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CFTPA 2013-2014 Season announced

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  • Staff Pick: Our experts handpick their must-see shows for 2013-14
  • Scene Selects: These shows include a special reception for young professionals
  • Crowd Pleasers: These performances are ideal for large groups
  • E&E: These Engaging shows also include an Enrichment component
  • Hot Ticket: These concerts are sure to sell out, so get your tickets early

Printing Partners Classical Series

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Lang Lang

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • Heralded as the “hottest artist on the classical music planet” by The New York Times, superstar pianist Lang Lang has played sold out recitals and concerts in every major city in the world.
  • E&E |Hot Ticket
  • MOZART: Piano Sonata No. 4, 5 & 8
  • CHOPIN: Ballades No. 1- 4

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Deborah Voigt

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Deborah Voigt is routinely hailed as one of the world’s most versatile singers and endearing personalities. Revered for the singular beauty and power of her voice, as well as for her captivating stage presence, this sensational soprano is internationally known for her performances in the operas of Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss and has also portrayed some of the greatest heroines in Italian opera.
  • E&E

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Sir James Galway with the Irish Chamber Orchestra

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • The living legend of the flute, Sir James Galway is regarded as both the supreme interpreter of the classical flute repertoire and a consummate entertainer whose appeal crosses all musical boundaries. The modern music master is joined by the Irish Chamber Orchestra, which has gained a remarkable reputation as a fresh and vibrant force on the Irish and international music scene.
  • E&E
  • HARTY: In Ireland
  • MOZART: Flute Concerto in D Major – Sir James Galway, Soloist
  • HAMMOND: Carolan Variations
  • MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 3, Op. 56, A minor (“Scottish”)

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Pinchas Zukerman with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s reputation for beautiful music making is world-renowned and well deserved. Principal guest conductor and soloist Pinchas Zukerman remains one of the most prodigious violinists performing in classical music today.
  • E&E
  • J.S. Bach: Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041 – Pinchas Zukerman, violin
  • Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4
  • Brahms: Double Concerto in A minor, Op. 102 – Pinchas Zukerman, violin; Amanda Forsyth, cello

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Jean-Yves Thibaudet with Bahia Orchestra Project

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • The remarkable Youth Orchestra of Bahia is an inspiring ensemble modeled on the famous Venezuelan musical education program “El Sistema.” The ensemble is joined by the internationally acclaimed pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
  • E&E |Crowd Pleaser
  • Bernstein: Candide Overture
  • Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F Major
  • Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras
  • Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite

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Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • Founded in 1950, the Haifa Symphony Orchestra has become the focal point of musical life in northern Israel. This season marks the renowned orchestra’s first visit to the United States and also features Boguslaw Dawidow as the Principal Guest Conductor. Staff Pick
  • E&E
  • Weber: Overture to Euryanthe
  • Tchaikovsky: Piano concerto No.1 in B-Flat minor, Op. 23
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92

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Midori

Sunday, Apr. 13, 2014 at 7 PM | The Palladium

  • The standing ovation that violinist Midori received following her debut with the New York Philharmonic at age 11 set the tone for her highly successful career. Classical music aficionados won’t want to miss this rare recital appearance. E&E |Hot Ticket
  • Schubert: Duo Sonata in A Major, D. 574
  • Lutoslawski: Partita
  • Bach: Sonata in C minor, BWV. 1017
  • Beethoven: Sonata in G Major, Op. 96
  • Programming subject to change

 

The Stratford Songbook Series

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The Great American Songbook High School Vocal Competition

Friday, July 26, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Celebrate the Golden Age of American Popular Music and watch as a new generation of stars is born! High school vocalists from around the country have competed their way through regionals, and this performance is the final culmination. The first place winner receives $3,000 and the opportunity to serve as the Great American Songbook Youth Ambassador for one year!
  • Hot Ticket

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Neil Berg’s “100 Years of Broadway”

Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 at 7 PM | The Palladium

  • This lively revue of Broadway’s most celebrated musicals features a dazzling cast of stars accompanied by an all-star band. You’ll enjoy brilliant recreations of the greatest moments from Broadway’s biggest hits, performed by the stars of The Phantom of the OperaLes MiserablesCats, Jesus Christ Superstar and Jekyll & Hyde.
  • Crowd Pleaser

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Patti LuPone

Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 at 7 PM | The Palladium

  • Two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone has portrayed some of Broadway’s most memorable leading ladies, including Mama Rose in Gypsy, Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, and Eva Perón in Evita. She takes the Palladium stage for a special performance of Far Away Places, a travelogue of styles and stories that explores the actress’s insatiable wanderlust and includes songs by Kurt Weill, Cole Porter and Edith Piaf.
  • Hot Ticket

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Michael Feinstein’s “The Gershwins & Me”

Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 at 7 PM | The Palladium

  • Nobody knows the lives and music of the Gershwin family better than Michael Feinstein. Discover the amazing story of how the Gershwins and their iconic collection of songs and musicals shaped the Great American Songbook for all time. It will be an entertaining and enlightening evening of music that will leave you singing, “Who Could Ask for Anything More?”
  • E&E

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Linda Eder

Saturday, Mar. 15, 2014 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • An acclaimed actress and one of the greatest vocalists of our time, Linda Eder’s vast musical repertoire includes Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz. Her sizzling hot Broadway debut as the tragic heroine Lucy in Jekyll & Hyde earned critical acclaim and secured her place in the pantheon of great American vocalists.
  • Staff Pick

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Mandy Patinkin: dress casual

Friday, Apr. 11, 2014 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Before he was an Emmy Award winning TV star, Mandy Patinkin was a Tony Award winning Broadway legend. From Irving Berlin to Stephen Sondheim, from Cole Porter to Harry Chapin, Mandy Patinkin will take you on a stunning musical journey you’ll never forget.
  • Hot Ticket

 

Taft Law Jazz & Blues Series

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Buddy Guy

Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Buddy Guy’s overwhelming popularity is hard earned but by no means shocking. This Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, six-time Grammy Award winner and 2012 Kennedy Center Honors recipient has been a paramount guitar influence on rock giants like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Beck and Stevie Ray Vaughan. He’s a vital link to Chicago’s halcyon days of electric blues, and his unmistakable voice, supercharged guitar-playing and legendary style are not to be missed.
  • Crowd Pleaser

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Tito Puente, Jr. Stars with the Pacific Mambo Orchestra

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • The mambo returns! The Pacific Mambo Orchestra has taken the salsa scene by storm. For this special performance, the San Francisco-based, 19-piece orchestra teams up with Tito Puente, Jr. for an evening of music that mixes the best of old and new Latin Big Band sounds. No doubt Tito Puente, Jr. carries the magic of his father with him. You’ll experience it in the excitement of his music in this dazzling evening of hot salsa sounds.
  • E&E

Jonathan Batiste and Stay Human

Jonathan Batiste

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Tarkington

  • With his unique voice, virtuosic piano chops and dapper sense of style, Jonathan Batiste transcends music genres and has ignited the NYC music scene. Raised among the sounds and rhythms of New Orleans, Batiste comes from a renowned lineage of performers. He studied jazz and classical piano at The Juilliard School, is a “Movado Future Legend” award recipient and a
  • “Steinway Performing Artist.” He even enjoyed a star turn on HBO’s hit TV series Treme!
  • E&E Scene Selects

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Madeleine Peyroux

Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • “The only thing that matters is the song,” says singer-songwriter Madeleine Peyroux. That conviction, along with a one-of-a-kind voice, has carried this product of Athens, Georgia, from busking on the streets of Paris all the way to mainstream recognition. The singer’s critically acclaimed new album, The Blue Room, pays tribute to Ray Charles, Leonard Cohen and Warren Zevon, among others, all treated in Peyroux’s languid jazz style.
  • Staff Pick

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The Pat Metheny Unity Band

Thursday, Mar. 13, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • Guitarist Pat Metheny has won an astonishing 20 Grammy Awards, including the 2013 Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Album. Throughout his career, he has reinvented the traditional
  • “jazz guitar” sound, blending loose and flexible articulation with advanced rhythmic and harmonic sensibilities – a way of playing and improving that is deeply engrained in the jazz tradition of melody, swing and the blues.

 

The CNO Financial Group Country Series

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Craig Morgan

Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • By all accounts, Craig Morgan has made it. As an artist, he’s been a mainstay on the charts with an impressive body of work that includes fourteen Top Ten hits–including fan-favorites “Redneck Yacht Club,” “Almost Home,” “More Trucks Than Cars,” “That’s What I Love About Sunday” and “Tough.” As a performer, he’s entertained countless fans in every corner of the globe.
  • Our CNO Country Series kicks off with a special evening honoring active military, veterans and their families. For more information, please contact our Box Office.

 

Merle Haggard

Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • The word “legend” usually makes an appearance at some point when discussing Merle Haggard. It’s an acknowledgment of his artistry and his standing as “the poet of the common man.” It is also a tribute to his incredible commercial success and to the lasting mark he has made on country music and American music as a whole.
  • Crowd Pleaser

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Gretchen Wilson

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • This independent, take-no-guff, hard-working and hard-partying country girl’s songs like “Redneck Woman,” “Here For The Party,” and “Homewrecker” are gorgeously rough-edged, and it’s no wonder why she resonates strongly with fans of country and Southern rock. As she takes the Palladium stage this season, she’ll give a party you won’t forget.
  • Scene Selects

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Trace Adkins Christmas

Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 at 7 PM | The Palladium

  • In the 15 years since his platinum debut, Trace Adkins has released 10 studio albums, three greatest hits packages, and 30 chart singles. He has racked up four Grammy nominations and five ACM and CMT awards. Accolades like that – along with sales in the tens of millions – explain the respect Adkins has earned from both country fans and the industry alike.
  • Crowd Pleaser

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Kenny Rogers

Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Music legend and American icon Kenny Rogers is known for his instantly identifiable, sweet raspy vocals and an extraordinary ability to vividly inhabit each song he performs. In his 52 years in the business, he’s developed a long list of timeless classics which includes an impressive 24 #1 hits, such as “The Gambler,” “Through the Years” and “Lady.” Rogers has said that music is by far the best “memory creator” he knows, and seeing him live at the Palladium is a memory you won’t want to miss.
  • Hot Ticket

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Lee Greenwood

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Lee Greenwood could easily talk about the accomplishments in his life, but this high energy entertainer prefers to continue writing and recording with the same passion and integrity that has always fueled his stellar career. He claims a string of hits including “Ring on Her Finger, Time on Her Hands,” “It Turns Me Inside Out” and “Somebody’s Gonna Love You,” and has won numerous industry accolades including the Country Music Association Song of the Year honor as the writer of “God Bless the USA,” which has been voted the most recognizable patriotic song in America. Staff Pick

 

Dance Series

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Hungarian State Folk Dance Ensemble

Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble is regarded as one of the greatest folkloric dance ensembles in the world. Since its founding in 1951, the Ensemble has revitalized the culture of the Hungarian people by presenting the rich and colorful repertoire of Hungary’s traditional folk music, dance and costumes.
  • “It is marvelous – crackling with dancing that snaps like a whip in a program framed successfully by a sophisticated context.” – Anna Kisselgoff, The New York Times

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Rioult Modern Dance Company featuring the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra

Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 at 8 PM | The Tarkington

Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at 8 PM | The Tarkington

  • In celebration of their 20-year anniversary, New York City-based Rioult Modern Dance Company tours nationally and internationally and has fast become an established name in modern dance with a reputation for presenting the sensual, articulate, and exquisitely musical choreography of Pascal Rioult. Rioult presents a passionate all-Bach program, performed live with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Kirk Trevor.
  • E&E
  • “Celestial Tides” | Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 7
  • “City” | Bach: Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord No. 6 in G Major
  • “View of a Fleeting World” | Bach: “Art of Fugue”

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“Swan Lake” – Moscow Festival Ballet

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Tarkington

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Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at 8 PM | The Tarkington

  • The timeless story of Swan Lake is one of the most popular classical ballets of all time. Featuring iconic scenes, the ethereal beauty of the corps de ballet and Tchaikovsky’s magical masterpiece, the ballet tells the timeless tale of love’s triumph over evil. From its inception in 1877 in Moscow to the many productions mounted around the world today, Swan Lake continues to engage audiences and inspire new generations of dancers.

