Upcoming Events

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Purchase Repertory Theatre: The Bacchae of Euripides

December 1 - 8

Theatre

Nigerian playwright and Nobel Prize winner Soyinka’s adaptation of the most tragic of Greek plays tells the story of the god Dionysus’s revenge on a king who disrespects him. Less solemn and in more modern language than other translations, Soyinka’s version highlights political themes like distrust of foreigners and the dangers of tyrannical leadership.

The Suzanne Farrell Ballet Farewell Tour

December 3, 3:00 pm

Dance, Ballet

Join us for a very special afternoon with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, which celebrates its final performances this fall. New York Times Chief Dance Critic Alastair Macaulay has praised the company for "tackling arduous roles…with degrees of energy, scale, detailed nuance, and musical sophistication seldom found anywhere." The program is a pageant of favorites, all handpicked for their special meaning to Ms. Farrell, including classic works of the canon and iconic works created especially for her by Mr. Balanchine.
Purchase Dance Company Fall Dance Concert

December 7 - 10

Dance

Join the Conservatory of Dance for their dynamic Fall Dance Concert. This rich and varied performance will feature cutting-edge premieres alongside exquisitely re-staged masterworks and will showcase the unbridled talent and technical virtuosity of the Conservatory's professional caliber students. Please note that this performance will take place in the Dance Building's Dance Theatre Lab, not in The PAC.
The Brentano Quartet
Center Series
The Brentano Quartet

December 9, 8:00 pm

Classical, Chamber Music, Great Performer

Since its inception in 1992, the Brentano String Quartet has appeared throughout the world to popular and critical acclaim. “Passionate, uninhibited and spellbinding,” raves the London Independent.
Purchase Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

December 10, 5:00 pm

Orchestra, Classical

Mendelssohn’s joyous Symphony No. 2, entitled “Lobgesang” (Song of Praise) is his most ambitious symphonic work. This hidden gem is often compared to Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in its structure and majesty. Celebrate the holidays by joining the Purchase Chorus and Symphony Orchestra for this exuberant concert.
Joshua Kane – Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Terror

This event has been moved to April 19.

Youth, Theatre

This performance is for school groups only. Recommended for Grades: 8 – 12 Dark tales and passions are illuminated by theatrical fire in Joshua Kane’s compelling, thrilling, and highly interactive performance of Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Cask of Amontillado,” “The Raven,” and more! Punctuated with lively anecdotes about the author and his swift descent into madness, this performance also encompasses the humor and banter that audiences have always loved in Kane’s performances.
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

December 12, 7:00 pm

Theatre, Children, Musical

The beloved TV classic soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special.
Rob Mathes Holiday Concert

December 15 - 16

Popular

Get ready to rock around the Christmas tree with the one and only Rob Mathes, now in his third decade of holiday performances at The Center. This annual celebration featuring Mathes, plus his all-star band and chorus, is a high-energy evening of rock, jazz, and blues - original tunes and holiday classics that will put you in the spirit of the season.
Scarsdale Ballet presents “The Nutcracker”

December 17

Dance, Ballet, Family

The Scarsdale Ballet Studio celebrates 25 years in Westchester with a lavish, classic Nutcracker, produced and directed by Diana White, a former ballerina of the New York City Ballet. Ms. White, who danced almost every female role in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, from a Snowflake to the Arabian solo, to the Sugar Plum Fairy during her 23 year performing career, brings her own Nutcracker dream to local audiences in a production featuring more than 90 child and adult performers, elaborate sets, over 400 costumes, and dance numbers created by eight different choreographers.
The Westchester Philharmonic: Winter Pops!

