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Cinderella

[ Friday, March 12, 2021; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Saturday, March 13, 2021; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

[ Saturday, March 20, 2021; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
On a dreamy midsummer night’s eve, the worlds of fairies, humans, dukes and donkeys all collide under the magic spell of cupid’s arrow. We see how true love never runs smooth, as the mischievous Puck proclaims, “Lord, what fools these mortals be!” A bright and beautiful ballet in the classical style set to Shakespeare’s immortal  […]

Class with Clara!

[ Saturday, December 19, 2020; 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Sunday, December 20, 2020; 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ]
Take a ballet class onstage with Clara  following the Nutcracker! Limited to 25 participants.  All ages suitable. Wear ballet shoes or socks.  

Participants $25. Parents who attend the preceding Nutcracker may watch free.

The Nutcracker

[ Thursday, December 17, 2020; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Friday, December 18, 2020; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Saturday, December 19, 2020; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Sunday, December 20, 2020; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
The all-time family favorite! It wouldn’t be the Holidays without the Nutcracker.  Family friendly.

Ballet and Beyond

[ Saturday, October 31, 2020; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
The dazzling classical ballet Don Quixote bumps up against a contemporary social issue, ‘Oceana’ with music by Stella Sung. Guest dancer/choreographer Oksana Maslova completes the varied program. Family friendly.

Pops

[ Saturday, April 24, 2021; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
“Our annual end of the season family celebration with surprises, guests, favorite music, and the annual Walk Through the Orchestra!”

Mystery

[ Friday, February 19, 2021; 7:30 pm; ]
“Explore the mysteries of the Universe with one of the most popular works in the symphonic repertoire, Gustav Holst’s “The Planets” a sonic explosion of the cosmos, and John Adam’s pulsating, electric “Harmonielehre” are not to be missed!” 

Romance

[ Friday, January 22, 2021; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
“Bring in the New Year bathing in the passion and beauty of Respighi’s beloved “Pines of Rome”, and Ravels lush and romantic “Daphnis and Chloe” Suite. A musical feast for the Gods!”

Power

[ Friday, November 20, 2020; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
“Celebrating Beethoven’s 250th Birthday! The Titan of music received his due in a performance that includes his powerful Egmont Overture and mighty Violin Concerto with our concertmaster and soloist Liviu Onofrei.”

Adventure

[ Friday, October 9, 2020; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
“An exciting season and new musical adventures including Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon composer Tan Dun’s “Secrets of Wind and Bird Songs” for cell phones and orchestra, and Franz Liszt’s passionate tome poem ‘Les Preludes.'”

BalletX

BalletX unites distinguished choreographers with an outstanding company of world-class dancers to forge new works brimming with athleticism, emotion, and grace. This company has been called “among America’s best” by The New York Times, an “epicenter of creation” by Dance Magazine, and a “place of choreographic innovation” by The New Yorker.

Deeply committed to producing innovative […]

Pilobolus Big Five-Oh!

For this 50th anniversary celebration, Pilobolus—that feisty dance theatre organism—is as fresh and vibrant as ever, putting the “OH!” in their “BIG FIVE OH!” tour. Continuing to thrill its way into audiences’ hearts and minds, Pilobolus questions its own “givens,” turns its traditions sideways, and brings its past into the future, all in a thoroughly […]

Kandace Springs

[ Thursday, April 1, 2021; 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm. 9:00 pm; ]
With soul-drenched vocals and a piano style all her own, Kandace Springs is bringing her refined mix of R&B, jazz, and pop to UpStage.

Signed with Blue Note and having received praise from Prince in 2014, Springs is riding high off the buzz surrounding her newest album, “The Women Who Raised Me.” The album features her […]

Nella

[ Friday, February 26, 2021; 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm. 9:00 pm to 10:15 pm. ]
In 2019, the global spotlight shined on Nella. Winning in the prestigious Best New Artist category at the Latin Grammys skyrocketed the Berklee College of Music graduate to international fame, and her star is still rising.

