Performing Arts Series
Sunday, Jan. 30, 3 p.m.
The Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble The Crossing presents works by Caroline Shaw, Ayanna Woods, Nico Muhly, David Lang, and Shara Nova.
This program is open in-person to members of the Hamilton College community only.
Saturday, Feb.5, 7:30 p.m.
American music masters Sam Bush, Mike Marshall, and Edgar Meyer join with George Meyer for the kind of special collaboration usually heard only at a bluegrass festival. Bush and Marshall are mandolin virtuosos rooted in bluegrass. The Meyers (Edgar on acoustic bass, son George on violin) come from the classical world. Together, they make acoustic music that can only be categorized as “amazing.” You’ll hear works from the 1999 genre-bending album Short Trip Home (which featured Bush, Marshall and the elder Meyer), plus new music written exclusively for this tour.
Friday, Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m.
Chris (bass, trombone, composition) and Dan (drums) Brubeck have been making music together practically all their lives. They’ve subsequently played a variety of styles in a number of different groups, as well as with their father, jazz giant Dave Brubeck, and with their own Brubeck Brothers Quartet. With Dan and Chris as the foundation, guitarist Mike DeMicco and pianist Chuck Lamb, complete this dynamic quartet.
Saturday, Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m.
In Rink Life, Lucky Plush presents a dance-theater evening that nods to the visual aesthetics and social dynamics of 1970’s roller rink culture. The staging and choreography is built around the script-turned-libretto that is entirely spoken and sung live.
Friday, April 22, 7:30 p.m.
Percussionist Albert Cerulo performs brand new pieces by composers Eve Beglarian, Randy Gibson, Paula Matthusen, Mathew Rosenblum, and Jude Traxler in an evening-length performance. Each piece is written for a single amplified percussion instrument, with each composer approaching the unique qualities of percussion and amplification in their own unique way.