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Welcome It is with great enthusiasm that we share with you our 5th Anniversary Season presented by Allied Solutions! The Center has planned a stellar line-up that is sure to instill excitement worthy of celebration. In January 2011, our campus opened its first season with the much anticipated performance of Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Miro Quartet with Lynn Harrell. It’s hard to believe that we are already celebrating five years of amazing performances and we can’t think of a better way to kick off our 5th Anniversary than with the incomparable Harry Connick, Jr. on August 6th. With six dynamic subscription series featuring talent from around the world, the Center for the Performing Arts is Central Indiana’s leading destination for the widest range of music, dance, and cultural activities. Expect to be transformed and inspired with performances by Yo-Yo Ma, Joshua Bell and The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, the Gatlin Brothers, Rosanne Cash, Frank Sinatra, Jr., Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, the Alvin Ailey II dancers, and more! Our annual Songbook Celebration Gala returns to the Palladium in October, and new this year is a New Year’s Eve Extravaganza. Our ever-expanding line-up ensures that each of our three performance spaces are brimming with activity throughout the year. Subscribing is the BEST way to experience the full range of what the Center has to offer. You can subscribe to one of the six subscription series or Create Your Own series of five or more performances. As a subscriber you’ll also enjoy subscriber-only benefits, including advance purchase of special events and Pop & Rock, Holiday, Family, and Spotlight performances. We also welcome you to participate in our educational events including master classes, residency workshops, in-depth conversations with the artists, and much more. Enhance your cultural connection to the Center by joining our book club, women’s group, or young professionals group. Learn more about the variety of ways to get engaged at the Center on page 25. We look forward to sharing our 5th Anniversary Season with you and your family, and we invite you to be at the Center of it all!

Tania Castroverde Moskalenko President/CEO

PHOTO CREDITS: Sara Crawford Lefors Design Mark Lee Alan Petersime Angela Talley Tyler Varnau

Michael Feinstein Artistic Director

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HARRY CONNICK, JR. AUGUST 6, 2015 THE PALLADIUM Subscribe or Donate Today for Tickets!


Harry Connick, Jr.’s meteoric rise in the world of music was only a prelude to a multi-faceted career. This pianist, vocalist, composer, band leader, actor, and philanthropist has received awards and recognition for his live and recorded musical performances, and for his achievements on screens large and small, as well as the Broadway stage. Throughout his stellar career, Harry Connick, Jr. has earned three Grammy awards, two Emmy Awards, and two Tony nominations, and spearheaded efforts to help rebuild his hometown of New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

Subscribe or become a Partner at the $250 level and above to gain access to an exclusive pre-sale opportunity! Single tickets for Harry Connick, Jr. will go on sale June 2nd.



Tanya Tucker October 31 at 8pm | The Palladium


Bollywood Masala Orchestra November 1 at 3pm | The Palladium


Gordon Lightfoot 50th Anniversary Tour November 5 at 8pm | The Palladium

COUNTRY SERIES WORLD STAGE SERIES DANCE SERIES DREWRY SIMMONS VORNEHM POP, ROCK, & FOLK SHOWS FAMILY SHOWS SPOTLIGHT SHOWS HOLIDAY SHOWS The Great American Songbook Academy Finals July 25 at 7pm | The Palladium Harry Connick, Jr. August 6 at 7:30pm | The Palladium Ann Hampton Callaway: Barbra Streisand Songbook September 18 at 8pm | The Palladium Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers September 25 at 8pm | The Palladium 2015 Songbook Celebration Gala October 3 at 8pm | The Palladium Compañia Flamenca José Porcel October 9 at 8pm | The Palladium National Dance Company of Siberia October 11 at 3pm | The Palladium Frank Sinatra, Jr. Sinatra Sings Sinatra, The Centennial Celebration October 16 at 8pm | The Palladium The Bad Plus with Joshua Redman October 18 at 7pm | The Palladium Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn October 23 at 8pm | The Palladium National Circus & Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China October 24 at 8pm | The Palladium Ailey II October 30 at 8pm | The Palladium

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The Band of the Royal Marines with the Pipes, Drums, & Highland Dancers of the Scots Guards February 5 at 8pm | The Palladium John Scofield & Joe Lovano Quartet February 6 at 8pm | The Palladium Direct from Ireland, Celtic Nights “Spirit of Freedom” February 20 at 8pm | The Palladium

Son de Madera November 13 at 8pm | The Tarkington Dan Zanes & Friends November 14 at 10am & 2pm The Tarkington

Polish Baltic Philharmonic with ˛ Special Guest, Lech Wałesa, Former President of Poland February 26 at 8pm | The Palladium

