Palladium 2011: Classics, jazz, country, Songbook, dance


President and CEO Steven B. Libman today unveiled the inaugural season at the Center for the Performing Arts – home of the Palladium. “The Inaugural Season presented by St. Vincent Health” will offer 20 concerts, representing five distinct series: Classics, Great American Songbook, Jazz Roots, Country and Dance.

Highlights include Classics concerts by the Vienna Boys Choir, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, the Jazz Roots series’ performance showcasing divas Diane Reeves, Jane Monheit and Nikki Yanofsky and a Great American Songbook evening with the Center’s Artistic Director and platinum-selling crooner Michael Feinstein. The Country series brings Vince Gill and Clint Black to the Palladium stage.

“Our first season offers something for everyone, and we’ve made an effort to be sure our programming is varied and fresh,” said Libman. “In fact, nearly all of our concerts feature artists whom you have not had the opportunity to see and hear in this community in a long time, if ever. As you’ll discover, the Palladium truly is a world-class concert hall.”

Series’ subscriptions are on sale October 18 beginning at 10 a.m. Subscribe by calling the Center’s box office at 317-843-3800 or toll-free at 877-909-2787. The season lineup is outlined on the Center for the Performing Arts’ website:

Subscription prices for “The Inaugural Season presented by St. Vincent Health” at the Center for the Performing Arts begin at $100, with the two-performance Dance series subscription starting at $50. Subscribers enjoy many benefits, including priority seat selection, savings on single tickets (up to 20%) as well as discounts on additional single tickets for shows presented by the Center for the Performing Arts.

“The Inaugural Season presented by St. Vincent Health” includes:

Classics Series
Sponsored by Bose McKinney & Evans LLP

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Miró Quartet with Lynn Harrell
January 30, 2011 at 3 pm

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is one of the country’s leading repertory companies for chamber music. The Miró Quartet is at the forefront of the international chamber music scene. Lynn Harrell ranks in the upper echelon of today’s performing artists. Put them all together and it’s a stunning start to the Center’s Classical Series.

Vienna Boys Choir
March 5, 2011 at 7 pm

The incomparable and world famous Vienna Boys Choir brings its celebrated sound to the Center in what promises to be one of the most remarkable concert events of the year.

Camerata Ireland
March 11, 2011 at 8 pm

Camerata Ireland’s vibrant and electrifying performances evoke the unmistakable charm of the Emerald Isle. Conductor Barry Douglas is hailed as “a supremely talented and genuine artist” and is one of today’s most brilliant pianists. His artistry has been acclaimed by critics and audiences worldwide.

St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
April 3, 2011 at 7 pm

The St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra is the most highly praised symphonic ensemble in all of Russia and has premiered new works by Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich. This extraordinary evening of music marks the orchestra’s Central Indiana debut on its first North American tour in 5 years with stops at America’s top halls including Carnegie Hall, Chicago Symphony and Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Walt Disney Hall.

Kronos Quartet
April 17, 2011 at 7 pm
Sponsored by Dr. Karen Bisesi, Specializing in Chiropractic Care for the Performing Artist

The Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet has performed thousands of concerts worldwide, releasing more than 45 recordings of extraordinary breadth and creativity, collaborating with many of the world’s most eclectic composers and performers and commissioning more than 650 new works and arrangements.

Cleveland Orchestra with Emanuel Ax
May 22, 2011 at 3 pm

Under the leadership of Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, the Cleveland Orchestra has become one of the world’s most sought-after ensembles. Emanuel Ax, “the poet of the piano,” makes a rare Indianapolis appearance as guest soloist.

Songbook Series
Sponsored by Drewry Simmons Vornehm, LLP

Marvin Hamlisch
March 20, 2011 at 7 pm

Marvin Hamlisch has won Oscars, Emmys, Grammys, Tony Awards, and a Golden Globe. From “A Chorus Line” to award-winning movie scores, he’s a Broadway legend and an American icon whose genius, warmth, charm and wit make him one of the most popular and beloved entertainers of our time.

Debby Boone: Reflections of Rosemary
April 15, 2011 at 8 pm

Debby Boone earned instant fame in 1977 when “You Light Up My Life” became an overnight hit. Boone’s striking vocal talents will be on full display when she takes the stage in an intimate musical tribute to her late mother-in-law, the legendary singer Rosemary Clooney.

