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Cendrillon (Encore)

May 20

Cendrillon (Encore) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Massenet’s enchanting opera Cendrillon, based on Cinderella, premieres at the Met conducted by Bertrand de Billy and directed by Laurent Pelly, whose Met credits include staging Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment and Massenet’s Manon. Joyce DiDonato adds another role to her Met repertory as the title character, a role she has sung to acclaim at the Grand Teatre del Liceu, Santa Fe Opera, and Royal Opera, Covent Garden. The cast also stars Alice Coote as Prince Charmant, Stephanie Blythe as the evil stepmother Madame de la Haltière, Kathleen Kim as the Fée, and Laurent Naouri as Pandolfe. Cendrillon is produced in association with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona; Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie, Brussels; and Opéra de Lille. This production was first performed at The Santa Fe Opera.


Luisa Miller (Encore)

May 6

Luisa Miller (Encore) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Plácido Domingo adds yet another role to his legendary Met career in this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years. Bertrand de Billy conducts. Maestro de Billy made his Met debut in 1998. He is principal guest conductor of the Dresdner Philharmonie and was formerly Music Director at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona and the Radio Symphony Orchestra in Vienna, as well as principal guest conductor of the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne. He regularly conducts for such companies as the Vienna State Opera, Berlin State Opera, Hamburg State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Paris Opéra, the Salzburg Festival, and Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. In 2018 he will also conduct performances of Tosca and Cendrillon at the Met. Elijah Moshinsky’s production of Luisa Miller features Sonya Yoncheva in the title role, with Plácido Domingo as her father. Piotr Beczała sings Rodolfo, with Olesya Petrova as Federica, Alexander Vinogradov as Count Walter, and Dmitry Belosselskiy as Wurm. Performances of Luisa Miller are on March 29, Apr 2, 6, 9, 14 (matinee), 18 and 21 (matinee), 2018. The April 14 matinee will be transmitted live as part of the Met’s Live in HD series, which reaches more than 2,000 movie theaters in 73 countries around the world. For further information, including casting by date, please visit www.metopera.org.


Spring-a-Ding-DING!

May 5

Spring-a-Ding-DING! 

Pollak Theatre - 11 AM

Brianna is back... Spring bursts to life through the adventures she shares with a fresh cast of amusing woodland creatures. Families are sure to enjoy amazing things at Spring-a-Ding-DING!


Kids on Keys & Dueling Pianos

May 5

Kids on Keys & Dueling Pianos 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

In this concert showcasing the very best of piano music, a cast of young all-star piano prodigies including: TAKSH GUPTA, ELIZABETH WILLIAMS and ANDY MILSTEN will showcase their incredible talent. Their collective credits include winning Steinway competitions and Golden Key Awards, appearing at the Merkin Concert Hall, Carnegie Hall, and at the Musikverein with renowned pianist Lang Lang. The show will also feature STORMIN’ NORMAN SELDIN. In his nearly 50 year music career, singer/songwriter keyboardist Seldin has performed at almost every live performance venue out there and is also credited as one of the originators of the Sound of Asbury Park. He will perform solo & with VANCE VILLASTRIGO on DUELING PIANOS. SPECIAL GUEST Tim McLoone will be joining them on stage! Finally, see the amazing Steinway & Sons “Spirio” Grand Piano on stage!  The Steinway & Sons Spirio is the world's finest high resolution player piano. A masterpiece of artistry and engineering Spirio will play pieces from Vladimir Horowitz, Lang Lang, and George Gershwin live to the audience!


Cirque-tacular's Spring-a-Ding-DING!

May 4

Cirque-tacular's Spring-a-Ding-DING! 

Pollak Theatre - 10 AM

Brianna, a charming and curious girl, hops into an 'adventure-through-the-seasons' in Spring-A-Ding-DING! A colorful cast of characters create the vivid enchantment of springtime. Jump-roping frogs, twirling flowers, dancing birds, glittering rain showers and even a contortionist earthworm bring the budding season to life! Portrayed through dazzling circus, dance, and can't-believe-your-eyes specialty acts, audiences of all ages will delight as the glory of the new season unfolds. Imagine Brianna's surprise as she meets comical creatures and even befriends a skunk! Our young heroine has lessons to learn and teach the woodland creatures as she eagerly searches for the butterfly that will usher in the next season, summer. This delightful new show thrills young and old while warming hearts in the way only Cirque-tacular can!


