditorium

 

NINETY MILES featuring Stefon Harris, Nicholas Payton & David Sanchez

Saturday, April 27, 7:30 p.m.

University Auditorium

*All performances at the Phillips Center unless otherwise noted

Performance dates, times and programs are subject to change.

April 5 performance of “Night” has been relocated to Squitieri Studio Theatre

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Simone Dinnerstein and Tift Merritt’s “Night” has been relocated to Squitieri Studio Theatre to enhance the show’s acoustic and aesthetic value, and to provide a more intimate setting. The performance will start at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 5.

Tickets with University Auditorium listed as the venue will be accepted and no exchange is necessary.

Customers can contact the Phillips Center Box Office for more information by calling 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 1-800-905-2787 (toll-free within Florida), or by visiting during business hours – Monday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.

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Simone Dinnerstein and Tift Merritt – Night

Friday, April 5, 8 p.m.

Squitieri Studio Theatre

Chick Corea and Béla Fleck collaboration highlights UFPA’s March events

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida Performing Arts will present 13 performances in March, highlighted by a Chick Corea and Béla Fleck collaboration on March 20 and a free film screening of “The Last Flight of Petr Ginz” on March 28.

Corea and Fleck return to the Phillips Center – with a combined 34 Grammy Awards – for this historic duet between piano and banjo.

Free tickets for the screening of “The Last Flight of Petr Ginz” will be available noon March 28 from the Phillips Center Box Office. The film highlights the life of a Jewish boy who wrote novels and short stories; produced drawings and paintings; and edited a magazine before perishing at Auschwitz.

UFPA’s March schedule features strong classical programming, including Italy’s Interpreti Veneziani, March 5, University Auditorium;  England’s Academy of St Martin in the Fields, March 13; and from Germany – Leipzig String Quartet, March 17, University Auditorium and Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, March 23.

The public can vote on which Beethoven program the Leipzig String Quartet will play by casting their ballot at http://bit.ly/TvSNUy. Voting closes March 11.

Other March performances include Irish quintet Lúnasa, March 1, University Auditorium; Apollo’s Fire’s musical voyage “Come to the River,” March 3, University Auditorium; a pre-recorded Specticast presentation of George Bizet’s “Carmen”; folk superstars David Holt and Josh Goforth, March 21, Squitieri Studio Theatre; New York’s Mark Morris Dance Group, March 22; legendary guitarists John Williams and John Etheridge, March 24, University Auditorium; and One Night of Queen, performed by Gary Mullen and The Works, March 30.

Tickets range from $15-50, depending on the show. All performances are at the Phillips Center, unless otherwise noted.

UF student tickets are currently on sale and available for $10 to all March shows with the exception of Academy of St Martin in the Fields and Chick Corea and Béla Fleck, which are $15, and “The Last Flight of Petr Ginz,” which is a free event.

For more information on performances or ticket prices call 352-392-2787 or visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu.

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Website:
University of Florida Performing Arts: www.performingarts.ufl.edu

Photos are available upon request or by visiting:

www.performingarts.ufl.edu/about/press-room/photos/

To purchase tickets, call the Phillips Center Box Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 800-905-ARTS (toll-free within Florida) or call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 (toll-free).  Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Phillips Center Box Office, the University Box Office at the University of Florida Reitz Union or from any Ticketmaster outlet, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Cash, checks, MasterCard, Discover and Visa are accepted.

UF students may purchase discounted tickets (with a valid student ID) at the Phillips Center Box Office and the University Box Office at the Reitz Union, or by calling 352-392-ARTS (2787). Non-UF students may purchase discounted student tickets (in the balcony) for most shows at the Phillips Center Box Office.

For interviews and other press inquiries, please contact Todd Taylor at 352-273-2483 or ttaylor@performingarts.ufl.edu.

Events*

Lúnasa

Friday, March 1, 7:30 p.m.

University Auditorium

Sponsored by Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC

 

Apollo’s Fire – Come to the River

Sunday, March 3, 2 p.m.

University Auditorium

 

Interpreti Veneziani

Tuesday, March 5, 7:30 p.m.

University Auditorium

Sponsored by Plaza Royale Associates LLC

 

Georges Bizet’s Carmen

Specticast pre-recorded presentation

Sunday, March 10, 3 p.m.

 

Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Inon Barnatan, Piano

Alisa Weilerstein, Cello

Wednesday, March 13, 7:30 p.m.

 

Leipzig String Quartet

Sunday, March 17, 2 p.m.

University Auditorium

 

Chick Corea and Béla Fleck

Wednesday, March 20, 7:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Limerock Road

 

David Holt and Josh Goforth

Thursday, March 21, 7:30 p.m.

Squitieri Studio Theatre

 

Mark Morris Dance Group

Friday, March 22, 7:30 p.m.

 

Beethoven Orchestra Bonn

Stefan Blunier, General Music Director

Louis Lortie, Piano

Saturday, March 23, 7:30 p.m.

 

John Williams and John Etheridge, Guitars

Sunday, March 24, 7:30 p.m.

University Auditorium

 

“The Last Flight of Petr Ginz”

Free event

Thursday, March 28, 6:30 p.m.

 

One Night of Queen

Performed by Gary Mullen and The Works

Saturday, March 30, 7:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Gainesville Today

 

*All performances at the Phillips Center unless otherwise noted

Performance dates, times and programs are subject to change.

Bob Graham Center presents free screening of award-winning Holocaust documentary at the Phillips Center, March 28

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Bob Graham Center for Public Service will screen the award-winning documentary film “The Last Flight of Petr Ginz” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28 at the Phillips Center.

Free general admission tickets will be available beginning at noon the day of the event from the Phillips Center Box Office only. Limit four per person.

The film, which is a joint production of Wake Forest University and the University of Florida, tells the story of Petr Ginz, a child from Prague who perished during the Holocaust. The film opens a window into Ginz’s life through his artwork, novels, short stories and magazine articles, and the journey he made from child to young adult, from innocence to the painful awareness of inhumanity.

The pre-program will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the 53-minute film and concluding with a 30-minute panel discussion led by UF professor and the film’s co-director Dr. Churchill Roberts. Sydney Taussig – one of the few survivors of Terezin who knew Ginz and lived in the same barrack – will also participate in the panel discussion. Taussig was responsible for hiding and saving the magazine “Vedem,” which Ginz edited.

“Petr Ginz’s story is that of a remarkable child whose life is engulfed by the Holocaust,” Graham Center director David Colburn said. “Instead of being overwhelmed by it, he manages to persevere and continue his interests in life and in knowledge. The Graham Center co-sponsored this program because we think everyone should know his story.”

Precocious and filled with intellectual curiosity, Ginz was a gifted writer and artist who captured the inhumanities of war with surprising maturity, objectivity and even humor. By the time of his death at age 16, he had penned five novels, a diary and an underground newspaper in Terezín, and had produced hundreds of drawings and paintings.

Hailed by the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival Program as an “an exhilarating, moving documentary,” “The Last Flight of Petr Ginz” is a story of celebration as well as tragedy, a testament to how a boy’s wonder and creative expression represent the best of what makes us human.

The program is co-sponsored by the Bob Graham Center for Public Service, University of Florida Performing Arts, UF’s Center for Jewish Studies, the College of Journalism and Communications, UF’s Jewish Student Union, Hillel and ACCENT Speaker’s Bureau.

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The Last Flight of Petr Ginz

Thursday, March 28, 6:30 p.m.

Phillips Center

Free general admission tickets will be available beginning at noon the day of the event from the Phillips Center Box Office only. Limit four per person.

Pre-program at 6:30 p.m. 53-minute film begins at 7 p.m., followed by a 30-minute panel discussion led by UF professor and the film’s co-director Dr. Churchill Roberts.

Websites:        

The Last Flight of Petr Ginz: http://www.petrginz.com/?page_id=106

Bob Graham Center: http://www.bobgrahamcenter.ufl.edu/

Peter Ginz Study Guide: http://www.un.org/en/holocaustremembrance/2012/educational_petrginz.shtml

Photos available upon request or by visiting: http://performingarts.ufl.edu/about/press-room/photos/

For interviews and other press inquiries, please contact Shelby Taylor at sheladk9@ufl.edu or 352-273-1086 Todd Taylor at 352-273-2483 or ttaylor@performingarts.ufl.edu.

Performance dates, times and programs are subject to change.

Academy of St Martin in the Fields performs at Phillips Center, March 13

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – London’s Academy of St Martin in the Fields – widely regarded as one of the world’s finest chamber orchestras – performs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 at the Phillips Center.

