January 23-24

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin & Jay Campbell, cello

About this Performer
Born into a Moldavian family of popular folk musicians and later a student of violin and composition in Vienna and Bern, Patricia Kopatchinskaja performs a truly wide range of music. Dubbed as the wild child of the violin, “Pat Kop” is known as much for the passion and virtuosity of her playing as for her idiosyncratic trademark of playing barefoot. Now a megawatt star in high demand in Europe, Kopatchinskaja will be joined by her frequent collaborator Jay Campbell in a diverse duo program for her Boston recital debut. Praised by The New York Times for his “electrifying performances” which “conveyed every nuance,” Campbell has already forged a reputation as a spellbinding artist. The energy and intensity of these dynamic artists promise a truly memorable performance!
Saturday, January 18

Terence Blanchard Featuring The E-Collective

About this Performer
“Music and art have the power to change hearts and souls,” believes composer and trumpeter Terence Blanchard — a belief brought to life through the music of Blanchard and his E-Collective. This revolutionary ensemble thrives off the perfect mixture of Blanchard’s genius and the innovations of four young musical pioneers: guitarist Charles Altura, pianist Fabian Almazan, bassist David ‘DJ’ Ginyard Jr., and drummer Oscar Seaton. It was while recording the scores for Spike Lee’s Inside Man and Kasi Lemmons’ Talk to Me that Blanchard and Seaton first dreamt of a band that layered grooves teeming with funk, R&B, and blues colors. Years later, that dream came to fruition and formed the foundation for the E-Collective’s signature sound. A Grammy Award winner and Oscar nominee for BlacKkKlansman, Blanchard is also the first black composer to have his work staged by the Metropolitan Opera.
Friday, January 31

Trey McLaughlin and The Sounds of Zamar

The Zamar Experience
About this Performer
Trey McLaughlin and The Sounds of Zamar have undoubtedly carved a place for themselves in the music industry through soul-stirring arrangements of contemporary gospel, musical theater, and rich original compositions. The ensemble, organized in 2009, has performed with gospel greats such as William McDowell, Kierra "Kiki" Sheard, Richard Smallwood, Pastor Charles Jenkins, Earnest Pugh, Damien Sneed, and James Fortune. Trey McLaughlin is a former director of G.E.N.E.S.I.S., the Columbus State University Gospel Choir and currently serves as the Director of Worship and Arts at The Historic Tabernacle Baptist Church in Augusta, Georgia. McLaughlin and this anointed group are known for their rich harmonies and beautiful ensemble sounds on their viral videos which have gathered millions of YouTube followers. In addition to their distinct gospel style, Trey McLaughlin and The Sounds of Zamar have inspired audiences with clever arrangements of musical theater covers.
April 30, May 1, May 2, May 2, May 3

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

About this Performer
One of the world’s favorite dance companies, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is beloved for their incomparable sense of joy, freedom and spirit. The incomparable connection between dancers and audience coupled with brilliant choreography make for the kind of experience that brings audiences back year after year. Under the artistic direction of Robert Battle since 2011, the company is scaling new heights. Come celebrate the majestic Ailey company

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