Center Series

Online ticket sales close 24 hours prior to each event. To check on availability of day-of-show tickets, call the box office at 914-251-6200.

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra / Nobuyuki Tsujii

September 16, 3:00 pm

Orchestra, Classical

We are thrilled that Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the beloved Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii will open our season with a vibrant new orchestration of Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto by composer Shuying Li. This program of Gentle Giants also explores the spiritual ecstasy of Arvo Pärt and the sensitive artistry of Tchaikovsky, using creative re-orchestrations that amplify the ardent emotions. Tickets will go on sale August 8.
(T)HERE: A Global Festival Celebrating Benin

September 29

World

Discover Benin from the past and today through film screenings, fine art exhibitions, musical performances, and talks and panel discussions ranging from politics to social justice, literature to art. Events will take place at locations throughout Purchase College.

At The PAC on Saturday, September 29:

Artist As Activist: A Passion for Freedom and Social Justice A Conversation with Angélique Kidjo 5pm

U.S. Premiere Concert of Benin International Musical (BIM) 8pm

Phone or in-person orders only, not available online. Call 914-251-6200.
An Evening with Jimmy Webb

October 6, 8:00 pm

Popular, Cabaret

Join us for an intimate evening with living legend Jimmy Webb, hailed by Rolling Stone as one of the top 50 songwriters of all time. Webb plays the music that made him America’s Songwriter, and beguiles with the stories behind his hits from Glen Campbell, Nina Simone, Art Garfunkel, Linda Ronstadt, and Frank Sinatra to Kanye West. Ticket price includes dinner. Tickets will go on sale August 8.
American String Quartet with Salman Rushdie

October 13, 8:00 pm

Classical

Novelist Salman Rushdie and American String Quartet come together for a one-of-a-kind collaborative performance. The quartet will perform a work by film composer Paul Cantelon built around Salman Rushdie’s novel The Enchantress of Florence, with the author himself reading excerpts from the book between movements. The readings and music will reflect each other’s depth and power, leaving audiences with senses enhanced by both essential languages. Tickets will go on sale August 8.
Lea DeLaria
Center Series
Lea DeLaria

October 20, 8:00 pm

Jazz, Comedy

Lea DeLaria, “Big Boo” on the Netflix hit Orange is the New Black, brings her live show to The PAC for one night only. Known for her frank, outspoken politics and big personality, DeLaria is not one to shy away from comedy that will bite hard and elicit gales of laughter. Her new show features hits from her latest album House Of David: delaria+bowie=jazz, and shows off not just DeLaria’ s comic genius but her spectacular vocal range. Tickets will go on sale August 8.
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. Tickets will go on sale August 8.
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. Tickets will go on sale August 8.
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. Tickets will go on sale August 8.
Aida Cuevas / Totalmente Juan Gabriel

November 4, 3:00 pm

World

Aida Cuevas, “The Queen of Rancheras,” has created one of the most important careers in traditional Mexican music.  She is beloved at home and abroad for her stunning vocals and unswerving devotion to traditional music. Rancheras stems from the Mexican revolution and the genre is overflowing with drama and patriotism.  Cuevas has made a career of challenging this historically male-dominated genre with her operatic range, a voice strong enough to overcome a dozen amplified instruments, and performances that overflow with passion. Tickets will go on sale August 8.
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. Tickets will go on sale August 8.
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. Tickets will go on sale August 8.
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. Tickets will go on sale August 8.
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. Tickets will go on sale August 8.
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!  Tickets will go on sale August 8.
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. Tickets will go on sale in September.
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. Tickets will go on sale August 8.
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. Tickets will go on sale August 8.
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. Tickets go on sale August 8.
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. Tickets will go on sale August 8.
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. Tickets will go on sale August 8.
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. Tickets will go on sale August 8.
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. Tickets will go on sale August 8.
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. Tickets will go on sale August 8.
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. Tickets will go on sale August 8.
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. Tickets will go on sale August 8.
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. Tickets will go on sale August 8.
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. Tickets will go on sale August 8.
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.