Yo-Yo Ma, Cello November 18 at 7:30pm | The Palladium

Silk Road Ensemble February 27 at 8pm | The Palladium

Ronnie Milsap: Farewell Tour November 20 at 8pm | The Palladium

Christian McBride Big Band March 4 at 8pm | The Palladium

Regina Carter & Kenny Barron November 21 at 8pm | The Palladium

Michael Feinstein & Cheyenne Jackson March 5 at 8pm | The Palladium

Wynonna & The Big Noise Christmas December 4 at 8pm | The Palladium

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band March 11 at 8pm | The Palladium

Dave Koz & Friends Holiday Show December 11 at 8pm | The Palladium

MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies March 11 at 8pm | The Tarkington

Jim Brickman “Comfort & Joy Tour” December 17 at 7:30pm | The Palladium

Disney’s Choo Choo Soul March 12 at 10am & 2pm | The Tarkington

New Year’s Eve Extravaganza December 31 at 8pm | The Palladium

Joshua Bell & The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields March 13 at 7pm | The Palladium

Rosanne Cash January 8 at 8pm | The Palladium Ramsey Lewis Quartet: The In Crowd & Hang On Ramsey 50th Anniversary January 9 at 8pm | The Palladium Project Trio: Peter & The Wolf January 9 at 10am & 2pm | The Tarkington Royal Philharmonic with Pinchas Zukerman January 10 at 7pm | The Palladium Moscow Festival Ballet January 15–17 | The Tarkington Re-inventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass January 23 at 8pm | The Palladium Vikki Carr January 30 at 8pm | The Palladium

Under the Streetlamp March 18 at 8pm | The Palladium Alonzo King LINES Ballet March 18 & 19 at 8pm | The Tarkington Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins, & Anaïs Mitchell March 20 at 7pm | The Palladium SFJAZZ Collective: The Music of Michael Jackson April 8 at 8pm | The Palladium Denzal Sinclaire April 16 at 8pm | The Palladium The Oak Ridge Boys April 23 at 8pm | The Palladium Jeremy Denk, Piano April 24 at 3pm | The Palladium Cleveland Orchestra May 15 at 7pm | The Palladium

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Yo-Yo Ma

Joshua Bell


The Cleveland Orchestra

“We subscribe to performances at the Center for the enrichment to our lives that attending brings and to be exposed to world-class performers.” – Drs. Jeff and Molly Cooke

Yo-Yo Ma, Cello* November 18, 2015 at 7:30pm The Palladium The many-faceted career of cellist Yo-Yo Ma is testament to his continual search for new ways to communicate with audiences and to his personal desire for artistic growth and renewal. One of the world’s most highly-lauded performing and recording artists, his discography consists of over 90 albums, including more than 17 Grammy Award winners. *Classical Subscribers have the first opportunity to purchase tickets to Yo-Yo Ma. Single tickets go on sale to non-Classical Subscribers in July.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Pinchas Zukerman January 10, 2016 at 7pm The Palladium Acknowledged as one of the UK’s most prodigious orchestras, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra enjoys an international reputation for bringing audiences worldwide first-class performances and the highest possible standards of music-making across a diverse range of musical repertoire. The concert will feature Mr. Zukerman as soloist in a performance of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61.

Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra with Special Guest, ˛ Lech Wałesa, former President of Poland February 26, 2016 at 8pm The Palladium Ernst Van Tiel, Artistic Director Boguslaw Dawidow, Principal Guest Conductor Founded in 1945 on the heels of postwar Polish independence, The Polish Baltic Philharmonic is the largest music institution in northern Poland.

Joshua Bell & The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields March 13, 2016 at 7pm The Palladium Music Director, Joshua Bell The Academy is known for their polished and refined sound, with performances rooted in outstanding musicianship. The collegiate spirit and flexibility of the conductor-less ensemble remains an Academy hallmark which continues today, with virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell as its Music Director. Together they explore symphonic repertoire to perform ‘chamber music on a grand scale.’

Jeremy Denk, Piano April 24, 2016 at 3pm The Palladium Pianist Jeremy Denk is the winner of a 2013 MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, the 2014 Avery Fisher Prize, and Musical America’s 2014 Instrumentalist of the Year award. Denk is one of America’s most thought-provoking, multi-faceted, and compelling artists.

