Tri-C Announces 2018-2019 Performing Arts Season
Series spotlights artistic, cultural and political expression
Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) has announced the lineup for its 2018-2019 Performing Arts season, which will showcase classical piano, jazz and dance on stages across the region.
The season will bring an exciting collection of artists to Northeast Ohio audiences from October through May. Five of the ten shows are free, making the artistic experience accessible to all.
“Artists have a lot to say about the human condition,” said Terri Pontremoli, director of Tri-C Performing Arts and Tri-C JazzFest. “I know this provocative series will move and inspire audiences.”
The lineup is as follows:
Modern Warrior LIVE
7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, Ohio Theatre — $25-$30 in advance, $30-$35 at the door
Tickets: 216-241-6000 or playhousesquare.org
Modern Warrior LIVE is a theatrical music experience created by Dominick Farinacci and U.S. Army veteran Jaymes Poling. This dynamic production explores the psychological weights of war, the challenges of reintegration as a civilian and the potential for positive personal and communal growth.
An Evening of Film and Music with James Newton Howard
7:30 p.m. Oct. 10, Fran and Jules Belkin Theatre, Tri-C Metro Campus — $10, students free with ID
If you’ve seen Batman Begins, The Hunger Games, Pretty Woman or dozens of other Hollywood blockbusters, you’re familiar with the work of composer James Newton Howard. During this event, he will share stories from his rich and versatile experience and show clips from several pivotal films.
2 p.m. Oct. 28, Gartner Auditorium at the Cleveland Museum of Art — Free
Stages across the globe have welcomed French pianist Hugues Leclère. An outstanding performer of Debussy, Ravel and their contemporaries, he confirms his full maturity with German repertoire (Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms, etc.) in recital and chamber music concerts.
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7 p.m. Nov. 4, Maltz Performing Arts Center at The Temple-Tifereth Israel — Free
Reservations required – RSVP at 216-368-6062 or case.edu/maltzcenter
Inspired by the Voting Rights Act of 1965, this world premiere performance by Grammy-winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard reflects the conditions, events and individuals that produced historic political change and public policy. Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland commissioned the musical work with support from the Joyce Foundation and MAP Fund.
7:30 p.m. Nov. 10, Ohio Theatre — $25-$45 (Tickets: 216-241-6000 or playhousesquare.org)
3 p.m. Nov. 11, Ohio Theatre — $25-$45 (Tickets: 216-241-6000 or playhousesquare.org)
Combine passion, dazzling elegance and an infectious energy and the result is Ballet Hispanico. The Playhouse Square performances feature sizzling music in a mixed repertoire program with some of today’s most acclaimed Latin choreographers. The performance is co-presented with DANCECleveland.
2 p.m. Nov. 18, Gartner Auditorium at the Cleveland Museum of Art — Free
Alon Goldstein stands as one of the most original and sensitive artists of his generation, admired for his musical intelligence and dynamic personality. His artistic vision and innovative programming have made him a favorite with audiences and critics alike throughout the United States, Europe and Israel.
Beijing Dance Theater
7:30 p.m. Feb. 2, Ohio Theatre — $25-$45 (Tickets: 216-241-6000 or playhousesquare.org)
2 p.m. Feb. 3, Ohio Theatre — $25-$45 (Tickets: 216-241-6000 or playhousesquare.org)
Beijing Dance Theater excites audiences with dynamic sets and imaginative choreography created through collaborations with internationally renowned dramatists, musicians and designers. Choreographer Wang Yuanyuan and visual artists Tan Shaoyuan and Hanjiang lead the group, whose visit is co-presented with DANCECleveland and Cleveland Public Library.
Antonio Pompa-Baldi and Emanuela Friscioni, Two Pianos
2 p.m. March 24, Gartner Auditorium at the Cleveland Museum of Art — Free
Pianists Antonio Pompa-Baldi and Emanuela Friscioni began playing together more than two decades ago after meeting in a Northern Italian town during a workshop with celebrated pianist Aldo Ciccolini. The husband and wife duo now performs to great acclaim throughout the United States and Europe. Friscioni serves as director of Tri-C’s Creative Arts Preparatory Program.
An Evening of Jazz Featuring the One O’Clock Lab Band
7:30 p.m. April 9, Westlake Performing Arts Center — $15, students free with ID
Tickets: sold at the door
The One O’Clock Lab Band is the premier performing ensemble of the internationally acclaimed University of North Texas jazz studies program. With seven Grammy nominations, the band is noted for exceptional individual musicianship and tight ensemble performance.
Luis Magalhães and Nina Schumann, Two Pianos
2 p.m. May 5, Gartner Auditorium at the Cleveland Museum of Art — Free
The Magalhães-Schumann duo, best known as TwoPianists, has already left an indelible mark on the musical world since forming in 1999. Now based in Stellenbosch, TwoPianists has become one of the finest chamber music groups on African soil while gaining comparisons to fabled piano duos.
For more information, visit www.tri-c.edu/performingarts or call 216-987-4444.
August 27, 2018
John Horton, 216-987-4281 email@example.com