ARMSTRONG AUDITORIUM announce their playbill for 2014 – 2015

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ARMSTRONG AUDITORIUM announce the playbill for their 2014 – 2015 Performing Arts Season

The upcoming concert season line up at Armstrong Auditorium is outstanding and will include a wide variety of performing artists coming to the college campus of Armstrong College in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Broadway, Jazz, Folk Dance, Chamber Orchestra, Ballet, Piano, and Choral are all performing art categories that will all be represented by some of the most talented artists in the world starting in September 2014 and ending in April 2015.

Mr. Shane Granger, marketing director at Armstrong Auditorium best describes their performing art series as “Concert Going as it is meant to be”. “It is our mission at Armstrong Auditorium to provide all Oklahomans with an opportunity to enjoy concerts and artists that would normally perform only in New York, Chicago, and LA.” The foundation that provides funding for the college also underwrites over half the concert series expenses in order to offer the public very affordable ticket pricing to see these wonderful entertainers and concerts.

Kelli O’Hara and Ted Sperlin | Sep 15
with the OKC Philharmonic
Broadway’s Classic Hits
Kelli O’Hara, a native of Oklahoma, and Ted Sperling— two of Broadway’s brightest stars—join forces with the OKC Philharmonic for a spectacular evening of classic Broadway charts. Highlights include showstoppers from Carousel, show boat, Kiss Me Kate, West Side Story, and much mpre .

Jazz Pianist Peter Nero | Nov 7
“For Arts Sake: A Tribute to Art Tatum”
with bassist Michael Barnett
With a career spanning over 50 years, two-time Grammy-winner Peter Nero has established himself among the world’s greatest jazz pianists. In this intimate program, Mr. Nero performs a thrilling tribute to the legendary Art Tatum—one of the greatest jazz piano virtuosos of the 20th century.

Sergio Monteiro, piano | Nov 20
Dr. Sergio Monteiro is a pianist recognized for fiery playing that combines an extraordinary depth of musicianship and an impeccable technique. A native of Brazil, he has won over 30 first prizes across South America and has been honored by many composers with invitations to give preieres of original compositions dedicated to him.
Juilliard String Quartet | Jan 15
Joseph Lin, violin • Ronald Copes, violin
Roger Tapping. viola • Joel Krosnick, cello
Since its inception in 1946, the Juilliard String Quartet has made manifest the credo of founders Robert Mann and William Schuman to “play new works as if they were established masterpieces, and established masterpieces as if they were new.” The Quartet has carried the banner of the United States and The Juilliard School throughout the world, contributing to it as one of the world’s forernost conservatories.

Russian National Ballet | Jan 26-27
Swan Lake – Full-length ballet in three acts
Music by Peter Tchaikovsky, Choreography by Marius Petipa, Elena Radchenko, Artistic Director
The Russian National Ballet Theatre returns to Armstrong for their third appearance with a proven track record of creating breathtaking artistry.
Since its premiere at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre in 1877, Swan Lake has become one of the world’s most revered of classical ballets. Set to Tchaikovsky’s soaring score and choreographed by the legendary Marius Petipa, the 60 dancers of the Russian National Ballet Theatre weave this epic tale of a young man’s love for the swan queen together with the exquisite grace and technical precision of the great Russian ballet tradition.

The King’s Singers | Feb 24
Postcards From Around the World
One of the world’s most celebrated vocal ensembles, The King’s Singers have a packed schedule of concerts, recordings, media and education work that spans the globe. Instantly recognizable for their spot-on intonation, impeccable vocal blend, flawless articulation of the text and incisive timing, they are also consummate entertainers: a class act with a delightfully British wit.
The King’s Singers new studio recording and live performance project Great American Songbook launched at the Royal Albert Hall in London, and includes 17 brand new arrangements written specifically for the group.

Venice Baroque Orchestra | March 3
Avi AvNal, mandolin
Grammy nominated mandolinist Avi Avital is one of the world’s most exciting and entrepreneurial musicians. He is deeply committed to building a fresh legacy for the mandolin through virtuosic performance and commissioning new repertoire in a range of genres.
The Venice Baroque Orchestra is dedicated to the rediscovery of 17th- and 18th-century masterpieces. They are recognized as one of the premier ensembles devoted to period instrument performance. Avi Avital and the VBO present period concerti and innovative transcriptions for the mandolin in a program of Baroque masterpieces from Vivaldi, Galuppi. Locatelli and Paisiello.

Academy of St Martin in the Fields | March 18

The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields—one of the finest chamber orchestras in the world is renowned for its polished and refined sound, rooted in outstanding musicianship. It remains one of the world’s most in-demand orchestras after 50 years and countless tours and recordings.
One of America’s most thought-provoking, multi faceted, and compelling artists, pianist Jeremy Denk is the recipient of a 2014 Avery Fisher Prize and was named Musical America’s 2014 Instrumentalist of the Year. He joins the Academy in a thrilling program of Bach and Stravinsky concerti.

Step Crew | April 23
High-Energy Celtic Song and Dance
The StepCrew presents a high-energy show which brings together Irish Stepdance, Ottawa Valley Stepdance, and Tap, and boasts some of the most virtuosic fiddlers and musicians from the Celtic and traditional Bluegrass music scenes.
The StepCrew returns to the Armstrong stage with a brand new show that will have you literally on your feet!

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