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2009-10 performance season begins

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Ballet Folklorico de Mexico

Ballet Folklorico de Mexico

SFCC Cultural Programs announces its 2009-10 season performances.

ARTIST SERIES

Artist Series performances begin at 7:30 p.m. The first five performances of the season will be held in the Panther Gym, and the final five performances will be held in the newly renovated SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts.

Dallas Brass opens the season on Wednesday, Dec. 2 with their holiday performance “A Merry Christmas with Brass.” Destino, a group of three young, gifted tenors performs on

 Dec. 12.

Meet the crazy characters from Steve Solomon’s family in his one-man show My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish, & I’m in Therapy on Jan. 21.

Ballet Folklórico de México presents the rich heritage of Mexico with 50 dancers in colorful costumes and 20 musicians playing original music on Feb. 8. The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra presents “A Tribute to Arthur Fiedler,” on Feb. 18.

Direct from New York, see amazing Broadway veterans and an all-star band in Neil Berg’s 101 Years of Broadway: A Sequel on March 1. Enjoy performances by stage and screen star Shirley Jones and selections from Academy-Award-winning movies including E.T., Titanic, and Gone with the Wind performed by the 32-piece Hollywood Concert Orchestra during  “A Night at the Oscars” on March 13. Bowfire returns with their fast paced theatrically staged show featuring the finest lineup of fiddle and violin virtuosos. Enjoy Celtic, bluegrass, classical, jazz, rock, Gypsy, world, Texas swing, and Ottawa Valley style music with incredible step and tap dancing on March 20. John Pizzarelli sings classic standards and late-night ballads of the 1940s and 1950s on March 24.

Enjoy the new musical comedy Church Basement Ladies as they organize the food and solve the problems of a rural Minnesota church about to undergo changes in 1964 on April 8.

MATINEE SERIES

Matinee Series shows are on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. The first six performances of the series will be held in the Panther Gym. The final four performances will be held in the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts.

Todd Allen performs a wide variety of styles including country, rock ‘n’ roll, Las Vegas, and his national award-winning Elvis impersonations on Jan. 19. Vocalist and pianist Ken McBride takes the stage on Jan. 26 performing current ballads, old folk songs, Broadway standards, Irish favorites, and more.

On Feb. 2, New Odyssey performs with over 30 different musical instruments and features outstanding vocal harmonies and hilarious comedy routines. Galway to Broadway takes the stage on Feb. 9. Dublin born tenor Ciaran Sheehan and Broadway star Gay Willis bring the magic of Ireland and the best of Broadway to the stage. The Lowe Family, offers a blend of classical, Broadway, Irish, jazz, bluegrass, old-time favorites, six-part harmony, gospel, and dance on Feb. 16. The Feb. 23 performance features two musical acts. Keyboardist Danny Gallo starts out the show playing 1940s big band, swing, and blues to 1960s and 1970s pop and standards. The second half of the show features the Warner University Young Americans.

The Tamburitzans portray a multitude of cultural influences from Eastern Europe with authentic dance, costume, and instruments on March 2. Five By Design takes you back in time in a salute to small screen legends with “Stay Tuned” on March 9. Let’s Hang On performs a ’60s tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons on March 16. Broadway star William Michals closes out the season on March 23.

JAZZ SERIES

Jazz Series performances begin at 7:30 p.m. in the SFCC University Center Auditorium.

Freddy Cole, Grammy Award nominee and brother of Nat “King Cole,” performs Nov. 16.

On Dec. 11, Terry Myers performs with his quintet in a performance titled “Swingin’ the Great American Songbook.”

The Davis & Dow Quartet takes the stage on Jan. 7 with its performance, “Great Jazz Divas.” Experience an unforgettable tribute to the great female singers of the golden era of jazz.

On Jan. 22, world famous drummer Eddie Metz Jr. returns to the SFCC stage with his talented trio. The evening features the talents of Rossanno Sportiello on piano, and Nicki Parrott on bass.

Closing out the season on Feb. 4 is the Dixieland ensemble River City Dixie Jax playing New Orleans style music.

KALEIDOSCOPE SERIES

Kaleidoscope Series performances begin at 7:30 p.m. in the SFCC University Center Auditorium.

American classical pianist Nicholas Roth opens the season on Nov. 21. 

Baritone singer Tony Offerle takes the stage Dec. 15.

The Saint Louis Brass Quintet performs the works of today’s composers, Baroque and Renaissance pieces, and special jazz arrangements on Feb. 6. 

The Boston Trio, featuring Violinist Irina Muresanu, cellist Allison Eldredge, and pianist Heng-Jin Park, closes out the season on March 10.

All full-time SFCC employees are eligible for a 50 percent discount on up to two tickets per show for Artist Series performances. Tickets are on sale online at http://performances.southflorida.edu. The SFCC Box Office opens for walk up ticket sales on Oct. 26.

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