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Koresh Dance Company

Friday, Mar. 14, 2014 at 8 PM | The Tarkington

Saturday, Mar. 15, 2014 at 8 PM | The Tarkington

  • Philadelphia’s Koresh Dance Company is renowned for its powerful stage presence and high-energy style, and has been hailed as an extraordinary newcomer to the national stage. Founded in 1991 by Israeli-born choreographer and Artistic Director Ronen Koresh, this troupe presents an exciting and emotional blend of ballet, modern and jazz molded into a style of choreography that is both eloquent and explosive. The evening’s highlight will be Bolero, Roni’s interpretation of Maurice Ravel’s most renowned musical composition.
  • E&E |Staff Pick

 

Coca-Cola World Stage Series

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Fernando Otero

Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 at 7 PM | The Tarkington

  • The elusive spirit of the tango rhythm will transport you to the seductive port city of Buenos Aires as Argentine composer, pianist and Latin Grammy Award winner Fernando Otero evokes the indigenous sounds of his native country with his vibrant quintet, which features bandoneon, acoustic bass and violin.
  • “The X-factor is probably Buenos Aires itself, and like the city, Otero….is urbane and exotic, surreal and streetwise, and alive with invention and emotion.” – The BBC Review

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Mariza

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • Hailing from Portugal, Mariza is the Voice of “Fado”–the traditional style of Portuguese music. With more than one million records sold worldwide, this three-time, Grammy-nominated artist’s voice leaves no one unresponsive and has made Mariza one of the most widely acclaimed singers in modern world music. Staff Pick
  • “Fado is the traditional music of Portugal — proud, austere and deeply melancholic. Mariza is the music’s biggest star for a reason: She sings it not as musty nostalgia but as exuberant twenty-first-century pop, with a low, mesmerizing alto that’s as commanding as any pop singer today…remaking fado’s ancient sadness into a majestic modern sound.” – Rolling Stone

 

Hungarian State Folk Dance Ensemble

Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • The Hungarian State Folk Dance Ensemble is regarded as one of the greatest folkloric dance ensembles in the world. Since its founding in 1951, the Ensemble has revitalized the culture of the Hungarian people by presenting the rich and colorful repertoire of Hungary’s traditional folk music, dance and costumes.
  • “It is marvelous – crackling with dancing that snaps like a whip in a program framed successfully by a sophisticated context.” – Anna Kisselgoff, The New York Times

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The Chieftains

Thursday, Mar. 6, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • The world’s most popular traditional Irish band, The Chieftains return to the Palladium for a dynamic evening of Irish music. The six-time Grammy Award winners have made a name for themselves uncovering the wealth of traditional music that has accumulated over the centuries in Ireland and making it their own with a style that is as exhilarating as it is definitive.
  • Crowd Pleaser

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Tao: The Martial Art of Drumming

Wednesday, Mar. 19, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • In a young and vibrantly modern take on a traditional art form, athletic bodies and contemporary costumes meet explosive Taiko drumming and innovative choreography in a show that has critics waxing lyrical about TAO’s extraordinary precision, energy and stamina. With hundreds of sold-out shows and more than a million spectators, TAO has proven that modern entertainment based on the traditional art of Japanese drumming has massive international appeal.
  • E&E |Scene Selects

 

Drewry Simmons Vornehm Pop & Rock Shows

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Kansas

Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Celebrating their 40th anniversary, Kansas remains as vital as ever. The pop music mega band has produced eight gold albums, three sextuple-platinum albums, one platinum live album and a million-selling gold single, the iconic “Dust in the Wind.” A mainstay of arenas and stadiums the world over, this is a special opportunity to see the legendary Kansas in an intimate setting.
  • Hot Ticket

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Aaron Neville & Dianne Reeves

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • Aaron Neville is a sensational singer and hit-making machine whose range includes pop, country, soul and R&B. Dianne Reeves is an American Jazz legend often hailed as the torchbearer to the great Sarah Vaughan. Together, they make a duo whose flawless technique and passionate love of music promises to make this one of the highlights of the season.
  • Hot Ticket

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Gloria Gaynor

Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • “I Will Survive” climbed to the top of Billboard’s Pop Charts in 1979, claiming the #1 position on two different occasions. Little did Gloria Gaynor know at the time, the song would eventually become a rallying cry for social survival and remain as relevant today as it was three decades ago. The inspiring single is also just the tip of the iceberg where this talented performer’s repertoire is concerned.

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ABBA – The Concert

Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 at 7 PM | The Palladium

  • A live musical extravaganza celebrating Sweden’s most famous band. ABBA has sold more than 370 million records worldwide and inspired the phenomenally popular Broadway musical, Mamma Mia! ABBA The Concert follows the quartet through songs from their Eurovision beginnings in 1974 with hits such as “Dancing Queen” and “S.O.S.”
  • Staff Pick

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Jonny Lang

Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 at 7 PM | The Palladium

  • Grammy Award winning blues, gospel and rock singer, songwriter, guitarist and recording artist, Jonny Lang mastered his skills at an amazingly young age, topping the Billboard charts with his first album “Lie to Me” in 1996 when he was only 15. In more than 10 years on the road, Lang has toured with music legends from the Rolling Stones to Buddy Guy.

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The Temptations & The Four Tops

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • Two legendary super groups – together again! From “Baby, I Need Your Loving” to “My Girl,” enjoy an evening full of your favorite Motown memories from two classic 1960s hit makers. Smooth stepping and flawless presentations with flair, flash and class, The Temptations for decades have propelled pop and soul music with a series of smash hits. Magical harmonies and marvelous vocal power have kept The Four Tops spreading the love for more than 40 years.

 

Family Shows Delivered by the Indianapolis Star

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“Sleeping Beauty” – David Gonzalez, Storyteller

Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 at 7 PM | The Tarkington

  • Your family will be filled with wonder as storyteller, musician, poet and actor David Gonzalez presents his fun, fanciful, rhymed verse interpretation of the classic fairy tale “Sleeping Beauty” complete with live music and video projections.
  • Crowd Pleaser

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An Evening with Groucho

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at 7 PM | The Studio Theater

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at 3 PM | The Studio Theater

  • Award-winning actor, director and playwright Frank Ferrante recreates his acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in this fast-paced 90 minutes of hilarity. The audience is always part of the show as Ferrante ad libs in grand Groucho style.
  • Crowd Pleaser

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Blue! The Mediterranean Sea

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Wednesday, Feb. 26 – Sunday, Mar. 2, 2014

  • The Studio Theater (check Box Office for show times) It’s the ultimate interactive theatre experience! TPO’s unique theatre environments explore the thin line between art and play. In “Blue,” dancers, performers and audience members mix and mingle as they embark on an adventurous trip to the Mediterranean!
  • Crowd Pleaser |Staff Pick

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Frogz: Imago Theatre

Friday, Mar. 7, 2014 at 7 PM | The Tarkington

Saturday, Mar. 8, 2014 at 3 PM | The Tarkington

  • In a show that has enjoyed two smash Broadway runs, a cast of five transports the audience out of their everyday lives and into a world where frogs do acrobatics, penguins play musical chairs, lizards wrestle and a paper bag magically comes to life.
  • Crowd Pleaser

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“Life in Motion”

Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014 at 7 PM | The Tarkington

“Simple Gifts”

Sunday, Mar. 23, 2014 at 3 PM | The Tarkington

  • Joseph Cashore presents his inspired collection of marionette masterworks in a series of scenes beautifully set to music by Beethoven, Vivaldi, Strauss and Copland. Life in Motion is a powerful, entertaining, and satisfying theater event adults and kids alike will love.
  • Crowd Pleaser

 

PNC Bank Spotlight Shows

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Arlo Guthrie

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • Arlo Guthrie’s career took off in 1967 with the release of “Alice’s Restaurant.” During the past four decades the eldest son of America’s most beloved singer songwriter, Woody Guthrie, has developed a hugely popular following of his own!

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Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby with Kentucky Thunder

Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • Bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs and piano rock icon Bruce Hornsby form an undeniable duo as they draw from the deep roots in mountain music. Adding piano and inimitable songwriting to the core bluegrass lineup of mandolin, guitar, bass, fiddle and banjo, the collaboration will feature reworkings of Hornsby originals as bluegrass songs, as well as a number of traditional songs and original compositions.

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Celtic Thunder

Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Celtic Thunder’s “Mythology” is a musical, multimedia retelling of the story of Ireland’s ancestral peoples: their legends, history and stories. The music is strongly accented by rich theatrical lighting – from haunting solo numbers to rousing ensemble pieces to unforgettable original tracks.
  • Hot Ticket

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Coach Bob Knight

Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • The legendary Bob Knight returns to the Center for the Performing Arts for another surefire sellout event! The Coach discusses highlights from his storied career, his mentors and athletes he has enjoyed working with over the years.
  • Hot Ticket

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The 5 Browns

Friday, May 16, 2014 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Dubbed the “Fab Five” by People Magazine, The 5 Browns are the first family of five siblings ever accepted simultaneously to New York’s Juilliard School. Today, The 5 Browns are delivering on their dream of waking up classical music and introducing it to the widest possible audience.
  • Crowd Pleaser |Staff Pick

 

Holidays at the Palladium

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Jim Brickman

Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Award-winning pianist Jim Brickman weaves together dazzling solo piano, vibrant vocals and holiday humor into a performance that captures the spirit of the season and includes fan favorites like “If You Believe” and ”Angel Eyes.”
  • Crowd Pleaser |Staff Pick

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Dave Koz

Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • In a career that spans twenty years and a dozen albums, saxophonist Dave Koz has established himself as one of the most prominent figures in contemporary music. His musical tribute to the holidays is not to be missed.
  • Crowd Pleaser

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CFTPA 2013-2014 Season announced

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  • Staff Pick: Our experts handpick their must-see shows for 2013-14
  • Scene Selects: These shows include a special reception for young professionals
  • Crowd Pleasers: These performances are ideal for large groups
  • E&E: These Engaging shows also include an Enrichment component
  • Hot Ticket: These concerts are sure to sell out, so get your tickets early

Printing Partners Classical Series

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Lang Lang

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • Heralded as the “hottest artist on the classical music planet” by The New York Times, superstar pianist Lang Lang has played sold out recitals and concerts in every major city in the world.
  • E&E |Hot Ticket
  • MOZART: Piano Sonata No. 4, 5 & 8
  • CHOPIN: Ballades No. 1- 4

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Deborah Voigt

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Deborah Voigt is routinely hailed as one of the world’s most versatile singers and endearing personalities. Revered for the singular beauty and power of her voice, as well as for her captivating stage presence, this sensational soprano is internationally known for her performances in the operas of Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss and has also portrayed some of the greatest heroines in Italian opera.
  • E&E

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Sir James Galway with the Irish Chamber Orchestra

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • The living legend of the flute, Sir James Galway is regarded as both the supreme interpreter of the classical flute repertoire and a consummate entertainer whose appeal crosses all musical boundaries. The modern music master is joined by the Irish Chamber Orchestra, which has gained a remarkable reputation as a fresh and vibrant force on the Irish and international music scene.
  • E&E
  • HARTY: In Ireland
  • MOZART: Flute Concerto in D Major – Sir James Galway, Soloist
  • HAMMOND: Carolan Variations
  • MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 3, Op. 56, A minor (“Scottish”)

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Pinchas Zukerman with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s reputation for beautiful music making is world-renowned and well deserved. Principal guest conductor and soloist Pinchas Zukerman remains one of the most prodigious violinists performing in classical music today.
  • E&E
  • J.S. Bach: Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041 – Pinchas Zukerman, violin
  • Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4
  • Brahms: Double Concerto in A minor, Op. 102 – Pinchas Zukerman, violin; Amanda Forsyth, cello

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Jean-Yves Thibaudet with Bahia Orchestra Project

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • The remarkable Youth Orchestra of Bahia is an inspiring ensemble modeled on the famous Venezuelan musical education program “El Sistema.” The ensemble is joined by the internationally acclaimed pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
  • E&E |Crowd Pleaser
  • Bernstein: Candide Overture
  • Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F Major
  • Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras
  • Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite

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Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • Founded in 1950, the Haifa Symphony Orchestra has become the focal point of musical life in northern Israel. This season marks the renowned orchestra’s first visit to the United States and also features Boguslaw Dawidow as the Principal Guest Conductor. Staff Pick
  • E&E
  • Weber: Overture to Euryanthe
  • Tchaikovsky: Piano concerto No.1 in B-Flat minor, Op. 23
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92

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Midori

Sunday, Apr. 13, 2014 at 7 PM | The Palladium

  • The standing ovation that violinist Midori received following her debut with the New York Philharmonic at age 11 set the tone for her highly successful career. Classical music aficionados won’t want to miss this rare recital appearance. E&E |Hot Ticket
  • Schubert: Duo Sonata in A Major, D. 574
  • Lutoslawski: Partita
  • Bach: Sonata in C minor, BWV. 1017
  • Beethoven: Sonata in G Major, Op. 96
  • Programming subject to change

 

The Stratford Songbook Series

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The Great American Songbook High School Vocal Competition

Friday, July 26, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Celebrate the Golden Age of American Popular Music and watch as a new generation of stars is born! High school vocalists from around the country have competed their way through regionals, and this performance is the final culmination. The first place winner receives $3,000 and the opportunity to serve as the Great American Songbook Youth Ambassador for one year!
  • Hot Ticket

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Neil Berg’s “100 Years of Broadway”

Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 at 7 PM | The Palladium

  • This lively revue of Broadway’s most celebrated musicals features a dazzling cast of stars accompanied by an all-star band. You’ll enjoy brilliant recreations of the greatest moments from Broadway’s biggest hits, performed by the stars of The Phantom of the OperaLes MiserablesCats, Jesus Christ Superstar and Jekyll & Hyde.
  • Crowd Pleaser

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Patti LuPone

Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 at 7 PM | The Palladium

  • Two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone has portrayed some of Broadway’s most memorable leading ladies, including Mama Rose in Gypsy, Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, and Eva Perón in Evita. She takes the Palladium stage for a special performance of Far Away Places, a travelogue of styles and stories that explores the actress’s insatiable wanderlust and includes songs by Kurt Weill, Cole Porter and Edith Piaf.
  • Hot Ticket

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Michael Feinstein’s “The Gershwins & Me”

Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 at 7 PM | The Palladium

  • Nobody knows the lives and music of the Gershwin family better than Michael Feinstein. Discover the amazing story of how the Gershwins and their iconic collection of songs and musicals shaped the Great American Songbook for all time. It will be an entertaining and enlightening evening of music that will leave you singing, “Who Could Ask for Anything More?”
  • E&E

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Linda Eder

Saturday, Mar. 15, 2014 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • An acclaimed actress and one of the greatest vocalists of our time, Linda Eder’s vast musical repertoire includes Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz. Her sizzling hot Broadway debut as the tragic heroine Lucy in Jekyll & Hyde earned critical acclaim and secured her place in the pantheon of great American vocalists.
  • Staff Pick

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Mandy Patinkin: dress casual