Cleveland Orchestra May 15, 2016 at 7pm The Palladium Prepare to be amazed by one of the Top 10 orchestras in the world (Gramophone Magazine 2008). Under the leadership of music director Franz Welser-Möst, the Cleveland Orchestra has become one of the most sought after performing ensembles in the world. In concerts at its winter home at Severance Hall, in residencies from Miami to Vienna, and on tour around the world, the Cleveland Orchestra sets standards of artistic excellence, creative programming, and community engagement. The concert will include a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 1 in G minor.

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Vikki Carr

Cheyenne Jackson


Denzal Sinclaire

“I am always surprised to hear from residents who say they have never been to the Palladium. They have no idea what they are missing!” – Mrs. Donna Skeens

The Great American Songbook Academy Finals July 25, 2015 at 7pm The Palladium

Vikki Carr January 30, 2016 at 8pm The Palladium

High school vocalists from around the country auditioned to attend the weeklong Songbook Academy, where they learned from world-class mentors Tony-nominee Laura Osnes, Grammy-winner Sylvia McNair, and five-time Grammy nominee Michael Feinstein to discover the enduring beauty of the Great American Songbook. Listen to these aspiring stars compete for the title of Songbook Youth Ambassador. *Single tickets for Songbook Academy Finals will go on sale June 2nd.

Ann Hampton Callaway: Barbra Streisand Songbook September 18, 2015 at 8pm The Palladium Ann Hampton Callaway is one of the finest singer/songwriters of our generation. Ann is a devoted keeperof-the-flame of the Great American Songbook. Her spontaneity, intelligence, and soulful charisma have won her a diverse fan-base including notables such as Barbra Streisand, Clive Davis, Carly Simon and Wynton Marsalis.

Frank Sinatra, Jr. Sinatra Sings Sinatra The Centennial Celebration October 16, 2015 at 8pm The Palladium Sinatra Sings Sinatra is a one of a kind multi-media experience. In stories, photos, videos and songs, Frank Sinatra, Jr. delivers first-hand recollections of life on and off stage with his iconic father. This show explains it all with excerpts from his films, rare family photos and insights into the world’s greatest entertainer that can only come from his son.

Star of the stage and screen, Vikki Carr, has captivated audiences nationally and abroad for over 50 years. In her illustrious career she has garnered four Grammy Awards including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy and has released over 60 best‑selling recordings.

Michael Feinstein with Cheyenne Jackson March 5, 2016 at 8pm The Palladium The Great American Songbook Ambassador and five-time Grammy nominee Michael Feinstein is joined on stage with stage, film, and television star Cheyenne Jackson. Jackson has been featured on 12 different albums, and appeared in such mega-hits/critical favorites such as Glee, 30 Rock, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Law & Order.

Denzal Sinclaire April 16, 2016 at 8pm The Palladium Multiple nominee of the Juno Award (Canada’s Grammy Award), and a recipient of the 2004 National Jazz Award for “Best Album,” Denzal Sinclaire evokes a profound emotional interaction with his audience, touching the listener with his passionate and sincere delivery of every song he sings. Sinclaire returns to the Palladium after his debut at the 2014 Encore Celebration Gala.

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Joshua Redman

SFJAZZ Collective

Ramsey Lewis


Regina Carter

“I enjoy spending time with friends & family and supporting the Center for the Performing Arts. It is a privilege to have world-class performances in my backyard.” – Shane Hartke The Bad Plus with Joshua Redman October 18, 2015 at 7pm The Palladium

John Scofield & Joe Lovano Quartet February 6, 2016 at 8pm The Palladium

Saxophonist Joshua Redman is one of the most acclaimed and charismatic jazz artists to have emerged in the ‘90s and has established himself as one of the most consistent and successful bandleaders. He has worked and recorded with many great jazz artists for two decades. He looks forward to pushing musical boundaries as he joins forces with his friends and colleagues, The Bad Plus, in a very special concert.

Grammy-winning saxophonist/composer Joe Lovano and the equally lauded guitarist/composer John Scofield return to the spotlight together. Audience members will enjoy the next level in their partnership – the sum of their collective years of experience, creativity and technique presented with intensity, skill and fun as Scofield and Lovano showcase their dynamic new ensemble.

Regina Carter & Kenny Barron November 21, 2015 at 8pm The Palladium Violin star and MacArthur "Genius" Grant recipient, Regina Carter, is paired with jazz piano giant Kenny Barron in an intimate duet setting, first heard on their remarkable 2001 collaboration, Freefall. Barron is a 2010 NEA Jazz Master who has helped define and extend the jazz tradition. A nine-time Grammy nominee, his storied career has included extended associations with Stan Getz, Yusef Lateef and Freddie Hubbard.

