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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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.