Upcoming Events

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Purchase Symphony Orchestra
Purchase College
Purchase Symphony Orchestra

February 23, 2018 – April 20, 2018

Orchestra, Classical

The Purchase Symphony Orchestra and the Purchase Jazz Orchestra are made up of the phenomenally talented students of the Conservatory of Music. Every player is coached individually and jointly towards making each concert a memorable occasion. The February 23 concert will give you the opportunity to hear both orchestras; the April 20 concert will feature the Purchase Symphony Orchestra with violinist Arik Braude.
CMS of Lincoln Center: Vienna to Hollywood

February 24, 5:00 pm

Classical, Chamber Music

Works by Schubert and Korngold evoke the drama, fantasy, and romance of two of the world's great musical capitals — Vienna and Hollywood — in this new program from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. 
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

Dance, Modern Dance

L.A. Dance Project 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.” Founded by choreographer and dancer (and Black Swan star) Benjamin Millepied, LADP's original works are intriguing multidisciplinary collaborations with emerging and established visual artists, musicians, designers, film directors, and composers.  
WCSMA Orchestra Concert
Rental Events
WCSMA Orchestra Concert

March 3, 11:00 am

Orchestra, Classical

The Westchester School Music Association (WCSMA) presents the Elementary, Junior and Intermediate All-County Orchestra Concert. The orchestras are comprised of students of WCSMA members from schools throughout Westchester County.
WCSMA Chorus Concert
Rental Events
WCSMA Chorus Concert

March 3, 4:00 pm

The Westchester School Music Association (WCSMA) presents the Elementary, Junior and Intermediate All-County Chorus Concert. The orchestras are comprised of students of WCSMA members from schools throughout Westchester County.
WCSMA Band Concert
Rental Events
WCSMA Band Concert

March 4, 11:00 am

The Westchester School Music Association (WCSMA) presents the Elementary, Junior and Intermediate All-County Band Concert. The orchestras are comprised of students of WCSMA members from schools throughout Westchester County.

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.
National Theatre Live: Peter Pan

March 11, 2:00 pm

Theatre, Film

When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues. Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive production, captured live at the National Theatre.
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.
Dance Works 2018 Fundraiser Showcase

March 18, 4:00 pm

Dance

The Dance Works 2018 Fundraiser Showcase celebrates the mission of three great causes, The Avon Foundation’s Breast Cancer Crusade, The Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation and The March of Dimes. Special guest performances by ASHA Dance Company, who will present two world premier works, Breaking Ground Dance Center, East Point Dance, Magical Movements, Dance Works and more TBA.
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.
National Theatre Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

March 25, 2:00 pm

Theatre, Film

On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out? Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) stars Sienna Miller alongside Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.
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

The fruit of a unique meeting between classical ballet and 1990s West-Coast Hip Hop, for the past fifteen years, RUBBERBANDance Group has been redrawing the boundaries of contemporary dance with its singular language. 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

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.

Logrea Dance Academy
Rental Events
Logrea Dance Academy

April 28 – 29

Dance, Ballet

Logrea Dance Academy Spring Ballet Performance will include dancers from the Westchester Ballet Company performing excerpts from Coppelia and the ballet "Promenade." Tickets will go on sale Monday, January 29.
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.
National Theatre Live: Julius Ceasar

May 13, 2:00 pm

Theatre, Film

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.
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.
Teatro Nuovo: Tancredi
Center Series
Teatro Nuovo: Tancredi

July 28 & August 3

Opera

Teatro Nuovo presents a semi-staged performance of Tancredi, Rossini’s first 'hit,' which contains some of the freshest, most appealing, and most touching music he ever composed. Tancredi will be headlined by mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford as Tancredi (featured in The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Saariaho’s L'amour de loin), soprano Sydney Mancasola (who recently triumphed in Rigoletto at English National Opera and stars as Violetta in La traviata this summer at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis), and Santiago Ballerini as Argirio (who had a universally-praised breakout performance last summer in Il pirata at Caramoor).  
Teatro Nuovo: Medea in Corinto

July 29 & August 4

Opera

Teatro Nuovo presents a semi-staged performance of Giovanni Simone Mayr's Medea in Corinto. Mayr, a master awaiting rediscovery, was the teacher and lifelong friend of Donizetti and the most important link between Mozart and Rossini. The opera originally starred Rossini's future wife, Isabella Colbran, and then became a favorite role of Giuditta Pasta, the first Norma and Anna Bolena, who kept the opera in repertory up to about 1840.  
Teatro Nuovo: Parlami D’Amore

July 31, 7:30 pm

Opera

In the 20th century, Bel Canto migrated to Italian popular song, with favorites made immortal by singers like Tito Schipa, Carlo Buti, Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli. Hear the Young Artists of Teatro Nuovo's Bel Canto Program perform some of the world's most beloved Italian songs.
Teatro Nuovo: Tancredi Rifatto

August 5, 4:00 pm

Classical, Opera

In Rossini's time, when an opera was re-mounted in a new city, the composer would write some new music for it. Over time, Rossini wrote alternate pieces for practically half the score. Tancredi rifatto (Tancredi re-made) is a different score, with some of Rossini's best music, most of it unknown even to Rossini fans.