Christian McBride Big Band March 4, 2016 at 8pm The Palladium Four-time Grammy-winning jazz bassist Christian McBride can be likened to a force of nature, fusing the fire and fury of a virtuoso with the depth and grounding of a seasoned journeyman. McBride won a 2012 Grammy Award with his big band for The Good Feeling, featuring his own arrangements of jazz standards like “Broadway” and original works like “Bluesin’ in Alphabet City,” which was commissioned by Wynton Marsalis for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

SFJAZZ Collective: The Music of Michael Jackson April 8, 2016 at 8pm The Palladium

Ramsey Lewis Quartet: The In Crowd & Hang On Ramsey 50th Anniversary January 9, 2016 at 8pm The Palladium Ramsey has been an iconic leader in the contemporary jazz movement for over 50 years, with an unforgettable sound and outgoing personality that has allowed him to cross over to the pop and R&B charts. In the mid 60’s, Lewis was the nation’s most successful jazz pianist, topping the charts with “The ‘In’ Crowd” and “Hang On Sloopy.” Both singles each sold over one million copies, and were awarded gold discs. Now Ramsey is revisiting these classic records in this special performance.

If you aren’t already familiar with the eight artists who comprise the SFJAZZ Collective, you will be. As soloists, composers and bandleaders, they represent what’s happening now in jazz. More than master instrumentalists, each member possesses a totally individual creative voice, working collectively to express a unified musical identity.

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Rosanne Cash

The Oak Ridge Boys

Gatlin Borthers

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Ronnie Milsap

“To see these amazing performers in such an intimate setting is simply unforgettable.” – Tom & Sherrie Kegley

Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers September 25, 2015 at 8pm The Palladium

Rosanne Cash January 8, 2016 at 8pm The Palladium

Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers have been dazzling audiences for 60 years. The trio has performed in concert stages all over the world, and has seen their records top the charts and touch the lives of fans from eight to eighty. Larry says of their 60th Anniversary Tour, “We’re not calling it a farewell or a final tour. We’re calling it the 60th Anniversary Celebration. By no means are we retiring.”

Legendary singer and songwriter, Rosanne Cash has been touring successfully behind her acclaimed 2014 album, The River and the Thread, which garnered Cash three Grammy awards including Best Americana Album. Cash won her first Grammy in 1985 and has recorded 15 albums, including Seven Year Ache, King’s Record Shop, and more recently, Black Cadillac and The List. She has charted 21 Top 40 country singles.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band March 11, 2016 at 8pm The Palladium

Tanya Tucker October 31, 2015 at 8pm The Palladium Only 13 when her provocative “Delta Dawn” caused a nationwide stir and became a Top 10 country hit, Tucker has built one of the most successful and compelling careers in music. Considered one of the very few females of the “outlaw” country movement, she holds a Grammy award, two CMA awards, Two Academy of Country Music awards, and three CMT Awards. Twenty-three of her albums have landed in the country Top 40 chart since her 1972 debut.

Ronnie Milsap: Farewell Tour November 20, 2015 at 8pm The Palladium After four decades in the music business, Ronnie Milsap will be saying goodbye to the road. Ronnie Milsap is country music’s first successful blind singer and one of the most successful and versatile country “crossover” singers of his time. His songs appeal to both country and pop fans with songs that have crossed over to both markets. He is credited with six Grammy Awards and forty No. 1 country hits, third to George Strait and Conway Twitty. He was selected for induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2014.

Nearing their 5th decade together, the iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in Country Rock and American Roots Music, continues to add to their legendary status. With multiplatinum and gold records, strings of top ten hits such as “Fishin’ In The Dark” and “Mr. Bojangles,” multiple Grammy, IBMA, CMA Awards and nominations, the band’s accolades continue to accumulate.

The Oak Ridge Boys April 23, 2016 at 8pm The Palladium Theirs is one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of the Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits and a No. 1 Pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades. Every time they step before an audience, the Oaks bring four decades of charted singles, and 50 years of tradition, to a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere.

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National Dance Company of Siberia

Bollywood Masala Orchestra

Silk Road Ensemble

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Son de Madera

“We subscribe because we enjoy the great music and excellent performances by terrific artists from around the world.” – Charles and Ann Conrad National Dance Company of Siberia October 11, 2015 at 3pm The Palladium

Direct from Ireland, Celtic Nights, “The Spirit of Freedom” February 20, 2016 at 8pm The Palladium

The National Dance Company of Siberia was founded in 1960 and has been a success from the very outset based on its original style of performing Siberian dances. With a company of 50 accomplished dancers, you will be captivated by the vivid character portrayals, the musical movements, and the fanciful patterns of the choreographic design. The National Dance Company of Siberia, like all the very best dance companies, has something for everybody and should not be missed.

