Upcoming Events

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Purchase Symphony Orchestra
Purchase College
Purchase Symphony Orchestra

September 21 and May 3

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.
Scenes From Metamorphoses
Purchase College
Scenes From Metamorphoses

October 19 – 27

Theatre

From a simple, rippling pool of water, Mary Zimmerman conjures the force of Ovid’s Greek myths.  Known for lyrical storytelling, wit, and stunning imagery, this adaptation gives new life to these transformation stories about loss, isolation, redemption, and divinity.
Black Violin & Purchase Symphony Orchestra

October 26, 8:00 pm

Classical Crossover, Youth, Classical, Family

Stereotype-smashing duo Black Violin – Kevin Sylvester and Wilner Baptiste, a.k.a. Kev Marcus and Wil B. –  blends classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music on violin and viola, accompanied by ace turntable whiz DJ SPS and drums. And, on this very special evening, they will also be backed by the entire Purchase Symphony Orchestra and a select group of the finest young musicians from local high schools
Velvet Caravan
Center Series
Velvet Caravan

October 27, 8:00 pm

Popular, World, Cabaret

Back by popular demand! 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.
NW Dance Project
Center Series
NW Dance Project

November 2, 8:00 pm

Dance, Modern Dance

NW Dance Project is dedicated to the creation and performance of innovative contemporary dance works from established and emerging dance makers. Founded in Portland in 2004 by acclaimed dancer, mentor, and choreographer Sarah Slipper, NW Dance Project has fostered the creation and Portland premiere of over 190 original contemporary dance works to date.
Aida Cuevas / Totalmente Juan Gabriel

November 4, 3:00 pm

World

Aida Cuevas, “The Queen of Rancheras,” is beloved at home and abroad for her stunning vocals and unswerving devotion to traditional music. On this spirited tour, Cuevas pays tribute to Juan Gabriel, one of Mexico's most prolific and beloved songwriters. She will be joined by Mexico City-based Mariachi Juvenil Tecalitlán, with special guests on requinto, accordion, percussion, and keyboards.
NYSSMA 2018 Area All-State Band & Chorus

November 8, 8:00 pm

This is a performance of high school music students presented by the New York State School Music Association, in conjunction with the Westchester County School Music Association.  This concert includes the Area All-State Band, Treble Chorus, and Mixed Chorus.
NYSSMA 2018 Area All-State Orchestra

November 8, 8:00 pm

This is a performance of high school music students presented by the New York State School Music Association, in conjunction with the Westchester County School Music Association. This concert includes the Area All State String Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra.
Purchase Symphony Orchestra & Chorus: Carmina Burana

November 17 – 18

Orchestra, Classical

Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana is one of the most thrilling works in the Classical canon. From the haunting opening “O Fortuna” to the stunning “Dulcissime,” the music will keep you on the edge of your seat. Featuring student and alumni vocal soloists, this performance is sure to be a highlight of your musical year.
Circa: Carnival of the Animals

November 18, 3:00 pm

Family, Cirque

Circa Contemporary Circus comes to town with whimsical tales of creatures of land and sea, who tumble, fly, leap, and spin their way through the many wondrous worlds of the animal kingdom. A thrilling circus escapade inspired by Camille Saint-Saëns’ delightful salute to feathers, fur, and fins. Circa’s acrobats bring this classical music suite to life for a whole new generation of circus, music, and animal lovers. 
Earthquakes in London
Purchase College
Earthquakes in London

November 30 – December 8

Theatre

Apocalyptic questions drive a climate scientist and his three estranged daughters unexpectedly back together in this epic roller coaster of a play.  From 1968 to 2525 and back again, we move in a fast and furious metropolitan crash of people, scenes, and decades as global destruction approaches.
CMS of Lincoln Center: Windstorm

December 1, 5:00 pm

Classical, Chamber Music

Join us as an exceptional lineup of Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center wind players tackles a demanding and rewarding repertoire that celebrates the unsurpassed sonic array of a wind quintet.
Joe Lovano Plays Bernstein

