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Theatre

SITI COMPANY: HANJO (WORLD PREMIERE) Friday, October 6, 2017, 8pm | PepsiCo Theatre

In SITI Company's latest work, Hanjo, a young woman’s endless waiting for her lover transports her into a state of insanity.

Hanjo is one of five Modern Noh Plays, radical adaptations of the seminal Noh classics by the infamous novelist Yukio Mishima. It is brief and has three characters; in this production, the entire play will be performed three times. The cast will rotate so that we see each actor play each of the three roles, allowing the audience to experience the play as a Noh connoisseur would, appreciating each actor as a performer of a form, and not just as an inhabitant of a character — an experience perhaps similar to watching an opera singer perform an iconic role. Directed by Co-Artistic Director Leon Ingulsrud Featuring Akiko Aizawa*, G.M. Gianino, Stephen Webber With Musician and Composer Christian Fredrickson.

*Akiko Aizawa will perform in Japanese Founded in 1992 by Anne Bogart and Tadashi Suzuki to redefine and revitalize contemporary theatre in the United States, NYC-based SITI Company is a collective of theatre artists, dedicated to creating and presenting work that is constantly evolving as it moves through time and responds to a changing world.

PURCHASE REPERTORY THEATRE: THE CRUCIBLE Friday, October 20 - Saturday, October 28, 2017 | PepsiCo Theatre Arthur Miller's The Crucible, one of his most famous plays, is a dramatized and partially fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during the1690's. Miller wrote the play during the years of McCarthyism, as a reflection of the mass cultural and political hysteria produced when the U.S. government sought to suppress Communism and radical leftist activity in America.

PIG IRON THEATRE COMPANY: POET IN NEW YORK Friday, March 16, 2018, 8pm | PepsiCo Theatre “Hypnotic, graceful… surreally lyrical.” – The Washington Post This critically acclaimed one-man show is a biographical fantasia about Federico Garcia Lorca, Spain’s greatest modern poet and playwright. In June 1929, Lorca sailed for New York. His nine months here changed his vision of poetry, the theatre, and the social role of the artist; he came to study English but devoted himself instead to writing Poet in New York , a howl of protest against racial bigotry, mindless consumption, and the adoration of technology. Founded in 1995 as an interdisciplinary ensemble, the mission of Pig Iron Theatre Company is to expand what is possible in performance by creating rigorous and unusual ensemble-devised works; by training the next generation of daring, innovative theatre artists; and by consistently asking the hardest questions, both in their art and in its relation to the world around us.

Mix & Match

Something for everyone! Add these events to your fixed package, or select three or more to create your own custom series.

NPR’S FROM THE TOP WITH HOST CHRISTOPHER O’RILEY

Las Cafeteras (courtesy of the artist)

Featuring the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 7:30pm | Concert Hall A live taping featuring the 2017 NYO-USA, led by Marin Alsop, performing music by Mahler and John Adams, as well as an entertaining mix of interviews, personal stories, and chamber music performances showcasing the inspiring members of the 2017 orchestra. From the Top with Host Christopher O'Riley is the most popular weekly one-hour music program on public radio; NYO-USA is a program of Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute.

BLACK VIOLIN Friday, November 3, 2017, 8pm | Concert Hall Classically trained musicians, Wilner “Wil B” Baptiste (viola) and Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester (vioin) met as high school orchestra nerds; today they play genre-bending music, radically fusing hip-hop and pop with classical to create a kaleidoscope of sounds uniquely their own. Their perception-changing, stereotype-shattering mission: to encourage and empower people of all ages, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds to find what connects us. Come for a date night, or bring the kids along. Black Violin promises to blow the roof off the Concert Hall and impress even the most jaded teen!

THE ROB MATHES HOLIDAY CONCERT Friday, December 15, 2017, 8pm | PepsiCo Theatre Saturday, December 16, 2017, 8pm | PepsiCo Theatre Get ready to rock around the Christmas tree with the one and only Rob Mathes, now in his third decade of holiday performances at The Center. This annual celebration featuring Mathes, plus his all-star band and chorus is a high-energy evening of rock, jazz, and blues — original tunes and holiday classics that will put you in the spirit of the season. Mathes has worked with virtually every big name in the music industry, but, despite his busy schedule, he’s here each year, and it’s always a treat to have this Greenwich, CT, native “home” for the holidays.

GLOBALFEST ON THE ROAD THE NEW GOLDEN AGE OF LATIN MUSIC with Las Cafeteras and Orkesta Mendoza Friday, February 2, 2018, 8pm | PepsiCo Theatre Music knows no boundaries, and so it is no surprise that the Mexican- American communities of Arizona and California are hotbeds of musical creativity, merging styles that reflect the changing borders and shared cultural identities. Orkesta Mendoza and Las Cafeteras are two of today’s hottest bands on this scene, taking the fabled Latin sound in inspiring new directions. Classy and enormous fun, the infectious indie-mambo band Orkesta Mendoza updates the Latin big band tradition, merging a multitude of Latin styles such as cumbia, merengue, and ranchera with electronica, strings, and unexpected bursts of western pop. Las Cafeteras recreate traditional Afro-Caribbean Son Jarocho music in a wildly vibrant style, with traditional instruments such as the jarana, requinto, quijada (donkey jawbone), and tarima (a wooden platform); they mix Afro-Mexican beats, rhythms, and rhymes to deliver inspiring lyrics that document stories of a community seeking love and justice in the concrete jungle of East L.A.

WILD UP Saturday, February 10, 2018, 8pm | PepsiCo Theatre

We make music. New music. Old music. We’ll play it, as long as we love it. wild Up is a modern music collective; an adventurous chamber orchestra; a group of Los Angeles-based musicians committed to creating visceral, thoughtprovoking happenings. Their programs are eclectic studies of people, places, and ideas. The group believes that music is a catalyst for shared experiences, and that the concert venue is a place for challenging, exciting, and igniting the community around us.

VELVET CARAVAN

KRONOS QUARTET

Saturday, February 17, 2018, 8pm | Black Box Theatre

Saturday, January 20, 2018, 8pm | PepsiCo Theatre

Gypsy Swing / European redneck music? Why not! Savannah-based Velvet Caravan is one of the most eclectic ensembles in the music business today. Combining Gypsy, Honky-Tonk, Swing, and Latin, this band plays upbeat tunes from all over the world with thunderous virtuosity and a relentless sense of humor.

The San Francisco-based Kronos Quartet is one of the most celebrated and influential ensembles in classical music. Known for its spirit of fearless exploration, dedication to experimentation, and championing of new and underheard music, Kronos has won a Grammy, released more than 50 recordings, collaborated with many of the world’s most eclectic composers, and commissioned more than 800 works and arrangements for string quartet. Kronos is David Harrington (violin), John Sherba (violin), Hank Dutt (viola), and Sunny Yang (cello). The evening's adventurous program will include new works developed as part of Kronos' 50 for the Future initiative.

This unorthodox, high-energy, acoustic-based quintet of guitar, violin, standup bass, percussion, and keyboards (including accordion) will make you want to get up and dance — and you’ll be able to, as this event will feature nightclub seating — think Joe’s Pub — with dinner, drinks available at the bar, and, yes, a dance floor!

The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College 2017-2018 Sneak Peek Brochure  

Welcome to The PAC's 40th Anniversary Season - a step into the future, and a nod to the past, with a curatorial eye towards honoring our his...

The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College 2017-2018 Sneak Peek Brochure  

Welcome to The PAC's 40th Anniversary Season - a step into the future, and a nod to the past, with a curatorial eye towards honoring our his...

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