Cirque Chinois: The National Circus Of The People’s Republic Of China

Thursday, November 1, 7:30PM, Concert Hall

Direct from Beijing, the National Circus of the People’s Republic of China, performing “Cirque Chinois,” was founded in 1953, making it one of the longest running and most distinguished circus troupes in China.  The National Circus of the People’s Republic of China is especially acclaimed in China because of the unique acts in their program such as Great Teeterboard, Grand Flying Trapeze, Group Contortion, Straw Hats Juggling, Girls’ Balance with Bowls and many other outstanding acts. Many of the Artists in the troupe have won international awards.

$40, $30, $15; FC, GCC, STCC and 17 & under $10

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Mark Feldman/ Sylvie Courvoisier

Thursday, October 25, 8PM, Bezanson Recital Hall

Violinist Mark Feldman has recorded with everybody from Johnny Cash and John Zorn, to the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. His wife, pianist and composer Sylvie Courvoisier, has recorded for ECM , Tzadik and Intakt records, and has worked with Ikue Mori, Tony Oxley, and Tim Berne among others. “Calling these duets simply chamber music, would be selling them short,” writes Andrew Bartlett. “The music gallops through genres, all of which is touched uniquely by Feldman and Courvoisier’s mix of sharp jazz chops, 20th-century chamber music, and traditional music of multiple stripes.”

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General Admission:
$10/$5 students


Dan Kwong, It’s Great 2B American

Wednesday, October 24, 7:30PM, Bowker Auditorium

Dan Kwong adds his contemporary, and political, view point in IT’s Great 2B American. Equal parts documentary travelogue, satirical dance review, irreverent history lesson, and poignant storytelling, IT’s Great 2B American is a funny, fierce, highly political piece inspired by Kwong’s recent travels in Asia. From the Japanese American internment camps of WWII to the secret American bombing of Cambodia to tourist shopping in Bali to the events of September 11th, IG2BA is a timely, hard-hitting work that boldly and humorously speaks to America’s place in the world — its checkered past, troubled present and hopeful future.
General Admission: $20; FC, GCC, STCC and 17 & under $10

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Warsaw Philharmonic

Monday, October 22, 7:30PM, Concert Hall
The Polish community makes up a large part of the Pioneer Valley and they’ll be excited to welcome the Warsaw Philharmonic to the area. For the 2012-2013 tour, the Warsaw Philharmonic and Maestro Antoni Wit will be joined by 25 year old Yulianna Avdeeva, the 2010 First Prize winner of the 16th International Frédéric Chopin Competition in Warsaw. The first . . . woman to win this competition in 45 years, she was also awarded the Krystian Zimerman Prize for the best performance of a sonata. The concert will feature works by Chopin and Brahms.
$40, $35, $15; FC, GCC, STCC and 17 & under $10

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Hot House Chick Corea and Gary Burton




Saturday, October 20, 8PM, Chamber Concert Hall
A sumptuous jazz feast serving up the remarkable partnership between two of jazz’s longest-standing musical pioneers Chick Coreaand Gary Burton performing material from their new album Hot House. They’ll offer their unique stew of “standards” — by composers from Kurt Weill and Antonio Carlos Jobim to Thelonious Monk and Lennon & McCartney. The multiple Grammy-winning duo also adds the Harlem String Quartet, expanding their legendary chamber-jazz repertoire on Chick’s composition “Mozart Goes Dancing” and classic Chick & Gary tunes. A very tasty concert.

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$55, $50, $25
; FC, GCC, STCC and 17 & under $15

Michael Sakamoto, Sacred Cow

Thursday, October 18, 7:30PM, Bowker Auditorium

Michael Sakamoto presents his Butoh dance theater piece Sacred Cow. Along with acclaimed new music composer/electronic percussionist Amy Knoles, Sakamoto delivers visceral movement, vast soundscapes and inventive costumes.

General Admission: $20; FC, GCC, STCC and 17 & under $10 General Admission

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The Builders Association: House/Divided

Builders Association HOUSE / DIVIDED
Builders Association House/Divided

Thursday, October 11, 7:30PM, Chamber Concert Hall
The Builders Association HOUSE / DIVIDED offer an incisive and insightful examination of the current mortgage crisis juxtaposed with passages from John Steinbeck’s classic Depression-era novel The Grapes of Wrath. Throughout HOUSE / DIVIDED, the Builders employ their trademark digital media and video wizardry, integrated into and supplementing the live action onstage. This assemblage of images and scenes illuminates foreclosure’s impact on American character and our collective sense of identity. The show will also point toward local efforts to rebuild and transform our own communities. Prior to that production there will be opportunities to talk about our own fears, experiences and what the future looks like.

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$35, $25, $15
; FC, GCC, STCC and 17 & under $10

Voices of Afghanistan

Friday, October 5, 8PM, Bowker Auditorium

The VOICES OF AFGHANISTAN featuring Farida Mahwash, Homayoun Sakhi & Sakhi Ensemble come together for an inspiring concert that highlights the traditional and new innovative musical idioms that enrich and expand the repertoire of Afghan music. Farida Mahwash is considered Afghanistan’s greatest contemporary woman singer, Homayoun Sakhi is the most outstanding and innovative Afghan rubâb player of his generation and the Sakhi Ensemble is comprised of some of the most sought-after Afghan musicians living in the United States.

$30, $15; FC, GCC, STCC and 17 & under $10

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