Senior Recital: Ruairi O’Neill

Apr 29

Senior Recital: Ruairi O’Neill 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 5 PM

Ruairi O’Neill, a music performance major, will be performing his senior recital on Saturday, April 29th, 2018 at Woods Theater at 5:00 PM. He will be performing piano and voice. All are invited.

Free Event


Senior Recital: Jack Hayes

Apr 29

Senior Recital: Jack Hayes 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 7 PM

Jack Hayes, a Music Performance major, will be performing his Senior Recital on Sunday, April 29th, 2018 at Lauren K. Woods Theatre beginning at 7:00 PM. He will be performing some classical selections on trumpet and piano. Light refreshments will follow. All are welcome!

Free Event


Senior Recital: Brianna Musco

Apr 29

Senior Recital: Brianna Musco 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 2 PM

Brianna Musco, a Music Performance major, will be performing her Senior Recital on Sunday, April 29th, 2018 at Woods Theater beginning at 2:00pm. She will be performing guitar and voice selections. Light refreshments will follow. All are invited.

Free Event


Senior Recital: Evan Kudish

Apr 28

Senior Recital: Evan Kudish 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 6 PM

Evan Kudish, a Music Performance major, will be performing his Senior Recital on Sat, April 28th at Lauren K. Woods Theatre beginning at 6:00 PM. He will be performing voice selections and feature Sea Sharps A cappella. Light refreshments will follow. All are invited.

Free Event


Senior Recital: Matthew Francis

Apr 28

Senior Recital: Matthew Francis 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 11 AM

Matthew Francis, a Marine & Environmental Biology & Policy major, will be performing a Senior Recital on Saturday, April 28th at Woods Theatre at 11:00 AM. He will be performing solo trombone selections as well as small ensemble selections. Refreshments will be served, all are welcome.

Free Event


Senior Recital: Cassandra Larrosa

Apr 28

Senior Recital: Cassandra Larrosa 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 6 PM

Music Education major Cassandra Larrosa will be performing her Senior Recital on April 28th at 6:00 PM. The recital will take place in Lauren K. Woods Theatre. All are invited.

Free Event


Cendrillon

Apr 28

Cendrillon 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Massenet’s enchanting opera Cendrillon, based on Cinderella, premieres at the Met conducted by Bertrand de Billy and directed by Laurent Pelly, whose Met credits include staging Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment and Massenet’s Manon. Joyce DiDonato adds another role to her Met repertory as the title character, a role she has sung to acclaim at the Grand Teatre del Liceu, Santa Fe Opera, and Royal Opera, Covent Garden. The cast also stars Alice Coote as Prince Charmant, Stephanie Blythe as the evil stepmother Madame de la Haltière, Kathleen Kim as the Fée, and Laurent Naouri as Pandolfe. Cendrillon is produced in association with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona; Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie, Brussels; and Opéra de Lille. This production was first performed at The Santa Fe Opera.


Roger McGuinn

Apr 25

Roger McGuinn 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Mr. Tambourine Man not only lived history, he made history with his fearless sense of experimentation. As the leader of the influential 60s group, The Byrds, he was on the leading edge, combining the rock beat of the Beatles with the folk sensibilities of Bob Dylan, to create the genre known as “folk-rock.” Roger’s solo career began in 1973 and has yielded 10 albums, a Grammy nomination, and extensive touring and performing for enthralled audiences ever since.


MONSTER BAND

Apr 24

MONSTER BAND 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 7 PM

Monster Band is a student ensemble 'reanimating' classic pop music live. In this, the 3rd annual performance, the band will present music from the Wrecking Crew, the legendary L.A. studio band behind the hits of The Beach Boys, Mamas & the Papas, The Byrds, and a host of other '50s and 60s pop stars.

Free Event


JAZZ CONCERT

Apr 22

JAZZ CONCERT 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 7:30 PM

The Jazz Hawks will present a varied repertoire of Latin, Swing, Bebop and Ballads, showcasing some of the finest literature written for the big band! This student directed group, will surely brighten your day and will also present a few surprise performances as well!!

Free Event