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Air Play (AiE)

February 28, 11:00 am

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This performance is for school groups only. Recommended for: Grades 3 – 12 Ride the wind and dream with Air Play, a modern spectacle that brings to life the very air we breathe. Flying umbrellas, giant kites, larger-than-life balloons, and the biggest snow globe you have ever seen make you gasp in wonder and laugh until it hurts.
Air Play

February 28, 7:00 pm

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Join us on a circus-style adventure about two siblings journeying through a surreal land of air, transforming the ordinary into objects of uncommon beauty. Fabrics dance in the wind, balloons have a mind of their own, confetti turns into the night sky, and an enormous canopy of hovering silk brings to life the very air we breathe. Flying umbrellas, larger-than-life balloons, giant kites, and the biggest snow globe you’ve ever seen will make you gasp in wonder and laugh until it hurts. Ages 6+
Purchase Symphony Orchestra: From the Old World to the New

February 28, 7:00 pm

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Antonin Dvořák, an established Czech composer, wrote his Symphony no. 9 when on a two-year stint as the Director of the National Conservatory. Fifty years later, German composer Paul Hindemith, while teaching at Yale, wrote his Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber, using European themes to create a virtuoso showpiece for American orchestral players.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites

March 1, 3:00 pm

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Three beloved stories by Eric Carle, award-winning children’s book illustrator and author - The Very Hungry CaterpillarLittle Cloud, and The Mixed-Up Chameleon - are retold on stage through the magic of black light and fanciful puppets. Adapted, designed, and directed by Jim Morrow, the production features the imaginative approach to storytelling through theatre that has earned international recognition for Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia. Ages 3+
The Very Hungry Caterpillar (AiE)

March 2, 2020

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This performance is for school groups only. Recommended for: Pre-K – 2 The Mermaid Theatre Company’s celebrated performances are back! Three beloved stories by Eric Carle are retold on stage through the magic of black light and fanciful puppets. The triple-bill includes the wonderful story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly, the fanciful account of Little Cloud’s travels through the sky, and The Mixed Up Chameleon’s discovery of his own unique nature.
It Gets Better (AiE)

March 5, 11:00 am

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This performance is for school groups only. Recommended for: Grades: 7 - 12 It Gets Better brings the experience and message of the online It Gets Better Project to the stage as a moving musical theater performance – equal parts wit, whimsy, empowerment, and inspiration – featuring real stories from gay, lesbian, transgender, and straight allies from around the country. Produced by the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus in collaboration with the It Gets Better Project and Speak Theater Arts.
Yao Yao (AiE)

March 6, 2020

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This performance is for school groups only. Recommended for: Pre-K – 2 An innovative blend of reality and imagination, using interactive screen technology and live music, Brush Theatre's Yao Yao is an inventive tale from the other side of the world (South Korea). Yao is a mischievous little girl who loves playing with her dad. But every morning Daddy has to go to work. One day, Yao, unhappy with her father’s departure, grabs his overcoat and accidentally pulls a thread that leads to the start of a magical world of adventure and discovery.
It Gets Better

March 6, 8:00 pm

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It Gets Better brings the experience and message of the online It Gets Better Project to the stage as a moving musical theater performance – equal parts wit, whimsy, empowerment, and inspiration – featuring real stories from gay, lesbian, transgender, and straight allies from around the country. Produced by the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus in collaboration with the It Gets Better Project and Speak Theater Arts. Presented at Purchase in partnership with The LOFT LGBT Community Center, Center Lane LGBTQ+ Youth Center, GLSEN Hudson Valley, and the Rockland County Pride Center.
WCSMA Band

March 8, 11:00 am

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The Westchester School Music Association (WCSMA) presents the Elementary and Intermediate All-County BAND Concert. The orchestras are comprised of students of WCSMA members from schools throughout Westchester County.
A Cappella Live!

March 15, 3:00 pm

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Conceived and arranged by Deke Sharon, vocal producer of Pitch Perfect and The Sing-Off, this high-energy musical celebration of contemporary a cappella brings together four of todays' top acts - The Filharmonic, Committed, Blake Lewis, and Women of the World - for an absolutely fun and extremely entertaining afternoon of vocal music.  
Mariachi Los Camperos

March 20, 8:00 pm

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America’s favorite mariachi ensemble brings their solid-gold Mexican sound to Purchase for one night only. Acclaimed by audiences at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, The Smithsonian Folklife Festival, and other major venues throughout the U.S., their skillfully arranged versions of classic mariachi melodies and regional styles of traditional music feature full-throated harmonies and unforgettable festive pageantry.
Dance Works 2020 Fundraiser Showcase

March 22, 4:00 pm

The Dance Works 2020 Fundraiser Showcase celebrates the mission of two great causes: The American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and The Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation. Special guest performances TBA shortly as well as performances by Breaking Ground Dance Center, Dance Works, Double Up Dance Company, Magical Movements, New York Dance and others TBA.

