March 2009 Calendar of Events


 

Concerts and Special Events

Saturday, March 7 at 8:00 p.m., Quick Center for the Arts
National Acrobats of China, a dazzling company whose work includes martial arts, traditional music, acrobatics and illusion from the Republic of China captivates every generation with breathtaking abilities. This internationally acclaimed company's skillful performers often use objects of daily life, such as chairs, tables, poles, ladders, bowls, plates, bottles and jars as props to perform their amazing feats of physical prowess. Their perfect movement and flexible showmanship have provided entertainment to people from all over the world. Tickets are $40, $35, $30.

Friday, March 13 at 8:00 p.m., Quick Center for the Arts, Kelley Theatre
The Live Music Project will take you through a magical evening, demonstrating how music and film work together. Watch fascinating and frightening scenes from some of the great silent films with brand new orchestral scores, and also hear a few beloved standards. Tickets are $35.

Friday, March 20 at 8:00 p.m., Quick Center for the Arts
Roy Hargrove Quintet, led by trumpeter Roy Hargrove, brings his own unique style of jazz that has firmly established this talented musician among the premier players in jazz and beyond. Ever-stretching into more challenging and colorful ways to flex his musical chops, Hargrove has left indelible imprints in a vast array of artful settings. Tickets are $40, $35, $30.

Met Live in HD

Tickets are $22, $20 seniors, $15 children/students. Open seating only.

Sunday, March 8 at 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. (Encore Performances), Quick Center for the Arts

Running time 3 hours 21 minutes/two intermissions
Cristina Gallardo-Domâs returns to the title role of Anthony Minghella's stunning production of Madama Butterfly, opposite Marcello Giordani. The Met dubbed it a new classic in the repertory.

Saturday, March 21 at 1:00 p.m., Quick Center for the Arts - New Production
Sunday, March 22 at 1:00 p.m. (Encore Performance)
Running time 2 hours 40 minutes/one intermission

Mary Zimmerman, who directed Natalie Dessay in the last season's hit production of "Lucia di Lammermoor," underlines La Sonnambula's dual elements of sleep and wakefulness in an intriguing staging set in the present. Bellini's hauntingly lyrical score soars as performed by Dessay and Juan Diego Flórez, back from their sensational run together in "La Fille du Régiment."

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Posted on December 4, 2008

Vol. 41, No. 153