Friday, Apr. 11, 2014 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Before he was an Emmy Award winning TV star, Mandy Patinkin was a Tony Award winning Broadway legend. From Irving Berlin to Stephen Sondheim, from Cole Porter to Harry Chapin, Mandy Patinkin will take you on a stunning musical journey you’ll never forget.
  • Hot Ticket

 

Taft Law Jazz & Blues Series

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Buddy Guy

Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Buddy Guy’s overwhelming popularity is hard earned but by no means shocking. This Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, six-time Grammy Award winner and 2012 Kennedy Center Honors recipient has been a paramount guitar influence on rock giants like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Beck and Stevie Ray Vaughan. He’s a vital link to Chicago’s halcyon days of electric blues, and his unmistakable voice, supercharged guitar-playing and legendary style are not to be missed.
  • Crowd Pleaser

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Tito Puente, Jr. Stars with the Pacific Mambo Orchestra

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • The mambo returns! The Pacific Mambo Orchestra has taken the salsa scene by storm. For this special performance, the San Francisco-based, 19-piece orchestra teams up with Tito Puente, Jr. for an evening of music that mixes the best of old and new Latin Big Band sounds. No doubt Tito Puente, Jr. carries the magic of his father with him. You’ll experience it in the excitement of his music in this dazzling evening of hot salsa sounds.
  • E&E

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Jonathan Batiste

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Tarkington

  • With his unique voice, virtuosic piano chops and dapper sense of style, Jonathan Batiste transcends music genres and has ignited the NYC music scene. Raised among the sounds and rhythms of New Orleans, Batiste comes from a renowned lineage of performers. He studied jazz and classical piano at The Juilliard School, is a “Movado Future Legend” award recipient and a
  • “Steinway Performing Artist.” He even enjoyed a star turn on HBO’s hit TV series Treme!
  • E&E Scene Selects

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Madeleine Peyroux

Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • “The only thing that matters is the song,” says singer-songwriter Madeleine Peyroux. That conviction, along with a one-of-a-kind voice, has carried this product of Athens, Georgia, from busking on the streets of Paris all the way to mainstream recognition. The singer’s critically acclaimed new album, The Blue Room, pays tribute to Ray Charles, Leonard Cohen and Warren Zevon, among others, all treated in Peyroux’s languid jazz style.
  • Staff Pick

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The Pat Metheny Unity Band

Thursday, Mar. 13, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • Guitarist Pat Metheny has won an astonishing 20 Grammy Awards, including the 2013 Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Album. Throughout his career, he has reinvented the traditional
  • “jazz guitar” sound, blending loose and flexible articulation with advanced rhythmic and harmonic sensibilities – a way of playing and improving that is deeply engrained in the jazz tradition of melody, swing and the blues.

 

The CNO Financial Group Country Series

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Craig Morgan

Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • By all accounts, Craig Morgan has made it. As an artist, he’s been a mainstay on the charts with an impressive body of work that includes fourteen Top Ten hits–including fan-favorites “Redneck Yacht Club,” “Almost Home,” “More Trucks Than Cars,” “That’s What I Love About Sunday” and “Tough.” As a performer, he’s entertained countless fans in every corner of the globe.
  • Our CNO Country Series kicks off with a special evening honoring active military, veterans and their families. For more information, please contact our Box Office.

 

Merle Haggard

Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • The word “legend” usually makes an appearance at some point when discussing Merle Haggard. It’s an acknowledgment of his artistry and his standing as “the poet of the common man.” It is also a tribute to his incredible commercial success and to the lasting mark he has made on country music and American music as a whole.
  • Crowd Pleaser

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Gretchen Wilson

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • This independent, take-no-guff, hard-working and hard-partying country girl’s songs like “Redneck Woman,” “Here For The Party,” and “Homewrecker” are gorgeously rough-edged, and it’s no wonder why she resonates strongly with fans of country and Southern rock. As she takes the Palladium stage this season, she’ll give a party you won’t forget.
  • Scene Selects

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Trace Adkins Christmas

Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 at 7 PM | The Palladium

  • In the 15 years since his platinum debut, Trace Adkins has released 10 studio albums, three greatest hits packages, and 30 chart singles. He has racked up four Grammy nominations and five ACM and CMT awards. Accolades like that – along with sales in the tens of millions – explain the respect Adkins has earned from both country fans and the industry alike.
  • Crowd Pleaser

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Kenny Rogers

Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Music legend and American icon Kenny Rogers is known for his instantly identifiable, sweet raspy vocals and an extraordinary ability to vividly inhabit each song he performs. In his 52 years in the business, he’s developed a long list of timeless classics which includes an impressive 24 #1 hits, such as “The Gambler,” “Through the Years” and “Lady.” Rogers has said that music is by far the best “memory creator” he knows, and seeing him live at the Palladium is a memory you won’t want to miss.
  • Hot Ticket

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Lee Greenwood

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Lee Greenwood could easily talk about the accomplishments in his life, but this high energy entertainer prefers to continue writing and recording with the same passion and integrity that has always fueled his stellar career. He claims a string of hits including “Ring on Her Finger, Time on Her Hands,” “It Turns Me Inside Out” and “Somebody’s Gonna Love You,” and has won numerous industry accolades including the Country Music Association Song of the Year honor as the writer of “God Bless the USA,” which has been voted the most recognizable patriotic song in America. Staff Pick

 

Dance Series

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Hungarian State Folk Dance Ensemble

Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble is regarded as one of the greatest folkloric dance ensembles in the world. Since its founding in 1951, the Ensemble has revitalized the culture of the Hungarian people by presenting the rich and colorful repertoire of Hungary’s traditional folk music, dance and costumes.
  • “It is marvelous – crackling with dancing that snaps like a whip in a program framed successfully by a sophisticated context.” – Anna Kisselgoff, The New York Times

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Rioult Modern Dance Company featuring the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra

Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 at 8 PM | The Tarkington

Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at 8 PM | The Tarkington

  • In celebration of their 20-year anniversary, New York City-based Rioult Modern Dance Company tours nationally and internationally and has fast become an established name in modern dance with a reputation for presenting the sensual, articulate, and exquisitely musical choreography of Pascal Rioult. Rioult presents a passionate all-Bach program, performed live with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Kirk Trevor.
  • E&E
  • “Celestial Tides” | Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 7
  • “City” | Bach: Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord No. 6 in G Major
  • “View of a Fleeting World” | Bach: “Art of Fugue”

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“Swan Lake” – Moscow Festival Ballet

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Tarkington

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Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at 8 PM | The Tarkington

  • The timeless story of Swan Lake is one of the most popular classical ballets of all time. Featuring iconic scenes, the ethereal beauty of the corps de ballet and Tchaikovsky’s magical masterpiece, the ballet tells the timeless tale of love’s triumph over evil. From its inception in 1877 in Moscow to the many productions mounted around the world today, Swan Lake continues to engage audiences and inspire new generations of dancers.

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Koresh Dance Company

Friday, Mar. 14, 2014 at 8 PM | The Tarkington

Saturday, Mar. 15, 2014 at 8 PM | The Tarkington

  • Philadelphia’s Koresh Dance Company is renowned for its powerful stage presence and high-energy style, and has been hailed as an extraordinary newcomer to the national stage. Founded in 1991 by Israeli-born choreographer and Artistic Director Ronen Koresh, this troupe presents an exciting and emotional blend of ballet, modern and jazz molded into a style of choreography that is both eloquent and explosive. The evening’s highlight will be Bolero, Roni’s interpretation of Maurice Ravel’s most renowned musical composition.
  • E&E |Staff Pick

 

Coca-Cola World Stage Series

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Fernando Otero

Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 at 7 PM | The Tarkington

  • The elusive spirit of the tango rhythm will transport you to the seductive port city of Buenos Aires as Argentine composer, pianist and Latin Grammy Award winner Fernando Otero evokes the indigenous sounds of his native country with his vibrant quintet, which features bandoneon, acoustic bass and violin.
  • “The X-factor is probably Buenos Aires itself, and like the city, Otero….is urbane and exotic, surreal and streetwise, and alive with invention and emotion.” – The BBC Review

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Mariza

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • Hailing from Portugal, Mariza is the Voice of “Fado”–the traditional style of Portuguese music. With more than one million records sold worldwide, this three-time, Grammy-nominated artist’s voice leaves no one unresponsive and has made Mariza one of the most widely acclaimed singers in modern world music. Staff Pick
  • “Fado is the traditional music of Portugal — proud, austere and deeply melancholic. Mariza is the music’s biggest star for a reason: She sings it not as musty nostalgia but as exuberant twenty-first-century pop, with a low, mesmerizing alto that’s as commanding as any pop singer today…remaking fado’s ancient sadness into a majestic modern sound.” – Rolling Stone

 

Hungarian State Folk Dance Ensemble

Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • The Hungarian State Folk Dance Ensemble is regarded as one of the greatest folkloric dance ensembles in the world. Since its founding in 1951, the Ensemble has revitalized the culture of the Hungarian people by presenting the rich and colorful repertoire of Hungary’s traditional folk music, dance and costumes.
  • “It is marvelous – crackling with dancing that snaps like a whip in a program framed successfully by a sophisticated context.” – Anna Kisselgoff, The New York Times

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The Chieftains

Thursday, Mar. 6, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • The world’s most popular traditional Irish band, The Chieftains return to the Palladium for a dynamic evening of Irish music. The six-time Grammy Award winners have made a name for themselves uncovering the wealth of traditional music that has accumulated over the centuries in Ireland and making it their own with a style that is as exhilarating as it is definitive.
  • Crowd Pleaser

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Tao: The Martial Art of Drumming

Wednesday, Mar. 19, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • In a young and vibrantly modern take on a traditional art form, athletic bodies and contemporary costumes meet explosive Taiko drumming and innovative choreography in a show that has critics waxing lyrical about TAO’s extraordinary precision, energy and stamina. With hundreds of sold-out shows and more than a million spectators, TAO has proven that modern entertainment based on the traditional art of Japanese drumming has massive international appeal.
  • E&E |Scene Selects

 

Drewry Simmons Vornehm Pop & Rock Shows

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Kansas

Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Celebrating their 40th anniversary, Kansas remains as vital as ever. The pop music mega band has produced eight gold albums, three sextuple-platinum albums, one platinum live album and a million-selling gold single, the iconic “Dust in the Wind.” A mainstay of arenas and stadiums the world over, this is a special opportunity to see the legendary Kansas in an intimate setting.
  • Hot Ticket

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Aaron Neville & Dianne Reeves

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • Aaron Neville is a sensational singer and hit-making machine whose range includes pop, country, soul and R&B. Dianne Reeves is an American Jazz legend often hailed as the torchbearer to the great Sarah Vaughan. Together, they make a duo whose flawless technique and passionate love of music promises to make this one of the highlights of the season.
  • Hot Ticket

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Gloria Gaynor

Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • “I Will Survive” climbed to the top of Billboard’s Pop Charts in 1979, claiming the #1 position on two different occasions. Little did Gloria Gaynor know at the time, the song would eventually become a rallying cry for social survival and remain as relevant today as it was three decades ago. The inspiring single is also just the tip of the iceberg where this talented performer’s repertoire is concerned.

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ABBA – The Concert

Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 at 7 PM | The Palladium

  • A live musical extravaganza celebrating Sweden’s most famous band. ABBA has sold more than 370 million records worldwide and inspired the phenomenally popular Broadway musical, Mamma Mia! ABBA The Concert follows the quartet through songs from their Eurovision beginnings in 1974 with hits such as “Dancing Queen” and “S.O.S.”
  • Staff Pick

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Jonny Lang

Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 at 7 PM | The Palladium

  • Grammy Award winning blues, gospel and rock singer, songwriter, guitarist and recording artist, Jonny Lang mastered his skills at an amazingly young age, topping the Billboard charts with his first album “Lie to Me” in 1996 when he was only 15. In more than 10 years on the road, Lang has toured with music legends from the Rolling Stones to Buddy Guy.

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The Temptations & The Four Tops

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • Two legendary super groups – together again! From “Baby, I Need Your Loving” to “My Girl,” enjoy an evening full of your favorite Motown memories from two classic 1960s hit makers. Smooth stepping and flawless presentations with flair, flash and class, The Temptations for decades have propelled pop and soul music with a series of smash hits. Magical harmonies and marvelous vocal power have kept The Four Tops spreading the love for more than 40 years.

 

Family Shows Delivered by the Indianapolis Star

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“Sleeping Beauty” – David Gonzalez, Storyteller

Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 at 7 PM | The Tarkington

  • Your family will be filled with wonder as storyteller, musician, poet and actor David Gonzalez presents his fun, fanciful, rhymed verse interpretation of the classic fairy tale “Sleeping Beauty” complete with live music and video projections.
  • Crowd Pleaser

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An Evening with Groucho

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at 7 PM | The Studio Theater

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at 3 PM | The Studio Theater

  • Award-winning actor, director and playwright Frank Ferrante recreates his acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in this fast-paced 90 minutes of hilarity. The audience is always part of the show as Ferrante ad libs in grand Groucho style.
  • Crowd Pleaser

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Blue! The Mediterranean Sea

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Wednesday, Feb. 26 – Sunday, Mar. 2, 2014

  • The Studio Theater (check Box Office for show times) It’s the ultimate interactive theatre experience! TPO’s unique theatre environments explore the thin line between art and play. In “Blue,” dancers, performers and audience members mix and mingle as they embark on an adventurous trip to the Mediterranean!
  • Crowd Pleaser |Staff Pick

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Frogz: Imago Theatre

Friday, Mar. 7, 2014 at 7 PM | The Tarkington

Saturday, Mar. 8, 2014 at 3 PM | The Tarkington

  • In a show that has enjoyed two smash Broadway runs, a cast of five transports the audience out of their everyday lives and into a world where frogs do acrobatics, penguins play musical chairs, lizards wrestle and a paper bag magically comes to life.
  • Crowd Pleaser

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Cashore Marionettes

“Life in Motion”

Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014 at 7 PM | The Tarkington

“Simple Gifts”

Sunday, Mar. 23, 2014 at 3 PM | The Tarkington

  • Joseph Cashore presents his inspired collection of marionette masterworks in a series of scenes beautifully set to music by Beethoven, Vivaldi, Strauss and Copland. Life in Motion is a powerful, entertaining, and satisfying theater event adults and kids alike will love.
  • Crowd Pleaser

 

PNC Bank Spotlight Shows

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Arlo Guthrie

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • Arlo Guthrie’s career took off in 1967 with the release of “Alice’s Restaurant.” During the past four decades the eldest son of America’s most beloved singer songwriter, Woody Guthrie, has developed a hugely popular following of his own!

