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An Evening With Branford Marsalis

Saturday, February 02 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm - The Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/branford-marsalis/view/2013-02-02?CalendarStart=201302

Grammy Award-winning saxophonist, National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master and Tony Award nominee Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time. He has led a dizzying array of jazz ensembles from big bands to quartets, and has been a frequent soloist with classical ensembles. He has performed and recorded with Sting and the Dave Matthews Band; acted in films including Throw Mama From the Train and School Daze; composed the soundtrack for films such as Mo Better Blues; and was the original bandleader for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Live jazz doesnt get any livelier when this much-anticipated group - one of the most innovative and forward-thinking jazz ensembles today - takes the stage.

Branford Marsalis, saxophone
Joey Calderazzo, piano
Eric Revis, bass
Justin Faulkner, drums

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Image for BBC Concert OrchestraBBC Concert Orchestra

8:00 pm - 8:00 pm - The Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/bbc/view/2013-02-14?CalendarStart=2013-02-14

Keith Lockhart, conductor
Sophie Shao, cellist


Britten -Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Op. 33a             16min

Elgar -Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85                                      30min

Intermission

Butterworth - The Banks of Green Willow                                       7min

Elgar -Enigma Variations                                                              29min 


From its humble beginnings as a radio orchestra, the BBC Concert Orchestra has grown into one of the world's most respected and versatile orchestras, with an enviable reputation in the fields of film music, opera, ballet and musical theater as well as the traditional Western European classic canon. Led by conductor Keith Lockhart, this presentation offers a delightful and pleasing program of great late 18th-century/early 20th-century British repertoire including the great Elgar Cello Concerto in E Minor.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Image for Paco Pena's Flamenco VivoPaco Pena's Flamenco Vivo

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm - The Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/paco-pena/view/2013-02-16?CalendarStart=2013-02-16

Flamenco Vivo! embodies all the passion, grace and fire that we have come to expect from this exciting art form, but under Paco Penas direction the audience becomes aware of the nuances, the range of rhythms, and the compelling nature of flamenco. Pena explores the trance-inducing tribal roots of flamenco, from the alborea to the razor-sharp complexity of the buleria all while keeping the audience captivated with dramatic compositions, fantastic guitar work, and fiery dancers.

Guitars
Paco Peña
Paco Arriaga
Rafael Montilla
 
Dancers
Angel Muñoz
Charo Espino
Daniela Tugues
 
Vocals
Jose Angel Carmona
Cristina Pareja
 
Percussion
Julio Cesar Alcocer

Friday, March 08, 2013

Image for China National Symphony OrchestraChina National Symphony Orchestra

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/china-national-symphony/

Shao, En - music director and conductor
Chuanyuan, Li - violin

Xia Guan: First Movement of Earth Requiem
Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben


Originally founded as the Central Philharmonic Orchestra of China in 1956, the China National Symphony Orchestra (CNSO) is one of the most outstanding professional symphony orchestras in China. Consummate artistry, dedication, professionalism and individual craftsmanship are the trademarks that have maintained the CNSO at a consistently high level of performance for more than 50 years.  The concert includes two beautiful post-romantic compositions by Richard Strauss and Erich Wolfgang Korngold.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Image for An Evening with Kenny Rogers An Evening with Kenny Rogers

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/kenny-rogers/

Singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, and photographer, Kenny Rogers is a man of many talents. Though he has been most successful with country audiences, Rogers has charted more than 120 hit singles across various music genres with songs such as -The Gambler-, -She Believes In Me-, -Lady-, and many others. Rogers is a multiple Grammy, American Music, Country Music and American Country Music award winner. He brings his silky, soul-stirring voice and a backing band of distinguished musicians for an evening filled with classic songs that have made him a fan favorite for over fifty years.