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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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.