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Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby with Kentucky Thunder

Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • Bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs and piano rock icon Bruce Hornsby form an undeniable duo as they draw from the deep roots in mountain music. Adding piano and inimitable songwriting to the core bluegrass lineup of mandolin, guitar, bass, fiddle and banjo, the collaboration will feature reworkings of Hornsby originals as bluegrass songs, as well as a number of traditional songs and original compositions.

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Celtic Thunder

Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Celtic Thunder’s “Mythology” is a musical, multimedia retelling of the story of Ireland’s ancestral peoples: their legends, history and stories. The music is strongly accented by rich theatrical lighting – from haunting solo numbers to rousing ensemble pieces to unforgettable original tracks.
  • Hot Ticket

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Coach Bob Knight

Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • The legendary Bob Knight returns to the Center for the Performing Arts for another surefire sellout event! The Coach discusses highlights from his storied career, his mentors and athletes he has enjoyed working with over the years.
  • Hot Ticket

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The 5 Browns

Friday, May 16, 2014 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Dubbed the “Fab Five” by People Magazine, The 5 Browns are the first family of five siblings ever accepted simultaneously to New York’s Juilliard School. Today, The 5 Browns are delivering on their dream of waking up classical music and introducing it to the widest possible audience.
  • Crowd Pleaser |Staff Pick

 

Holidays at the Palladium

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Jim Brickman

Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Award-winning pianist Jim Brickman weaves together dazzling solo piano, vibrant vocals and holiday humor into a performance that captures the spirit of the season and includes fan favorites like “If You Believe” and ”Angel Eyes.”
  • Crowd Pleaser |Staff Pick

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Dave Koz

Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • In a career that spans twenty years and a dozen albums, saxophonist Dave Koz has established himself as one of the most prominent figures in contemporary music. His musical tribute to the holidays is not to be missed.
  • Crowd Pleaser

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CFTPA 2013-2014 Season announced

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  • Staff Pick: Our experts handpick their must-see shows for 2013-14
  • Scene Selects: These shows include a special reception for young professionals
  • Crowd Pleasers: These performances are ideal for large groups
  • E&E: These Engaging shows also include an Enrichment component
  • Hot Ticket: These concerts are sure to sell out, so get your tickets early

Printing Partners Classical Series

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Lang Lang

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • Heralded as the “hottest artist on the classical music planet” by The New York Times, superstar pianist Lang Lang has played sold out recitals and concerts in every major city in the world.
  • E&E |Hot Ticket
  • MOZART: Piano Sonata No. 4, 5 & 8
  • CHOPIN: Ballades No. 1- 4

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Deborah Voigt

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Deborah Voigt is routinely hailed as one of the world’s most versatile singers and endearing personalities. Revered for the singular beauty and power of her voice, as well as for her captivating stage presence, this sensational soprano is internationally known for her performances in the operas of Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss and has also portrayed some of the greatest heroines in Italian opera.
  • E&E

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Sir James Galway with the Irish Chamber Orchestra

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • The living legend of the flute, Sir James Galway is regarded as both the supreme interpreter of the classical flute repertoire and a consummate entertainer whose appeal crosses all musical boundaries. The modern music master is joined by the Irish Chamber Orchestra, which has gained a remarkable reputation as a fresh and vibrant force on the Irish and international music scene.
  • E&E
  • HARTY: In Ireland
  • MOZART: Flute Concerto in D Major – Sir James Galway, Soloist
  • HAMMOND: Carolan Variations
  • MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 3, Op. 56, A minor (“Scottish”)

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Pinchas Zukerman with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s reputation for beautiful music making is world-renowned and well deserved. Principal guest conductor and soloist Pinchas Zukerman remains one of the most prodigious violinists performing in classical music today.
  • E&E
  • J.S. Bach: Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041 – Pinchas Zukerman, violin
  • Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4
  • Brahms: Double Concerto in A minor, Op. 102 – Pinchas Zukerman, violin; Amanda Forsyth, cello

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Jean-Yves Thibaudet with Bahia Orchestra Project

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • The remarkable Youth Orchestra of Bahia is an inspiring ensemble modeled on the famous Venezuelan musical education program “El Sistema.” The ensemble is joined by the internationally acclaimed pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
  • E&E |Crowd Pleaser
  • Bernstein: Candide Overture
  • Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F Major
  • Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras
  • Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite

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Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • Founded in 1950, the Haifa Symphony Orchestra has become the focal point of musical life in northern Israel. This season marks the renowned orchestra’s first visit to the United States and also features Boguslaw Dawidow as the Principal Guest Conductor. Staff Pick
  • E&E
  • Weber: Overture to Euryanthe
  • Tchaikovsky: Piano concerto No.1 in B-Flat minor, Op. 23
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92

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Midori

Sunday, Apr. 13, 2014 at 7 PM | The Palladium

  • The standing ovation that violinist Midori received following her debut with the New York Philharmonic at age 11 set the tone for her highly successful career. Classical music aficionados won’t want to miss this rare recital appearance. E&E |Hot Ticket
  • Schubert: Duo Sonata in A Major, D. 574
  • Lutoslawski: Partita
  • Bach: Sonata in C minor, BWV. 1017
  • Beethoven: Sonata in G Major, Op. 96
  • Programming subject to change

 

The Stratford Songbook Series

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The Great American Songbook High School Vocal Competition

Friday, July 26, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Celebrate the Golden Age of American Popular Music and watch as a new generation of stars is born! High school vocalists from around the country have competed their way through regionals, and this performance is the final culmination. The first place winner receives $3,000 and the opportunity to serve as the Great American Songbook Youth Ambassador for one year!
  • Hot Ticket

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Neil Berg’s “100 Years of Broadway”

Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 at 7 PM | The Palladium

  • This lively revue of Broadway’s most celebrated musicals features a dazzling cast of stars accompanied by an all-star band. You’ll enjoy brilliant recreations of the greatest moments from Broadway’s biggest hits, performed by the stars of The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar and Jekyll & Hyde.
  • Crowd Pleaser

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Patti LuPone

Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 at 7 PM | The Palladium

  • Two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone has portrayed some of Broadway’s most memorable leading ladies, including Mama Rose in Gypsy, Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, and Eva Perón in Evita. She takes the Palladium stage for a special performance of Far Away Places, a travelogue of styles and stories that explores the actress’s insatiable wanderlust and includes songs by Kurt Weill, Cole Porter and Edith Piaf.
  • Hot Ticket

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Michael Feinstein’s “The Gershwins & Me”

Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 at 7 PM | The Palladium

  • Nobody knows the lives and music of the Gershwin family better than Michael Feinstein. Discover the amazing story of how the Gershwins and their iconic collection of songs and musicals shaped the Great American Songbook for all time. It will be an entertaining and enlightening evening of music that will leave you singing, “Who Could Ask for Anything More?”
  • E&E

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Linda Eder

Saturday, Mar. 15, 2014 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • An acclaimed actress and one of the greatest vocalists of our time, Linda Eder’s vast musical repertoire includes Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz. Her sizzling hot Broadway debut as the tragic heroine Lucy in Jekyll & Hyde earned critical acclaim and secured her place in the pantheon of great American vocalists.
  • Staff Pick

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Mandy Patinkin: dress casual

Friday, Apr. 11, 2014 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Before he was an Emmy Award winning TV star, Mandy Patinkin was a Tony Award winning Broadway legend. From Irving Berlin to Stephen Sondheim, from Cole Porter to Harry Chapin, Mandy Patinkin will take you on a stunning musical journey you’ll never forget.
  • Hot Ticket

 

Taft Law Jazz & Blues Series

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Buddy Guy

Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Buddy Guy’s overwhelming popularity is hard earned but by no means shocking. This Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, six-time Grammy Award winner and 2012 Kennedy Center Honors recipient has been a paramount guitar influence on rock giants like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Beck and Stevie Ray Vaughan. He’s a vital link to Chicago’s halcyon days of electric blues, and his unmistakable voice, supercharged guitar-playing and legendary style are not to be missed.
  • Crowd Pleaser

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Tito Puente, Jr. Stars with the Pacific Mambo Orchestra

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • The mambo returns! The Pacific Mambo Orchestra has taken the salsa scene by storm. For this special performance, the San Francisco-based, 19-piece orchestra teams up with Tito Puente, Jr. for an evening of music that mixes the best of old and new Latin Big Band sounds. No doubt Tito Puente, Jr. carries the magic of his father with him. You’ll experience it in the excitement of his music in this dazzling evening of hot salsa sounds.
  • E&E

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Jonathan Batiste

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Tarkington

  • With his unique voice, virtuosic piano chops and dapper sense of style, Jonathan Batiste transcends music genres and has ignited the NYC music scene. Raised among the sounds and rhythms of New Orleans, Batiste comes from a renowned lineage of performers. He studied jazz and classical piano at The Juilliard School, is a “Movado Future Legend” award recipient and a
  • “Steinway Performing Artist.” He even enjoyed a star turn on HBO’s hit TV series Treme!
  • E&E | Scene Selects

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Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • “The only thing that matters is the song,” says singer-songwriter Madeleine Peyroux. That conviction, along with a one-of-a-kind voice, has carried this product of Athens, Georgia, from busking on the streets of Paris all the way to mainstream recognition. The singer’s critically acclaimed new album, The Blue Room, pays tribute to Ray Charles, Leonard Cohen and Warren Zevon, among others, all treated in Peyroux’s languid jazz style.
  • Staff Pick

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The Pat Metheny Unity Band

Thursday, Mar. 13, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • Guitarist Pat Metheny has won an astonishing 20 Grammy Awards, including the 2013 Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Album. Throughout his career, he has reinvented the traditional
  • “jazz guitar” sound, blending loose and flexible articulation with advanced rhythmic and harmonic sensibilities – a way of playing and improving that is deeply engrained in the jazz tradition of melody, swing and the blues.

 

The CNO Financial Group Country Series

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Craig Morgan

Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • By all accounts, Craig Morgan has made it. As an artist, he’s been a mainstay on the charts with an impressive body of work that includes fourteen Top Ten hits–including fan-favorites “Redneck Yacht Club,” “Almost Home,” “More Trucks Than Cars,” “That’s What I Love About Sunday” and “Tough.” As a performer, he’s entertained countless fans in every corner of the globe.
  • Our CNO Country Series kicks off with a special evening honoring active military, veterans and their families. For more information, please contact our Box Office.

 

Merle Haggard

Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • The word “legend” usually makes an appearance at some point when discussing Merle Haggard. It’s an acknowledgment of his artistry and his standing as “the poet of the common man.” It is also a tribute to his incredible commercial success and to the lasting mark he has made on country music and American music as a whole.
  • Crowd Pleaser

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Gretchen Wilson

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • This independent, take-no-guff, hard-working and hard-partying country girl’s songs like “Redneck Woman,” “Here For The Party,” and “Homewrecker” are gorgeously rough-edged, and it’s no wonder why she resonates strongly with fans of country and Southern rock. As she takes the Palladium stage this season, she’ll give a party you won’t forget.
  • Scene Selects

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Trace Adkins Christmas

Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 at 7 PM | The Palladium

  • In the 15 years since his platinum debut, Trace Adkins has released 10 studio albums, three greatest hits packages, and 30 chart singles. He has racked up four Grammy nominations and five ACM and CMT awards. Accolades like that – along with sales in the tens of millions – explain the respect Adkins has earned from both country fans and the industry alike.
  • Crowd Pleaser

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Kenny Rogers

Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Music legend and American icon Kenny Rogers is known for his instantly identifiable, sweet raspy vocals and an extraordinary ability to vividly inhabit each song he performs. In his 52 years in the business, he’s developed a long list of timeless classics which includes an impressive 24 #1 hits, such as “The Gambler,” “Through the Years” and “Lady.” Rogers has said that music is by far the best “memory creator” he knows, and seeing him live at the Palladium is a memory you won’t want to miss.
  • Hot Ticket

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Lee Greenwood

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Lee Greenwood could easily talk about the accomplishments in his life, but this high energy entertainer prefers to continue writing and recording with the same passion and integrity that has always fueled his stellar career. He claims a string of hits including “Ring on Her Finger, Time on Her Hands,” “It Turns Me Inside Out” and “Somebody’s Gonna Love You,” and has won numerous industry accolades including the Country Music Association Song of the Year honor as the writer of “God Bless the USA,” which has been voted the most recognizable patriotic song in America. Staff Pick

 

Dance Series

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Hungarian State Folk Dance Ensemble

Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble is regarded as one of the greatest folkloric dance ensembles in the world. Since its founding in 1951, the Ensemble has revitalized the culture of the Hungarian people by presenting the rich and colorful repertoire of Hungary’s traditional folk music, dance and costumes.
  • “It is marvelous – crackling with dancing that snaps like a whip in a program framed successfully by a sophisticated context.” – Anna Kisselgoff, The New York Times

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Rioult Modern Dance Company featuring the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra

Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 at 8 PM | The Tarkington

Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at 8 PM | The Tarkington

  • In celebration of their 20-year anniversary, New York City-based Rioult Modern Dance Company tours nationally and internationally and has fast become an established name in modern dance with a reputation for presenting the sensual, articulate, and exquisitely musical choreography of Pascal Rioult. Rioult presents a passionate all-Bach program, performed live with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Kirk Trevor.
  • E&E
  • “Celestial Tides” | Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 7
  • “City” | Bach: Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord No. 6 in G Major
  • “View of a Fleeting World” | Bach: “Art of Fugue”

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“Swan Lake” – Moscow Festival Ballet

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Tarkington

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Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at 8 PM | The Tarkington

  • The timeless story of Swan Lake is one of the most popular classical ballets of all time. Featuring iconic scenes, the ethereal beauty of the corps de ballet and Tchaikovsky’s magical masterpiece, the ballet tells the timeless tale of love’s triumph over evil. From its inception in 1877 in Moscow to the many productions mounted around the world today, Swan Lake continues to engage audiences and inspire new generations of dancers.