Tickets start at $30 and are only $15 for UF students.

Academy of St Martin in the Fields has an enthusiasm for fresh, brilliant interpretation of the world’s most loved classical music. The ensemble is known for its polished and refined sound, rooted in outstanding musicianship. The Academy performs some 100 concerts each year and is the first and only orchestra to be honored with the Queen’s Award for Export. Working without a conductor, the Academy continues to dazzle audiences.

Pianist Inon Barnatan – winner of an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and cellist Alisa Weilerstein – a MacArthur Foundation Fellow, join the orchestra for this performance.

To view the program for this performance, visit http://bit.ly/URFIs7.

Tickets are on sale and available for this performance. Call 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 800-905-ARTS (toll free within Florida), or visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu for more information.

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Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

Inon Barnatan, Piano

Alisa Weilerstein, Cello

Wednesday, March 13, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $30-50 (UF students: $15)

Website:
University of Florida Performing Arts: www.performingarts.ufl.edu

Academy of St Martin in the Fields: http://www.asmf.org/

Photos available upon request or by visiting: http://performingarts.ufl.edu/about/press-room/photos/

To Purchase tickets, call the Phillips Center Box Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 800-905-ARTS (toll-free within Florida) or call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 (toll-free). Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Phillips Center Box Office, the University Box Office at the University of Florida Reitz Union or from any Ticketmaster outlet, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Cash, checks, MasterCard, Discover and Visa are accepted.

UF students may purchase $15 tickets (with a valid student ID) at the Phillips Center Box Office and the University Box Office at the Reitz Union, or by calling 352-392-ARTS (2787). Non-UF students may purchase discounted student tickets (in the balcony) at the Phillips Center Box Office.

For interviews and other press inquiries, please contact Todd Taylor at 352-273-2483 or ttaylor@performingarts.ufl.edu.

Performance dates, times and programs are subject to change.

Audience will pick Leipzig String Quartet’s Beethoven program for March 17 performance

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The audience will choose which Beethoven program the Leipzig String Quartet will play at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17 at University Auditorium.

Voters can choose one early, one mid and one late Beethoven quartet by visiting http://bit.ly/TvSNUy and casting their ballot by March 11. The results will determine the program for the March 17 performance.

Tickets start at $20 and are only $10 for UF students.

Widely acclaimed as one of the most exciting string quartets on the international chamber music scene, the Leipzig String Quartet has garnered the attention of critics and audiences worldwide with its distinctly dark timbre and meticulously sculpted interpretations of a widely varied repertoire. The New York Times said of the quartet, “if there is a Leipzig sound, this is it!”

Tickets are on sale and available for this performance. Call 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 800-905-ARTS (toll free within Florida), or visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu for more information.

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Leipzig String Quartet

Sunday, March 17, 2 p.m.

University Auditorium

Tickets: $20-30 (UF students: $10)

Website:
University of Florida Performing Arts: www.performingarts.ufl.edu

Leipzig String Quartet: www.leipzigquartet.com

Photos available upon request or by visiting: http://performingarts.ufl.edu/about/press-room/photos/

To Purchase tickets, call the Phillips Center Box Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 800-905-ARTS (toll-free within Florida) or call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 (toll-free). Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Phillips Center Box Office, the University Box Office at the University of Florida Reitz Union or from any Ticketmaster outlet, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Cash, checks, MasterCard, Discover and Visa are accepted.

UF students may purchase $10 tickets (with a valid student ID) at the Phillips Center Box Office and the University Box Office at the Reitz Union, or by calling 352-392-ARTS (2787). Non-UF students may purchase discounted student tickets (in the balcony) at the Phillips Center Box Office.

For interviews and other press inquiries, please contact Todd Taylor at 352-273-2483 or ttaylor@performingarts.ufl.edu.

Performance dates, times and programs are subject to change.

 

 

Kodo returns to Phillips Center, Feb. 28

Japanese drumming troupe Kodo will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 at the Phillips Center.

Tickets start at $20 (only $10 for students).

Through its One Earth Tour, Kodo continues to bring the sound of the Japanese drum to the ears of the world and was recently nominated for an International Emmy Award for its collaboration with Blue Man Group. The Boston Globe said, “Indeed, if there is such a thing as perfection in music, Kodo comes as near to it as any group in the world.”

Click here to view the program or visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu for more information.

Vienna Boys Choir to perform at Phillips Center, Feb. 13

GAINESVILLE, Fla.- The historic Vienna Boys Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 at the Phillips Center.

Tickets start at $20 and are only $10 for UF students.

The choir’s repertoire includes everything from medieval to contemporary and experimental music. With roots dating back to the 15th century, the choir is comprised of roughly 100 members between the ages of 10 and 14, and is broken into four choirs which perform around 300 concerts per year worldwide – splitting time between performances and school.

The Fort Worth Star Telegram said, “the Vienna Boys Choir is a world treasure, not just an Austrian one,” while the Seattle Post-Intelligencer called them “a superb musical ensemble… [with] clarion sound.”

To view the program for this performance, visit http://bit.ly/UD0Q45.

Tickets are on sale and available for this performance. Call 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 800-905-ARTS (toll free within Florida), or visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu for more information.

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Vienna Boys Choir

Wednesday, February 13, 7:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Sam & Connie Holloway

Tickets: $20-45 (UF students: $10)

Website:
University of Florida Performing Arts: www.performingarts.ufl.edu

Vienna Boys Choir: http://bit.ly/IrYD26

Photos available upon request or by visiting: http://performingarts.ufl.edu/about/press-room/photos/

To Purchase tickets, call the Phillips Center Box Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 800-905-ARTS (toll-free within Florida) or call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 (toll-free). Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Phillips Center Box Office, the University Box Office at the University of Florida Reitz Union or from any Ticketmaster outlet, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Cash, checks, MasterCard, Discover and Visa are accepted.

UF students may purchase $10 tickets (with a valid student ID) at the Phillips Center Box Office and the University Box Office at the Reitz Union, or by calling 352-392-ARTS (2787). Non-UF students may purchase discounted student tickets (in the balcony) at the Phillips Center Box Office.

For interviews and other press inquiries, please contact Todd Taylor at 352-273-2483 or ttaylor@performingarts.ufl.edu.

Performance dates, times and programs are subject to change.

Final UFPA student ticket on sale date Friday, Feb. 1

Student tickets for the remaining performances of University of Florida Performing Arts’ 2012-13 Season go on sale Friday, Feb. 1. Performances included in this on sale period are Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre (Feb. 19); Chick Corea and Béla Fleck (March 20); and the Broadway musical “HAIR” (April 8).

Student tickets are $10 or $15, depending on show, and may be purchased in person with your valid Gator1 card at the Phillips Center Box Office or University Box Office (located in Reitz Union), or by calling 352-392-2787 or 800-905-2787. Visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu for more information.

The Chieftains return to the Phillips Center, Feb. 10

GAINESVILLE, Fla.- Paddy Maloney, The Chieftains and special guests will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10 at the Phillips Center.

Fresh off their 50th anniversary world tour, the six-time Grammy award winners return to Gainesville for the second stop on a 28-date U.S. tour.

“We are re-energized and more excited than ever to tour the United States,” said Moloney, The Chieftains’ founder and leader. “I feel that the upcoming tour could hold some of our most exciting shows to date. The band is at the height of performing and the shows are bigger and better than ever.”

The Chieftains have been honored in their own country by officially being named Ireland’s Musical Ambassadors and their music remains as fresh and relevant as it was when they first began.

The band achieved the highest Billboard debut of its career in 2012 with Voice of Ages, which Rolling Stone called “killer” and Billboard hailed as “momentous.”

Tickets are on sale and available for this performance. Call 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 800-905-ARTS (toll free within Florida), or visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu for more information.

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Paddy Moloney

THE CHIEFTAINS

and special guests

Sunday, February 10, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $25-50 (UF students: $10)

Website:
University of Florida Performing Arts: www.performingarts.ufl.edu

The Chieftains: http://www.thechieftains.com/main/

Photos available upon request or by visiting: http://performingarts.ufl.edu/about/press-room/photos/

To Purchase tickets, call the Phillips Center Box Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 800-905-ARTS (toll-free within Florida) or call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 (toll-free). Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Phillips Center Box Office, the University Box Office at the University of Florida Reitz Union or from any Ticketmaster outlet, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Cash, checks, MasterCard, Discover and Visa are accepted.

