An Evening with Jake Shimabukuro
Friday, November 6, 7:30 p.m.
$35 reserved; $25 students | TICKETS
Consider the ukulele. Jake Shimabukuro began his music career in the mid-90’s performing on this humble instrument at local coffee shops as a sideman with his first band, Pure Heart. In 2002, he signed with Epic Records, becoming the first ukulele player to sign with Sony Music. His career skyrocketed when a cover of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” went viral on YouTube with more than 13 million views, opening the rest of the world’s eyes to Shimabukuro and his unique playing style. In the years since, Shimabukuro has collaborated with an array of artists including Yo-Yo Ma, Jimmy Buffett, Bette Midler, Cyndi Lauper, Jack Johnson, Ziggy Marley, Dave Koz, Michael McDonald, Béla Fleck and The Flecktones, Tommy Emmanuel and Lyle Lovett.
The College of Saint Rose Camerata
Saturday, November 21, 7:30 p.m.
The Saint Rose Camerata, the College’s acclaimed faculty chamber ensemble, continues its 13th year of providing a center of classical chamber music for the Saint Rose community and the Capital Region. Concert will feature works by Bach, Piston and Prokofiev.
It’s a Jazzy Christmas! A Celebration of Vince Guaraldi’s Holiday Jazz Music
Friday, December 4, 6 p.m.
$20 reserved; $10 students; free for children under age 5 (ticket required) | TICKETS
Family-favorite “It’s a Jazzy Christmas! A Celebration of Vince Guaraldi’s Holiday Jazz Music,” an unforgettable “high smileage” evening of Guaraldi’s music made famous in the “Peanuts” holiday special, is back for its fifth year. This popular concert is perfect for the jazz lover and the entire family, just in time for the holidays.
The College of Saint Rose Camerata Chamber Music with Voice
Saturday, February 13, 7:30 p.m.
The Saint Rose Camerata vocal and instrumental faculty performers collaborate once again for the annual Chamber Music with Voice performance for Valentine’s Day. Repertoire includes works by Bach, Puccini, Holst and Marx.
The Bridge Jazz Festival – Presented with the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
Friday, February 26, and Saturday, February 27, 7 p.m.
$40 reserved; $30 students per night/OR $60 reserved;
$40 students for both nights | TICKET
Back for a second year: two nights of music as two of the area’s best music venues team up once again for one great event for Capital Region jazz lovers.
The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall lineup on February 26 features Nnenna Freelon and Pierre Bensusan.
The action heads west across the Hudson on February 27 to the Massry Center for the Arts, where the Arch Stanton Quartet, the No BS! Brass Band, and Delfeayo and Ellis Marsalis will take the stage.
An Evening with Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn
Saturday, March 5, 7:30 p.m.
$40 reserved; $25 students | TICKETS
Béla Fleck virtually reinvented the image and the sound of the banjo through a remarkable performing and recording career that has taken him all over the musical map and on a range of solo projects and collaborations. Fleck’s total Grammy® count since 1998 is 15 wins and 30 nominations, and he has been nominated in more musical categories than anyone in Grammy® history. A singing, songwriting, Illinois-born, Nashville-based clawhammer banjo player, Abigail Washburn is every bit as interested in the present and the future as she is in the past and every bit as attuned to the global as she is to the local. Washburn pairs venerable folk elements with far-flung sounds, and the results feel both strangely familiar and unlike anything anybody’s ever heard before.
This one-of-a-kind pairing of music and life partners Fleck and Washburn will offer Capital Region music lovers a one-of-a-kind evening.
Guitar Foundation of America Concert with Ekachai Jearakul – Presented with the Classical Guitar Society of Upstate New York
Sunday, March 20, 7:30 p.m.
$20 reserved; $10 students | TICKET
Ekachai Jearakul is considered one of the most outstanding classical guitarists on the international scene. In 2014, he became the first Asian guitarist to win the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition. The prize includes a 50-concert tour in North and South America, including a Carnegie Hall debut in New York City and recordings on the Naxos and GHA labels with worldwide distribution. Jearakul has performed in more than 16 countries, including Thailand, China, France, Korea, Russia, Greece, Japan, Austria, England, Italy, Germany, Mexico, Philippines, Indonesia, Spain, Singapore and the United States.
An Evening with Stewart Copeland and John Kimura Parker
Thursday, April 7, 7:30 p.m.
$45 reserved/ $25 students | TICKETS
Stewart Copeland and Jon Kimura Parker are used to breaking the mold. With three incredible collaborators, they have created Stewart Copeland John Kimura Parker and Company, a quintet that has one foot in the classical world and its other foot all over the place. As the iconic drummer of The Police, Copeland’s sound is immediately recognizable the world over. “Jackie” Parker is a pianist whose forward-looking programming is matched by his incredible chops. It is the rare classical musician that can improvise, as it is the rare rock musician who reads music. In this project, all of the musicians can do both.
Friday, April 15, 7:30 p.m.
$20 reserved; $10 students | TICKETS
Leading his Zydeco Experience band, Simien has become one of the most respected and accomplished artists in American roots music today. He and his band mates have performed more than 7,000 concerts and toured millions of miles to more than 45 countries. In 2014, Simien and his collaborators were honored with their second Grammy®. The year also marked their 28th consecutive New Orleans Jazz Festival performance, an event that has become the gold standard for showcasing and celebrating all Louisiana music traditions. Well known for his legendary live performances, Simien also helped change the vocabulary for his genre by introducing complex vocal harmonies, diverse repertoire and carefully crafted high-quality recordings.
The College of Saint Rose Camerata Season Finale
Saturday, April 16, 7:30 p.m.
The Saint Rose Camerata closes out its 13th season of providing a center of classical chamber music for the Saint Rose community and the Capital Region. Performance will feature works by Saint Rose faculty members Bruce Roter, Sean McClowry and Andrew McKenna Lee.