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Koresh Dance Company

Friday, Mar. 14, 2014 at 8 PM | The Tarkington

Saturday, Mar. 15, 2014 at 8 PM | The Tarkington

  • Philadelphia’s Koresh Dance Company is renowned for its powerful stage presence and high-energy style, and has been hailed as an extraordinary newcomer to the national stage. Founded in 1991 by Israeli-born choreographer and Artistic Director Ronen Koresh, this troupe presents an exciting and emotional blend of ballet, modern and jazz molded into a style of choreography that is both eloquent and explosive. The evening’s highlight will be Bolero, Roni’s interpretation of Maurice Ravel’s most renowned musical composition.
  • E&E |Staff Pick

 

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Fernando Otero

Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 at 7 PM | The Tarkington

  • The elusive spirit of the tango rhythm will transport you to the seductive port city of Buenos Aires as Argentine composer, pianist and Latin Grammy Award winner Fernando Otero evokes the indigenous sounds of his native country with his vibrant quintet, which features bandoneon, acoustic bass and violin.
  • “The X-factor is probably Buenos Aires itself, and like the city, Otero….is urbane and exotic, surreal and streetwise, and alive with invention and emotion.” – The BBC Review

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Mariza

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • Hailing from Portugal, Mariza is the Voice of “Fado”–the traditional style of Portuguese music. With more than one million records sold worldwide, this three-time, Grammy-nominated artist’s voice leaves no one unresponsive and has made Mariza one of the most widely acclaimed singers in modern world music. Staff Pick
  • “Fado is the traditional music of Portugal — proud, austere and deeply melancholic. Mariza is the music’s biggest star for a reason: She sings it not as musty nostalgia but as exuberant twenty-first-century pop, with a low, mesmerizing alto that’s as commanding as any pop singer today…remaking fado’s ancient sadness into a majestic modern sound.” – Rolling Stone

 

Hungarian State Folk Dance Ensemble

Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • The Hungarian State Folk Dance Ensemble is regarded as one of the greatest folkloric dance ensembles in the world. Since its founding in 1951, the Ensemble has revitalized the culture of the Hungarian people by presenting the rich and colorful repertoire of Hungary’s traditional folk music, dance and costumes.
  • “It is marvelous – crackling with dancing that snaps like a whip in a program framed successfully by a sophisticated context.” – Anna Kisselgoff, The New York Times

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The Chieftains

Thursday, Mar. 6, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • The world’s most popular traditional Irish band, The Chieftains return to the Palladium for a dynamic evening of Irish music. The six-time Grammy Award winners have made a name for themselves uncovering the wealth of traditional music that has accumulated over the centuries in Ireland and making it their own with a style that is as exhilarating as it is definitive.
  • Crowd Pleaser

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Tao: The Martial Art of Drumming

Wednesday, Mar. 19, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • In a young and vibrantly modern take on a traditional art form, athletic bodies and contemporary costumes meet explosive Taiko drumming and innovative choreography in a show that has critics waxing lyrical about TAO’s extraordinary precision, energy and stamina. With hundreds of sold-out shows and more than a million spectators, TAO has proven that modern entertainment based on the traditional art of Japanese drumming has massive international appeal.
  • E&E |Scene Selects

 

Drewry Simmons Vornehm Pop & Rock Shows

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Kansas

Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Celebrating their 40th anniversary, Kansas remains as vital as ever. The pop music mega band has produced eight gold albums, three sextuple-platinum albums, one platinum live album and a million-selling gold single, the iconic “Dust in the Wind.” A mainstay of arenas and stadiums the world over, this is a special opportunity to see the legendary Kansas in an intimate setting.
  • Hot Ticket

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Aaron Neville & Dianne Reeves

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • Aaron Neville is a sensational singer and hit-making machine whose range includes pop, country, soul and R&B. Dianne Reeves is an American Jazz legend often hailed as the torchbearer to the great Sarah Vaughan. Together, they make a duo whose flawless technique and passionate love of music promises to make this one of the highlights of the season.
  • Hot Ticket

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Gloria Gaynor

Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • “I Will Survive” climbed to the top of Billboard’s Pop Charts in 1979, claiming the #1 position on two different occasions. Little did Gloria Gaynor know at the time, the song would eventually become a rallying cry for social survival and remain as relevant today as it was three decades ago. The inspiring single is also just the tip of the iceberg where this talented performer’s repertoire is concerned.

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ABBA – The Concert

Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 at 7 PM | The Palladium

  • A live musical extravaganza celebrating Sweden’s most famous band. ABBA has sold more than 370 million records worldwide and inspired the phenomenally popular Broadway musical, Mamma Mia! ABBA The Concert follows the quartet through songs from their Eurovision beginnings in 1974 with hits such as “Dancing Queen” and “S.O.S.”
  • Staff Pick

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Jonny Lang

Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 at 7 PM | The Palladium

  • Grammy Award winning blues, gospel and rock singer, songwriter, guitarist and recording artist, Jonny Lang mastered his skills at an amazingly young age, topping the Billboard charts with his first album “Lie to Me” in 1996 when he was only 15. In more than 10 years on the road, Lang has toured with music legends from the Rolling Stones to Buddy Guy.

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The Temptations & The Four Tops

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • Two legendary super groups – together again! From “Baby, I Need Your Loving” to “My Girl,” enjoy an evening full of your favorite Motown memories from two classic 1960s hit makers. Smooth stepping and flawless presentations with flair, flash and class, The Temptations for decades have propelled pop and soul music with a series of smash hits. Magical harmonies and marvelous vocal power have kept The Four Tops spreading the love for more than 40 years.

 

Family Shows Delivered by the Indianapolis Star

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“Sleeping Beauty” – David Gonzalez, Storyteller

Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 at 7 PM | The Tarkington

  • Your family will be filled with wonder as storyteller, musician, poet and actor David Gonzalez presents his fun, fanciful, rhymed verse interpretation of the classic fairy tale “Sleeping Beauty” complete with live music and video projections.
  • Crowd Pleaser

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An Evening with Groucho

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at 7 PM | The Studio Theater

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at 3 PM | The Studio Theater

  • Award-winning actor, director and playwright Frank Ferrante recreates his acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in this fast-paced 90 minutes of hilarity. The audience is always part of the show as Ferrante ad libs in grand Groucho style.
  • Crowd Pleaser

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Blue! The Mediterranean Sea

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Wednesday, Feb. 26 – Sunday, Mar. 2, 2014

  • The Studio Theater (check Box Office for show times) It’s the ultimate interactive theatre experience! TPO’s unique theatre environments explore the thin line between art and play. In “Blue,” dancers, performers and audience members mix and mingle as they embark on an adventurous trip to the Mediterranean!
  • Crowd Pleaser |Staff Pick

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Frogz: Imago Theatre

Friday, Mar. 7, 2014 at 7 PM | The Tarkington

Saturday, Mar. 8, 2014 at 3 PM | The Tarkington

  • In a show that has enjoyed two smash Broadway runs, a cast of five transports the audience out of their everyday lives and into a world where frogs do acrobatics, penguins play musical chairs, lizards wrestle and a paper bag magically comes to life.
  • Crowd Pleaser

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“Life in Motion”

Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014 at 7 PM | The Tarkington

“Simple Gifts”

Sunday, Mar. 23, 2014 at 3 PM | The Tarkington

  • Joseph Cashore presents his inspired collection of marionette masterworks in a series of scenes beautifully set to music by Beethoven, Vivaldi, Strauss and Copland. Life in Motion is a powerful, entertaining, and satisfying theater event adults and kids alike will love.
  • Crowd Pleaser

 

PNC Bank Spotlight Shows

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Arlo Guthrie

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • Arlo Guthrie’s career took off in 1967 with the release of “Alice’s Restaurant.” During the past four decades the eldest son of America’s most beloved singer songwriter, Woody Guthrie, has developed a hugely popular following of his own!

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Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby with Kentucky Thunder

Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • Bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs and piano rock icon Bruce Hornsby form an undeniable duo as they draw from the deep roots in mountain music. Adding piano and inimitable songwriting to the core bluegrass lineup of mandolin, guitar, bass, fiddle and banjo, the collaboration will feature reworkings of Hornsby originals as bluegrass songs, as well as a number of traditional songs and original compositions.

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Celtic Thunder

Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Celtic Thunder’s “Mythology” is a musical, multimedia retelling of the story of Ireland’s ancestral peoples: their legends, history and stories. The music is strongly accented by rich theatrical lighting – from haunting solo numbers to rousing ensemble pieces to unforgettable original tracks.
  • Hot Ticket

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Coach Bob Knight

Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • The legendary Bob Knight returns to the Center for the Performing Arts for another surefire sellout event! The Coach discusses highlights from his storied career, his mentors and athletes he has enjoyed working with over the years.
  • Hot Ticket

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The 5 Browns

Friday, May 16, 2014 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Dubbed the “Fab Five” by People Magazine, The 5 Browns are the first family of five siblings ever accepted simultaneously to New York’s Juilliard School. Today, The 5 Browns are delivering on their dream of waking up classical music and introducing it to the widest possible audience.
  • Crowd Pleaser |Staff Pick

 

Holidays at the Palladium

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Jim Brickman

Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Award-winning pianist Jim Brickman weaves together dazzling solo piano, vibrant vocals and holiday humor into a performance that captures the spirit of the season and includes fan favorites like “If You Believe” and ”Angel Eyes.”
  • Crowd Pleaser |Staff Pick

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Dave Koz

Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • In a career that spans twenty years and a dozen albums, saxophonist Dave Koz has established himself as one of the most prominent figures in contemporary music. His musical tribute to the holidays is not to be missed.
  • Crowd Pleaser

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  • Staff Pick: Our experts handpick their must-see shows for 2013-14
  • Scene Selects: These shows include a special reception for young professionals
  • Crowd Pleasers: These performances are ideal for large groups
  • E&E: These Engaging shows also include an Enrichment component
  • Hot Ticket: These concerts are sure to sell out, so get your tickets early

Printing Partners Classical Series

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Lang Lang

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • Heralded as the “hottest artist on the classical music planet” by The New York Times, superstar pianist Lang Lang has played sold out recitals and concerts in every major city in the world.
  • E&E |Hot Ticket
  • MOZART: Piano Sonata No. 4, 5 & 8
  • CHOPIN: Ballades No. 1- 4

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Deborah Voigt

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Deborah Voigt is routinely hailed as one of the world’s most versatile singers and endearing personalities. Revered for the singular beauty and power of her voice, as well as for her captivating stage presence, this sensational soprano is internationally known for her performances in the operas of Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss and has also portrayed some of the greatest heroines in Italian opera.
  • E&E

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Sir James Galway with the Irish Chamber Orchestra

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • The living legend of the flute, Sir James Galway is regarded as both the supreme interpreter of the classical flute repertoire and a consummate entertainer whose appeal crosses all musical boundaries. The modern music master is joined by the Irish Chamber Orchestra, which has gained a remarkable reputation as a fresh and vibrant force on the Irish and international music scene.
  • E&E
  • HARTY: In Ireland
  • MOZART: Flute Concerto in D Major – Sir James Galway, Soloist
  • HAMMOND: Carolan Variations
  • MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 3, Op. 56, A minor (“Scottish”)

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Pinchas Zukerman with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s reputation for beautiful music making is world-renowned and well deserved. Principal guest conductor and soloist Pinchas Zukerman remains one of the most prodigious violinists performing in classical music today.
  • E&E
  • J.S. Bach: Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041 – Pinchas Zukerman, violin
  • Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4
  • Brahms: Double Concerto in A minor, Op. 102 – Pinchas Zukerman, violin; Amanda Forsyth, cello

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Jean-Yves Thibaudet with Bahia Orchestra Project

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • The remarkable Youth Orchestra of Bahia is an inspiring ensemble modeled on the famous Venezuelan musical education program “El Sistema.” The ensemble is joined by the internationally acclaimed pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
  • E&E |Crowd Pleaser
  • Bernstein: Candide Overture
  • Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F Major
  • Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras
  • Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite

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Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • Founded in 1950, the Haifa Symphony Orchestra has become the focal point of musical life in northern Israel. This season marks the renowned orchestra’s first visit to the United States and also features Boguslaw Dawidow as the Principal Guest Conductor. Staff Pick
  • E&E
  • Weber: Overture to Euryanthe
  • Tchaikovsky: Piano concerto No.1 in B-Flat minor, Op. 23
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92