A fresh and exciting voice from Venezuela’s Margarita Island, Nella’s music has been described as “pop with something to say.” […]

Yuval Ron Ensemble

[ Wednesday, April 14, 2021; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
In a world full of divisions, The Yuval Ron Ensemble unites through music. Led by award-winning Israeli composer, producer, and peace activist, Yuval Ron, this ensemble melds the music and philosophies of Jewish, Islamic, and Christian traditions for an evening of deep meaning.

With soulful reinterpretations of songs performed in Arabic and Hebrew, the group aims […]

Ulysses Owens Jr.’s Generation Y

[ Friday, October 16, 2020; 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm. 9:00 pm to 10:15 pm. ]
Described by The New York Times as an artist “who takes a backseat to no one,” two-time Grammy Award-winning jazz drummer Ulysses Owens Jr. has established himself as a versatile and passionate leader in his generation of jazz artists.

Earning his stripes as a member of bassist Christian McBride’s trio, Owens has also toured and recorded […]

Joey DeFrancesco Trio

[ Thursday, November 12, 2020; 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm. 9:00 pm to 10:15 pm. ]
UPDATE – 11/11, 4:30pm:

In the interest of safety, University of Florida’s campus will be closed Thursday, November 12th as a response to Tropical Storm Eta. Consequently, Joey DeFrancesco Trio’s performances at 7pm and 9pm, UpStage at the Phillips Center, have been cancelled. 

Refunds will be processed as quickly as possible and will happen automatically for all ticket buyers. We […]

Richard Kogan

[ Tuesday, September 29, 2020; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Wednesday, September 30, 2020; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]
Dr. Richard Kogan excels at two of the world’s most complicated and nuanced professions. He’s not only a concert pianist, but he’s also a clinical psychiatrist earning degrees from both Juilliard and Harvard Medical School. After witnessing these talents alongside his masterful gift for storytelling at Squitieri Studio Theatre in 2019, we knew we had […]

250 Years of Ludwig van Beethoven – CANCELED

[ Saturday, April 18, 2020; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
Effective immediately through at least Monday, March 30th, all events at UF Performing Arts venues have been canceled, postponed or rescheduled. This includes all events at: The Phillips Center, Squitieri Studio Theatre, University Auditorium, and the Baughman Center. Additionally, some events at our venues that fall outside of this date range have been affected.

We have […]

Sun Country Dance Theatre 12th Annual Youth Concert

[ Saturday, March 7, 2020; 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ]
Sun Country Dance Theatre presents their “12th Annual Spring Youth Concert”,
featuring the original story
ballet, “Alice’s Adventures”.  This
enchanting ballet follows Alice as she encounters many strange and unique characters
including the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, the
Caterpillar, the Mad Matter, the Queen of Hearts, and many others.  Truly a memorable experience to […]

Eva Schloss – POSTPONED (DATE TBD)

[ Tuesday, March 24, 2020; 7:30 pm; ]
Effective immediately through at least Monday, March 30th, all events at UF Performing Arts venues have been canceled, postponed or rescheduled. This includes all events at: The Phillips Center, Squitieri Studio Theatre, University Auditorium, and the Baughman Center. Additionally, some events at our venues that fall outside of this date range have been affected.

We have […]

The United States Navy Band

[ Saturday, February 29, 2020; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
The United States Navy Concert Band, the premier wind ensemble of the U.S. Navy, presents a wide array of marches, patriotic selections, orchestral transcriptions and modern wind ensemble repertoire. As the original ensemble of the Navy Band, the Concert Band has been performing public concerts and participating in high-profile events for over 85 years.

This […]

FISS FURY

[ Friday, February 21, 2020; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]

Frozen Jr.

[ Friday, December 6, 2019; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]

How To Be An Antiracist

[ Thursday, November 21, 2019; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ]
Ibram X. Kendi, a National Book
Award-winning author and nationally recognized speaker on race and
discriminatory policy in the U.S., returns
to Gainesville to talk about his latest book, How To Be An Antiracist, on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 5:30 pm at the Phillips
Center for the Performing Arts.

