Friday, February 9, 7:30 p.m.
Praised by the New York Times as “a singer with a strong and luscious tone and an amiably regal presence on stage,” Alicia Olatuja has been astounding audiences with her exquisite vocals, artistic versatility, and captivating demeanor. She first came into the national spotlight in 2013, while performing as the featured soloist with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration. Olatuja will sing a mix of jazz and R&B accompanied by her band.
Saturday, February 17, 7:30 p.m.
Manual Cinema uses classic overhead projectors, humans and silhouettes to create a one-of-a-kind theatre experience that feels like being at an animated movie, but you are seeing everything being constructed frame-by-frame. Set in a landscape of the New England gothic, Ada/Ava uses a story of the fantastic and supernatural to explore mourning and melancholy, self and other.
Friday, February 23, 7:30 p.m.
Called the “power couple of chamber music,” by the Wall Street Journal, David Finckel (cello) and Wu Han (piano) rank among the most dynamic of today’s classical artists. They are joined by Emerson String Quartet founder, Philip Setzer (violin), for an extraordinary evening of Beethoven’s Trio in B-flat major, op.97 (“Archduke”), and Schubert’s Trio in E-flat major, op.100.
Tuesday, March 6, 7:30 p.m.
Symphoria returns to Hamilton College with a program that includes Borodin’s In the Steppes of Central Asia, Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, op. 2, with Natasha Paremski, piano, and Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring.
Saturday, April 21, 7:30 p.m.
Chicago-based Spektral Quartet actively pursues a vivid conversation between exhilarating works of the traditional canon and those written this decade, this year, or this week. The program includes George Lewis’s String Quartet No.1.5, Ruth Crawford Seeger’s String Quartet, and Johannes Brahms’s Quartet No.1 in C minor, op.51.
Performing Arts Events are funded, in part, by the Bristol Endowment, the James T. and Laura C. Rhind Fund, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Alicia Olatuja Jazz is made possible by the Jazz Touring Network program of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.