UF students may purchase $10 tickets (with a valid student ID) at the Phillips Center Box Office and the University Box Office at the Reitz Union, or by calling 352-392-ARTS (2787). Non-UF students may purchase discounted student tickets (in the balcony) at the Phillips Center Box Office.

For interviews and other press inquiries, please contact Todd Taylor at 352-273-2483 or ttaylor@performingarts.ufl.edu.

Performance dates, times and programs are subject to change.

 

UFPA to host 19 February performances, including country legend Merle Haggard

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida Performing Arts will host 19 performances in February featuring a wide range of genres, including dance, Broadway, classical, world, gospel, country and folk.

Artists performing include the California and Montreal Guitar Trios (Feb. 1, University Auditorium); Canadian-folk trio Good Lovelies (Feb. 2 and 3, Squitieri Studio Theatre); The King’s Singers and Seán Curran Company (Feb. 8);  country legend Merle Haggard (Feb. 9); Paddy Moloney and The Chieftains (Feb. 10); Vienna Boys Choir (Feb. 13); Indian Ink Theatre Company’s “Guru of Chai”(Feb 14-16, Squitieri Studio Theatre); and “Hooray for Hollywood” (Feb. 15), featuring a nostalgic journey through the most popular musicals and movies of the last 50 years.

Jazz fans will be treated to the recreation of a night at Birdland Jazz Club with LIVE AT BIRDLAND (Feb. 16, University Auditorium) featuring a dynamic new ensemble of New York City’s finest musicians; followed by a Specticast pre-recorded presentation of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Attila” (Feb. 17); and folk icon John McCutcheon (Feb. 17, Squitieri Studio Theatre).

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will perform new productions and classics such as “Revelations” (Feb. 19). Experience the power of Ailey and see for yourself why this extraordinary company is hailed as America’s cultural ambassador to the world.

Rounding out February’s lineup are Dark Star Orchestra (Feb. 22); Creole Choir of Cuba (Feb. 26); Young Concert Artist: MiXt (Feb. 27); and finally, come explore the limitless possibilities of the taiko (Japanese drum) with Kodo (Feb. 28).

Ticket prices range from $15-50 for reserved seating, depending on the show.

UF student tickets are currently on sale and available for $10 to most shows.

For more information on performances or ticket prices call 352-392-2787 or visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu.

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Website:
University of Florida Performing Arts: www.performingarts.ufl.edu

Photos are available upon request or by visiting: www.performingarts.ufl.edu/about/press-room/photos/

To purchase tickets, call the Phillips Center Box Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 800-905-ARTS (toll-free within Florida) or call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 (toll-free).  Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Phillips Center Box Office, the University Box Office at the University of Florida Reitz Union or from any Ticketmaster outlet, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Cash, checks, MasterCard, Discover and Visa are accepted.

UF students may purchase discounted tickets (with a valid student ID) at the Phillips Center Box Office and the University Box Office at the Reitz Union, or by calling 352-392-ARTS (2787). Non-UF students may purchase discounted student tickets (in the balcony) for most shows at the Phillips Center Box Office.

For interviews and other press inquiries, please contact Todd Taylor at 352-273-2483 or ttaylor@performingarts.ufl.edu.

Events*

California Guitar Trio and Montreal Guitar Trio

Friday, February 1, 7:30 p.m.

University Auditorium

Good Lovelies

Saturday, February 2, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 3, 2 p.m.

Squitieri Studio Theatre

The King’s Singers and Seán Curran Company

Friday, February 8, 7:30 p.m.

Merle Haggard

Saturday, February 9, 7:30 p.m.

The Chieftains with Paddy Moloney

Sunday, February 10, 7:30 p.m.

Vienna Boys Choir

Wednesday, February 13, 7:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Holloway Financial Services

Indian Ink Theatre Company – Guru of Chai

Thursday – Saturday, February 14-16, 7:30 p.m.

Squitieri Studio Theatre

Hooray for Hollywood

Friday, February 15, 7:30 p.m.

Sponsored by North Florida Retirement Village

LIVE AT BIRDLAND

Featuring the Birdland Big Band

Directed by Tommy Igoe

Saturday, February 16, 7:30 p.m.

University Auditorium

John McCutcheon

Sunday, February 17, 2 p.m.

Squitieri Studio Theatre

Giuseppe Verdi’s Attila

Sunday, February 17, 3 p.m.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Robert Battle, Artistic Director

Masazumi Chaya, Associate Artistic Director

Tuesday, February 19, 7:30 p.m.

Sponsored by UF&Shands

DARK STAR ORCHESTRA

Continuing the Grateful Dead Concert Experience

Friday, February 22, 7:30 p.m.

Creole Choir of Cuba

Tuesday, February 26, 7:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Lowry Financial Advisors, Inc.

Young Concert Artist: MiXt

Wednesday, February 27, 7:30 p.m.

Squitieri Studio Theatre

Kodo – One Earth Tour 2013: Legend

Thursday, February 28, 7:30 p.m.

*All performances at the Phillips Center unless otherwise noted

Performance dates, times and programs are subject to change.

MOMIX returns to Phillips Center, Jan. 24

GAINESVILLE, Fla.-  MOMIX returns to the Phillips Center at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 at the Phillips Center with a performance of the critically-acclaimed work Botanica.

The company has been featured in film and television, including national commercial campaigns for Hanes and Target. The Philadelphia Inquirer said of MOMIX director Moses Pendleton: “his inventiveness and artistry far surpass the popular Cirque du Soleil.”

This production displays dance at its most organic and inventive. With costumes, projections, custom-made props, puppetry and a score ranging from birdsong to Vivaldi, Botanica showcases the endlessly renewable energy of the company’s performers.

For 30 years, MOMIX – under the direction of Moses Pendleton – has been celebrated internationally for its ability to conjure up a world of surrealistic images using props, light, shadow, humor and the human body.

Tickets are on sale and available for this performance. Call 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 800-905-ARTS (toll free within Florida), or visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu for more information.

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Momix – Botanica

Thursday, January 24, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $25-40 (UF students: $10)

Websites:
University of Florida Performing Arts: www.performingarts.ufl.edu

MOMIX: http://www.mosespendleton.com/

Program: http://bit.ly/WAjqML

Photos available upon request or by visiting: http://performingarts.ufl.edu/about/press-room/photos/

To Purchase tickets, call the Phillips Center Box Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 800-905-ARTS (toll-free within Florida) or call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 (toll-free). Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Phillips Center Box Office, the University Box Office at the University of Florida Reitz Union or from any Ticketmaster outlet, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Cash, checks, MasterCard, Discover and Visa are accepted.

UF students may purchase $10 tickets (with a valid student ID) at the Phillips Center Box Office and the University Box Office at the Reitz Union. Non-UF students may purchase discounted student tickets (in the balcony) at the Phillips Center Box Office.

For interviews and other press inquiries, please contact Todd Taylor at 352-273-2483 or ttaylor@performingarts.ufl.edu.

Performance dates, times and programs are subject to change.

UFPA to host annual fundraising Gala on Jan. 26

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Performing Arts hosts its annual Fundraising Gala – Big Fun on the Bayou – from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Phillips Center.

The annual event is UFPA’s largest fundraiser of the year and helps fund all of its programs, including outreach. Signature cocktails and a gourmet dinner will be provided by Blue Water Bay, and decorations will be supplied by Keith Watson Productions. Music, dancing, a silent auction and much more will make for a memorable evening with a Bayou theme.

Tickets for Big Fun on the Bayou are $200 each ($175 if bought before Nov. 26) and can be purchased by calling 352-273-2480 or visiting http://bit.ly/PXapel. Sponsorship opportunities for the Gala are also available.

For $300, get your Gala ticket and become a Lagniappe Club Member to join us on January 10, 2013 for the exclusive Beignet Bash in a private home where you’ll enjoy food and beverages and preview Gala ambiance.

UFPA, a not-for-profit organization, was recently named 2011 Best Overall Small Business at the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Awards.

For more information about UFPA, visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu.

Acclaimed U.K. dance company makes U.S. premiere at Phillips Center, Jan. 19

GAINESVILLE, Fla.-  Motionhouse, one of the United Kingdom’s leading dance companies, will make its U.S. premiere at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Phillips Center with a performance of the critically-acclaimed work Scattered.

“We welcome the opportunity to present new works and premieres on our stages and under our auspices,” UFPA director Michael Blachly said. “Motionhouse comes highly recommended and their involvement in the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympics makes this a great company to share with our audience.”

