Upcoming Events

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LADO: National Folk Dance Ensemble of Croatia

October 3, 8:00 pm

Dance

Celebrating upcoming 70th anniversary, the National Folk Dance Ensemble of Croatia LADO is touring the USA and Canada, showcasing a completely new program. Described as a “Dancing Museum” because of its priceless and beautiful authentic costumes, LADO presents the rich traditions of Croatian culture with exceptional dancers, singers, and musicians. This performance is not to be missed!
SITI Company: Hanjo
Center Series
SITI Company: Hanjo

October 6, 8:00 pm

Theatre

Hauntingly enigmatic, subtle and beautiful, Yukio Mishima’s Hanjo reaches back into the deep past of ancient myth and brings into the modern world, a story that is part fairy-tale, part surreal drama. Using a 14th Century Noh play, which Zeami Motohiko based on a Han Dynasty Chinese poem, as a springboard, Mishima deals with issues of gender, identity and how we play roles within each other’s lives. Written in the 1950’s, the startling contemporary clarity with which Mishima evokes this poem for the stage, allows it to transcend era and land in our time with stunning relevance.
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra / Cicely Parnas

October 8, 3:00 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. Joining Orpheus for a program of beloved works from their repertoire will be American cellist Cicely Parnas, recognized for bringing “velvety sound, articulate passagework and keen imagination” to her performances (The New York Times).
An Evening With Branford Marsalis

October 13, 8:00 pm

Jazz

Jazz at The Center proudly presents the Branford Marsalis Quartet. Led by three-time Grammy winner and NEA Jazz Master Marsalis on saxophone, this tight-knit working band features Joey Calderazzo on piano, Eric Revis on bass, and Justin Faulkner on drums.  
The Westchester Philharmonic: 35th Season Opener

October 15, 3:00 pm

Orchestra, Classical

This October, violinist Jinjoo Cho, conductor Jaime Laredo, and the Westchester Philharmonic open their 35th Anniverasry season by taking on Dvořák’s lyrical Violin Concerto, aptly celebrate the season with Mozart’s 35th Symphony, and close with Beethoven’s monumental Seventh Symphony.
The Money Tree / Roseneath Theatre Company

October 16

Theatre

This performance is for school groups only. Recommended for Grades: 2 - 6 When Shasta’s father loses his job, she is devastated to learn that plans for her upcoming birthday party must be significantly downsized. As the story progresses, Shasta and Simon meet a mysterious Traveler who gives them a seed that will make a tree grow leaves of money. Through a truly magical journey, the two ultimately learn that being a loyal friend is worth more than a big party or having all the latest toys. In the end, our friends, family, and imaginations are truly our greatest assets.
Purchase Repertory Theatre: The Crucible

October 20 - 28

Theatre

Salem, 1692. A group of young women accuses their fellow townspeople of witchcraft, and innocent men and women must choose to confess or hang. What happens when a government is disposed to believe in lies? Purchase College’s student repertory company whose talent – in the words of Peter Kramer of The Journal News – “is Broadway bound” are the next generation to put a fresh spin on Arthur Miller's mid-century masterwork.
Abraham.In.Motion.
Center Series
Abraham.In.Motion.

October 20 - 21

Dance, Modern Dance

Join us for a very special performance by Purchase alum Kyle Abraham’s company Abraham.In.Motion. Dearest Home is an interactive dance work focused on Loving and Longing, Love and Loss; it interweaves movement, in its most vulnerable state, with cross-cultural conversation and community action. It will be performed in the in the round, in the intimate setting of our black box theatre.
Crafts at Purchase
Center Series
Crafts at Purchase

October 28 - 29

The perfect place to start your holiday shopping! Crafts at Purchase, a benefit for The PAC, will feature 100 elite artists from 15 states and offers outstanding uncommon items perfect for discerning gift shoppers, collectors and craft enthusiasts. Visitors will enjoy the exclusive opportunity to meet these exceptional makers and purchase their latest work. The show includes one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry, clothing, accessories, home decor pieces, ceramics, glass, metal, fine art, wood, mixed media, and new this year gourmet specialties.
Black Violin – Arts In Education