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Midori

Sunday, Apr. 13, 2014 at 7 PM | The Palladium

  • The standing ovation that violinist Midori received following her debut with the New York Philharmonic at age 11 set the tone for her highly successful career. Classical music aficionados won’t want to miss this rare recital appearance. E&E |Hot Ticket
  • Schubert: Duo Sonata in A Major, D. 574
  • Lutoslawski: Partita
  • Bach: Sonata in C minor, BWV. 1017
  • Beethoven: Sonata in G Major, Op. 96
  • Programming subject to change

 

The Stratford Songbook Series

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The Great American Songbook High School Vocal Competition

Friday, July 26, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Celebrate the Golden Age of American Popular Music and watch as a new generation of stars is born! High school vocalists from around the country have competed their way through regionals, and this performance is the final culmination. The first place winner receives $3,000 and the opportunity to serve as the Great American Songbook Youth Ambassador for one year!
  • Hot Ticket

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Neil Berg’s “100 Years of Broadway”

Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 at 7 PM | The Palladium

  • This lively revue of Broadway’s most celebrated musicals features a dazzling cast of stars accompanied by an all-star band. You’ll enjoy brilliant recreations of the greatest moments from Broadway’s biggest hits, performed by the stars of The Phantom of the OperaLes MiserablesCats, Jesus Christ Superstar and Jekyll & Hyde.
  • Crowd Pleaser

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Patti LuPone

Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 at 7 PM | The Palladium

  • Two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone has portrayed some of Broadway’s most memorable leading ladies, including Mama Rose in Gypsy, Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, and Eva Perón in Evita. She takes the Palladium stage for a special performance of Far Away Places, a travelogue of styles and stories that explores the actress’s insatiable wanderlust and includes songs by Kurt Weill, Cole Porter and Edith Piaf.
  • Hot Ticket

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Michael Feinstein’s “The Gershwins & Me”

Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 at 7 PM | The Palladium

  • Nobody knows the lives and music of the Gershwin family better than Michael Feinstein. Discover the amazing story of how the Gershwins and their iconic collection of songs and musicals shaped the Great American Songbook for all time. It will be an entertaining and enlightening evening of music that will leave you singing, “Who Could Ask for Anything More?”
  • E&E

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Linda Eder

Saturday, Mar. 15, 2014 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • An acclaimed actress and one of the greatest vocalists of our time, Linda Eder’s vast musical repertoire includes Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz. Her sizzling hot Broadway debut as the tragic heroine Lucy in Jekyll & Hyde earned critical acclaim and secured her place in the pantheon of great American vocalists.
  • Staff Pick

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Mandy Patinkin: dress casual

Friday, Apr. 11, 2014 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Before he was an Emmy Award winning TV star, Mandy Patinkin was a Tony Award winning Broadway legend. From Irving Berlin to Stephen Sondheim, from Cole Porter to Harry Chapin, Mandy Patinkin will take you on a stunning musical journey you’ll never forget.
  • Hot Ticket

 

Taft Law Jazz & Blues Series

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Buddy Guy

Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Buddy Guy’s overwhelming popularity is hard earned but by no means shocking. This Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, six-time Grammy Award winner and 2012 Kennedy Center Honors recipient has been a paramount guitar influence on rock giants like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Beck and Stevie Ray Vaughan. He’s a vital link to Chicago’s halcyon days of electric blues, and his unmistakable voice, supercharged guitar-playing and legendary style are not to be missed.
  • Crowd Pleaser

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Tito Puente, Jr. Stars with the Pacific Mambo Orchestra

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • The mambo returns! The Pacific Mambo Orchestra has taken the salsa scene by storm. For this special performance, the San Francisco-based, 19-piece orchestra teams up with Tito Puente, Jr. for an evening of music that mixes the best of old and new Latin Big Band sounds. No doubt Tito Puente, Jr. carries the magic of his father with him. You’ll experience it in the excitement of his music in this dazzling evening of hot salsa sounds.
  • E&E

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Jonathan Batiste

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Tarkington

  • With his unique voice, virtuosic piano chops and dapper sense of style, Jonathan Batiste transcends music genres and has ignited the NYC music scene. Raised among the sounds and rhythms of New Orleans, Batiste comes from a renowned lineage of performers. He studied jazz and classical piano at The Juilliard School, is a “Movado Future Legend” award recipient and a
  • “Steinway Performing Artist.” He even enjoyed a star turn on HBO’s hit TV series Treme!
  • E&E Scene Selects

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Madeleine Peyroux

Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • “The only thing that matters is the song,” says singer-songwriter Madeleine Peyroux. That conviction, along with a one-of-a-kind voice, has carried this product of Athens, Georgia, from busking on the streets of Paris all the way to mainstream recognition. The singer’s critically acclaimed new album, The Blue Room, pays tribute to Ray Charles, Leonard Cohen and Warren Zevon, among others, all treated in Peyroux’s languid jazz style.
  • Staff Pick

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The Pat Metheny Unity Band

Thursday, Mar. 13, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • Guitarist Pat Metheny has won an astonishing 20 Grammy Awards, including the 2013 Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Album. Throughout his career, he has reinvented the traditional
  • “jazz guitar” sound, blending loose and flexible articulation with advanced rhythmic and harmonic sensibilities – a way of playing and improving that is deeply engrained in the jazz tradition of melody, swing and the blues.

 

The CNO Financial Group Country Series

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Craig Morgan

Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • By all accounts, Craig Morgan has made it. As an artist, he’s been a mainstay on the charts with an impressive body of work that includes fourteen Top Ten hits–including fan-favorites “Redneck Yacht Club,” “Almost Home,” “More Trucks Than Cars,” “That’s What I Love About Sunday” and “Tough.” As a performer, he’s entertained countless fans in every corner of the globe.
  • Our CNO Country Series kicks off with a special evening honoring active military, veterans and their families. For more information, please contact our Box Office.

 

Merle Haggard

Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • The word “legend” usually makes an appearance at some point when discussing Merle Haggard. It’s an acknowledgment of his artistry and his standing as “the poet of the common man.” It is also a tribute to his incredible commercial success and to the lasting mark he has made on country music and American music as a whole.
  • Crowd Pleaser

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Gretchen Wilson

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • This independent, take-no-guff, hard-working and hard-partying country girl’s songs like “Redneck Woman,” “Here For The Party,” and “Homewrecker” are gorgeously rough-edged, and it’s no wonder why she resonates strongly with fans of country and Southern rock. As she takes the Palladium stage this season, she’ll give a party you won’t forget.
  • Scene Selects

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Trace Adkins Christmas

Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 at 7 PM | The Palladium

  • In the 15 years since his platinum debut, Trace Adkins has released 10 studio albums, three greatest hits packages, and 30 chart singles. He has racked up four Grammy nominations and five ACM and CMT awards. Accolades like that – along with sales in the tens of millions – explain the respect Adkins has earned from both country fans and the industry alike.
  • Crowd Pleaser

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Kenny Rogers

Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Music legend and American icon Kenny Rogers is known for his instantly identifiable, sweet raspy vocals and an extraordinary ability to vividly inhabit each song he performs. In his 52 years in the business, he’s developed a long list of timeless classics which includes an impressive 24 #1 hits, such as “The Gambler,” “Through the Years” and “Lady.” Rogers has said that music is by far the best “memory creator” he knows, and seeing him live at the Palladium is a memory you won’t want to miss.
  • Hot Ticket

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Lee Greenwood

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Lee Greenwood could easily talk about the accomplishments in his life, but this high energy entertainer prefers to continue writing and recording with the same passion and integrity that has always fueled his stellar career. He claims a string of hits including “Ring on Her Finger, Time on Her Hands,” “It Turns Me Inside Out” and “Somebody’s Gonna Love You,” and has won numerous industry accolades including the Country Music Association Song of the Year honor as the writer of “God Bless the USA,” which has been voted the most recognizable patriotic song in America. Staff Pick

 

Dance Series

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Hungarian State Folk Dance Ensemble

Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble is regarded as one of the greatest folkloric dance ensembles in the world. Since its founding in 1951, the Ensemble has revitalized the culture of the Hungarian people by presenting the rich and colorful repertoire of Hungary’s traditional folk music, dance and costumes.
  • “It is marvelous – crackling with dancing that snaps like a whip in a program framed successfully by a sophisticated context.” – Anna Kisselgoff, The New York Times

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Rioult Modern Dance Company featuring the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra

Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 at 8 PM | The Tarkington

Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at 8 PM | The Tarkington

  • In celebration of their 20-year anniversary, New York City-based Rioult Modern Dance Company tours nationally and internationally and has fast become an established name in modern dance with a reputation for presenting the sensual, articulate, and exquisitely musical choreography of Pascal Rioult. Rioult presents a passionate all-Bach program, performed live with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Kirk Trevor.
  • E&E
  • “Celestial Tides” | Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 7
  • “City” | Bach: Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord No. 6 in G Major
  • “View of a Fleeting World” | Bach: “Art of Fugue”

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“Swan Lake” – Moscow Festival Ballet

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Tarkington

Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at 8 PM | The Tarkington

Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at 8 PM | The Tarkington

  • The timeless story of Swan Lake is one of the most popular classical ballets of all time. Featuring iconic scenes, the ethereal beauty of the corps de ballet and Tchaikovsky’s magical masterpiece, the ballet tells the timeless tale of love’s triumph over evil. From its inception in 1877 in Moscow to the many productions mounted around the world today, Swan Lake continues to engage audiences and inspire new generations of dancers.

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Koresh Dance Company

Friday, Mar. 14, 2014 at 8 PM | The Tarkington

Saturday, Mar. 15, 2014 at 8 PM | The Tarkington

  • Philadelphia’s Koresh Dance Company is renowned for its powerful stage presence and high-energy style, and has been hailed as an extraordinary newcomer to the national stage. Founded in 1991 by Israeli-born choreographer and Artistic Director Ronen Koresh, this troupe presents an exciting and emotional blend of ballet, modern and jazz molded into a style of choreography that is both eloquent and explosive. The evening’s highlight will be Bolero, Roni’s interpretation of Maurice Ravel’s most renowned musical composition.
  • E&E |Staff Pick

 

Coca-Cola World Stage Series

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Fernando Otero

Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 at 7 PM | The Tarkington

  • The elusive spirit of the tango rhythm will transport you to the seductive port city of Buenos Aires as Argentine composer, pianist and Latin Grammy Award winner Fernando Otero evokes the indigenous sounds of his native country with his vibrant quintet, which features bandoneon, acoustic bass and violin.
  • “The X-factor is probably Buenos Aires itself, and like the city, Otero….is urbane and exotic, surreal and streetwise, and alive with invention and emotion.” – The BBC Review

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Mariza

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • Hailing from Portugal, Mariza is the Voice of “Fado”–the traditional style of Portuguese music. With more than one million records sold worldwide, this three-time, Grammy-nominated artist’s voice leaves no one unresponsive and has made Mariza one of the most widely acclaimed singers in modern world music. Staff Pick
  • “Fado is the traditional music of Portugal — proud, austere and deeply melancholic. Mariza is the music’s biggest star for a reason: She sings it not as musty nostalgia but as exuberant twenty-first-century pop, with a low, mesmerizing alto that’s as commanding as any pop singer today…remaking fado’s ancient sadness into a majestic modern sound.” – Rolling Stone

 

Hungarian State Folk Dance Ensemble

Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • The Hungarian State Folk Dance Ensemble is regarded as one of the greatest folkloric dance ensembles in the world. Since its founding in 1951, the Ensemble has revitalized the culture of the Hungarian people by presenting the rich and colorful repertoire of Hungary’s traditional folk music, dance and costumes.
  • “It is marvelous – crackling with dancing that snaps like a whip in a program framed successfully by a sophisticated context.” – Anna Kisselgoff, The New York Times

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The Chieftains

Thursday, Mar. 6, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • The world’s most popular traditional Irish band, The Chieftains return to the Palladium for a dynamic evening of Irish music. The six-time Grammy Award winners have made a name for themselves uncovering the wealth of traditional music that has accumulated over the centuries in Ireland and making it their own with a style that is as exhilarating as it is definitive.
  • Crowd Pleaser

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Tao: The Martial Art of Drumming

Wednesday, Mar. 19, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • In a young and vibrantly modern take on a traditional art form, athletic bodies and contemporary costumes meet explosive Taiko drumming and innovative choreography in a show that has critics waxing lyrical about TAO’s extraordinary precision, energy and stamina. With hundreds of sold-out shows and more than a million spectators, TAO has proven that modern entertainment based on the traditional art of Japanese drumming has massive international appeal.
  • E&E |Scene Selects

 

Drewry Simmons Vornehm Pop & Rock Shows

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Kansas

Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Celebrating their 40th anniversary, Kansas remains as vital as ever. The pop music mega band has produced eight gold albums, three sextuple-platinum albums, one platinum live album and a million-selling gold single, the iconic “Dust in the Wind.” A mainstay of arenas and stadiums the world over, this is a special opportunity to see the legendary Kansas in an intimate setting.
  • Hot Ticket

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Aaron Neville & Dianne Reeves

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • Aaron Neville is a sensational singer and hit-making machine whose range includes pop, country, soul and R&B. Dianne Reeves is an American Jazz legend often hailed as the torchbearer to the great Sarah Vaughan. Together, they make a duo whose flawless technique and passionate love of music promises to make this one of the highlights of the season.
  • Hot Ticket

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Gloria Gaynor

Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • “I Will Survive” climbed to the top of Billboard’s Pop Charts in 1979, claiming the #1 position on two different occasions. Little did Gloria Gaynor know at the time, the song would eventually become a rallying cry for social survival and remain as relevant today as it was three decades ago. The inspiring single is also just the tip of the iceberg where this talented performer’s repertoire is concerned.

