Cherish the Ladies

Saturday, October 15, 2016–7 pm

 

CherishTheLadies450“An astonishing array of virtuosity.”

– Washington Post

  • Celebrating 30 Years of Music Making
  • Led by Flute and Whistle Champion Joanie Madden

With their unique spectacular blend of instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements and stunning step dancing, this powerhouse group combines all the facets of Irish culture and puts forth an immensely humorous and entertaining package. Grammy® Nominated Irish/American Supergroup.

 

The Ronnie Kole Trio

Sunday, September 18, 2016–3 pm

 

Ronnie Kole Trio“A beloved figure in New Orleans.”

– Craig Kraemer New Orleans Voices

  • A Lifetime Achievement Award and Induction into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame
  • Founding Member of the New Orleans Jazz Fest

The New Orleans-based musician’s smooth sound and elegant persona lend themselves to guest appearances with symphony orchestras. Ronnie is admired by top stars, from Harry Connick Jr. to Allen Toussaint. Enjoy the works of Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, and George Gershwin. Kole is a piano man’s piano man.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Young Irelanders

Friday, May 20, 2016 — 7 pm

 

YoungIrelanders_300“Ability in Abundance”

– Sunday Independence

  • Featuring Former Members of Riverdance and Lord of the Dance
  • From the Producer of “Women of Ireland”

This eight-member Irish music, song and dance troupe uses authentic Celtic instruments. Fuses old world traditions with contemporary flare in an eclectic repertoire of Irish, World Jazz and Pop.

 

Svetlana Smolina

Sunday, March 6, 2016 — 3 pm

 

SvetlanaSmolina_PRESS“Mesmerizing.”

– The New York Times

  • Appearances in Moscow, Rome & Hollywood Bowl
  • Artist in Residence, Temple University

Top honors at Citta di Senigalia International Piano Competition (Italy). Has appeared with the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall and the Mariinsky Orchestra at Carnegie. Recording artist for Decca and Deutche Grammaphone. Traditional classical programming with International pedigree offers top-           notch concert experience.

 

Presidio Brass

Sunday, October 11, 2015 — 7 pm

 

Presidio_Brass2_300“Blazing technique and seamless precision.”

– Ponca City News, Ponca City, OK

  • “Sounds of the Cinema” Repertoire
  • Classical, Jazz and Popular Styles

Top-flight ensemble with impeccable touring credentials. Members have performed with the L.A. Philharmonic, Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, “Blast,” Broadway musicals and Hollywood film scores. A feast for the senses in a program featuring all-time movie favorites.

 

Fireworks Ensemble

Friday, September 25, 2015 at 7 pm

 

FireworksEnsemble_300“Chamber music got a kick in the pants.”– The Washington Post

  • As seen at Chautauqua & Carnegie Hall
  • New Production: American Tapestry

21st century vision for chamber music. An amplified chamber band with an extraordinary range of styles, including Frank Zappa, traditional Americana, cartoon music, ambient techno, and 20th-century orchestral scores. Bringing their music to audiences beyond the concert hall.

 

Fernando Varela

Friday, September 12, 2014 – 7:30 PM

Fernando Varela
“You are going to be a pretty big star.” – Barbara Streisand

  • Pavoratti at 21!
  • The power and raw emotion of Rock and Opera in one voice!

Under the tutelage of master star-maker David Foster, Varela is on the fast track to the top. Easily striding Opera and Pop, he is the very picture of the modern tenor. Popular and classical appeal, headline grabber.


Galleria Seasons

Friday, October 24, 2014 – 7:30 PM

Galleria Seasons
“Big, strong playing…excellent ensemble.” – The New York Times

  • Music – Art – Multimedia
  • Raines is “mesmerizing!” (Trend Hunter)

The Vega String Quartet with abstract artist Timothy Raines. Vivaldi’s landmark composition is accompanied by the creation of two unique acrylic-on-canvas pieces for every concert. Finished art to be donated to the presenter. Cutting-edge, multimedia musical arts experience.


Windsync

Thursday, January 29, 2015 – 7:30 PM

Windsync
“Savvy, Smarts & Sass…” – artsandculture.com

  • 2012 Concert Artists Guild Winner
  • The leading edge of concert-goer engagement

Wind ensemble redefined. Nationally recognized for innovative and unconventional performances. Playing by memory, their infectious, dramatic style has propelled their award-winning ascent. Superb musical and performance quality.


Umi Garrett

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 – 7:30 PM

Umi Garrett
“Umi stole the show!”
– Palm Springs News Bureau

  • A Bonafide LOS hit! Back by popular demand!
  • 2012 Winner – Chopin (Budapest) and Osaka International Competitions

Virtuoso bundle of talent and charm. Garrett’s orchestral debut and appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres show at the age of nine launched her career into the fast lane. Her precocious musical sensibility and dazzling technique continue to thrill audiences worldwide. Newsmaker.