A cast of six of Ireland’s most talented and coveted international dancers and fine musicians, will leave the Palladium ringing with the sounds of Celtic music old and new.

Bollywood Masala Orchestra November 1, 2015 at 3pm The Palladium

Silk Road Ensemble February 27, 2016 at 8pm The Palladium

The Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers of India present “Spirit of India,” a new step toward a bold vision in Indian live music and dance being presented to the world for the first time. With 17 professional artists onstage, you will experience the soul of a veritable feast of Indian sounds, featuring a mix of Indian and Western instruments such as bass drums, side drums, trombone, tabla, dholak, harmonium, and clarinet, among many others. Your feet will soon be tapping along without you even realizing it.

Embark on a global musical journey with the Silk Road Ensemble formed under the artistic direction of cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Since 2000, the Ensemble has been redefining world music for 21st Century audiences. Representing a global array of cultures, Silk Road musicians co-create art, performances and ideas. They draw on a rich tapestry of traditions that make up our shared cultural heritage, creating a new musical language—a uniquely engaging and accessible encounter between the foreign and the familiar that reflects our many-layered contemporary identities.

Spirit of Freedom tells the story of Irish independence. Through music, song, dance, and storytelling, Celtic Nights honors the struggle of a people fighting to gain freedom, independence, and true democracy.

Son de Madera November 13, 2015 at 8pm The Tarkington Son de Madera represents the leading success in the current son jarocho movement (a musical and dance genre from Veracruz, Mexico). Son de Madera´s performances are sensuous and with an exquisite sense of musicianship and have been featured on numerous television and radio programs in Mexico and the USA. PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE MEXICAN CONSULATE OF INDIANAPOLIS

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Ailey II

Moscow Festival Ballet

Alonzo King LINES Ballet

JosĂŠ Porcel Flamenco

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“I have seen an incredible change in [my students], their love for music has doubled and they’re even more excited about performing than they were before.”

– Jennifer Shuck, Choir Director at Irvington Preparatory Academy

Compañia Flamenca José Porcel October 9, 2015 at 8pm The Palladium

Moscow Festival Ballet The Tarkington

Spain’s premiere flamenco dancer and choreographer, José Porcel, and his company of gifted dancers and musicians dazzle audiences with an explosion of passionate rhythms, powerful movement, vibrant colors, and breathtaking choreography. Porcel has been dancing Andalusian folkloric dances and flamenco since the age of 13, and has spent his life studying in Madrid with the masters of the craft. Now he brings his extraordinary company to the Center to share the customs, the culture, the art and, most of all, the passion of the Flamenco.

Program: Cinderella

Program: Giselle January 15, 2016 at 8pm

Ailey II October 30, 2015 at 8pm The Palladium

January 16, 2016 at 8pm January 17, 2016 at 3pm Artistic Director: Sergei Radchenko Sergei Radchenko, legendary principal dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet, founded the company of 50 in 1989 to create an ensemble that would bring together the highest classical elements of the great Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet companies. Under his direction, leading dancers from across Russia now stage exciting new productions of timeless classics.

Alonzo King LINES Ballet March 18 & 19, 2016 at 8pm The Tarkington

“The entire company… looks terrific. Clearly, the future is theirs.” – The New York Times Performing Alvin Ailey’s signature work, Revelations, the company is sure to deliver an evening of dazzling choreography & movement. Ailey II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers. With new Artistic Director Troy Powell at the helm, Ailey II continues to thrive as he brings a fresh dimension to this beloved company.

San Francisco’s Alonzo King LINES Ballet leaps to uncharted heights with bold new dance innovations that break the mold of what ballet can be. The company will perform Alonzo King’s latest work inspired by animal “soundscapes” by famed bio-acoustician Dr. Bernie Krause. Krause is known for collaborations with The Doors, The Byrds, Stevie Wonder, and for dozens of Hollywood films including Rosemary’s Baby, Castaway, and Apocalypse Now. Bernie Krause describes his collaboration with Alonzo King LINES Ballet as an opportunity to “explore the sonic intersection between natural soundscapes and their profound inspiration of human music and dance.”

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POP, ROCK, & FOLK SHOWS Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn October 23, 2015 at 8pm The Palladium Béla Fleck is widely renowned as the world’s greatest banjo player. His insatiable creative spark has yielded him Grammy nominations in more categories than anyone in the award’s history. Fleck is joined by his wife, fellow banjo virtuoso Abigail Washburn, for a performance blended with original compositions and traditional folk favorites.