December 1, 8:00 pm

Jazz

This is the 100th anniversary of the birth of American legend, Leonard Bernstein, and tributes abound. But, at Purchase, we have the talents on board to present perennial poll winner and Jazz star Joe Lovano as headliner in a concert featuring homegrown arrangements of The Maestro's music by pianist and Head of Jazz Studies at Purchase College, Pete Malinverni, and featuring performances by some of our award-winning faculty and rising stars from among our Jazz Studies students. Be on hand for this singular celebration!
The Rainbow Fish
Center Series
The Rainbow Fish

December 2, 3:00 pm

Family, Children

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s original stage adaptation of Marcus Pfister’s award-winning book The Rainbow Fish is about a beautiful fish with scales of silver and a heart of gold. The performance, which also includes two of the author’s companion tales, Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea and Opposites, will enchant even the youngest child with its shimmering scenery and innovative puppetry.
Purchase Dance Company Fall Dance Concert

December 6 – 9

Dance, Modern Dance

Experience the unbridled talent of the next generation of professional dance artists during the Purchase Dance Company's Fall 2018 Concert in the intimate Dance Theater Lab. Featuring world premieres alongside historical re-stagings, our rich and varied program highlights the dynamic range and technical virtuosity of our dancers, and reflects the Conservatory of Dance's commitment to providing the best of both classical and contemporary training.
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra / Steven Isserlis

December 8, 5:00 pm

Orchestra, Classical

Music by the tragically short-lived Hans Rott gives a tantalizing taste of a rising star admired by Bruckner and Mahler; British cellist Steven Isserlis, whose playing “is as passionate as it poetical” (The Sunday Times) navigates a dizzying spectrum of unabashed emotions in C.P.E. Bach’s Cello Concerto in A Major.
Purchase Opera: Amahl and the Night Visitors

December 8 – 9

Classical, Opera

Based on Italian folk tales of the Nativity and Epiphany, Gian-Carlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors is a retelling of the story of the Magi from the point of view of a young disabled boy named Amahl, who, along with his widowed mother live in poverty among the shepherds near Bethlehem. One night, three kings stop for shelter at their crude and humble dwelling. They have traveled from far away following a wondrous star and bring with them treasures and gifts as homage for a child, born to be King. As the story unfolds, the true miracle and meaning of life is revealed, a gift far greater than gold.
Boston Brass: Christmas Bells are Swingin’

December 9, 3:00 pm

Orchestra

Christmas Bells Are Swingin' as the Boston Brass quintet teams up with the Brass All-Star Big Band featuring players from around the globe to produce an unmatched sound that will get you in the mood for the upcoming holiday season. The ensemble of all brass – trumpets, French horns, trombones, and tubas, with jazz rhythm section – will present big band arrangements of classics like the Stan Kenton Christmas Carols, Greensleeves, Motown Jingle Bells, and more!
Rob Mathes 25th Anniversary Holiday Concert

December 14 – 15

Popular

Get ready to rock around the Christmas tree with the one and only Rob Mathes, celebrating the 25th Anniversary of his holiday performances at The Center. This annual celebration featuring Mathes, plus his all-star band, choir, and special guest stars, 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.
Westchester Philharmonic: Winter Pops!

December 16, 3:00 pm

Orchestra, Classical Crossover, Classical

We've waited a long time to bring the exuberant maestra and Rockland native Rachael Worbyto our stage. She has been Music Director of the Pasadena Pops, Wheeling Symphony, Carnegie Hall's Young People's Concerts, and leads her own LA-based ensemble, Muse/ique.
Joining her and the Westchester Phil will be Time for Three (violists Nicolas Kendall and Charles Yang, bassist Ranaan Meyer), who happily and infectiously defy genre classification, performing music from Bach to Brahms to bluegrass to the Beatles. Light classics, American Songbook gems, and holiday favorites round out the program.
Gina Chavez
Center Series
Gina Chavez

January 19, 8:00 pm

Popular, World

A multi-ethnic Latin pop sensation, Gina Chavez is a nine-time Austin Music Award winner — including 2015 Musician of the Year and Album of the Year for her sophomore release, Up.Rooted, a passionate collection of bilingual songs traversing cumbia, bossa nova, vintage pop, reggaeton, and folk. With dynamic vocals and sharp social commentary, Chavez’s songs take audiences on a journey through the Americas, expertly blending sounds with tension and grace.
CMS of Lincoln Center: Esteemed Ensemble