December 17, 3:00 pm

Orchestra, Classical

An annual Phil tradition, this year's Winter Pops! concert will feature vocalist Laura Michelle Kelly, star of Broadway and the West End, plus a special appearance by our February soloist, violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins, performing her acclaimed solos from Fiddler on the Roof.
National Theatre Live: Follies

December 17, 3:00 pm

Theatre, Musical, Film

Don't miss the chance to see Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical, staged for the first time at the National Theatre. Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors).
The Kronos Quartet
Center Series
The Kronos Quartet

January 20, 8:00 pm

Classical Crossover, Classical, Chamber Music

San Francisco-based Kronos Quartet is one of the most celebrated and influential ensembles in classical music. Known for its spirit of fearless exploration, dedication to experimentation, and championing of new and under-heard music, Kronos has won a Grammy, released more than 90 recordings, collaborated with many of the world’s most eclectic composers and performers, and commissioned more than 900 works and arrangements for string quartet.
CMS of Lincoln Center: Brahms & Dvořák

January 27, 5:00 pm

Classical, Chamber Music

The musical and personal friendship between Brahms and Dvořák is the stuff of legend. This pairing brings to life the creative energy that reverberated between the German neo-classicist and the champion of Czech folk music, producing a glowing array of classical music’s most essential works.
How to Survive Middle School /  Robert Post

January 30, 2018

This performance is for school groups only. Recommended for Grades: 5-8

Comedian Robert Post barely survived middle school. Struggling because of various learning disabilities, he found that making people laugh saved him. This brand-new multimedia performance -- presenting real issues affecting students today, including social media, testing, bullying, and peer pressure – uses video testimonials by students and their advocates, along with a generous dose of Post’s signature humor, to engage students and adults alike.

Globalfest: The New Golden Age of Latin Music

February 2, 8:00 pm

Youth, Popular, World

Music knows no boundaries, and so it is no surprise that the Mexican- American communities of Arizona and California are hotbeds of musical creativity, merging styles that reflect the changing borders and shared cultural identities. Orkesta Mendoza and Las Cafeteras are two of today’s hottest bands on this scene, taking the fabled Latin sound in inspiring new directions.
Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Arts in Education
Mr. Popper’s Penguins

February 9, 2018

Theatre, Children

This performance is for school groups only. Recommended for Grades: 1 – 5 In the small town of Stillwater, house painter Mr. Popper is a pleasant, practical, predictable person who periodically pines for polar adventures. But when a peculiar package on the Poppers’ porch produces a penguin, chaos waddles into their lives!  With catchy songs and penguin puppets aplenty, this delightful and action-packed musical adaptation of Richard and Florence Atwater’s popular book will leave you chirping with cheer!
wild Up
Center Series
wild Up

February 10, 8:00 pm

Classical Crossover, Classical, Chamber Music

wild Up is a modern music collective; an adventurous chamber orchestra;  a group of Los Angeles-based musicians committed to creating visceral, thought-provoking happenings. Their programs are eclectic studies of people, places, and ideas. The group believes that music is a catalyst for shared experiences, and that the concert venue is a place for challenging, exciting, and igniting the community around us.
Westchester Philharmonic Friends & Family Concert

February 11, 3:00 pm

Orchestra, Classical

A family-friendly concert featuring violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins, who was recently the envy of every violinist in New York, as the remarkable — yet unseen — soloist for the acclaimed Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof (under the musical direction of Ted Sperling). Come early for the FREE pre-concert Instrument Petting Zoo!
Velvet Caravan
Center Series
Velvet Caravan

February 17, 8:00 pm

Popular, World

Gypsy Swing / European redneck music? Why not! Savannah-based Velvet Caravan is one of the most eclectic ensembles in the music business today. Combining Gypsy, Honky-Tonk, Swing, and Latin, this band plays upbeat tunes from all over the world with thunderous virtuosity and a relentless sense of humor.
Purchase Symphony Orchestra
Purchase College
Purchase Symphony Orchestra

February 23, 2018 - April 20, 2018

Orchestra, Classical

The Purchase Symphony Orchestra is made up of the phenomenally talented students of the Conservatory of Music. Every player is coached individually and jointly towards making each Purchase Symphony Orchestra concert a memorable occasion. The Purchase Symphony Orchestra is proud to represent the great tradition of Western Classical Music to the Purchase community and beyond.
CMS of Lincoln Center: Vienna to Hollywood

February 24, 5:00 pm

Classical, Chamber Music

Vienna has likely produced more great music than any other city in the world; Schubert is the only one of the Viennese giants actually born in the storied city. His pair of fantasies are a stunning tribute to his everlasting genius. Likewise, Hollywood’s movie industry has generated a level of creative composing to rival any European capital, and perhaps the most famous of all was Erich Wolfgang Korngold who wrote this stirring, hyper-romantic piano quartet for the pianist Paul Wittgenstein.
American Rhapsody
Center Series
American Rhapsody

