This season we celebrate our centennial as a leading presenter of the performing arts in the region. The series’history is rooted in the presentation of many of the greatest classical music artists in the world. Over the last few decades, we have diversified this programming to include many other musical genres, along with theater and dance performance. In honor of our classical music history, we kick off the 2017-2018 season with a performance by the self-conducted chamber orchestra A Far Cry, a stellar group of young musicians from Boston. We follow with a roster of exciting and thought-provoking artists that will entertain and engage you.

Robert A. Richter '82, Director of Arts Programming

Events at a Glance

onStage Guest Artist Series

'Torrey Pines'

Evans Hall

Friday, Feb. 23, 2018

Based on a true story, “Torrey Pines” is a stop-motion animated bio-pic that chronicles the young life of director Clyde Petersen in southern California in the early 1990s. With a mother fueled by hallucinations of political conspiracy and family dysfunction, 12-year-old Petersen is taken on a cross-country adventure that will forever alter the family as they know it. “Torrey Pines” is accompanied by a live musical score performed by Petersen’s band Your Heart Breaks.

Tickets: $18; Seniors: $16; Students: $9 (General Admission)

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onStage Guest Artist Series, Music

Martha Redbone – ‘Bone Hill: The Concert’

Evans Hall

Friday, April 6, 2018

“Bone Hill: The Concert” is inspired by Martha Redbone’s own life and the women who came before her; the lives of the Bone family members are told in songs that span a swathe of American music with a parallel history. In this song cycle, Redbone becomes the characters from four generations of a family in the hills of coal-mining Appalachia, and the musicians are the townsfolk. In telling their stories, the audience is taken on an epic, unexpected American exploration of family, history and cultural identity. The music is radically wide-ranging, from traditional Cherokee chants and lullabies to bluegrass and blues, country, gospel, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, rhythm and blues, and funk.

Tickets: $22; Seniors: $20; Students: $11 (General Admission)

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