Scattered combines Motionhouse’s trademark highly-physical style and mesmerizing imagery in a unique interaction between film and live performance. Using projection technology, daring dancing, a breathtaking set, aerial harnesses and bungees, the dancers plunge into an ocean, wrestle a raging tide and slide on an avalanche to a frozen landscape of arctic beauty.

“We create startling, passionate dance theatre,” Motionhouse artistic director Kevin Finnan said. “Our performances are rooted in dance but draw on theatre, circus, acrobatics and film to create works that make audience members think and feel. We pride ourselves on producing shows of outstanding quality that are accessible and enjoyable for all.”

Finnan was recently appointed choreographer and movement director for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, which was viewed by a worldwide audience of one billion.

Tickets are on sale and available for this performance. Call 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 800-905-ARTS (toll free within Florida), or visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu for more information.

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Motionhouse – Scattered

Saturday, January 19, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $15-35 (UF students: $10)

Website:
University of Florida Performing Arts: www.performingarts.ufl.edu

Motionhouse: http://www.motionhouse.co.uk/

Program: http://bit.ly/VPIjOf

Photos available upon request or by visiting: http://performingarts.ufl.edu/about/press-room/photos/

To Purchase tickets, call the Phillips Center Box Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 800-905-ARTS (toll-free within Florida) or call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 (toll-free). Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Phillips Center Box Office, the University Box Office at the University of Florida Reitz Union or from any Ticketmaster outlet, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Cash, checks, MasterCard, Discover and Visa are accepted.

UF students may purchase $10 tickets (with a valid student ID) at the Phillips Center Box Office and the University Box Office at the Reitz Union. Non-UF students may purchase discounted student tickets (in the balcony) at the Phillips Center Box Office.

For interviews and other press inquiries, please contact Todd Taylor at 352-273-2483 or ttaylor@performingarts.ufl.edu.

Performance dates, times and programs are subject to change.

 

Merle Haggard to perform Feb. 9 at the Phillips Center

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Country music legend Merle Haggard will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Phillips Center.

Tickets go on sale at noon Friday, Dec. 21.

Widely regarded as country music’s greatest living recording artist, Haggard has 40 No. 1 country hits to his credit and has won Grammy, CMA and ACM awards. He remains the only California-born artist inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Haggard’s countless hits include Mama Tried, Are the Good Times Really Over, Workin’ Man Blues, That’s the Way Love Goes, Bar Room Buddies, I’m a Lonesome Fugitive, Branded Man, Sing Me Back Home, Hungry Eyes and Okie from Muskogee.

Tickets may be purchased by calling the Phillips Center Box Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 800-905-ARTS (toll-free within Florida), or by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 (toll-free). Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Phillips Center Box Office, the University Box Office (in the Reitz Union), from any Ticketmaster outlet, or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

The Phillips Center Box Office will be closed from Sunday, Dec. 23 through Tuesday, Jan. 1.

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Merle Haggard

Saturday, Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $36-66

Phillips Center

Websites:
University of Florida Performing Arts: www.performingarts.ufl.edu

Merle Haggard : http://merlehaggard.com/

Photos available upon request or by visiting: http://performingarts.ufl.edu/about/press-room/photos/

To Purchase tickets, call the Phillips Center Box Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 800-905-ARTS (toll-free within Florida) or call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 (toll-free). Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Phillips Center Box Office, the University Box Office at the University of Florida Reitz Union or from any Ticketmaster outlet, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Cash, checks, MasterCard, Discover and Visa are accepted.

For interviews and other press inquiries, please contact Todd Taylor at 352-273-2483 or ttaylor@performingarts.ufl.edu.

Performance dates, times and programs are subject to change.

Fazil Say cancels Jan. 6 performance at University Auditorium

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Due to circumstances beyond UFPA’s control, Fazil Say has cancelled his piano recital scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 at University Auditorium. The concert will not be rescheduled for the 2012-13 season.

Ticket refunds are available at point of purchase.

UFPA apologizes for any inconvenience this cancellation may cause.

Customers can contact the Phillips Center Box Office by calling 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 1-800-905-2787 (toll-free within Florida), or by visiting during business hours – Monday through Friday, noon to 6 p.m.

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$10 student tickets for Jan. and Feb. shows on sale now

Gainesville, Fla. – UF student tickets for UFPA’s January and February performances are now on sale. Tickets are only $10 for each of the 22 performances and can be purchased with a Gator1 Card by calling 392-2787 or visiting the Phillips Center or University Box Office (located in the Reitz Student Union).

UFPA presents some of the world’s best dance companies during this on-sale period, including U.K.’s Motionhouse, who will perform the U.S. premiere of “Scattered” on Jan. 19; MOMIX, who will perform “Botanica” on Jan. 24; and Alvin Ailey Dance Theater (Feb. 19), who The New York Times called, “possibly the most successful modern dance company on the planet.”

On Feb. 15, Hooray for Hollywood takes a journey through the most popular musicals and films of the past 50 years, while the Dark Star Orchestra recreates Grateful Dead classics on Feb. 22.

The slate of UFPA’s January and February performances spans across virtually every genre including jazz (Live at Birdland, Feb. 16), classical (Fazil Say, Jan. 6), world (Creole Choir of Cuba, Feb. 26 and Kodo, Feb. 28), theatre (You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!, Jan 8-12 and Guru of Chai, Feb. 14-16), vocal (Vienna Boys Choir, Feb. 13), folk (Good Lovelies, Feb. 2-3), pre-recorded operas (“The Merry Widow,” Jan. 20 and “Attila,” Feb. 17)  and much more.

“UFPA’s January and February lineup truly offers something for everyone,” UFPA director Michael Blachly said. “For $10 UF students have access to performances that can cost more than five times that amount elsewhere. We appreciate the University of Florida Student Government subsidy which makes this opportunity possible for students.”

For a full lineup and locations for particular performances, please visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu/events. For more information about student tickets, visit http://bit.ly/yU29qE.

The Phillips Center Box Office will be closed from Sunday, Dec. 23 to Thursday, Jan. 3.

West Side Story at Phillips Center, Nov. 27 and 28

GAINESVILLE, Fla.- The tour of the smash hit Broadway revival of West Side Story is coming to the Phillips Center for two nights – at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 27 and 28.

Tony Award-winning librettist Arthur Laurents’ Broadway direction is recreated for the tour by David Saint, the associate director on Broadway. The original Jerome Robbins choreography is reproduced by Tony Award-nominee Joey McKneely (The Boy from Oz, The Life).

West Side Story tells the story of star-crossed lovers Tony and Maria as they struggle to rise above the hatred and intolerance that surrounds them. West Side Story soars as the greatest love story of all time and remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The Bernstein and Sondheim score is considered to be one of Broadway’s finest and features such classics of the American musical theatre as Something’s Coming, Tonight, America, I Feel Pretty and Somewhere.

The production marks the touring debut of 2011 University of Florida graduate Thaddeus Pearson, who will play “Federico” of the Sharks. Pearson was recently nominated for a Broadway World award for his role in Meet Me In St. Louis (Gretna Theatre).

The Associated Press says West Side Story “remains Broadway’s best dance-driven musical. Five decades have not dimmed the extraordinary choreography or the score that pulsates throughout.” Variety says, “The true stars of West Side Story are Jerome Robbins’ graceful, endlessly expressive choreography and Leonard Bernstein’s score, which still sounds bracingly modern a half-century after it was first heard. The music is a primal force.”

West Side Story is written by three theatrical luminaries: two-time Tony Award winner Arthur Laurents (book) and multiple Tony and Grammy Award winners Leonard Bernstein (music) and Stephen Sondheim (lyrics) in his Broadway debut.

West Side Story features scenic designs by James Youmans, costumes by Tony Award nominee David C. Woolard, lighting by Tony Award winner Howell Binkley and sound design by Peter McBoyle.

Tickets are on sale and available for this performance and start at $30 (only $15 for UF students). Call 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 800-905-ARTS (toll free within Florida), or visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu for more information.

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Website:
University of Florida Performing Arts: www.performingarts.ufl.edu

West Side Story: http://westsidestoryontour.com/

Program: http://bit.ly/Su9LAG

Photos available upon request or by visiting: http://performingarts.ufl.edu/about/press-room/photos/

To Purchase tickets, call the Phillips Center Box Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 800-905-ARTS (toll-free within Florida) or call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 (toll-free). Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Phillips Center Box Office, the University Box Office at the University of Florida Reitz Union or from any Ticketmaster outlet, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Cash, checks, MasterCard, Discover and Visa are accepted.