February 25, 3:00 pm

Orchestra, Jazz

The Gershwin Big Band, a collection of world class jazz musicians led by Michael Andrew, whom the New York Post called “the next Harry ­Connick, Jr…a natural bandleader,” brings George Gershwin’s music to life in this brand new program of iconic American music.
L.A. Dance Project
Center Series
L.A. Dance Project

March 2 - 3, 2018

Dance, Modern Dance

L.A. Dance Project, founded in 2012 by choreographer and dancer Benjamin Millepied along with composer Nico Muhly, art consultant Matthieu Humery, founding producer Charles Fabius, and composer Nicholas Britell, has made its mark on the dance world with a contemporary approach to art and movement that the Los Angeles Times describes as “a defining artistic vision for our time.”
Doktor Kaboom! LIVE WIRE! The Electricity Tour

March 8, 2018

Youth, Theatre, Children

This performance is for school groups only. Recommended for Grades: 4 – 8 Creatively blending theatre arts with the wonders of scientific exploration, Doktor Kaboom will explore the fundamentals of electrical energy and the history of humanity’s adventures with its potential. This unique event, co-commissioned by Doktor Kaboom and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts returns to The Performing Arts Center thanks to popular demand. Hold on to your hats!
Purchase Repertory Theatre: A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes

March 9 - 17, 2018

Theatre

Just when you thought the holidays were over: this play takes us back to lively dynamics of a large holiday gathering in November. Two sportscaster-style narrators weigh in on the low blows, the benchwarmers, and the full-court presses, leading up to a terrifying and unexpected photo finish. The New York Times called the 2014 production a “dizzyingly entertaining work.”
Purchase Repertory Theatre: Abigail/1702

March 10 - 17, 2018

Theatre

In this sequel to The Crucible, set ten years later, the girl who initiated the witch hysteria is working as a midwife and nurse. A powerful and thrilling play about a guilt-ridden woman's quest for redemption. Can even the worst crimes be forgiven?
Sarah Chang
Center Series
Sarah Chang

March 10, 8:00 pm

Classical, Great Performer

Recognized as one of the foremost violinists of our time, Sarah Chang has performed with the most esteemed orchestras, conductors, and accompanists in an international career spanning more than two decades. Since her debut with the New York Philharmonic at the age of eight, Ms. Chang has continued to impress audiences with her technical virtuosity and refined emotional depth.
Enchantment Theater – My Father’s Dragon

March 13, 2018

Theatre, Children

This performance is for school groups only. Recommended for Grades: K – 4 The beloved Newbery Honor book about a resourceful boy named Elmer comes delightfully to life in this charming tale about compassion, courage, and friendship. Using puppets, masks, magical scenic effects, and original music, Enchantment Theatre Company brings Elmer’s marvelous quest to the stage, with an adventure that reminds us all that we are never too young to make a difference.
Purchase Opera: Don Giovanni
Purchase College
Purchase Opera: Don Giovanni

March 22 - 25, 2018

Orchestra, Classical, Opera

This beloved Mozart opera tells the tale of a young, arrogant, philanderer who refuses to change his ways and pays the ultimate price. From the exciting overture to the earth-shattering final scene, the production is filled with well-known music performed brilliantly by the Purchase Opera and Symphony Orchestra.
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra / Lisa Batiashvili

March 23, 8:00 pm

Orchestra, Classical

PAC audience favorite Orpheus Chamber Orchestra creates extraordinary musical experiences, performing music at the highest level, challenging artistic boundaries, and inspiring the public. In March, they bring us The Courage to Create, a program of works by Schubert and Prokofiev, featuring violinist Lisa Batiashvili.
David Gonzalez: Pixing
Arts in Education
David Gonzalez: Pixing

March 29, 2018

Theatre, Children

This performance is for school groups only. Recommended for Grades: 1 – 5 What if pictures appeared in the air whenever you sang, but you could only sing the truth? What if that magic talent showed kind people kindness and bad people their badness? Would you sing out? Pixing tells the story of Ben, a jester-in-training, as he discovers, shares, and is badly bullied for his special gift of song in a brand-new production by gifted storyteller David Gonzalez.
RubberbanDance Group
Center Series
RubberbanDance Group

