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SPRING 2018 PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE THE KING OF SWING: BENNY GOODMAN Clarinetist Ken Peplowski & His Jazz Quartet Friday, January 19; 10:00 am

At the Harris Center for the Arts, we know that students who actively engage in the arts through a variety of experiences gain multiple benefits that contribute to academic achievement and personal success. Our schooltime matinee series is designed to provide a program that will entertain and inspire your students through multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary performances. CLASSACTS! MATINEE PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS • Tickets: $5 each attendee • Ticket and Transportation Funding are available for qualified schools • Most matinees are one hour in length • Standards based Study Guide provided for select performances • Great for Homeschool families For questions or more information, please visit the Arts Ed tab on the website. Or please contact us at HOW DO I ORDER TICKETS? Complete program details are available online at Select the Arts Ed tab, then School Time Matinee Series. This is where you can view performance descriptions, request tickets, and find complete instructions and important information about planning your visit to the Harris Center for the Arts.

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Recommended Grades: 4–12 Price: $5 per student Presented in partnership with Capital Public Radio

In this special matinee presentation just for students, headliner Ken Peplowski will share insights about Benny Goodman’s impact on music and society, while performing selections from the Goodman repertoire with a top-notch small group. Ken and company will demonstrate elements of swing and improvisation and explain how Goodman’s small groups helped build a bridge from big band swing to modern jazz.

LEGENDS OF HAWAIIAN MUSIC Keola Beamer and Henry Kapono Friday, January 26; 10:00 am Recommended Grades: 3–12 Price: $5 per student

Keola Beamer & Henry Kapono are two legends of Hawaiian music. Each became an icon in the 1970s, at the creative forefront as Hawaiian music reinvented itself. Keola explored the roots of slack key guitar and then launched a statewide revival of the tradition. Henry forged a new sound of laid-back contemporary rock. Since the “Hawaiian Renaissance” of the 1970s that brought language, music, hula, art, and all aspects of Hawaiian culture back to their central place in the life of the Islands, they have continued to lead the way for over four decades.

ELEVENPLAY from Tokyo, Japan Art at the Intersection of Technology & Dance As Seen on America’s Got Talent Wednesday, January 31; 10:00 am Recommended Grades: 3–12 Price: $5 per student

Featured in Season 11 of America’s Got Talent, Japan’s ElevenPlay is a dance company that incorporates advanced technologies directly into their performances, including drones, iPads, lasers and other digital technology. “The three dancers and their accompanying drones put on a mesmerizing and eerie display...The result is stunning,” writes Hyperallergic. Nerdist put it simpler: “...pure talent, ingenuity, and beauty.”

PARSONS DANCE From New York City Tuesday, March 6; 10 am

Recommended Grades: 3–12 Price: $5 per student

Exuberant & Virtuosic. With remarkable athleticism and stunning ensemble work, Parsons Dance brings exuberance, joy and passion to the stage, flawlessly fusing the movements of modern dance with the precision of a classical dance company. Founded in 1985 by Artistic Director David Parsons (who the New York Times calls “one of the great movers of modern dance”) and Tony Award-winning lighting designer Howell Binkley, the New York City-based company is today internationally recognized as one of the world’s leading modern dance companies.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY IN IRELAND Friday, March 16; 9:30 am Recommended Grades: K–6 Price: $5 per student

An authentic St. Patrick’s Day celebration, with “riproaring” traditional music, song, and dance of Ireland.

TREASURE ISLAND Panto Company USA Friday, March 23; 9:30 am Recommended Grades: 3–7 Price: $5 per student

An action-packed, fun-filled tale of piracy, a mysterious treasure map, and a host of characters with bad intentions who meet their match and are foiled in their attempts. As seen through the eyes of Jim Hawkins, the cabin boy of the Hispaniola, this thrilling Robert Louis Stevenson adventure tells of a perilous sea journey across the Spanish Main, a mutiny led by the infamous Long John Silver, a scramble for buried treasure on an exotic isle, and the message that good wins over evil every time.


FLC Dance Department + Area Dance Schools Friday, May 4, 2018; 10:00 am Recommended Grades: K–6 Price: $5 per student

In this introduction to dance, Folsom Lake College’s Dance Department, together with area dance schools, will showcase an array of dance styles including Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, Contemporary and Musical Theatre!

INFO TICKET OFFICE 916-608-6888 Laura Hunter Arts Education Coordinator Email: Phone: 916-835-6204

10 College Parkway, Folsom, CA 95630 The Ticket Office is open from 10 am-6 pm Monday through Saturday and 2 hours before showtimes. All events, dates and prices subject to change.

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