Dr. Kendi, formerly a member of the UF history faculty […]

PIKE Halftime

[ Thursday, November 14, 2019; 7:15 pm to 9:15 pm. ]

Sounds of the Season

[ Wednesday, December 4, 2019; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
There are no more tickets available for this event.

Ticket only guarantees admission until 7:15pm.

If the box office runs out of tickets, any empty seats will be filled beginning approximately 15 minutes before the start of show.  There will be a stand-by line for those without tickets, which will form outside the Phillips Center near the […]

Spring Concert followed by the Wiz – CANCELLED

[ Saturday, March 14, 2020; 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]
As a precaution due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Danscompany has cancelled this performance. For more information regarding other performances at UFPA venues, please visit our COVID-19/Coronavirus Update Page

Cinderella

[ Saturday, December 14, 2019; 1:30 pm; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]

Sleeping Beauty and the Saving Prince

[ Saturday, November 16, 2019; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ]
With a passion for dance and a heart for worship, Doxa Dance
Company presents its annual production of Sleeping Beauty and the Saving
Prince, a classic tale of unconditional love. Please join us for this family
friendly event at the theater.

UFPA Unplugged w/ Filipe DeAndrade at Swamp Head Brewery

[ Wednesday, October 23, 2019; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ]

Come join us for our FIRST-EVER ‘UFPA Unplugged’ and meet National Geographic Live’s Filipe DeAndrade at Swamp Head Brewery!

‘Unplugged’ is our new off-site event series where we bring visiting performers out to meet and mingle with their fans at different locations around Gainesville. Enjoy delicious beer and food while getting a chance to hang out […]

Fake Famous Comedy Tour

[ Friday, October 4, 2019; 9:30 pm to 11:30 pm. ]
The Fake Famous Comedy Tour featuring comedian Barry S. Naylor II returns to Gainesville, FL on Friday, October 4th, 2019 at the University of Florida, in association with UF Association of Black Alumni. #UFHOCO19 #UFBAR2019

The Fake Famous Comedy Tour, created by UF Alumnus, Barry S. Naylor, II and Gainesville Black Wall Street comes to Gainesville […]

Shen Yun 2020

[ Tuesday, January 28, 2020; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Wednesday, January 29, 2020; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
About Shen Yun 2020: A Heavenly Gift:

The culture of ancient China was divinely inspired.Shen Yun’s works reflect this rich spiritual heritage…

Shen Yun invites you to travel back to the magical world of ancient China. Experience a lost culture through the incredible art of classical Chinese dance, and see legends come to life. Shen Yun makes […]

Ballet and Beyond! – CANCELED

[ Friday, April 3, 2020; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
Effective immediately through at least Monday, March 30th, all events at UF Performing Arts venues have been canceled, postponed or rescheduled. This includes all events at: The Phillips Center, Squitieri Studio Theatre, University Auditorium, and the Baughman Center. Additionally, some events at our venues that fall outside of this date range have been affected.

We have […]

Loveland

[ Friday, February 14, 2020; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
Take a trip to Loveland! How do I love Thee, a sweet and vibrant work with choreography by our resident choreographer Judy Skinner and colleague Ani Collier, is inspired by the beautiful ‘Sonnets from the Portuguese’. Moonlight Sway is a creation by newly appointed resident choreographer Brian Carey Chung. It is about the pull of […]

La Brasserie

[ Friday, February 14, 2020; 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ]
Dinner before the Dance Alive National Ballet presentation of Loveland

Café Russe

[ Friday, October 25, 2019; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]
Dinner before the Dance Alive National Ballet presentation of Anna Karenina on October, 25th

Anna Karenina

[ Thursday, October 24, 2019; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Friday, October 25, 2019; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
Drama, intrigue, love and infidelity – this is the story of Russian beauty Anna Karenina. Based on Tolstoy’s magnificent novel, it explores a wellspring of family dynamics, social issues, and changing times. With stunning set design by Mihai Ciupe and striking projections by Houston Wells, Kim Tuttle’s Anna Karenina is not to be missed.