Gordon Lightfoot 50th Anniversary Tour November 5, 2015 at 8pm The Palladium After 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well into the multi-millions, it’s safe to say that

esteemed singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot resides atop the list of all-time greats. This special performance will feature his well known hits as well as some deep album cuts for the die-hard fanatics, all of which are woven together with some of Lightfoot’s own behind-thescenes stories about his historic 50-year musical career.

Under the Streetlamp March 18, 2016 at 8pm The Palladium Under the Streetlamp, America’s hottest new vocal group with two PBS top specials, performs an electrifying evening of classic hits from the American radio songbook. Exuding the irresistible rapport of a modern day Rat Pack, the quartet delivers an evening of unforgettable entertainment.

Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins, & Anaïs Mitchell March 20, 2016 at 7pm The Palladium In a highly anticipated national tour, Grammy Award-winner Patty Griffin joins forces with Sara Watkins and Anaïs Mitchell in a celebration of American songwriting and perfomance. More than just a three-act show, this special “singers-in-the-round” style show features all three artists on stage together, sharing songs and accompanying each other for the entire evening.

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn Patty Griffin

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Under the Streetlamp

Dan Zanes & Friends

Project Trio

National Circus & Acrobats of the Republic of China

FAMILY SHOWS National Circus & Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China October 24, 2015 at 8pm The Palladium Direct from Beijing, the National Circus is especially acclaimed in China because of the unique acts in their program such as Great Teeterboard, Grand Flying Trapeze, Group Contortion, Straw Hats Juggling, Girls’ Balance With Bowls and many other outstanding acts.

Dan Zanes & Friends November 14, 2015 at 10am & 2pm The Tarkington Grammy award winner Dan Zanes occupies a unique place in American music where sea shanties, North American and West Indian folk music,

play party songs, English music hall, the spirit of early rock-and-roll and soulful originals collide. Dan Zanes has toured the world sharing 21st century social music with enthusiastic crowds of kids and kid sympathizers.

Project Trio: Peter & The Wolf January 9, 2016 at 10am & 2pm The Tarkington Project Trio has performed for over 300,000 students on 4 continents, including over 40 states in the US. With over 80,000,000 views on Youtube and appearances on popular TV shows on Nickelodeon and MTV, Project Trio is instantly recognizable to students of all ages. By presenting instrumental music fused with hip-hop, rock, and pop, Project Trio truly bridges the gap between classical music and pop culture.

Disney’s Choo-Choo Soul March 12, 2016 at 10am & 2pm The Tarkington Imagine soulful and current renditions of the ABC’s, 1-2-3’s, and learning how to be polite. Imagine a diverse and incredibly hip duo, teaching children through music on an animated train.... and Choo-Choo Soul is born! This live stage show is created from the Disney Channel’s Choo-Choo Soul with Genevieve! program, which has been honored with a Parents Choice Award for Children’s television. The music is contagious and soulful, with a focus on trains and learning. Genevieve stars as the Train Conductor assisted by DC, her beatboxing, breakdancing engineer.

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SPOTLIGHT SHOWS Re-inventing the Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass January 23, 2016 at 8pm The Palladium The creator of the public radio show This American Life talks about his program and how it’s put together: what makes a compelling story, where they find the amazing stories for their show, how he and his staff are trying to push broadcast journalism to do things it doesn’t usually do. As part of this, Glass mixes stories from the show, live onstage, combining his narration with pre-taped quotes and music, recreating the sound of the show as the audience watches. And he plays funny and memorable moments from the show, and talks about what was behind their creation.

The Band of the Royal Marines with the Pipes, Drums, & Highland Dancers of the Scots Guards February 5, 2016 at 8pm The Palladium In their distinguishing white helmets, Royal Marines Bands are celebrated for the quality of their music, visual grandeur and precision drill. On the concert platform they enjoy a similar reputation ensuring their continuing popularity with their audiences. The Band’s repertoire includes popular classics, Big Band, stimulating contemporary works and entertaining solo features. They also provide jazz, string and woodwind ensembles, making the Royal Marines musician one of the most versatile and adept in military music.

MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies March 11, 2016 at 8pm The Tarkington MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies are powerfully talented musicians and entertainers who immerse the audience into all original Zydeco music and dancing in the Southwest Louisiana tradition. No one will be able to sit still, and everyone will remember MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies forever.