UF students may purchase $15 tickets (with a valid student ID) at the Phillips Center Box Office and the University Box Office at the Reitz Union or by calling 352-392-ARTS (2787). Non-UF students may purchase discounted student tickets (in the balcony) at the Phillips Center Box Office.

For interviews and other press inquiries, please contact Todd Taylor at 352-273-2483 or ttaylor@performingarts.ufl.edu.

Performance dates, times and programs are subject to change.

Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music coming to Phillips Center, Nov. 21

The smash-hit musical show Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music has been all around the world and now comes to the Phillips Center at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21.

Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music is a screening of the classic Julie Andrews film musical in glorious, full-screen Technicolor, complete with subtitles so the whole audience can sing along!

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for UF students and children under 12.

The fun-filled show starts with a vocal warm-up led by the evening’s host, who also takes the audience through their complimentary “magic moments pack,” containing various props to be used at strategic points throughout the film. Then, of course, there is the famous fancy-dress competition in which everyone who has come in costume is invited onto the stage to show off their fantastic tailoring skills.

So get those vocal chords warmed up, cut up those chintz curtains and hurry down for the perfect night out. Fancy dress is not obligatory but highly recommended.

After a festival debut in May of 1999, Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music began running at the Prince Charles Cinema in London’s West End in August of that same year – and has been there ever since. The Sing-a-Long phenomenon is now a worldwide success playing in many of the world’s biggest cities including New York, L.A., San Francisco, Toronto, Sydney, Melbourne, Dublin and Oslo, Amsterdam and Stockholm.

Tickets are on sale and available for this performance. Call 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 800-905-ARTS (toll free within Florida), or visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu for more information.

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Website:
University of Florida Performing Arts: www.performingarts.ufl.edu

Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music: http://bit.ly/Sk04V2

Photos available upon request or by visiting: http://performingarts.ufl.edu/about/press-room/photos/

To Purchase tickets, call the Phillips Center Box Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 800-905-ARTS (toll-free within Florida) or call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 (toll-free). Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Phillips Center Box Office, the University Box Office at the University of Florida Reitz Union or from any Ticketmaster outlet, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Cash, checks, MasterCard, Discover and Visa are accepted.

UF students may purchase $10 tickets (with a valid student ID) at the Phillips Center Box Office and the University Box Office at the Reitz Union. Non-UF students may purchase discounted student tickets (in the balcony) at the Phillips Center Box Office.

For interviews and other press inquiries, please contact Todd Taylor at 352-273-2483 or ttaylor@performingarts.ufl.edu.

Performance dates, times and programs are subject to change.

BélO to bring unique Haitian sound to Squitieri Studio Theatre, Nov. 13 and 14

Gainesville, Fla. – Haiti’s outspoken “groove innovator,” BélO, will bring his Ragganga musical style – which combines reggae, jazz, rock, worldbeat and rara – to Gainesville for a pair of 7:30 p.m. performances at Squitieri Studio Theatre on Nov. 13 and 14.

Long before an earthquake ravaged his homeland, BélO was dedicated to improving the life of his fellow Haitians through a variety of philanthropic causes. The singer/guitarist/writer/composer was recently the subject of a Time magazine video feature titled BélO: Singing for Haiti, which can be viewed by visiting http://bit.ly/Szxq53.

BélO will perform for U.S. audiences thanks to his participation in Center StageSM – an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs that brings compelling contemporary artists from Haiti, Indonesia and Pakistan to the U.S to engage the American people in cultural diplomacy as a way to create opportunities for greater understanding.

“With the love I have for my country, I can only give back,” BélO said. “I make music because I really want things to change, and I believe in the power of music to do that. For that reason, Center Stage is very important to me as an artist. Not only will I be able to learn more about the American culture, but I can also share my culture with a broader audience and show the good side of Haiti.”

Tickets are $25 (only $10 for students) and are on sale and available for this performance. Call 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 800-905-ARTS (toll free within Florida), or visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu for more information.

Benise brings En Fuego! to the Phillips Center, Nov. 7

Gainesville, Fla. – The Emmy Award-winning, Benise’s (Buh-ness-say) fiery Spanish Guitar and International Dance Troupe returns in an even hotter show! See for yourself why the L.A. Times calls it “The Latin Riverdance,” live at the Phillips Center at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 7.

En Fuego! showcases classic songs from Led Zeppelin, Queen, Bach, and The Eagles – to name a few – and marries them with Spanish guitar and dance. Benise’s love of both Spanish guitar and rock brings a fierce intensity to these new interpretations of his favorite classic anthems.

Fresh off their blockbuster tour through Asia – where the group filmed their next PBS special, Benise Live in China! – Benise and cast take audiences on a beautifully choreographed musical adventure of music, love and life. Since appearing on Dancing with the Stars, Benise has embarked on a world tour.

The production is directed by Amy Tinkham (Paul McCartney, Britney Spears) and Raf Kapoor (Josh Groban, Carrie Underwood), and is choreographed by Alex Magno (Madonna, Jennifer Lopez).

Fans of dance will witness some of the most renowned flamenco dancers, Broadway dancers and featured soloists from Madonna, Celine Dion and Lady GaGa tours. Benise’s international cast of dancers will flawlessly execute Spanish flamenco, Cuban salsa, Argentinean tango, Brazilian samba, Indian Bollywood, waltz and more!

Fans of music will be captivated by Benise’s unique fusion of Spanish guitar, classical, rock and world music. Benise is accompanied by a world-class band, featuring Cedric Leonardi of Gypsy Kings, soul violinist Karen Briggs of Yanni and Omar Lopez of Riverdance, to name a few. En Fuego! sizzles with all new songs and stage sets.

The show is a “family friendly” performance for fans of all ages. Benise combines the cultures of the world through music and dance.

Benise’s tour will also highlight his latest album En Fuego! and the hit single A New Day, released in 2012.

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Website: University of Florida Performing Arts: www.performingarts.ufl.edu

Photos are available upon request or by visiting: www.performingarts.ufl.edu/about/press-room/photos/

To purchase tickets, call the Phillips Center Box Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 800-905-ARTS (toll-free within Florida) or call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 (toll-free).  Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Phillips Center Box Office, the University Box Office at the University of Florida Reitz Union or from any Ticketmaster outlet, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Cash, checks, MasterCard, Discover and Visa are accepted.

UF students may purchase $10 tickets (with a valid student ID) at the Phillips Center Box Office and the University Box Office at the Reitz Union. Non-UF students may purchase discounted student tickets (in the balcony) at the Phillips Center Box Office.

Performance dates, times and programs are subject to change.

UFPA to present 14 November performances, including West Side Story

Gainesville, Fla. – University of Florida Performing Arts will host 14 performances in November, featuring world-renowned artists from different countries and various genres.

The Warsaw Philharmonic – the national orchestra of Poland – kicks off UFPA’s November lineup on Nov. 4, followed by the political satire comedy troupe, The Capitol Steps, on the eve of the presidential election (Nov. 5).

Emmy-winning Benise’s fiery Spanish guitar and his International Dance Troupe perform their hottest show to date, En Fuego! on Nov. 7. Benise combines the cultures of the world by taking classic songs from artists including Led Zepplelin, Queen and the Eagles, and marrying them with Spanish guitar and dance, and Broadway caliber sets.

A performance by 12-member Russian classical ensemble Siberian Virtuosi at University Auditorium (Nov. 11) leads into a pair of performances by Haitian musician, artist and activist BélO at Squitieri Studio Theatre (Nov. 13 and 14).

UFPA’s Specticast presentation of Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida – a story of forbidden love – will be projected onto the Phillips Center main stage on Nov. 18, while Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music welcomes the audience to dress up and join in the singing fun during a screening of the Julie Andrews classic on Nov. 21.

West Side Story, the musical that changed theater forever, soars as the greatest love story of all time and remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The Phillips Center will host two performances of this Broadway classic on Nov. 27 and 28.

Rounding out the month will be a special holiday performance from Grammy-winning cowboys Riders in the Sky on Nov. 30 at University Auditorium.

Other UPFA performances in November are pianist Charlie Albright (Nov. 15, Squitieri Studio Theatre); The Chucho Valdés Quintet (Nov. 23, University Auditorium) and David Finckel and Wu Han (Nov. 25, University Auditorium).

Ticket prices range from $15-50 for reserved seating, depending on the show. UF student tickets for November performances are on sale and available for $10 to all shows except West Side Story, which will offer $15 student tickets.