Join Dance […]

Backstage Pass — Open House & On Sale Party

[ Saturday, August 24, 2019; 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. ]
Great fun, delicious food, and showstopper prizes await you at our FIRST EVER Open House at the Phillips Center!

On Saturday, August 24th, 19|20 season performance tickets go on sale to the general public, AND we’re throwing a party to celebrate, with food from Cilantro Tacos, Live Music, Family Fun Activities, and Guided Backstage Tours.

If that […]

Musical Me Theater

[ Wednesday, July 24, 2019; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Thursday, July 25, 2019; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Friday, July 26, 2019; 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Saturday, July 27, 2019; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Sunday, July 28, 2019; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]
Founded in the summer of 2010, Music Me Theater has had the pleasure of working with hundreds of students, ages 5-18, in the Gainesville area. Our shows are done as “large” as they can be with beautiful sets, gorgeous costumes, and equipment and venues that are professional. All of this is done by parent and […]

Romeo and Juliet

[ Wednesday, January 8, 2020; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
Full-length Ballet in 2 actsMusic by Sergei ProkofievChoreography by Michael LavrovskyProduction by Garry Sevoyan

This full-scale production is set to the music of Sergey Prokofiev and based on William Shakespeare’s timeless tale of tragic love. The National Ballet Theatre of Odessa, Ukraine brings 55 of Ukraine’s brightest and talented ballet stars to present the most passionate […]

National Geographic Live Series

National Geographic Live is a night of exploration through film, photography, and discussion with acclaimed National Geographic photographers. Experience nature through the eyes, lenses, and words of the researchers, scientists, and storytellers that have made National Geographic an icon of global media.

National Geographic Live:
Untamed

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2019 AT 7:30 PM

Event Info >

National Geographic Live: Photography Without […]

A Decade of IndepenDANCE

[ Sunday, June 16, 2019; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ]
Tickets On-sale Thursday, June 6 at 12:00pm

Cameron Dancenter Presents 36th Annual Production

[ Friday, June 7, 2019; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Saturday, June 8, 2019; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ] Date:
Friday, June 7 at 6:30pm
Saturday, June 8 at 10:00am, 2:00pm, & 6:30pm

Venue:
Phillips Center

On-Sale Now
General Admission: $6.00
Buy Tickets

Waitress – CANCELED

[ Monday, April 6, 2020; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
Effective immediately through at least Monday, March 30th, all events at UF Performing Arts venues have been canceled, postponed or rescheduled. This includes all events at: The Phillips Center, Squitieri Studio Theatre, University Auditorium, and the Baughman Center. Additionally, some events at our venues that fall outside of this date range have been affected.

We […]

The Book of Mormon

[ Tuesday, January 14, 2020; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Wednesday, January 15, 2020; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Thursday, January 16, 2020; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Friday, January 17, 2020; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Saturday, January 18, 2020; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Sunday, January 19, 2020; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it “Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal.” It’s The Book of Mormon, the nine-time […]

Theatre for Thought – CANCELED

[ Thursday, April 2, 2020; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Friday, April 3, 2020; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Saturday, April 4, 2020; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]
Effective immediately through at least Monday, March 30th, all events at UF Performing Arts venues have been canceled, postponed or rescheduled. This includes all events at: The Phillips Center, Squitieri Studio Theatre, University Auditorium, and the Baughman Center. Additionally, some events at our venues that fall outside of this date range have been affected.We have […]

Dala – CANCELED

[ Saturday, April 25, 2020; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm. ]
Effective immediately through at least Monday, March 30th, all events at UF Performing Arts venues have been canceled, postponed or rescheduled. This includes all events at: The Phillips Center, Squitieri Studio Theatre, University Auditorium, and the Baughman Center. Additionally, some events at our venues that fall outside of this date range have been affected.

We […]

Shana Tucker Quartet

[ Thursday, March 18, 2021; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 9:00 pm; ]
“ChamberSoul.” That’s how this incredible cellist and singer-songwriter describes her unique music, which weaves jazz, classical, soulful folk, acoustic pop, and a touch of R&B into a distinctive rhythmic tapestry.