November 3

Classical Crossover, Youth

This performance is for school groups only. Classically trained musicians play genre-bending music, radically fusing hip-hop and pop with classical to create a kaleidoscope of sounds uniquely their own. Their perception-changing, stereotype-shattering mission: to encourage and empower people of all ages, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds to find what connects us.
Black Violin: Classical Boom Tour

November 3, 8:00 pm

Classical Crossover, Youth

Classically trained musicians play genre-bending music, radically fusing hip-hop and pop with classical to create a kaleidoscope of sounds uniquely their own. Their perception-changing, stereotype-shattering mission: to encourage and empower people of all ages, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds to find what connects us. They are heading to Purchase this fall on their Classical Boom Tour and we can't wait!
Guess How Much I Love You
Arts in Education
Guess How Much I Love You

November 9

Children

This performance is for school groups only. Recommended for Grades: Pre-K – 2

From the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, the same company that earned international acclaim for its unique interpretations of the works of Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar, comes a new show, Guess How Much I Love You, an original stage adaptation of Sam McBratney’s story originally illustrated by Anita Jeram, alongside the illustrator’s companion celebration of the joy of reading.

Purchase Opera: Classic Broadway

November 9 - 12

Orchestra, Classical, Musical, Opera

Purchase Opera presents Classic Broadway in Concert. Come join us for a stroll down Broadway.  We’ll travel together from the South Pacific to the back streets of London, where they say you can get a real close shave from Sweeney Todd. Even the Purchase Symphony Orchestra is joining us. Sound like a fun trip? All aboard!
Moscow State Symphony Orchestra

November 11, 8:00 pm

Orchestra, Classical

Renowned around the globe, the MSSO was founded in 1943 and is one of the oldest symphony orchestras in Russia. The orchestra has a reputation for high standards of artistic excellence, imaginative programming, and community engagement. They will be joined by Armenian cello phenom Narek Hakhnazaryan.
Theater Unspeakable – American Revolution

November 15

Youth, Theatre

This performance is for school groups only. Recommended for Grades: 6 – 12
History in 50 minutes — seven actors, two feet off the ground, share 21 square feet of space to recreate the entire American fight for independence from Lexington to Yorktown. With only the actor’s bodies, voices, and (pantomimed) cannons, the show evokes an epic period in American history.
CMS of Lincoln Center Flute Affair

November 18, 5:00 pm

Classical, Chamber Music

An instrument that’s been around for 60,000 years certainly deserves a concert of its own. This program’s exposé of the flute’s astonishing capabilities reveals how composers of three centuries were inspired by its magical qualities.
National Theatre Live: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

November 19, 3:00 pm

Sonia Friedman Productions present Imelda Staunton (GypsyVera Drake, the Harry Potter films), Conleth Hill (Game Of ThronesThe Producers), Luke Treadaway (A Street Cat Named Bob, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeThe Hollow Crown) and Imogen Poots (A Long Way DownJane Eyre) in James Macdonald’s critically acclaimed, 5 star production of Edward Albee’s landmark play, recorded live from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London.
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 cannon and iconic works created especially for her by Mr. Balanchine.
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

December 12

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.
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

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is 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: F***ing A

March 9 - 17, 2018

Theatre

A Brechtian musical from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Topdog/Underdog about an abortionist in a mythical country who tries to free her son from prison. Shocking, savage, and thought-provoking, it offers Park's most uncompromising vision to date of a corrupt and fallen world in which personal expression is the only escape.
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.
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, former Twyla Tharp dancer and choreographer Jessica 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 music by Tony Bennett, to mark the occasion of Bennett’s birthday, as well as 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.