For more information on performances or ticket prices call 352-392-2787 or visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu.

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 Website: University of Florida Performing Arts: www.performingarts.ufl.edu

Photos are available upon request or by visiting: www.performingarts.ufl.edu/about/press-room/photos/

To purchase tickets, call the Phillips Center Box Office at 352-392-2787 or 800-905-2787 (toll-free within Florida) or call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 (toll-free). Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Phillips Center Box Office, the University Box Office at the University of Florida Reitz Union or from any Ticketmaster outlet, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Cash, checks, MasterCard, Discover and Visa are accepted.

UF students may purchase $10 tickets (with a valid student ID) for November shows at the Phillips Center Box Office and the University Box Office (at the Reitz Union), or by calling 352-392-ARTS (2787), with the exception of West Side Story, which offers $15 student tickets.

For interviews and other press inquiries, please contact Todd Taylor at 352-273-2483 or ttaylor@performingarts.ufl.edu.

Alexis Cárdenas Quartet cancels March 28 Squitieri Studio Theatre performance

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Due to circumstances beyond UFPA’s control, the Alexis Cárdenas Quartet has cancelled its March 28 performance at Squitieri Studio Theatre. The concert will not be rescheduled for the 2012-13 season.

Ticket refunds are available at point of purchase.

Customers can contact the Phillips Center Box Office by calling 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 1-800-905-2787 (toll-free within Florida), or by visiting during business hours – Monday through Friday, noon to 6 p.m.

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An Evening With The Avett Brothers, Oct. 25 at the O’Connell Center

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Indie folk-pop sensation, the Avett Brothers, perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 at the O’Connell Center.

The North Carolina band received rave reviews for their 2009 breakthrough, I and Love and You, which led to an invitation to perform alongside Bob Dylan and Mumford & Sons at the 2011 Grammy Awards.

The Avett Brothers’ seventh studio album, The Carpenter, recently debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and has been met with sterling reviews. NPR said of the new release, “The Avetts’ music aims for something bigger than itself, and damned if it doesn’t find it.”

Their current tour, which began in September, comes on the heels of three shows at The Gorge in Washington with The Dave Matthews Band.

Tickets are on sale and available for this performance. Call 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 800-905-ARTS (toll free within Florida), or visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu for more information.

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An Evening With The Avett Brothers

Thursday, October 25, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $40-50

O’Connell Center

Websites:
University of Florida Performing Arts: www.performingarts.ufl.edu

Avett Brothers : www.theavettbrothers.com

Photos available upon request or by visiting: http://performingarts.ufl.edu/about/press-room/photos/

To Purchase tickets, call the Phillips Center Box Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 800-905-ARTS (toll-free within Florida) or call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 (toll-free). Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Phillips Center Box Office, the University Box Office at the University of Florida Reitz Union or from any Ticketmaster outlet, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Cash, checks, MasterCard, Discover and Visa are accepted.

For interviews and other press inquiries, please contact Todd Taylor at 352-273-2483 or ttaylor@performingarts.ufl.edu.

Performance dates, times and programs are subject to change.

 

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain to perform at University Auditorium, Oct. 21

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Armed with eight ukuleles and co-ed vocals, the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21 at University Auditorium.

Known for their reinterpretations of songs from various genres – including Smells Like Teen Spirit; Psycho Killer; and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, among others – UOGB’s videos have garnered tens of millions of views on YouTube.

Audience members are encouraged to bring their ukuleles for an audience participation piece titled, Relentlessly In C. Sheet music and more information about the audience-participation piece is available by visiting http://bit.ly/SuQi1N.

Since 1985, the ensemble has revived the ukulele’s hilarious, foot-stomping, twanging entertainment. Live concerts have allowed the orchestra to share the infectious toe-tapping sounds with performances in Germany, France, Japan, Sweden and pit stops for shows of rock-and-roll classics with Americans, as well.

Tickets are on sale and available for this performance. Call 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 800-905-ARTS (toll free within Florida), or visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu for more information.

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 Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Sunday, October 21, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $15-25 (UF students: $10)

University Auditorium

Websites:
University of Florida Performing Arts: www.performingarts.ufl.edu

UOGB: www.ukuleleorchestra.com/main/home.aspx

Photos available upon request or by visiting: http://performingarts.ufl.edu/about/press-room/photos/

To Purchase tickets, call the Phillips Center Box Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 800-905-ARTS (toll-free within Florida) or call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 (toll-free). Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Phillips Center Box Office, the University Box Office at the University of Florida Reitz Union or from any Ticketmaster outlet, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Cash, checks, MasterCard, Discover and Visa are accepted.

UF students may purchase $10 tickets (with a valid student ID) at the Phillips Center Box Office and the University Box Office at the Reitz Union. Non-UF students may purchase discounted student tickets (in the balcony) at the Phillips Center Box Office.

For interviews and other press inquiries, please contact Todd Taylor at 352-273-2483 or ttaylor@performingarts.ufl.edu.

Performance dates, times and programs are subject to change.

ETHEL and Todd Rundgren perform new work at Phillips Center, Oct. 17

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Today’s premier post-classical string quartet, ETHEL, and multi-platinum recording artist Todd Rundgren launch the world-premiere of their Tell Me Something Good tour at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17 at the Phillips Center.

Tell Me Something Good brings ETHEL and Rundgren together as they draw material and inspiration from the sounds and scenes of the 1970s. Tabbed “The ‘Me’ Decade,” the ‘70s were a restless, intelligent, dissatisfied time – a decade of contradictions, loss and discovery.

The thrilling collaboration of ETHEL, which Pitchfork deemed “a necessary jet of cold water in the contemporary classical scene,” and Rundgren (electric and acoustic guitars, ukulele, piano) is surprising fans with groundbreaking compositions and nontraditional improvisation.

Both artists will pull from their vast catalogs and will also perform collaborations, including arrangements of I Saw the Light, Flamingo, Zen Archer, Stood Up, Black Maria and Lord Chancellor’s Nightmare Song, to name a few. Steered by Rundgren’s acrobatic vocal delivery, ETHEL recreates intricate vocal backgrounds on strings, swooping and sliding through the daredevil stop-and-start melodies.

ETHEL and Rundgren first toured together in 2005, finding a deep connection and ongoing friendship in their passion for authenticity and their curiosity about emerging music.

Tickets are on sale and available for this performance. Call 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 800-905-ARTS (toll free within Florida), or visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu for more information.

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 World Premiere

ETHEL with special guest Todd Rundgren

Tell Me Something Good

Wednesday, October 17, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $15-30 (UF students: $10)

 Websites:
University of Florida Performing Arts: www.performingarts.ufl.edu

ETHEL: www.ethelcentral.org

Todd Rundgren: www.tr-i.com

Photos available upon request or by visiting: http://performingarts.ufl.edu/about/press-room/photos/

To Purchase tickets, call the Phillips Center Box Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 800-905-ARTS (toll-free within Florida) or call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 (toll-free). Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Phillips Center Box Office, the University Box Office at the University of Florida Reitz Union or from any Ticketmaster outlet, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Cash, checks, MasterCard, Discover and Visa are accepted.

UF students may purchase $10 tickets (with a valid student ID) at the Phillips Center Box Office and the University Box Office at the Reitz Union. Non-UF students may purchase discounted student tickets (in the balcony) at the Phillips Center Box Office.

For interviews and other press inquiries, please contact Todd Taylor at 352-273-2483 or ttaylor@performingarts.ufl.edu.

Performance dates, times and programs are subject to change.

UFPA adds two performances to 2012-13 Season

GAINESVILLE, Fla.-  University of Florida Performing Arts has added two performances to its 2012-13 schedule; ELVIS LIVES - The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Event at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 and Chick Corea and Belá Fleck at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Both performances will be held at the Phillips Center.

Featuring finalists from the Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, ELVIS LIVES is an unforgettable multi-media and live musical journey across Elvis’ life. Chick Corea and Béla Fleck features two master songwriters, musicians and band leaders performing a historic duet of piano and banjo.

Tickets go on sale at noon Friday, Oct. 12.

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ELVIS LIVES

Saturday, Jan. 12, 2012, 7:30 p.m.

Ticket prices: $25-45 (UF students: $10)

Chick Corea and Béla Fleck

Wednesday, March 20, 7:30 p.m.

