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Purchase Symphony Orchestra
Purchase College
Purchase Symphony Orchestra

September 21 and May 3

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.
Purchase Symphony Orchestra & Purchase Latin Jazz Orchestra Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

October 12, 7:00 pm

Orchestra, Jazz, Film

The Purchase Symphony Orchestra collaborates with the School of Film and Media Studies in presenting the landmark black-and-white film Redes (1936) along with its original score by Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas. The Purchase Latin Jazz Orchestra closes the evening with a thrilling set of music by the best Latin American composers.
Scenes From Metamorphoses
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Scenes From Metamorphoses

October 19 – 27

Theatre

From a simple, rippling pool of water, Mary Zimmerman conjures the force of Ovid’s Greek myths.  Known for lyrical storytelling, wit, and stunning imagery, this adaptation gives new life to these transformation stories about loss, isolation, redemption, and divinity.
Purchase Symphony Orchestra & Chorus: Carmina Burana

November 17 – 18

Orchestra, Classical

Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana is one of the most thrilling works in the Classical canon. From the haunting opening “O Fortuna” to the stunning “Dulcissime,” the music will keep you on the edge of your seat. Featuring student and alumni vocal soloists, this performance is sure to be a highlight of your musical year.
Earthquakes in London
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Earthquakes in London

November 30 – December 8

Theatre

Apocalyptic questions drive a climate scientist and his three estranged daughters unexpectedly back together in this epic roller coaster of a play.  From 1968 to 2525 and back again, we move in a fast and furious metropolitan crash of people, scenes, and decades as global destruction approaches.
Purchase Dance Company Fall Dance Concert

December 6 – 9

Dance, Modern Dance

Experience the unbridled talent of the next generation of professional dance artists during the Purchase Dance Company's Fall 2018 Concert in the intimate Dance Theater Lab. Featuring world premieres alongside historical re-stagings, our rich and varied program highlights the dynamic range and technical virtuosity of our dancers, and reflects the Conservatory of Dance's commitment to providing the best of both classical and contemporary training.
Purchase Opera: Amahl and the Night Visitors

December 8 – 9

Classical, Opera

Based on Italian folk tales of the Nativity and Epiphany, Gian-Carlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors is a retelling of the story of the Magi from the point of view of a young disabled boy named Amahl, who, along with his widowed mother live in poverty among the shepherds near Bethlehem. One night, three kings stop for shelter at their crude and humble dwelling. They have traveled from far away following a wondrous star and bring with them treasures and gifts as homage for a child, born to be King. As the story unfolds, the true miracle and meaning of life is revealed, a gift far greater than gold.
Exit Strategy
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Exit Strategy

March 8 – 16, 2019

Theatre

A Chicago public high school slated for closure at the end of the year is the battleground in this taut play about the future of public education. Surprisingly, it’s a comedy. Ike Holter, winner of the 2017 Windham-Campbell Prize and a fierce new voice in American playwriting, introduces us to a small group of teachers who launch a heroic battle to save their school.  Over the course of the year, they put their careers, their futures and their safety in the hands of a fast-talking administrator who comes on strong, but might actually have no clue what he’s doing.
Mr. Burns
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Mr. Burns

March 9 – 16, 2019

Theatre

What if your phone was never going to work again and all you had left was The Simpsons?  What will endure when the grid fails, society crumbles, and we’re faced with the task of rebuilding? Anne Washburn’s outrageous, enthusiastically acclaimed dark comedy propels us forward nearly a century, following a new civilization stumbling into its future. A meta-tribute to the resilience of Bart Simpson through the ages, Mr. Burns is an animated exploration of how the pop culture of one era might evolve into the mythology of another.
Purchase Opera: Opera Trio
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Purchase Opera: Opera Trio

March 21 – 24, 2019

Classical, Opera

Join the award-winning Purchase Opera for a trio of one-act operas featuring beloved arias such as “O mio babbino caro” and “Senza mamma.” This triptych consists of Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi, as well as Confession, which serves as a prequel to Suor Angelica. Confession, by Raphaël Lucas, with a libretto by Jacque Trussel and Margaret Vignola, was developed here at Purchase College and serves as a dramatic counterpart to the other two operas. Confession won the National Opera Association Prize for the Best Contemporary Opera 2010-2012.
Henry VI, Part I
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Henry VI, Part I

April 19 – 27, 2019

Theatre

King Henry V has died. As the English battle the armies of the brilliant and fanatical Joan of Arc, the underage King Henry VI’s courtiers are busy fighting each other instead of the French, thus beginning the Wars of the Roses.  Fast moving and packed with action, this early history play (a source for Game of Thrones) gives us a world burning unawares.  Oh, and swords. Lots and lots of swords.