The Bad Plus
Fri., Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m.
“By any standard, jazz or otherwise, it is moving, mighty music…bad to the bone, hot players with hard-rock hearts.” — Rolling Stone
Bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson, and drummer Dave King explore a myriad of musical forms born of jazz that is uniquely The Bad Plus. They are an intensely collaborative trio that constantly searches for rules to break and boundaries to cross.
Sun., Feb. 19, 3 p.m.
Symphoria returns with conductor Lawrence Loh and violinist Elina Vähälä for a performance of Corigliano’s The Red Violin Concerto, Mackey’s Redline Tango, Barber’s Symphony No. 1, and Gershwin’s An American in Paris.
The Acting Company
X – a new play by Marcus Gardley
Directed by Ian Belknap
Sat., April 1, 7:30 p.m.
The assassination of Malcolm X – both the story we think we know and illuminating details that have seldom been shared – is brought to vivid, lyrical life in award-winning writer Marcus Gardley’s new play. Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar provides a framework for Gardley to deepen our understanding of one of America’s most complex, compelling historical figures and explore the tumultuous landscape of ideology and activism in the 1960s.
The Acting Company
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
Directed by Devin Brain
Sun., April 2, 2 p.m.
Tackling essential questions about the balance of ambition, personal loyalty, and love of country, Shakespeare’s timeless political masterpiece has never been more relevant. Through the story of Julius Caesar, a rising political star torn down by his most trusted allies, audiences witness the art of persuasion, the ugliness of backroom politics, and the historical patterns we can’t stop repeating.
Fri., April 7, 7:30 p.m.
Yarn/Wire is a quartet of two percussionists and two pianists admired for the energy and precision they bring to performances of today’s most adventurous music, including a new composition by Hamilton’s Ryan Carter.
Jubilant Sykes, baritone
with Christopher Parkening, guitar
and Mark Rice, piano
Sat., Sept. 10, 7:30 p.m.
Grammy-nominated baritone Jubilant Sykes brings a new dimension to the traditional vocal recital by drawing on gospel and jazz influences. Sykes is joined by guitarist Christopher Parkening and pianist Mark Rice for a unique performance that ranges from Schubert to spirituals.
Sat., Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m.
Hailed as “exacting and exciting musicians” by the LA Times, the three sisters of the Ahn Trio (Lucia on piano, Angella on violin, and Maria on cello) have earned a distinguished reputation for embracing 21st-century classical music with their unique style and innovative collaborations. The program includes music by Kenji Bunch and Astor Piazzolla as well as arrangements of classics by The Doors, David Bowie, and Prince.
American Chamber Players
Sat., Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m.
One of today’s most exciting and innovative chamber music ensembles, American Chamber Players perform Ravel’s Sonata in C Major for violin and cello, Bach’s Sonata in G Minor for flute and piano, and Beethoven’s Quartet in E-flat Major for piano and strings.
Land of Three Faiths: Voices of Ancient
Mediterranean Jews, Christians, and Muslims
Fri., Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m.
The widely respected early music vocal group Rose Ensemble presents Land of Three Faiths. This program, at once sacred, secular, folk, and classical, embarks on a fascinating exploration of language, spirituality, and cultural exchange. Featuring instruments and musical ideas that blur the lines between Arabic and European, this entertaining and enlightening program is steeped in the rich history of the Abrahamic faiths, achieving a perfect balance of edgy improvisation, exotic vocal styles, and ancient traditions.
H.T. Chen and Dancers
South of Gold Mountain
Sat., Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m.
During the California “Gold Rush” of 1850, 300,000 Chinese immigrated to the U.S. Many settled in southern states where they found employment as construction workers, farm hands, and grocers. Created and choreographed by H.T. Chen and Dian Dong, with a score of traditional Chinese music and Deep South blues, South of Gold Mountain is both an immigration and a civil rights story that draws on rich oral histories, treasured images, and documentation of the first Chinese settlers.
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.
H.T. Chen and Dancers is supported by the New York State DanceForce with funding from the New York State Council on the Arts Dance Program and the Mohawk Valley Dance Partnership.
The Bad Plus is made possible by the Jazz Touring Network program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
X and Julius Caesar are presented in partnership with The Central New York Consortium: ARTSwego/State University of New York – Oswego, Le Moyne College, Hamilton College, and The Acting Company.
The Central New York Consortium and The Acting Company are generously supported by the Richard S. Shineman Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, The Shubert Foundation, the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, and New York State Council on the Arts.