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Important Information About COVID-19 and The PAC. In response to concerns over the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are reaching out today to communicate to you about this weekend’s performances by Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Ballet Folclórico Nacional de México Silvia Lozano, and A Cappella Live.
Purchase College and The Performing Arts Center continue to closely monitor the guidance provided by the CDC and New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and have determined that, out of an abundance of caution and respect to our patrons, artists, and the campus community, these events are cancelled as we continue to assess the situation.
We are sorry to have to share such disappointing news with you today. Please rest assured that refunds will be processed to all ticket buyers in as timely a manner as possible. If you have questions, please call the Box Office at 914.251.6200. Box office phones will be open throughout the weekend.
Thank you for supporting The Performing Arts Center and Purchase College.
We are committed to protecting the health of our community and we thank you for your understanding.
The charming boyband sound and moves of The Filharmonic …
The rich harmonies of gospel/r&b legends Committed …
Chart-topping lead vocals and live-looping beatbox by Blake Lewis …
And internationally inspired songstresses Women of the World
Never before have four acts of this caliber been brought together on the same stage. This high-energy musical celebration of contemporary a cappella will shine the spotlight on each group’s greatest and best-known hits, and bring them all together for large-scale production numbers on this absolutely fun and extremely entertaining afternoon of vocal music.
Conceived and arranged by Deke Sharon, vocal producer of Pitch Perfect and The Sing-Off.
Post-Show Meet & Greet
Stick around after the show for a chance to say hi to your favorite singers. In the Upper Lobby, free with your ticket.
About the Artists:
COMMITTED is an a cappella group composed of six male vocalists from Huntsville, Alabama. All are graduates of Oakwood University. The group won the second season of the musical competition The Sing-Off on NBC, performing a jaw-dropping arrangement of “We Are the Champions” from Queen. In 2011, Committed released their self-titled album, Committed, on Epic Records. Their 2015 Christmas album, Home for Christmas, earned the group a Grammy nomination for the rendition of “Do You Hear What I Hear.” Committed are Robbie Pressley, Theron “Therry” Thomas, Maurice Staple, Dennis “DJ” Baptiste, and Geston Pierre.
THE FILHARMONIC, a Los Angeles-based a cappella group of Filipino-American youngsters has much to sing about. After being featured in NBC’S hit musical competition The Sing-Off, the 5-piece vocal group made the semi-finals and joined The Sing-Off national tour. They were featured in the Universal Pictures hit movie, Pitch Perfect 2, and became a viral sensation after their Late Late Show appearances. In 2016, The Filharmonic brought their unique blend of hip hop, pop, and 90’S nostalgia to more than 150 stages nationwide and were named the #1 college booked entertainment group of the year. Most recently they have opened for acts such as Fifth Harmony, Pentatonix, Future and Filipino super sensation Gary V. They consist of vocalists Vj Rosales, Joe Caigoy, Trace Gaynor, Vocal Bass Jules Cruz, And Beat Boxer Niko Del Rey.
BLAKE LEWIS first came to national attention as one of the most unique contestants ever to compete on American Idol, and long before that, as a teenager, he was well-known as “Bshorty” in Seattle’s a cappella, hip-hop, and rave scenes. But with the release of his ambitious and completely independent third album, Portrait of a Chameleon, Blake is taking things to a whole new level.
WOMEN OF THE WORLD is an award-winning international a cappella quartet that performs original and traditional folk music in 32 languages with a contemporary twist. The four singers represent Japan, Italy, India, and USA (by way of Haiti). Despite differences in upbringing, language, religion, ethnicity, food, and music, they are bound by one unique desire: to explore sounds, rhythms, and musical vocabulary from all over the world. Since 2008, Women of the World has journeyed through the music of Africa, South America, Asia and Europe, presenting audiences an exhilarating experience through chants, storytelling, dance, percussion, and improvisation. Mentored by Grammy-award winning maestro Bobby McFerrin, Women of the World have also collaborated with powerhouse American songstress Nona Hendryx, African vocal icon Angelique Kidjo, Greek classical artist Mario Frangoulis, and the Boston Pops Orchestra led by maestro conductor Keith Lockhart. Women of the World is Ayumi Ueda, Annette Philip, Débo Ray, and Giorgia Renosto.
Thank you to media sponsor WFUV.
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