January 26, 5:00 pm

Classical, Chamber Music

After extensive American and European tours, this ensemble of close friends and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center colleagues reunites for a program of piano quartet classics. Featuring: Wu Han, piano, Daniel Hope, violin, Paul Neubauer, viola, and David Finckel, cello.
DIAVOLO: Architecture in Motion

February 2, 8:00 pm

Dance, Modern Dance

For 25 years, Artistic Director Jacques Heim and Diavolo have defied traditional definitions of dance and gravity. Leaping, flying, and falling, this one-of-its-kind contemporary dance company utilizes trust, teamwork, and imagination in large, surreal architectural playgrounds to create metaphors of life through dance and movement. Their visceral and awe-inspiring works explore how we are affected emotionally, physically, and socially by the spaces we inhabit.
Westchester Philharmonic: Friends & Family Concert

February 10, 3:00 pm

Dance, Orchestra, Classical

The incomparable Savion Glover, who first gained notice as the Tap Dance Kid, created and starred in the Broadway smash Bring in Da' Noise, Bring in Da' Funk, and is the human dancing force behind the animated motion picture Happy Feet, will bring his unique and acclaimed artistry to our stage for an unforgettable afternoon of music and tap dance. With Rachael Worby and the Phil, prepare to be drawn into an unexpected world you won't want to leave. On the program, works of Copland, Gould, Vivaldi and more. Kids attend free with a paid adult.
Robin Spielberg
Center Series
Robin Spielberg

February 16, 8:00 pm

Popular, Cabaret

Treat your Valentine to a romantic ”Piano Parlour Soiree" with Steinway Artist Robin Spielberg. Performing music from her vast repertoire of popular American melodies and original favorites, Robin concerts intertwine captivating music with stories that inspire and make us laugh. Robin has sold over a million recordings and has over a hundred million of spins on Pandora Radio, making her America’s most popular contemporary female pianists.
CMS of Lincoln Center: Hungarian Fire

March 2, 5:00 pm

Classical, Chamber Music

As evidenced by the pieces in this afternoon’s program from Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Hungary’s deep musical roots in folk tradition had widespread influence on composers throughout Europe.
Exit Strategy
Purchase College
Exit Strategy

March 8 – 16, 2019

Theatre

A Chicago public high school slated for closure at the end of the year is the battleground in this taut play about the future of public education. Surprisingly, it’s a comedy. Ike Holter, winner of the 2017 Windham-Campbell Prize and a fierce new voice in American playwriting, introduces us to a small group of teachers who launch a heroic battle to save their school.  Over the course of the year, they put their careers, their futures and their safety in the hands of a fast-talking administrator who comes on strong, but might actually have no clue what he’s doing.
Mr. Burns
Purchase College
Mr. Burns

March 9 – 16, 2019

Theatre

What if your phone was never going to work again and all you had left was The Simpsons?  What will endure when the grid fails, society crumbles, and we’re faced with the task of rebuilding? Anne Washburn’s outrageous, enthusiastically acclaimed dark comedy propels us forward nearly a century, following a new civilization stumbling into its future. A meta-tribute to the resilience of Bart Simpson through the ages, Mr. Burns is an animated exploration of how the pop culture of one era might evolve into the mythology of another.
Trusty Sidekick Theater Company: Shadow Play

March 10, 3:00 pm

Family, Children

Have you ever wondered what happens to your shadow while you sleep? Well, it turns out that some shadows are more mischievous than others — soon after moving to his new home, Flash discovers that his shadow has moving plans of his own! Follow the playful adventures of Flash and his quest to reunite with his shadow in this multimedia performance from Trusty Sidekick Theatre Company for the youngest of audiences (ages 2-5) — and the young at heart.
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
Center Series
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

March 16, 8:00 pm

Dance, Ballet, Modern Dance

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet's bold vision – top global choreographers, distinctive groundbreaking repertoire, and virtuoso dancers – has fostered a jewel of a dance company that reflects the pioneering spirit of the American West. A European sensibility glossed with American ebullience forges ASFB’s aesthetic, as the company has come to epitomize the contemporary-classical genre.
Shen Yun Performing Arts 2019 World Tour

March 20 – 24, 2019

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.

