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Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club

Wednesday, September 18 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Valley Performing Arts Center
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/orquesta-buena-vista-social-club/

Featuring Omara Portuondo, Guajiro Mirabal, Barbarito Torres, and Eliades Ochoa, with special guest Robert Fonseca

Since its introduction to an international audience by American guitarist Ry Cooder, Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club has become a worldwide sensation. Over a decade's worth of touring has only increased the group's enthusiasm for performing to packed houses and their sound has remained utterly fresh since the release of their debut album in 1997.

The band continues to thrive with the addition of skilled musicians and legendary Buena Vista Social Club alumni such as trumpeter Guajiro Mirabal, vocalist Omara Portuondo and laúd virtuoso Barbarito Torres, who are passionate about Cuban music. Each put their individual stamp on classic styles such as the son montuno, danzón, cha cha cha, bolero, and Cuban jazz. Talented young pianist Roberto Fonseca opens the evening with a program of deep, soulful and expressive Latin jazz notes.

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Image for John Mauceri with OrchestraJohn Mauceri with Orchestra

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Valley Performing Arts Center
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/john-mauceri-with-orchestra/

Music in the Life of a Great City: continuing the series Verdi, Wagner and Hollywood: A Bicentennial Birthday Celebration

In the second concert of the already popular series, Music in the Life of a Great City, Grammy Award-winning conductor John Mauceri and full orchestra will present another unique collaboration, celebrating the beloved music of iconic composers Verdi and Wagner, both born 200 years ago. From Verdi's stirring Aida Overture and Triumphal Music to Wagner's exciting Ride of the Valkyries, juxtaposed with familiar film music by the great Ennio Morricone and others, Mauceri will demonstrate the deep musical influence of these composers on a Hollywood they never visited.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Image for Yamato: The Drummers of JapanYamato: The Drummers of Japan

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/yamato-the-drummers-of-japan/

Founded by Masa Ogawa in Japan's Nara Prefecture in 1993, the masters of the ancient art of Wadaiko drumming celebrate their 20th anniversary tour of "ROJYOH: The Beat on the Road" and present a spectacle of athleticism, precision and astounding musical expertise guaranteed to make hearts pound. "Our greatest goal is to send our audiences home after each performance with a new vitality and passion for life."

Friday, October 18, 2013

Image for Jon Batiste and Stay HumanJon Batiste and Stay Human

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/jon-batiste-and-stay-human/

Jonathan Batiste is the founder and leader of The Stay Human Band, a modern jazz ensemble noted for its world-class music, high-energy and uplifting spirit. A talented and already well-traveled ambassador for jazz, this dapper young musician and his band have ignited the New York City music scene and is poised to take over Los Angeles, as well. The debut in our Great Hall promises to be one of the season's much talked about performances.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Image for The Silk Road EnsembleThe Silk Road Ensemble

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/the-silk-road-ensemble/

This evening's eclectic performance marks the 15th anniversary of artistic director Yo-Yo Ma's internationally minded non-profit arts, cultural and educational organization The Silk Road Project, which presents performances by the critically-acclaimed Silk Road Ensemble. The iconic performance group is a collective of internationally-renowned performers and composers from more than 20 countries who collaborate on a diverse range of musical and multimedia projects. The 60-member globetrotting ensemble has performed in 105 cities, 30 countries and recorded five albums, with its most recent release Off the Map being nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Classical Crossover Album in 2011. Join us for an exhilarating celebration where "Classical music making rarely achieves this combination of spontaneity and superb craftsmanship" -- The Washington Post

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Image for Josh TurnerJosh Turner

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/josh-turner/

One of country music's most recognizable hit-makers earning numerous CMA, ACM and Grammy nominations since the release of his debut album Long Black Train, Josh Turner has sold more than five million albums and garnered four No. 1 hits, including three multi-week chart-toppers: "Your Man," "Would You Go With Me," and "Why Don't We Just Dance," a four-week No. 1 smash hit that was named the most-played song in 2010 by MediaBase, as well as the debut single "Time is Love" that soared to No. 1 on the Best of 2012 Billboard Country Chart. This evening, the sensational country superstar brings his dynamic energy to the Valley Performing Arts Center and proves he is one of the "most effective...hard-core country...performers of his generation." 

Friday, October 25, 2013

Image for OPERA - DIE FLEDERMAUSOPERA - DIE FLEDERMAUS

7:30 pm - 7:30 pm - nordhoff Hall (NH) Campus Theatre
http://www.csun.edu/theatre

DIE FLEDERMAUS by Joann Strauss II, from a German libretto by Karl Haffner and Richard Genee

The Waltz King's madcap masterpiece offers a rousing evening of mistaken identities, flirtations, and light-hearted deceit. This delightful Viennese farce is filled with effervescent melodies, lilting waltzes, and a rollicking tribute to champagne. Directed by Eli Villanueva, musical direction by John Roscigno, choreography by J'aime Morrison. Sung in English

Four performances only: Oct 25-26, Nov 2-3  NOTE CURTAIN TIMES:  Fri-Sat 7:30pm, final Sun 2pm