Ticket prices: $25-50 (UF students: $15)

Websites:

University of Florida Performing Arts: www.performingarts.ufl.edu

ELVIS LIVES: http://www.elvislivestour.com/

Chick Corea: http://www.chickcorea.com/

Belá Fleck: http://www.belafleck.com/

To Purchase tickets, call the Phillips Center Box Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 800-905-ARTS (toll-free within Florida) or Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 (toll-free). Tickets may be purchased in person at the Phillips Center Box Office, the University Box Office at the Reitz Union or from any Ticketmaster outlet, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Cash, checks, MasterCard, Discover and Visa are accepted.

Performance dates, times and programs are subject to change.

UFPA introduces phone-buying option for student tickets

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – UF students may now purchase tickets to University of Florida Performing Arts shows by phone.

“UF students lead very busy lives,” director Michael Blachly said. “We believe that the option to purchase tickets by phone will make it easier for them to seize the opportunity to see world-class live performances at deeply discounted prices.”

For most UFPA-presented events, student tickets are available for $10 or $15 and may be purchased in person at the Phillips Center Box Office or University Box Office (located in the Reitz Student Union), or by calling 352-392-2787 or 800-905-2787. Each student may only pick up one ticket per performance with a valid Gator1 card.

Student tickets for UFPA’s November and December shows go on sale at noon Monday, Oct. 1 and are $10 for all shows excluding West Side Story, which is $15. Student tickets for September and October shows are already on sale.

Shows included during this ticket-buying period are The Warsaw Philharmonic (Nov. 4); political comedy troupe The Capitol Steps (Nov. 5); Emmy-winning Spanish guitar sensation Benise with his International Dance Troupe (Nov. 7); and the Broadway classic West Side Story (Nov. 27 and 28).

Student tickets are limited, subject to availability and supported in part by University of Florida Student Government.

For a full list of events and ticket prices, visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu/events.

Dailey & Vincent cancel Oct. 4 Phillips Center performance

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Due to circumstances beyond UFPA’s control, Dailey & Vincent have cancelled their Oct. 4 performance at the Phillips Center. The concert will not be rescheduled for the 2012-13 season.

Ticket refunds are available at point of purchase.

Customers can contact the Phillips Center Box Office by calling 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 1-800-905-2787 (toll-free within Florida), or by visiting during business hours – Monday through Friday, noon to 6 p.m.

An Evening With The Avett Brothers at the O’Connell Center, Oct. 25

GAINESVILLE, Fla.-  University of Florida Performing Arts will present The Avett Brothers at the O’Connell Center at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25.

Tickets go on sale at noon Monday, Sept. 24.

The indie folk-pop group received rave reviews for their 2009 breakthrough, I and Love and You, which peaked at No. 16 on the Billboard Album Chart and resulted in an invitation to perform alongside Bob Dylan and Mumford & Sons at the 2011 Grammy Awards. The band’s seventh studio album, The Carpenter, was released on Sept. 11, 2012.

Tickets may be purchased at the Phillips Center Box Office; the University Box Office; at all Ticketmaster outlets; by calling 352-392-2787 or 800-905-2787; or by visiting http://www.ticketmaster.com/. A maximum of eight tickets may be purchased per transaction.

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The Avett Brothers

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, 7:30 p.m.

O’Connell Center

Ticket Prices: Price 1: $50, Price 2: $40

Websites:
University of Florida Performing Arts: www.performingarts.ufl.edu

The Avett Brothers: www.theavettbrothers.com

To Purchase tickets, call the Phillips Center Box Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 800-905-ARTS (toll-free within Florida) or call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 (toll-free).  Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Phillips Center Box Office, the University Box Office at the University of Florida Reitz Union or from any Ticketmaster outlet, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Cash, checks, MasterCard, Discover and Visa are accepted.

For interviews and other press inquiries, please contact Todd Taylor at 352-273-2476.

Performance dates, times and programs are subject to change.

UFPA to host four September events, including local favorite Sister Hazel

University of Florida Performing Arts will host four events in September, beginning with Sister Hazel’s return to the Phillips Center on Sept. 21.

The Gainesville band’s smash hit All For You spent 40 weeks on the Billboard charts, pushing them into the national spotlight. They haven’t slowed down since, and their album Release recently became the band’s biggest Billboard hit to date.

Also performing in September is the premiere Scottish traditional band, the Tannahill Weavers (Sept. 27), regarded as one of the most versatile groups on the Celtic scene, and Sphinx Virtuosi with Catalyst Quartet (Sept. 30 at University Auditorium) –  a conductorless ensemble of soloists comprised of the top alumni of the Sphinx Competition for young Black and Latino string players.

UFPA’s Specticast premiere on Sept. 28 will feature the concert film: The Rolling Stones: Some Girls, Live in Texas ’78. Seating for this event is general admission. Specticast projects pre-recorded productions on the Phillips Center Main Stage in HD quality.

“The Specticast pre-recorded productions offer us the opportunity to bring events to Gainesville that otherwise would not be possible due to cost and accessibility of the product,” UFPA director Michael Blachly said. “With a new HD projector the Phillips Center Main Stage will bring operas and other productions to life in a wonderful, qualitative way.”

Ticket prices range from $15-45 for reserved seating, depending on the show.

UF student tickets are on sale and available for September performances at a price of $10.

For more information on performances or ticket prices call 352-392-2787 or visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu.

$10 UFPA student tickets on sale Friday, Aug. 31

Tickets for University of Florida Performing Arts performances in September and October go on sale at noon Friday, Aug. 31. With a valid Gator1 card, students can purchase single tickets for $10 at the Phillips Center Box Office or the University Box Office at the Reitz Student Union.

“As a result of the University of Florida Student Government subsidy, UF students have one of the best values in the country regarding pricing and accessing tickets for the world’s best performing artists and attractions,” UFPA director Michael Blachly said.

Performances included in this on sale period are Sister Hazel (Sept. 21), Sphinx Virtuosi (Sept. 30), Ragamala Dance (Oct. 2), Dailey & Vincent (Oct. 4), Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain (Oct. 21) and RIOULT (Oct. 25).

“Diversity and internationalization have been, and continue to be, benchmarks of UFPA’s offerings,” Blachly said.

Student tickets are limited, subject to availability and supported in part by University of Florida Student Government.

For more information call 352-392-2787 or visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra cancels Feb. 24 Phillips Center performance

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has cancelled its February 2013 tour to several Florida cities, including its previously scheduled Feb. 24 performance at the Phillips Center. Performances in Miami, Sarasota and West Palm Beach were also cancelled.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra president and CEO James Wilkinson announced that the tour deficit and the inability to acquire sponsorship made the tour impossible to perform.

Ticket refunds are available at point of purchase.

Other orchestras on UFPA’s 2012-13 schedule include The Warsaw Philharmonic (Nov. 4), Academy of St. Martin in the Fields (March 13) and Beethoven Orchestra Bonn (March 23). Please visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu for more information on these performances.

Customers can contact the Phillips Center Box Office by calling 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 1-800-905-2787 (toll-free within Florida), or by visiting during business hours – Monday through Friday, noon to 6 p.m.

Ragamala Dance founder to be nominated for key White House Administration post

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – President Barack Obama recently announced his intent to nominate Ranee Ramaswamy – founder and co-artistic director of the Ragamala Dance – to a key Administration post as a member of the National Council on the Arts.

Ragamala Dance will perform “Sacred Earth” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Phillips Center, which – accompanied by live music – features choreography that  ranges from contemplative to ecstatic and brings both internal and external landscapes to life.

Born and raised in south India, Ramaswamy has received 13 McKnight Artist Fellowships, a Bush Fellowship and an Artist Exploration Fund grant from Arts International. She is the recipient of the 2011 McKnight Distinguished Artist Award and was named “2011 Artist of the Year” (with co-director Aparna Ramaswamy) by the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

For more information on Ragamala Dance, visit http://www.ragamala.net/ or http://bit.ly/STSLFj.

For access to the White House’s press release announcing Ramaswamy’s pending appointment, visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/07/24/president-obama-announces-more-key-administration-posts.

Beatles ‘Lost Concert’ screening at UFPA cancelled, replaced with Rolling Stones film

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of University of Florida Performing Arts, the Specticast presentation, “The Beatles: The Lost Concert,” scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 at the Phillips Center has been cancelled.

A replacement Specticast presentation, “The Rolling Stones: Some Girls, Live in Texas ’78,” will be presented at the same time – 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 at the Phillips Center.

New to UFPA this season, Specticast projects pre-recorded events on the Phillips Center Main Stage in HD quality.