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ABBA – The Concert

Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 at 7 PM | The Palladium

  • A live musical extravaganza celebrating Sweden’s most famous band. ABBA has sold more than 370 million records worldwide and inspired the phenomenally popular Broadway musical, Mamma Mia! ABBA The Concert follows the quartet through songs from their Eurovision beginnings in 1974 with hits such as “Dancing Queen” and “S.O.S.”
  • Staff Pick

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Jonny Lang

Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 at 7 PM | The Palladium

  • Grammy Award winning blues, gospel and rock singer, songwriter, guitarist and recording artist, Jonny Lang mastered his skills at an amazingly young age, topping the Billboard charts with his first album “Lie to Me” in 1996 when he was only 15. In more than 10 years on the road, Lang has toured with music legends from the Rolling Stones to Buddy Guy.

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The Temptations & The Four Tops

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • Two legendary super groups – together again! From “Baby, I Need Your Loving” to “My Girl,” enjoy an evening full of your favorite Motown memories from two classic 1960s hit makers. Smooth stepping and flawless presentations with flair, flash and class, The Temptations for decades have propelled pop and soul music with a series of smash hits. Magical harmonies and marvelous vocal power have kept The Four Tops spreading the love for more than 40 years.

 

Family Shows Delivered by the Indianapolis Star

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“Sleeping Beauty” – David Gonzalez, Storyteller

Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 at 7 PM | The Tarkington

  • Your family will be filled with wonder as storyteller, musician, poet and actor David Gonzalez presents his fun, fanciful, rhymed verse interpretation of the classic fairy tale “Sleeping Beauty” complete with live music and video projections.
  • Crowd Pleaser

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An Evening with Groucho

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at 7 PM | The Studio Theater

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at 3 PM | The Studio Theater

  • Award-winning actor, director and playwright Frank Ferrante recreates his acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in this fast-paced 90 minutes of hilarity. The audience is always part of the show as Ferrante ad libs in grand Groucho style.
  • Crowd Pleaser

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Blue! The Mediterranean Sea

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Wednesday, Feb. 26 – Sunday, Mar. 2, 2014

  • The Studio Theater (check Box Office for show times) It’s the ultimate interactive theatre experience! TPO’s unique theatre environments explore the thin line between art and play. In “Blue,” dancers, performers and audience members mix and mingle as they embark on an adventurous trip to the Mediterranean!
  • Crowd Pleaser |Staff Pick

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Frogz: Imago Theatre

Friday, Mar. 7, 2014 at 7 PM | The Tarkington

Saturday, Mar. 8, 2014 at 3 PM | The Tarkington

  • In a show that has enjoyed two smash Broadway runs, a cast of five transports the audience out of their everyday lives and into a world where frogs do acrobatics, penguins play musical chairs, lizards wrestle and a paper bag magically comes to life.
  • Crowd Pleaser

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Cashore Marionettes

“Life in Motion”

Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014 at 7 PM | The Tarkington

“Simple Gifts”

Sunday, Mar. 23, 2014 at 3 PM | The Tarkington

  • Joseph Cashore presents his inspired collection of marionette masterworks in a series of scenes beautifully set to music by Beethoven, Vivaldi, Strauss and Copland. Life in Motion is a powerful, entertaining, and satisfying theater event adults and kids alike will love.
  • Crowd Pleaser

 

PNC Bank Spotlight Shows

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Arlo Guthrie

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • Arlo Guthrie’s career took off in 1967 with the release of “Alice’s Restaurant.” During the past four decades the eldest son of America’s most beloved singer songwriter, Woody Guthrie, has developed a hugely popular following of his own!

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Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby with Kentucky Thunder

Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • Bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs and piano rock icon Bruce Hornsby form an undeniable duo as they draw from the deep roots in mountain music. Adding piano and inimitable songwriting to the core bluegrass lineup of mandolin, guitar, bass, fiddle and banjo, the collaboration will feature reworkings of Hornsby originals as bluegrass songs, as well as a number of traditional songs and original compositions.

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Celtic Thunder

Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Celtic Thunder’s “Mythology” is a musical, multimedia retelling of the story of Ireland’s ancestral peoples: their legends, history and stories. The music is strongly accented by rich theatrical lighting – from haunting solo numbers to rousing ensemble pieces to unforgettable original tracks.
  • Hot Ticket

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Coach Bob Knight

Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • The legendary Bob Knight returns to the Center for the Performing Arts for another surefire sellout event! The Coach discusses highlights from his storied career, his mentors and athletes he has enjoyed working with over the years.
  • Hot Ticket

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The 5 Browns

Friday, May 16, 2014 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Dubbed the “Fab Five” by People Magazine, The 5 Browns are the first family of five siblings ever accepted simultaneously to New York’s Juilliard School. Today, The 5 Browns are delivering on their dream of waking up classical music and introducing it to the widest possible audience.
  • Crowd Pleaser |Staff Pick

 

Holidays at the Palladium

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Jim Brickman

Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Award-winning pianist Jim Brickman weaves together dazzling solo piano, vibrant vocals and holiday humor into a performance that captures the spirit of the season and includes fan favorites like “If You Believe” and ”Angel Eyes.”
  • Crowd Pleaser |Staff Pick

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Dave Koz

Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • In a career that spans twenty years and a dozen albums, saxophonist Dave Koz has established himself as one of the most prominent figures in contemporary music. His musical tribute to the holidays is not to be missed.
  • Crowd Pleaser

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  • Staff Pick: Our experts handpick their must-see shows for 2013-14
  • Scene Selects: These shows include a special reception for young professionals
  • Crowd Pleasers: These performances are ideal for large groups
  • E&E: These Engaging shows also include an Enrichment component
  • Hot Ticket: These concerts are sure to sell out, so get your tickets early

Printing Partners Classical Series

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Lang Lang

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • Heralded as the “hottest artist on the classical music planet” by The New York Times, superstar pianist Lang Lang has played sold out recitals and concerts in every major city in the world.
  • E&E |Hot Ticket
  • MOZART: Piano Sonata No. 4, 5 & 8
  • CHOPIN: Ballades No. 1- 4

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Deborah Voigt

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Deborah Voigt is routinely hailed as one of the world’s most versatile singers and endearing personalities. Revered for the singular beauty and power of her voice, as well as for her captivating stage presence, this sensational soprano is internationally known for her performances in the operas of Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss and has also portrayed some of the greatest heroines in Italian opera.
  • E&E

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Sir James Galway with the Irish Chamber Orchestra

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • The living legend of the flute, Sir James Galway is regarded as both the supreme interpreter of the classical flute repertoire and a consummate entertainer whose appeal crosses all musical boundaries. The modern music master is joined by the Irish Chamber Orchestra, which has gained a remarkable reputation as a fresh and vibrant force on the Irish and international music scene.
  • E&E
  • HARTY: In Ireland
  • MOZART: Flute Concerto in D Major – Sir James Galway, Soloist
  • HAMMOND: Carolan Variations
  • MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 3, Op. 56, A minor (“Scottish”)

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Pinchas Zukerman with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s reputation for beautiful music making is world-renowned and well deserved. Principal guest conductor and soloist Pinchas Zukerman remains one of the most prodigious violinists performing in classical music today.
  • E&E
  • J.S. Bach: Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041 – Pinchas Zukerman, violin
  • Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4
  • Brahms: Double Concerto in A minor, Op. 102 – Pinchas Zukerman, violin; Amanda Forsyth, cello

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Jean-Yves Thibaudet with Bahia Orchestra Project

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • The remarkable Youth Orchestra of Bahia is an inspiring ensemble modeled on the famous Venezuelan musical education program “El Sistema.” The ensemble is joined by the internationally acclaimed pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
  • E&E |Crowd Pleaser
  • Bernstein: Candide Overture
  • Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F Major
  • Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras
  • Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite

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Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • Founded in 1950, the Haifa Symphony Orchestra has become the focal point of musical life in northern Israel. This season marks the renowned orchestra’s first visit to the United States and also features Boguslaw Dawidow as the Principal Guest Conductor. Staff Pick
  • E&E
  • Weber: Overture to Euryanthe
  • Tchaikovsky: Piano concerto No.1 in B-Flat minor, Op. 23
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92

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Midori

Sunday, Apr. 13, 2014 at 7 PM | The Palladium

  • The standing ovation that violinist Midori received following her debut with the New York Philharmonic at age 11 set the tone for her highly successful career. Classical music aficionados won’t want to miss this rare recital appearance. E&E |Hot Ticket
  • Schubert: Duo Sonata in A Major, D. 574
  • Lutoslawski: Partita
  • Bach: Sonata in C minor, BWV. 1017
  • Beethoven: Sonata in G Major, Op. 96
  • Programming subject to change

 

The Stratford Songbook Series

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The Great American Songbook High School Vocal Competition

Friday, July 26, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Celebrate the Golden Age of American Popular Music and watch as a new generation of stars is born! High school vocalists from around the country have competed their way through regionals, and this performance is the final culmination. The first place winner receives $3,000 and the opportunity to serve as the Great American Songbook Youth Ambassador for one year!
  • Hot Ticket

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Neil Berg’s “100 Years of Broadway”

Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 at 7 PM | The Palladium

  • This lively revue of Broadway’s most celebrated musicals features a dazzling cast of stars accompanied by an all-star band. You’ll enjoy brilliant recreations of the greatest moments from Broadway’s biggest hits, performed by the stars of The Phantom of the OperaLes MiserablesCats, Jesus Christ Superstar and Jekyll & Hyde.
  • Crowd Pleaser

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Patti LuPone

Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 at 7 PM | The Palladium

  • Two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone has portrayed some of Broadway’s most memorable leading ladies, including Mama Rose in Gypsy, Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, and Eva Perón in Evita. She takes the Palladium stage for a special performance of Far Away Places, a travelogue of styles and stories that explores the actress’s insatiable wanderlust and includes songs by Kurt Weill, Cole Porter and Edith Piaf.
  • Hot Ticket

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Michael Feinstein’s “The Gershwins & Me”

Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 at 7 PM | The Palladium

  • Nobody knows the lives and music of the Gershwin family better than Michael Feinstein. Discover the amazing story of how the Gershwins and their iconic collection of songs and musicals shaped the Great American Songbook for all time. It will be an entertaining and enlightening evening of music that will leave you singing, “Who Could Ask for Anything More?”
  • E&E

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Linda Eder

Saturday, Mar. 15, 2014 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • An acclaimed actress and one of the greatest vocalists of our time, Linda Eder’s vast musical repertoire includes Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz. Her sizzling hot Broadway debut as the tragic heroine Lucy in Jekyll & Hyde earned critical acclaim and secured her place in the pantheon of great American vocalists.
  • Staff Pick

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Mandy Patinkin: dress casual

Friday, Apr. 11, 2014 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Before he was an Emmy Award winning TV star, Mandy Patinkin was a Tony Award winning Broadway legend. From Irving Berlin to Stephen Sondheim, from Cole Porter to Harry Chapin, Mandy Patinkin will take you on a stunning musical journey you’ll never forget.
  • Hot Ticket

 

Taft Law Jazz & Blues Series

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Buddy Guy

Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Buddy Guy’s overwhelming popularity is hard earned but by no means shocking. This Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, six-time Grammy Award winner and 2012 Kennedy Center Honors recipient has been a paramount guitar influence on rock giants like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Beck and Stevie Ray Vaughan. He’s a vital link to Chicago’s halcyon days of electric blues, and his unmistakable voice, supercharged guitar-playing and legendary style are not to be missed.
  • Crowd Pleaser

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Tito Puente, Jr. Stars with the Pacific Mambo Orchestra

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • The mambo returns! The Pacific Mambo Orchestra has taken the salsa scene by storm. For this special performance, the San Francisco-based, 19-piece orchestra teams up with Tito Puente, Jr. for an evening of music that mixes the best of old and new Latin Big Band sounds. No doubt Tito Puente, Jr. carries the magic of his father with him. You’ll experience it in the excitement of his music in this dazzling evening of hot salsa sounds.
  • E&E

Jonathan Batiste and Stay Human

Jonathan Batiste

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Tarkington

  • With his unique voice, virtuosic piano chops and dapper sense of style, Jonathan Batiste transcends music genres and has ignited the NYC music scene. Raised among the sounds and rhythms of New Orleans, Batiste comes from a renowned lineage of performers. He studied jazz and classical piano at The Juilliard School, is a “Movado Future Legend” award recipient and a
  • “Steinway Performing Artist.” He even enjoyed a star turn on HBO’s hit TV series Treme!
  • E&E Scene Selects

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Madeleine Peyroux

Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • “The only thing that matters is the song,” says singer-songwriter Madeleine Peyroux. That conviction, along with a one-of-a-kind voice, has carried this product of Athens, Georgia, from busking on the streets of Paris all the way to mainstream recognition. The singer’s critically acclaimed new album, The Blue Room, pays tribute to Ray Charles, Leonard Cohen and Warren Zevon, among others, all treated in Peyroux’s languid jazz style.
  • Staff Pick

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The Pat Metheny Unity Band

Thursday, Mar. 13, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • Guitarist Pat Metheny has won an astonishing 20 Grammy Awards, including the 2013 Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Album. Throughout his career, he has reinvented the traditional
  • “jazz guitar” sound, blending loose and flexible articulation with advanced rhythmic and harmonic sensibilities – a way of playing and improving that is deeply engrained in the jazz tradition of melody, swing and the blues.

 

The CNO Financial Group Country Series

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Craig Morgan

Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • By all accounts, Craig Morgan has made it. As an artist, he’s been a mainstay on the charts with an impressive body of work that includes fourteen Top Ten hits–including fan-favorites “Redneck Yacht Club,” “Almost Home,” “More Trucks Than Cars,” “That’s What I Love About Sunday” and “Tough.” As a performer, he’s entertained countless fans in every corner of the globe.
  • Our CNO Country Series kicks off with a special evening honoring active military, veterans and their families. For more information, please contact our Box Office.