This intimate UpStage performance will feature the perfect mix of Tucker’s smooth, lyrical originals, as well as unique reinterpretations of songs you know by heart.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXkPrhzh6aM

Funded in […]

Leela Dance Collective: SPEAK – CANCELED

[ Tuesday, April 21, 2020; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
Effective immediately through at least Monday, March 30th, all events at UF Performing Arts venues have been canceled, postponed or rescheduled. This includes all events at: The Phillips Center, Squitieri Studio Theatre, University Auditorium, and the Baughman Center. Additionally, some events at our venues that fall outside of this date range have been affected.

We […]

Compagnia TPO: Farfalle – CANCELED

[ Friday, April 17, 2020; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Saturday, April 18, 2020; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Sunday, April 19, 2020; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ]
Effective immediately through at least Monday, March 30th, all events at UF Performing Arts venues have been canceled, postponed or rescheduled. This includes all events at: The Phillips Center, Squitieri Studio Theatre, University Auditorium, and the Baughman Center. Additionally, some events at our venues that fall outside of this date range have been affected. […]

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain – CANCELED

[ Tuesday, March 31, 2020; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
Effective immediately through at least Monday, March 30th, all events at UF Performing Arts venues have been canceled, postponed or rescheduled. This includes all events at: The Phillips Center, Squitieri Studio Theatre, University Auditorium, and the Baughman Center. Additionally, some events at our venues that fall outside of this date range have been affected.

We have […]

Verona Quartet – CANCELED

[ Sunday, March 29, 2020; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ]
Effective immediately through at least Monday, March 30th, all events at UF Performing Arts venues have been canceled, postponed or rescheduled. This includes all events at: The Phillips Center, Squitieri Studio Theatre, University Auditorium, and the Baughman Center.

We have created a page on our website for a full list of policies, procedures, and FAQs related […]

Andrew Collins Trio – CANCELED

[ Thursday, March 19, 2020; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm. ]
Effective immediately through at least Monday, March 30th, all events at UF Performing Arts venues have been canceled, postponed or rescheduled. This includes all events at: The Phillips Center, Squitieri Studio Theatre, University Auditorium, and the Baughman Center.

We have created a page on our website for a full list of policies, procedures, and FAQs related […]

National Geographic LIVE: Photography Without Borders – CANCELED

[ Sunday, April 26, 2020; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ]
Effective immediately through at least Monday, March 30th, all events at UF Performing Arts venues have been canceled, postponed or rescheduled. This includes all events at: The Phillips Center, Squitieri Studio Theatre, University Auditorium, and the Baughman Center. Additionally, some events at our venues that fall outside of this date range have been affected.

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Aaron Diehl Trio

[ Wednesday, March 11, 2020; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm. ]
One of the most sought-after jazz pianists today is playing UpStage. Having already made an indelible mark on the jazz world, Aaron Diehl has been lauded by The New York Times as playing with “melodic precision, harmonic erudition, and elegant restraint.”

His meticulously thought-out performances, collaborations, and compositions are a leading force in today’s generation of […]

Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello

[ Sunday, March 8, 2020; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
We received countless requests to bring this incredible cellist back to Gainesville after his spellbinding encore performance with the Moscow State Symphony in 2017. Finally, the stars have aligned.

Winner of the First Prize and Gold Medal in Cello at the 2011 XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition at the age of 22, Narek Hakhnazaryan has performed […]

Paul Taylor Dance Company

[ Friday, March 6, 2020; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
Paul Taylor changed the world of dance when he first presented his choreography in Manhattan on May 30, 1954. That performance launched 60 years of unrivaled creativity that forged his status as a cultural icon and one of history’s most celebrated artists, hailed as part of the pantheon that created American modern dance. Mr. Taylor’s […]

The Knights with Gil Shaham, violin

[ Wednesday, February 26, 2020; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
One of the world’s great chamber orchestras, The Knights are an adventurous collective dedicated to transforming the concert experience and eliminating barriers between audiences and orchestral music.

