Wadada Leo Smith / Vijay Iyer Duo

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 8:30pm

General admission: $15; Five College, GCC, and 17 & Under: $7

Seventy-five year old trumpeter and composer Wadada Leo Smith is one of the most influential musicians of our time. Pianist Vijay Iyer describes Smith as his “hero, friend and teacher.” Iyer, a professor in the Department of Music at Harvard University, was named DownBeat Magazine’s 2015 Artist of the Year and 2014 Pianist of the Year. Iyer has played extensively in Smith’s Golden Quartet, but 2016’s A Cosmic Rhythm with Each Stroke is the first documentation of their duo work.

Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs

Saturday, September 24 at 8:00p.m., Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

$75, $70, $30; Five College Student and Youth 17 and Under: $30, $25, $20; Five College Faculty & Staff: Please call the Box Office

Actor, singer, author and activist Alan Cumming brings his smash hit stage show, Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs, to the Fine Arts Center. An iconic performer on stage and screen, Cumming played Eli Gold on CBS’s The Good Wife, stole the show as the Tony Award-winning Emcee in Cabaret, and currently hosts PBS’s Masterpiece Mystery. Backed by a duo of musicians, he’ll perform his favorite covers along with some pretty amazing stories. Join us in the lobby at 6:30 p.m. for our opening party with desserts and cash bar.