 

Merle Haggard

Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • The word “legend” usually makes an appearance at some point when discussing Merle Haggard. It’s an acknowledgment of his artistry and his standing as “the poet of the common man.” It is also a tribute to his incredible commercial success and to the lasting mark he has made on country music and American music as a whole.
  • Crowd Pleaser

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Gretchen Wilson

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • This independent, take-no-guff, hard-working and hard-partying country girl’s songs like “Redneck Woman,” “Here For The Party,” and “Homewrecker” are gorgeously rough-edged, and it’s no wonder why she resonates strongly with fans of country and Southern rock. As she takes the Palladium stage this season, she’ll give a party you won’t forget.
  • Scene Selects

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Trace Adkins Christmas

Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 at 7 PM | The Palladium

  • In the 15 years since his platinum debut, Trace Adkins has released 10 studio albums, three greatest hits packages, and 30 chart singles. He has racked up four Grammy nominations and five ACM and CMT awards. Accolades like that – along with sales in the tens of millions – explain the respect Adkins has earned from both country fans and the industry alike.
  • Crowd Pleaser

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Kenny Rogers

Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Music legend and American icon Kenny Rogers is known for his instantly identifiable, sweet raspy vocals and an extraordinary ability to vividly inhabit each song he performs. In his 52 years in the business, he’s developed a long list of timeless classics which includes an impressive 24 #1 hits, such as “The Gambler,” “Through the Years” and “Lady.” Rogers has said that music is by far the best “memory creator” he knows, and seeing him live at the Palladium is a memory you won’t want to miss.
  • Hot Ticket

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Lee Greenwood

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Lee Greenwood could easily talk about the accomplishments in his life, but this high energy entertainer prefers to continue writing and recording with the same passion and integrity that has always fueled his stellar career. He claims a string of hits including “Ring on Her Finger, Time on Her Hands,” “It Turns Me Inside Out” and “Somebody’s Gonna Love You,” and has won numerous industry accolades including the Country Music Association Song of the Year honor as the writer of “God Bless the USA,” which has been voted the most recognizable patriotic song in America. Staff Pick

 

Dance Series

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Hungarian State Folk Dance Ensemble

Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble is regarded as one of the greatest folkloric dance ensembles in the world. Since its founding in 1951, the Ensemble has revitalized the culture of the Hungarian people by presenting the rich and colorful repertoire of Hungary’s traditional folk music, dance and costumes.
  • “It is marvelous – crackling with dancing that snaps like a whip in a program framed successfully by a sophisticated context.” – Anna Kisselgoff, The New York Times

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Rioult Modern Dance Company featuring the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra

Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 at 8 PM | The Tarkington

Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at 8 PM | The Tarkington

  • In celebration of their 20-year anniversary, New York City-based Rioult Modern Dance Company tours nationally and internationally and has fast become an established name in modern dance with a reputation for presenting the sensual, articulate, and exquisitely musical choreography of Pascal Rioult. Rioult presents a passionate all-Bach program, performed live with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Kirk Trevor.
  • E&E
  • “Celestial Tides” | Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 7
  • “City” | Bach: Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord No. 6 in G Major
  • “View of a Fleeting World” | Bach: “Art of Fugue”

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“Swan Lake” – Moscow Festival Ballet

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Tarkington

Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at 8 PM | The Tarkington

Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at 8 PM | The Tarkington

  • The timeless story of Swan Lake is one of the most popular classical ballets of all time. Featuring iconic scenes, the ethereal beauty of the corps de ballet and Tchaikovsky’s magical masterpiece, the ballet tells the timeless tale of love’s triumph over evil. From its inception in 1877 in Moscow to the many productions mounted around the world today, Swan Lake continues to engage audiences and inspire new generations of dancers.

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Koresh Dance Company

Friday, Mar. 14, 2014 at 8 PM | The Tarkington

Saturday, Mar. 15, 2014 at 8 PM | The Tarkington

  • Philadelphia’s Koresh Dance Company is renowned for its powerful stage presence and high-energy style, and has been hailed as an extraordinary newcomer to the national stage. Founded in 1991 by Israeli-born choreographer and Artistic Director Ronen Koresh, this troupe presents an exciting and emotional blend of ballet, modern and jazz molded into a style of choreography that is both eloquent and explosive. The evening’s highlight will be Bolero, Roni’s interpretation of Maurice Ravel’s most renowned musical composition.
  • E&E |Staff Pick

 

Coca-Cola World Stage Series

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Fernando Otero

Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 at 7 PM | The Tarkington

  • The elusive spirit of the tango rhythm will transport you to the seductive port city of Buenos Aires as Argentine composer, pianist and Latin Grammy Award winner Fernando Otero evokes the indigenous sounds of his native country with his vibrant quintet, which features bandoneon, acoustic bass and violin.
  • “The X-factor is probably Buenos Aires itself, and like the city, Otero….is urbane and exotic, surreal and streetwise, and alive with invention and emotion.” – The BBC Review

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Mariza

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • Hailing from Portugal, Mariza is the Voice of “Fado”–the traditional style of Portuguese music. With more than one million records sold worldwide, this three-time, Grammy-nominated artist’s voice leaves no one unresponsive and has made Mariza one of the most widely acclaimed singers in modern world music. Staff Pick
  • “Fado is the traditional music of Portugal — proud, austere and deeply melancholic. Mariza is the music’s biggest star for a reason: She sings it not as musty nostalgia but as exuberant twenty-first-century pop, with a low, mesmerizing alto that’s as commanding as any pop singer today…remaking fado’s ancient sadness into a majestic modern sound.” – Rolling Stone

 

Hungarian State Folk Dance Ensemble

Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • The Hungarian State Folk Dance Ensemble is regarded as one of the greatest folkloric dance ensembles in the world. Since its founding in 1951, the Ensemble has revitalized the culture of the Hungarian people by presenting the rich and colorful repertoire of Hungary’s traditional folk music, dance and costumes.
  • “It is marvelous – crackling with dancing that snaps like a whip in a program framed successfully by a sophisticated context.” – Anna Kisselgoff, The New York Times

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The Chieftains

Thursday, Mar. 6, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • The world’s most popular traditional Irish band, The Chieftains return to the Palladium for a dynamic evening of Irish music. The six-time Grammy Award winners have made a name for themselves uncovering the wealth of traditional music that has accumulated over the centuries in Ireland and making it their own with a style that is as exhilarating as it is definitive.
  • Crowd Pleaser

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Tao: The Martial Art of Drumming

Wednesday, Mar. 19, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • In a young and vibrantly modern take on a traditional art form, athletic bodies and contemporary costumes meet explosive Taiko drumming and innovative choreography in a show that has critics waxing lyrical about TAO’s extraordinary precision, energy and stamina. With hundreds of sold-out shows and more than a million spectators, TAO has proven that modern entertainment based on the traditional art of Japanese drumming has massive international appeal.
  • E&E |Scene Selects

 

Drewry Simmons Vornehm Pop & Rock Shows

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Kansas

Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Celebrating their 40th anniversary, Kansas remains as vital as ever. The pop music mega band has produced eight gold albums, three sextuple-platinum albums, one platinum live album and a million-selling gold single, the iconic “Dust in the Wind.” A mainstay of arenas and stadiums the world over, this is a special opportunity to see the legendary Kansas in an intimate setting.
  • Hot Ticket

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Aaron Neville & Dianne Reeves

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • Aaron Neville is a sensational singer and hit-making machine whose range includes pop, country, soul and R&B. Dianne Reeves is an American Jazz legend often hailed as the torchbearer to the great Sarah Vaughan. Together, they make a duo whose flawless technique and passionate love of music promises to make this one of the highlights of the season.
  • Hot Ticket

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Gloria Gaynor

Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • “I Will Survive” climbed to the top of Billboard’s Pop Charts in 1979, claiming the #1 position on two different occasions. Little did Gloria Gaynor know at the time, the song would eventually become a rallying cry for social survival and remain as relevant today as it was three decades ago. The inspiring single is also just the tip of the iceberg where this talented performer’s repertoire is concerned.

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ABBA – The Concert

Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 at 7 PM | The Palladium

  • A live musical extravaganza celebrating Sweden’s most famous band. ABBA has sold more than 370 million records worldwide and inspired the phenomenally popular Broadway musical, Mamma Mia! ABBA The Concert follows the quartet through songs from their Eurovision beginnings in 1974 with hits such as “Dancing Queen” and “S.O.S.”
  • Staff Pick

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Jonny Lang

Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 at 7 PM | The Palladium

  • Grammy Award winning blues, gospel and rock singer, songwriter, guitarist and recording artist, Jonny Lang mastered his skills at an amazingly young age, topping the Billboard charts with his first album “Lie to Me” in 1996 when he was only 15. In more than 10 years on the road, Lang has toured with music legends from the Rolling Stones to Buddy Guy.

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The Temptations & The Four Tops

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • Two legendary super groups – together again! From “Baby, I Need Your Loving” to “My Girl,” enjoy an evening full of your favorite Motown memories from two classic 1960s hit makers. Smooth stepping and flawless presentations with flair, flash and class, The Temptations for decades have propelled pop and soul music with a series of smash hits. Magical harmonies and marvelous vocal power have kept The Four Tops spreading the love for more than 40 years.

 

Family Shows Delivered by the Indianapolis Star

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“Sleeping Beauty” – David Gonzalez, Storyteller

Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 at 7 PM | The Tarkington

  • Your family will be filled with wonder as storyteller, musician, poet and actor David Gonzalez presents his fun, fanciful, rhymed verse interpretation of the classic fairy tale “Sleeping Beauty” complete with live music and video projections.
  • Crowd Pleaser

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An Evening with Groucho

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at 7 PM | The Studio Theater

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at 3 PM | The Studio Theater

  • Award-winning actor, director and playwright Frank Ferrante recreates his acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in this fast-paced 90 minutes of hilarity. The audience is always part of the show as Ferrante ad libs in grand Groucho style.
  • Crowd Pleaser

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Blue! The Mediterranean Sea

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Wednesday, Feb. 26 – Sunday, Mar. 2, 2014

  • The Studio Theater (check Box Office for show times) It’s the ultimate interactive theatre experience! TPO’s unique theatre environments explore the thin line between art and play. In “Blue,” dancers, performers and audience members mix and mingle as they embark on an adventurous trip to the Mediterranean!
  • Crowd Pleaser |Staff Pick

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Frogz: Imago Theatre

Friday, Mar. 7, 2014 at 7 PM | The Tarkington

Saturday, Mar. 8, 2014 at 3 PM | The Tarkington

  • In a show that has enjoyed two smash Broadway runs, a cast of five transports the audience out of their everyday lives and into a world where frogs do acrobatics, penguins play musical chairs, lizards wrestle and a paper bag magically comes to life.
  • Crowd Pleaser

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Cashore Marionettes

“Life in Motion”

Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014 at 7 PM | The Tarkington

“Simple Gifts”

Sunday, Mar. 23, 2014 at 3 PM | The Tarkington

  • Joseph Cashore presents his inspired collection of marionette masterworks in a series of scenes beautifully set to music by Beethoven, Vivaldi, Strauss and Copland. Life in Motion is a powerful, entertaining, and satisfying theater event adults and kids alike will love.
  • Crowd Pleaser

 

PNC Bank Spotlight Shows

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Arlo Guthrie

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • Arlo Guthrie’s career took off in 1967 with the release of “Alice’s Restaurant.” During the past four decades the eldest son of America’s most beloved singer songwriter, Woody Guthrie, has developed a hugely popular following of his own!

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Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby with Kentucky Thunder

Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • Bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs and piano rock icon Bruce Hornsby form an undeniable duo as they draw from the deep roots in mountain music. Adding piano and inimitable songwriting to the core bluegrass lineup of mandolin, guitar, bass, fiddle and banjo, the collaboration will feature reworkings of Hornsby originals as bluegrass songs, as well as a number of traditional songs and original compositions.

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Celtic Thunder

Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Celtic Thunder’s “Mythology” is a musical, multimedia retelling of the story of Ireland’s ancestral peoples: their legends, history and stories. The music is strongly accented by rich theatrical lighting – from haunting solo numbers to rousing ensemble pieces to unforgettable original tracks.
  • Hot Ticket

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Coach Bob Knight

Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014 at 7:30 PM | The Palladium

  • The legendary Bob Knight returns to the Center for the Performing Arts for another surefire sellout event! The Coach discusses highlights from his storied career, his mentors and athletes he has enjoyed working with over the years.
  • Hot Ticket

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The 5 Browns

Friday, May 16, 2014 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Dubbed the “Fab Five” by People Magazine, The 5 Browns are the first family of five siblings ever accepted simultaneously to New York’s Juilliard School. Today, The 5 Browns are delivering on their dream of waking up classical music and introducing it to the widest possible audience.
  • Crowd Pleaser |Staff Pick

 

Holidays at the Palladium

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Jim Brickman

Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 8 PM | The Palladium

  • Award-winning pianist Jim Brickman weaves together dazzling solo piano, vibrant vocals and holiday humor into a performance that captures the spirit of the season and includes fan favorites like “If You Believe” and ”Angel Eyes.”
  • Crowd Pleaser |Staff Pick

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Dave Koz

Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at 8 PM | The Palladium

  • In a career that spans twenty years and a dozen albums, saxophonist Dave Koz has established himself as one of the most prominent figures in contemporary music. His musical tribute to the holidays is not to be missed.
  • Crowd Pleaser

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