Michael Feinstein
May 11, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Michael Feinstein is the Center’s distinguished Artistic Director. He’s also a five-time Grammy nominee, a multi-platinum selling entertainer, and the nation’s premier interpreter of American standards. Quite simply, an evening with the “Ambassador for the Great American Songbook” is not to be missed.

Glen Campbell with Jimmy Webb
June 4, 2011 at 8 pm

Multi-Grammy Award winners Glen Campbell and composer Jimmy Webb together are responsible for some of the most memorable songs in American history, including “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman” and “Galveston.” This dynamic partnership reunites in the inaugural season at the Palladium.

Jazz Roots
A Larry Rosen Jazz Series
Sponsored by Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Jazz Meets Gospel
With Take 6 and Yolanda Adams
February 19, 2011 at 8 pm

Take 6 is a Grammy-winning a cappella group whose eclectic blend of jazz, pop and gospel has won them fans around the world. Yolanda Adams, a four-time Grammy-winner combines elements of R&B, soul and gospel into a signature sound of her own. The two perform together, along with the winner of our local gospel choir competition, in the exciting kickoff to the Center’s Jazz Series.

3 Generations of Divas
Dianne Reeves, Jane Monheit and introducing Nikki Yanofsky
March 26, 2011 at 8 pm

Four-time Grammy winner Dianne Reeves and two-time Grammy winner Jane Monheit join forces with 16-year old phenomenon Nikki Yanofsky to bring their considerable talents to the Palladium. These three remarkable vocalists are following in the footsteps of Bessie Smith, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughn, even as they blaze brilliant paths of their own.

Celebrating Miles
Wallace Roney featuring Ron Carter
Marcus Miller featuring Christian Scott
April 30, 2011 at 8 pm

Celebrate the legacy of the inimitable Miles Davis in a star-studded evening that pays homage to the legendary trumpeter’s groundbreaking creativity, with featured performances by some of the biggest names in the jazz world today. Wallace Roney, the carrier of the Miles Davis torch, pays tribute to the master with bass legend and multi-Grammy winner Ron Carter. Then, Miles’ electric period is brought to life by multi-Grammy-winning producer and composer Marcus Miller.

Super Sax
David Sanborn and Candy Dulfer
May 20, 2011 at 8 pm

Some of jazz’s finest soloists were saxophonists, from Charlie Parker and Benny Carter to Sonny Stitt. This special performance pays tribute to these Jazz Lions and more, and features legendary jazz icon and six-time Grammy-winner David Sanborn alongside Dutch-born, platinum-selling sax sensation Candy Dulfer.

Dance Series

Tango Buenos Aires
March 16, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Tango Buenos Aires enjoys worldwide acclaim for its authentic and uncompromising interpretations of Argentina’s
national art form. The Tango is renown for its impeccable precision and its sensuality. Performed by the brilliant
dancer of Tango Buenos Aires, they will take your breath away.

Savion Glover
April 1, 2011 at 8 pm

It will be a night to remember when Savion Glover’s SoLE PoWER takes over the Palladium. More than 15 years after he ignited Broadway with his wildly acclaimed show Bring In ’Da Noise, Bring In ’Da Funk, the gifted dance impresario continues to thrill audiences with his technique, footwork, and blinding speed.

Country Series

Vince Gill
March 24, 2011 at 8 pm
Sponsored by The IMI Family of Companies

Vince Gill has sold more than 26 million albums. He’s been honored with 18 CMA Awards and is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. He is, quite simply, a country music mega star.

The Wright Brothers Band
April 9, 2011 at 8 pm

Indiana’s own Wright Brothers have been delighting audiences for nearly 40 years. The band mixes genres with ease, from big band and rock to bluegrass and country, making every performance as unpredictable as the Indiana weather.

The Charlie Daniels Band
April 29, 2011 at 8 pm

“The Devil Went Down to Georgia” made Charlie Daniels an overnight American music success story. More than thirty years later, The Charlie Daniels Band continues to show audiences how it’s done.

Clint Black
June 17, 2011 at 8 pm
Sponsored by Thrifty Car Rental

Clint Black has been heralded as one of country music’s most prolific and successful acts. The multi-talented singer-songwriter is a hit-making machine and has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide.


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