The Band of Royal Marines & Scots Guards MOJO & the Bayou Gypsies

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Ira Glass

Wynonna Judd

Jim Brickman

Dave Koz

HOLIDAY SHOWS Wynonna & The Big Noise Christmas December 4, 2015 at 8pm The Palladium

Dave Koz & Friends Holiday Show December 11, 2015 at 8pm The Palladium

Jim Brickman “Comfort & Joy Tour” December 17, 2015 at 7:30pm The Palladium

This marks Wynonna’s third consecutive Christmas tour, for which she’ll perform holiday classics as well as her greatest hits. “I love singing the music that inspires me to remember the real reason for the season,” Wynonna said about the tour.

The fan-favorite holiday concert, Dave Koz & Friends, returns to the Palladium with an uplifting, high-energy show that puts fans of all ages into the holiday spirit as some of smooth jazz’s biggest names jam on fresh, lively arrangements of seasonal favorites. Koz has played with such artists as Burt Bacharach, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Celine Dion, Shelby Lynne, Kenny Loggins, U2, Barry Manilow, Michael McDonald, Luther Vandross and Rod Stewart.

Jim Brickman has amassed 27 Top 40 singles on the adult contemporary charts, including 14 Top 10 smashes. His collaboration with soaring country songstress Martina McBride, the beautiful paean to love titled “Valentine,” scored at mainstream country radio in 1998, peaking at No. 9. In 2013, Brickman’s The Magic of Christmas featuring the 2003 remake of “Sending You A Little Christmas” with Johnny Mathis landed at #1 on Billboard New Age and took the #58 spot on Billboard Top 200.

Wynonna is a five-time Grammy winner and New York Times bestselling author. She was awarded Top Female Vocalist of the Year trophy at the ACM Awards and with The Judds, Wynonna sold more than 10 million albums and also achieved six chart toppers of her own.

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Saturday, October 3, 2015 Cocktail Reception Sponsored by First Merchants Bank The celebration kicks off in style with a red-carpet arrival for the cocktail reception at the Palladium. Dinner & Live Auction An elegant dinner and opportunities to show your support for the community engagement programs of the Center. Great American Songbook Hall of Fame Induction Performance This star-studded evening will honor George and Ira Gershwin and stars of the Great American Songbook with performances led by Michael Feinstein. Katz Sapper & Miller After Party Stick around after the show for the ever-popular after party when the Palladium is transformed into multiple themed night clubs. Sure to sell out! To reserve your seats today, call 317.819.3520.

NEW YEAR’S eve Extravaganza Thursday, December 31, 2015 Join the Center for our first New Year’s Eve celebration! The evening will be filled with entertainment, dancing, cocktails, and friends so you won’t want to miss it. Ring in the New Year in the Palladium! Stay tuned for musical guest and ticket announcements.

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Please note: Performances in Dance and World Stage will take place in both the Tarkington & the Palladium. Priority seating will be assigned relative to the chosen section in the Palladium.

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Education For All Ages From Toddlers to Young Adults Peanut Butter & Jam Designed for children ages 1– 7, Peanut Butter & Jam sessions encourage young children to become engaged in the arts. Join us for these informal 10:30am Saturday morning concerts. Learn more at Purchase tickets by calling 317.843.3800.

SEP Science of Sound The Palladium is a perfect venue to learn about the complex process of sound propagation. During this program, the Center’s audio engineer engages 3rd grade students in a real-world application of the vocabulary and concepts they learn in the classroom.

September 19 | Syncopated Rhythms of Bangladesh Fascinating music of Bangladesh played on the tablas and folk instruments.

Firestone FrontRow High school students, with special interest in the genre, are given unique access to performers. Students sit in on the performer’s sound check and rehearsal then engage in Q&A or special workshops with these accomplished professionals.

October 31 | Ruditoonz Dress the kids in costume to sing & dance during this Halloween themed rock & roll show! November 21 | Native American Stories & Song Anishinaabe shares her culture’s stories and music. December 5 | The Melchior Marionettes A fast paced, entertaining cabaret of hand crafted marionettes for all ages! January 9 | Traveler’s Dream A musical journey through American history with folk songs that kids have loved for ages! February 6 | Sancocho An exciting mix of African influenced music from Latin American & the Caribbean. March 5 | Hogeye Navvy Clap along to lively Irish music & sea chanteys.

Master-Classes Participants further the study of their art as they learn directly from world-class performers in a classroom or studio setting. Artist Outreach Select artists visit facilities for engagement with those who can’t physically attend Center shows. Internships Interns have the opportunity to learn about marketing and fundraising as well as aspects of concert production including lighting, sound and technical staging. (Education Opportunities continued on next page.)