The Knights bring classical music to life in a way that surprises and inspires new and longtime listeners alike. This groundbreaking ensemble will be joined by violinist virtuoso […]

Jontavious Willis

[ Saturday, February 22, 2020; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm. ]
Jontavious Willis is as authentic and as talented as they come, a young bluesman whose eruption onto the scene has sent a jolt through blues lovers everywhere. With every strum of his guitar and every line sung with raw emotion, you can tell he has this music deep in his soul. Cosigned by the legendary […]

Trey McLaughlin & the Sounds of Zamar

[ Saturday, February 15, 2020; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
Trey McLaughlin & the Sounds of Zamar have carved a name for themselves through soul-stirring arrangements of contemporary gospel, musical theater, and rich original compositions.

Formed in 2009 and now boasting millions of YouTube views, they have performed everywhere from church basements to international stages and alongside gospel greats such as William McDowell, Damien Sneed, […]

MUMMENSCHANZ

[ Sunday, February 9, 2020; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ]
Engaging the imaginations of children and adults worldwide for over four decades, Swiss physical theatre troupe MUMMENSCHANZ brings pure emotion to the stage without uttering a word, showing their faces, or playing any music.

Instead, masks, objects, and movement drive and animate their surreal, expressive performances, creating simple yet striking imagery that fosters laughter and […]

Jonathan Swensen, cello

[ Friday, February 7, 2020; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
Bringing thoughtfulness, charm, and musical commitment to every performance, it’s no wonder Jonathan Swensen was a standout at the 2018 Young Concert Artist Audition.

Hailed by Musical America Worldwide for his “sensitive readings of Bach, Ligeti, and Dvorak,” Danish/American cellist Jonathan Swensen first asked to play the cello at age 6, after watching his father, Joseph […]

Invertigo Dance Theatre – Formulae & Fairy Tales

[ Wednesday, February 5, 2020; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
Based on the life and work of WWII code-breaker and father of artificial intelligence Alan Turing, as well as his connection to Snow White’s poisoned apple, this intimate, evocative performance merges mathematical precision with smooth physicality, sensuality, and comedy.

Exploring queerness, technology, and fantasy, Formulae & Fairy Tales is an evening of virtuosic narrative-driven dance theatre […]

Cristina Pato Quartet

[ Saturday, February 1, 2020; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
Cristina Pato is a master of the Galician bagpipes, a classical pianist, and a passionate performer. With effortless, joyous, and powerful expression, she explores various Latin-rooted rhythms found worldwide.

Rounding out Pato’s immensely talented quartet are accordionist Julien Labro, double bassist Edward Perez, and percussionist Mauricio Zottarelli.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoIdreKJSzU

Catherine Russell

[ Thursday, January 30, 2020; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm. ]
Back by popular demand, Catherine Russell was a crowd favorite for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra: Big Band Holiday show in 2017. This singer’s booming, brassy vocal power and honeyed smoothness is sure to be an absolute treat for our UpStage series.  

Before launching her remarkable solo career, Russell excelled as a backup singer […]

UF Performing Arts Annual Gala 2020

[ Saturday, January 25, 2020; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]
The stakes are high and espionage is in the air. A night at the Casino Royale is sure to be one that lives on in legendary tales.

For our 2020 UFPA Gala, we will transport you to the casino floor, where you will experience a lavish evening complete with decadent food, lively entertainment, delightful dancing, and […]

Red Horse

[ Thursday, January 23, 2020; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm. ]
Bring together three of the most respected singer-songwriters in the American folk scene, and something magical happens.

Comprised of veteran musicians Eliza Gilkyson, John Gorka, and Lucy Kaplansky, the group started as a way for three longtime friends to cover each other’s songs and breath new life into old favorites. With sophisticated instrumentation and gorgeous harmonies, […]

Chanticleer

[ Wednesday, January 22, 2020; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
We’re getting goosebumps just thinking about this one. 12 singers, 45 albums, and more than four decades of vocal excellence add up to Chanticleer, the group The New Yorker has called “the world’s reigning male chorus.”

Their repertoire spans ten centuries and includes everything from Gregorian chant and music of the Renaissance, to jazz, spirituals, and […]

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