The Purchase PAC is ready to reopen! We’ll be presenting an entire season of world-class performing arts starting in October. And as we switch gears in the theatres, I’ll also be changing up “Culture Picks.” (More on that to come next week.) This week, I’m focusing on the upcoming season. Learn more about our 2022-2023 featured artists via the links below. What’s on your must-see list?

David Sedaris
Saturday, October 8, 8pm
Writer and humorist David Sedaris has long been a PAC audience favorite and we are thrilled he will be back to open our season. Read about his latest book “Happy Go Lucky” on his website, and be sure to check out his recent appearance on  The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (June 2022)

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
3-concert series on Saturdays at 5pm: October 29, November 19, March 18
CMS is committed to bringing audiences the finest performances of an extraordinary body of repertoire, dating as far back as the Renaissance and continuing through the centuries to the greatest works of our time. Browse video and audio on the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center website and access past performances, interviews, and more on their YouTube Channel

The Rob Mathes Holiday Concert
Friday and Saturday, December 16 and 17, 8pm both nights
Learn more about arranger, composer, producer, and musician Rob Mathes on his website.
Watch and listen to past performances on Rob Mathes’ YouTube channel

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Sunday, January 22, 3pm
Another audience favorite returns! Watch past Orpheus Chamber Orchestra performances on their website and their YouTube channel.

Complexions Contemporary Ballet
Saturday, February 4, 8pm

Complexions’ mission is to bring unity to the world one dance at a time. Learn more about this innovative dance company on their website; access performance videos and other content on their YouTube channel.

The Queen’s Cartoonists
Saturday, February 11, 7pm
The Queen’s Cartoonists pair footage from classic cartoons with live jazz. See them in action and learn more about this zany ensemble on their website and YouTube channel.

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Saturday, February 25, 8pm
The world-renowned PTDC needs no introduction, but if you want to dig deeper there’s plenty of information about the company’s history and current dancers on their website. You can also access a wealth of content on their YouTube channel.

Gibney Company
Saturday, March 11, 8pm
Making its Purchase debut, this creation-based company is known for its unrelenting focus on artistic excellence and social integrity. Learn more about Gibney’s dancers, repertoire, and mission on their website; watch them in action on their YouTube channel.

Angélique Kidjo
Saturday, April 15, 8pm
Five-time Grammy Award winner Angélique Kidjo is one of the greatest artists in international music today. Watch and listen to tracks from her new album and get the latest news about her musical endeavors and activism on her website and YouTube channel.

Click here to learn more about these events and secure your seats today! 

Culture Picks is a weekly feature celebrating the performing arts. The arts are back and there is so much to take in, both live and virtual. Cultural connoisseur and PAC staff member Coni Guhl is here to help you sort through it all. Each week we will post her curated selection of events featuring the artists you know and love from The PAC Center Series, work being done by Purchase alums, plus a sampling of arts experiences you just can’t miss. Enjoy!

All times are EDT unless otherwise noted.

Featured image: Crowd dancing in The PAC’s Concert Hall © Lou Vaccaro