April 16 | Earth Month Celebration Hear the sounds of drums, flutes, the didgeridoo, and other instruments of indigenous world cultures. May 14 | Dragon & Dances of China Music, colorful costumes, dances, and even a dragon will enchant the youngsters. SEP Science of Sound

Firestone FrontRow with Jim Belushi

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From Young Adults to Seniors The Scene If you love the arts and are between 21-40 years of age, we invite you to become a member of The Scene. Designed for and by young professionals, our members come from diverse professional backgrounds, but all share a common interest in the arts and in making an impact. The group offers opportunities to enjoy great concerts at a 40% discount, socialize with like-minded individuals, and shape their cultural involvement while advancing the mission of the Center for the Performing Arts. Our 2015-16 season includes social events and performances, and membership is the best way to gain access to exclusive benefits. Visit or call 317.819.3506 to learn more and to become a member!

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Luminaries: Inspiring Women Through the Arts Join the Center’s dynamic women’s group to explore the arts, education, and inspiration. This group meets every other month for a presentation and lunch together at the Palladium. For more information and to learn about upcoming events email us at Classics in Context Complimentary for Printing Partners Classical Series ticketholders, the pre-concert lectures provide attendees an insider’s perspective on the works being performed. Classics in Context presentations begin 45 minutes before show time at each Classical Series performance.

Tours Free tours of the Palladium are offered on a bi-weekly basis. Reservations are required. Reserve online at Palladium Bookies Dedicated to books about the performing arts, the Palladium Bookies meet the second Monday every month at 7pm. Previous book titles have included New York Times bestsellers and internationally acclaimed novels. Visit for more information and to learn about upcoming events.

The Great American Songbook Foundation The mission of the Great American Songbook Foundation is to inspire and educate by celebrating the Great American Songbook. The beautiful melodies and thoughtful lyrics created by the musical geniuses of Tin Pan Alley, Broadway, and Hollywood during the first half of the Twentieth century represent the Golden Age of American Popular Music. The Great American Songbook Foundation carries out its unique mission to preserve America’s rich musical legacy in numerous ways: The Songbook Archive houses physical artifacts such as sheet music, personal papers, musical arrangements, and books available to students, educators, and researchers.

The Songbook Gallery displays rotating interactive exhibits that share the history, music, and culture of the Songbook. The Songbook Academy is a national program for high school singers, and is the only competition dedicated to the music of the Songbook. The Songbook Film Series, a partnership with Heartland Film, features classic, Truly Moving Picture Award-winning movies presented on the big screen in the Palladium. The Songbook Hall of Fame recognizes those who have made a significant contribution to the Great American Songbook by inducting a new class each year. A permanent exhibit honoring the people and personalities who created

this extraordinary music is located in the Shiel Sexton Songbook Lounge on the Palladium’s Gallery level. Visit the Songbook Gallery! Located in the Palladium – Gallery Level Hours: Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm. The Gallery is also open prior to performances in the Songbook, Jazz, and Film Series.

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Become a Center Partner As a 501(c)3 non-profit educational, arts, and cultural organization, the Center relies on your support. To keep ticket prices affordable and educational services available for the entire community, the Center receives more than 45% of its operating income from financial contributions. The Center is generously supported by corporations, individuals, foundations, and government agencies; an investment which recognizes the Center’s missionbased commitment to serving Central Indiana with world-class experiences.

Leave a Lasting Legacy by naming the Center as a beneficiary of your estate, life insurance, or retirement plans. Membership in the Center’s Legacy Society allows you and your family to create a lasting legacy that will provide exceptional performance and education programming for our community in perpetuity.

Your financial gift to the Center allows us to continue to bring diverse local, national, and international talent and educational programing to further enhance the quality of life in Central Indiana. Your contributions support student tickets, interactive learning experiences, artist residencies, and student field trips.

For more information, contact the Office of Development at 317.819.3528 or

Individual Partners: Partnerships start at $90 and include benefits such as a subscription to Applause magazine, a 10% discount in the Basile CafĂŠ and Basile Gift Shop, and invitations to special Partners-only events. Increase Your Contribution for Increased Benefits: Partners at the $1,000 level or more enjoy select benefits such as exclusive access to the Founders Room during intermission at Center Presents performances, opportunities to meet guest artists, and access to a private ticket concierge. Maximize your Gift: Many employers support the philanthropic interests of their employees by matching charitable contributions. Increase the impact of your gift by contacting your human resources department to learn more about the matching gift opportunities.

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Business Partners: Become a Business Partner and associate your brand with worldclass artists in a world-class venue. Partnerships provide opportunities for connecting with a distinctive audience, entertaining clients, engaging employees, and impacting the community. Business Partners at the $2,500 level have the exclusive opportunity to place ads in the programs distributed to 55,000 patrons each season.

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