Purchase Opera: Opera Trio
Purchase College
Purchase Opera: Opera Trio

March 21 – 24, 2019

Classical, Opera

Join the award-winning Purchase Opera for a trio of one-act operas featuring beloved arias such as “O mio babbino caro” and “Senza mamma.” This triptych consists of Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi, as well as Confession, which serves as a prequel to Suor Angelica. Confession, by Raphaël Lucas, with a libretto by Jacque Trussel and Margaret Vignola, was developed here at Purchase College and serves as a dramatic counterpart to the other two operas. Confession won the National Opera Association Prize for the Best Contemporary Opera 2010-2012.
Portland Cello Project: Homage to Radiohead

March 23, 8:00 pm

Classical Crossover, Classical

Portland’s premiere alt-classical group brings a huge, orchestral ensemble - including brass, percussion, and guest vocals by Patti King of The Shins - to perform a night in homage to Radiohead.  During the first set, expect unique renditions of classical Radiohead pieces that wander from epic to breathtakingly intimate. The second set will be, from start to finish, Radiohead’s seminal OK Computer, a historic album that has proven over the years to yield an infinite variety of artistic inspiration, with musical subtleties that hint at everything from Bach to Stravinsky.
Tiempo Libre
Center Series
Tiempo Libre

April 7, 3:00 pm

Popular, World

One of the hottest Latin bands on the scene today! Classically trained at Cuba’s premier conservatories, the members of three-time Grammy-nominated Tiempo Libre are true modern heirs to the rich musical tradition of their native Cuba. They are equally at home in concert halls, jazz clubs, festival stages, and dance venues, playing sophisticated tropical music — an exhilarating mix of jazz harmonies, contemporary sonorities, and seductive Latin rhythms.
Westchester Philharmonic: All-Beethoven Season Finale

April 7, 3:00 pm

Orchestra, Classical

Of violinist Pamela Frank, the Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "She has a big, rich sound that vibrates, phrasing breathes with great purpose. Even single notes don't leave the strings without meaning." With Ms. Frank on violin, Meastro Laredo on the podium, and the virtuosic Westchester Philharmonic, Beethoven's powerful and lyrical masterpieces couldn't be in better hands.
Henry VI, Part I
Purchase College
Henry VI, Part I

April 19 – 27, 2019

Theatre

King Henry V has died. As the English battle the armies of the brilliant and fanatical Joan of Arc, the underage King Henry VI’s courtiers are busy fighting each other instead of the French, thus beginning the Wars of the Roses.  Fast moving and packed with action, this early history play (a source for Game of Thrones) gives us a world burning unawares.  Oh, and swords. Lots and lots of swords.
The Triplets of Belleville

April 20, 8:00 pm

Youth, Family, Film, Comedy

The unclassifiable, richly imagined The Triplets Of Belleville — a fantastical caper involving the Tour de France, the French Mafia, a kidnapping, and a wily grandmother and her faithful dog — becomes a wild spectacle featuring dancing, singing, foley sound effects, and the original hot swing score performed live by its composer Benoît Charest and his eight-piece Orchestre Terrible de Belleville band.
BODYTRAFFIC
Center Series
BODYTRAFFIC

April 25, 8:00 pm

Dance, Modern Dance

BODYTRAFFIC is helping establish Los Angeles as a major center for contemporary dance. Founded in 2007 by Lillian Rose Barbeito and Tina Finkelman Berkett, BODYTRAFFIC has surged to the forefront of the concert dance world, recruiting great talent from around the globe to create world-class contemporary dance by distinctive choreographic voices.
CMS of Lincoln Center: Deeply Inspired

May 4, 5:00 pm

Classical, Chamber Music

All music comes from the heart, but some clearly emerges from a composer’s most personal space. Composers from four eras and four cultures combine for this rare program which finds each of them at emotional heights.
Daniel Kelly’s Rakonto: Student Voices

May 5, 3:00 pm

Youth, Family

Composer/pianist Daniel Kelly transforms the stories of everyday people into dramatic and compelling music that has delighted audiences around the country. This unique performance has been specially created right here in Westchester for family audiences. Audiences will hear the dreams, hopes, and struggles of local students in recorded interviews that are seamlessly blended with original compositions performed by Kelly’s band of world-class musicians.