March 31, 8:00 pm

Dance, Modern Dance, Hip Hop

Choreographer and retired dancer Victor Quijada founded RUBBERBANDance Group (RBDG) as a vehicle to manifest his unique choreographic identity through the creation of powerful and innovative dance works. The company reconciles the spontaneity, fearlessness and risk-taking of hip-hop culture with the refinement and choreographic maturity of the ballet.
Westchester Philharmonic: Eternal Spring

April 8, 3:00 pm

Orchestra, Classical

Hailed by The New Yorker as “…the most remarkable virtuoso in the relatively un-chronicled history of his instrument,” double bassist Edgar Meyer’s mantelful of Grammys (and a MacArthur “Genius” for good measure) barely define this remarkable composer and performer, whose instinct for collaboration draws the likes of Yo-Yo Ma, Joshua Bell, Béla Fleck, Emanuel Ax, and now, the Westchester Philharmonic.
Jeremy Denk
Center Series
Jeremy Denk

April 15, 3:00 pm

Classical, Great Performer

Jeremy Denk is one of America’s foremost pianists – an artist The New York Times hails as someone “you want to hear no matter what he performs.”  Winner of a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, the Avery Fisher Prize, and Musical America’s Instrumentalist of the Year award, Denk was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2016.
Shen Yun Performing Arts
Rental Events
Shen Yun Performing Arts

April 19 - 25, 2018

Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey through 5,000 years of authentic Chinese culture. Its stunning beauty, purity, and tremendous energy leave audiences greatly uplifted and deeply inspired.
CMS of Lincoln Center: Classical Evolution

April 21, 5:00 pm

Classical, Chamber Music

This sublime program strings together three seminal works from the chamber music repertoire that together provide a snapshot of the evolution of classicism in music by three of its greatest German exponents: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Carl Maria von Weber, and Johannes Brahms.
Manx Mouse: The Mouse Who Knew No Fear

April 26, 2018

This performance is for school groups only. Recommended for Grades: 1-5

Adapted from the cherished children's novel by Paul Gallico, Manxmouse is a wonderfully imaginative story told in the most imaginative way possible by renowned Dutch children’s company, Theatergroep Kwatta. Instead of gray fur, his is bright blue. Instead of tiny mouse ears, his are large and rabbit-like. Some may say he’s the strangest mouse they’ve ever seen, but Manxmouse doesn’t mind being different.

Jazz at the Center – Big Band Dance Party

April 28, 8:00 pm

Jazz

Get ready to swing as Jon Faddis conducts the Purchase Jazz Orchestra and special guest artists as we close out the Jazz at The Center series with a night of big band jazz favorites. This promises to be an unforgettable evening, celebrating not only The PAC’s 40th anniversary, but also the 25th anniversary of Jazz Studies at the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College!
Jessica Lang Dance
Center Series
Jessica Lang Dance

May 5, 8:00 pm

Dance, Modern Dance

On this very special evening, Lang, whose choreography is “reliably sophisticated and achingly beautiful” (Chicago Tribune), will present the world premiere of a brand new work, developed here on campus and set to the music of Tony Bennett, as we celebrate The PAC’s own 40th anniversary.
The Gruffalo / Tall Stories Theatre Company

May 17, 2018

This performance is for school groups only. Recommended for Grades: Pre-K - 2 Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Showcasing Tall Stories’ distinctive physical, visual performance style, The Gruffalo is full of songs, laughs, and slightly scary fun for students and their teachers, in the much-loved show that has toured Britain and the world!
Westchester Philharmonic: Keys, Kegs, and ‘Que

June 17, 3:00 pm

Orchestra, Classical

Ever since his triumphant Chopin 2nd in 2011 The Phil has been anxious to bring back Orion Weiss. At that time he had just married the brilliant and acclaimed Mozart interpreter, Anna Polonsky; the Mozart Concerto for Two Painos is the perfect vehicle for this pianistic power couple. After the concert, stick around for our Father's Day BBQ to celebrate the conclusion of another successful season for The Phil.