The Boy Who Grew Flowers (AiE)

March 23, 2020

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This performance is for school groups only. Recommended for: Grades 1 – 5 Adapted from Jennifer Wojtowicz’s picture book by Mara McEwin, The Boy Who Grew Flowers is the beautiful story of a very unusual boy, Rink, who grows beautiful flowers all over his body whenever the moon is full. Incorporating shadow puppetry, original music, and movement into the play, The Boy Who Grew Flowers from Treehouse Shakers is a thoughtful story that lends itself to themes of diversity, creating empathy, and celebrating individualism.
Black Violin: Impossible Tour

March 27, 8:00 pm

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Black Violin’s Impossible Tour heads our way, spreading the message that anything is possible and there are no limits to what one can achieve, regardless of circumstance. Stereotype-smashing Black Violin blends classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass to create a sound they call “classical boom." Headed by Kevin Sylvester and Wilner Baptiste, a.k.a. Kev Marcus and Wil B. on violin and viola, alongside DJ SPS and drummer Nat Stokes, Black Violin uses their music to overcome stereotypes and encourage people of all ages, races, and economic backgrounds to join together to break down cultural barriers.
Doug Varone and Dancers

March 28, 8:00 pm

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For more than 30 years, Doug Varone and Dancers has devoted itself to the humanity and virtuosity of dance, reaching out to audiences well beyond the proscenium arch. They are one of the most respected dance companies working today, having created an expansive legacy and impressive body of work encompassing dance, theatre, opera, and film. Included in the program will be the world premiere of a new work, commissioned by The PAC.
Peter Rabbit Tales (AiE)

April 1, 2020

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This performance is for school groups only. Recommended for: Grades 2 – 5 Using whimsical costumes and gorgeous scenery, the magical world of Beatrix Potter’s beloved stories comes to life. Combining three of the famous Peter Rabbit tales, this captivating show by Philadelphia’s Enchantment Theatre Company reminds us all that we are never too young to make a difference.
RUBBERBAND

April 18, 8:00 pm

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The explosive Montreal-based RUBBERBAND has a style all its own, creating and producing innovative, high-energy works that are inspired by breakdancing, classical ballet, and dance theatre. Fascinated by the raw dynamic of hip-hop and breakdancing and the purity of classical formalism, choreographer and RUBBERBAND Artistic Director Victor Quijada has been demolishing barriers between these contrasting dance styles for 17 years.
Westchester Philharmonic: Eternal Spring

April 19, 3:00 pm

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Conductor Jayce Ogren, who began his career on a high rung as the Cleveland Orchestra’s assistant conductor, is joined by Israeli pianist Ran Dank for Beethoven’s most intimate Piano Concerto No. 4. And to honor the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22nd, we’ve chosen two additional works composed as love letters to our planet: Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture and Copland's Appalachian Spring. 
CMS of Lincoln Center:  Masterworks

April 25, 5:00 pm

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Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet holds a rightful place in the line of great piano quintets going back to Schumann’s of 1842. Combining the rigor of Bach with the powerful energy and extreme irony of Soviet era music, the work is a milestone not only of chamber music but also of Shostakovich’s career: it won him the coveted Stalin Prize. This essential quintet is accompanied by a youthful Beethoven sonata and Mendelssohn’s appropriately tempestuous First Piano Trio.
Fred Hersch Trio

April 25, 8:00 pm

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The PAC's intimate Black Box theatre will be transformed into a jazz club for this special evening with the Fred Hersch Trio, featuring Fred Hersch on piano, Drew Gress on bass, and Jochen Ruchert on drums. A select member of jazz’s piano pantheon, Fred Hersch is a pervasively influential creative force who has shaped the music’s course over more than three decades as an improviser, composer, educator, bandleader, collaborator and recording artist.
Spring Dance Concert

May 1 – 3

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The Conservatory of Dance is honored to present re-stagings of two seminal works: Appalachian Spring, Martha Graham’s influential modern work from 1944, and the iconic Serenade (1934), the first ballet that George Balanchine made in America. In addition to these beloved classics, they will premiere three new works by celebrated multigenerational Conservatory of Dance alumni—Jenelle Figgins ‘11, Davalois Fearon ‘05, and Doug Varone ‘78.

Breaking Ground Dance Center

May 2 – 3

Breaking Ground Dance Center Proudly Celebrates 15 Years of Magic! You are invited to witness the Magical growth your dancers have experienced this year. Join them on their magical journey through Disney inspired choreography and music as we celebrate our 15th year sharing our love for dance.
Gravity and Other Myths: A Simple Space

May 2

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Playful, joyous, and stunning, A Simple Space sets audiences alight with non-stop feats of unbelievable acrobatic ability and human physicality. No make-up, no theatrical lighting, just seven acrobats and live percussion. The audience is brought in close, seated on stage, so intimately that you can feel the heat, hear every breath, and be immersed in every moment. With nothing left to hide behind personal narratives come through naturally; this honesty is the essence behind A Simple Space.  
Tania Pérez-Salas Compañía de Danza

May 5, 8:00 pm

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From its beginning in 1994, Compañía de Danza Tania Pérez-Salas was founded with the ambition of becoming a point of reference in the world of modern dance. Adhering relentlessly to an artistic core grounded in quality, precise technique, and multiculturalism, the company is well-recognized with a portfolio of performances at the major cultural capitals of North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
Miss Neslon Has a Field Day (AiE)

May 11, 2020

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This performance is for school groups only. Recommended for: Grades: K – 4 It’s doom and gloom at the Horace B. Smedley School – the Smedley Tornadoes haven’t won a game or even scored a single point this season. They’re the worst football team ever! The team seems hopeless… until Viola Swamp, the meanest substitute teacher in the whole wide world, shows up to whip them into shape! This game-winning musical will have kids cheering as they learn that all it takes to win is teamwork and determination! Go Tornadoes!