“The Rolling Stones: Some Girls, Live in Texas ‘78,” is a rarely seen concert film featuring the classic British rock band at the height of their fame. The film was shot as part of the Rolling Stones’ 1978 U.S. tour, which is still hailed by many fans as their best to date. Capturing both the raw talent of the band and the excitement of the audience, the film is a testament to the power of live music and the Rolling Stones as true rock legends. This updated version of the film brings it into the 21st century, with re-mastered audio and carefully restored footage. The film also includes an interview with Sir Mick Jagger, filmed in 2011, discussing the band’s impact and providing an inside perspective on this exceptional film.

Customers can contact the Phillips Center Box Office by calling 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 1-800-905-2787 (toll-free within Florida), or by visiting during business hours – Monday through Friday, noon to 6 p.m.

Tickets for UFPA’s 2012-13 Season on sale, July 13

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Tickets for University of Florida Performing Arts’ 2012-13 Season go on sale to the public at noon, July 13.

Season highlights include Sister Hazel (9/21); The Capitol Steps (11/5); West Side Story (11/27 and 11/28); MOMIX (1/24); Hooray for Hollywood (2/15); Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre (2/19); Kodo (2/28); Academy of St. Martin in the Fields (3/13); HAIR (4/8); and Monterey Jazz Festival (4/12).

UFPA’s 2012-13 Season features more than 70 performances which include dance, theatre, classical, comedy, world arts, jazz, folk and contemporary. For a full season list, visit http://performingarts.ufl.edu/events/.

Tickets may be purchased by calling the Phillips Center Box Office at 352-392-2787 or 800-905-2787 (toll-free within Florida) or Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 (toll-free). They may also be purchased in person at the Phillips Center Box Office, the University Box Office inside the Reitz Union, from any Ticketmaster outlet or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Visit http://performingarts.ufl.edu/tickets/ for box office hours. Cash, checks, MasterCard, Discover and Visa are accepted.

The first on sale period for student tickets is Aug. 31. For more details on student tickets, call the Phillips Center Box Office or visit http://performingarts.ufl.edu/students/.

Pricing for 2013-14 student tickets

This list below shows the student ticket price for each performance during UFPA’s 2013-14 Season. The first on-sale date for student tickets is Friday, Aug. 30. The price is in bold next to the event title. Click here for more information about student tickets.

Béla Fleck, Abigail Washburn and Del McCoury Band- $10
Thursday, September 12, 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Center

AnDa Union- $10
Sunday, September 29, 2:30 p.m.
Monday-Tuesday, September 30-October 1, 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Center

Billy Childs Jazz-Chamber Ensemble, with special guests Dianne Reeves and the Ying Quartet- $10
Sunday, October 6, 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Center

Scottish Ballet: A Streetcar Named Desire- $10
Thursday, October 10, 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Center

World Premiere
Turtle Island Quartet and Nellie McKay- $10
Friday, October 11, 7:30 p.m.
University Auditorium

Orion Weiss, Piano- $10
Sunday, October 13, 2 p.m.
University Auditorium

Mamma Mia!- $20
Monday, October 14, 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Center

Diavolo Dance Theater- $10
Wednesday, October 16, 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Center

World Premiere
Cuarteto Casals and Manuel Barrueco- $10
Sunday, October 20, 2 p.m.
University Auditorium

Buddy — The Buddy Holly Story- $20
Wednesday, October 23, 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Center

Kenny Barron’s Platinum Band with special guests- $10
Thursday, October 24, 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Center

Mnozil Brass- $10
Sunday, October 27, 2 p.m.
University Auditorium

Chris Thile- $10
Friday, November 1, 7:30 p.m.
University Auditorium

Red Molly- $10
Sunday, November 3, 2 p.m.
Squitieri Studio Theatre

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy- $10
Monday, November 4, 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Center

The Manganiyar Seduction by Roysten Abel- $10
Wednesday, November 6, 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Center

Benjamin Beilman, Violin- $10
Thursday, November 7, 7:30 p.m.
Squitieri Studio Theatre

New Directions Veterans Choir- $10
Sunday, November 10, 2 p.m.
University Auditorium

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra- $10
Thursday, November 14, 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Center

Tango Fire- $10
Wednesday, November 20, 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Center

Straight No Chaser- $10
Friday, November 22, 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Center

Salzburg Marionette Theatre- $10
Tuesday-Wednesday, November 26-27, Friday, November 29
Phillips Center

Hello, Dolly! starring Sally Struthers- $20
Monday, December 2, 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Center

Mr. Jack Daniel’s Original Silver Cornet Band: Hometown Christmas- $10
Friday, December 6, 7:30 p.m.
University Auditorium

Danú- $10
Christmas in Ireland: An Nollaig in Éirinn
Tuesday, December 17, 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Center

Moscow City Symphony — RUSSIAN PHILHARMONIC- $10
Saturday, January 11, 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Center

THE SUMMER OF LOVE CONCERT- $10
Saturday, January 18, 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Center

Robin Spielberg’s American Tapestry- $10
Sunday, January 19, 2 p.m.
Squitieri Studio Theatre

Ran Dank, Piano and Soyeon Kate Lee, Piano- $10
Thursday, January 23, 7:30 p.m.
Squitieri Studio Theatre

Dala with Tim Shelton and Josh Miller- $10
Friday, January 24, 7:30 p.m.
University Auditorium

Trout Fishing in America- $10
Sunday, January 26, 2 p.m.
Squitieri Studio Theatre

Itzhak Perlman, Violin- $10
Thursday, January 30, 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Center

Cameron Carpenter, Organ- $10
Friday, January 31, 7:30 p.m.
University Auditorium

Complexions Contemporary Ballet- $10
Saturday, February 1, 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Center

Soweto Gospel Choir- $10
Tuesday, February 4, 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Center

Pat Metheny Unity Group- $10
Thursday, February 6, 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Center

Carlos Núñez- $10
Friday, February 7, 7:30 p.m.
University Auditorium

Krasnoyarsk National Dance Company of Siberia- $10
Saturday, February 8, 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Center

Alexander Schimpf, Piano- $10
Sunday, February 9, 2 p.m.
Squitieri Studio Theatre

Man of La Mancha- $20
Tuesday, February 11, 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Center

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra- $10
Wednesday, February 12, 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Center

The Irish Rovers Farewell Tour- $10
Friday, February 14, 7:30 p.m.
University Auditorium

World Premiere
Take 6 Project- $10
A 25th anniversary celebration and world premiere a cappella competition
Saturday, February 15, noon and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, February 16, 2 p.m.
Phillips Center

Pilobolus- $10
Tuesday, February 18, 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Center

Jonathan Batiste- $10
Thursday, February 20, 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Center

Memphis- $20
Friday, February 21, 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Center

THE HIT MEN … featuring former stars of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons- $10
Saturday, February 22, 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Center

Kathleen Battle- $10
Underground Railroad: A Spiritual Journey
Sunday, February 23, 2 p.m.
Phillips Center

Stars of Flamenco- $10
Wednesday, February 26, 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Center

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes- $10
Thursday, February 27, 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Center

St. Lawrence String Quartet- $10
Sunday, March 9, 2 p.m.
University Auditorium

Desert Rose Band ~ Acoustic- $10
Saturday, March 15, 7:30 p.m.
University Auditorium

Rachel Barton Pine, Violin- $10
Sunday, March 16, 2 p.m.
University Auditorium

Veit Hertenstein, Viola- $10 
Tuesday, March 18, 7:30 p.m.
Squitieri Studio Theatre

A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks- $10
Friday, March 21, 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Center

The Johnny Clegg Band- $10
Saturday, March 22, 7:30 p.m.
University Auditorium

Peking Acrobats- $10
Sunday, March 23, 3 p.m.
Phillips Center

STREB- $10
Tuesday-Wednesday, March 25-26, 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Center

GET THE LED OUT- $10
Friday, March 28, 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Center

Indigo Girls- $10
with Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, March 30, 2 p.m.
Phillips Center

STEPPIN’ OUT LIVE WITH BEN VEREEN- $10
Wednesday, April 2, 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Center

An Evening with Branford Marsalis- $10
Friday, April 4, 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Center

Million Dollar Quartet- $20
Monday, April 7, 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Center

World Premiere
The Red Silk Thread- $10
UF Opera Theatre and UF Symphony Orchestra
Thursday, April 17 and Saturday, April 19, 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Center

New Orford String Quartet- $10
Sunday, April 27, 2 p.m.
University Auditorium