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Widely regarded as one of the major music influencers of our generation, Folds has spent over a decade sharing the stage with some of the world’s greatest symphony orchestras – from Sydney, Australia to the Kennedy Center. For five seasons he was a judge on the popular NBC series “The Sing Off,” which catapulted the art of a cappella into the national spotlight, and helped launch the careers of numerous a cappella groups.
Throughout his career, Folds has created an enormous body of genre-bending musical art that includes pop albums as the front man for Ben Folds Five, multiple solo rock albums, as well as unique collaborative records with artists from Sara Bareilles and Regina Spektor, to Weird Al and William Shatner.
Tickets: $59, $48, $39.
Celebrate the season with festive song and dance from the Symphony, Iron Street Dance Company, Tamara Howe School of Dance, Salina Chorale, Kansas Wesleyan University Chorale and Salina Youth Choir.
Tickets start at $25.
Hailed by NPR’s Fred Child as “one of the groups that has really helped to shape the future of classical music,” yMusic is a group of six New York City instrumentalists flourishing in the overlap between the pop and classical worlds. Their virtuosic execution and unique configuration (string trio, flute, clarinet, and trumpet) has attracted the attention of high profile collaborators—from Ben Folds to Dirty Projectors to Jose Gonzalez—and inspired an expanding repertoire of original works by some of today’s foremost composers, including Nico Muhly and Andrew Norman.
Tickets: $25, $18 (Students/Teachers Two-For-One)
Guest artist Steven Doane will perform Dvorák’s dramatic Cello Concerto, one of the best-loved masterpieces in the repertoire. The Symphony will also perform Beethoven’s First Symphony and Kodaly’s Galant Dances.
Tickets start at $25.
Born on June 25, 2003 on the island of Bali, pianist JOEY ALEXANDER originally learned about jazz from his dad, who exposed his son to a variety of classic albums from his extensive collection. At the age of six, Joey began teaching himself to play piano using a mini electronic keyboard given to him by his father. He was immediately able to pick out the melody of Monk’s “Well, You Needn’t,” but he didn’t stop there.
Joey’s musicianship and grasp of jazz fundamentals developed at a remarkable pace, and at age eight UNESCO invited him to play solo piano for an elated Herbie Hancock during the piano great’s visit to Indonesia. Joey later remarked to Hancock, “You told me that you believed in me, and that was the day I decided to dedicate my childhood to jazz.”
Tickets: $38, $28, $18.
First introduced to the nation on America’s Got Talent, these good ‘ol boys from the Lone Star State combine their personal charisma and powerful harmonies in a mixture of country, contemporary and operatic favorites. The Emmy Award Winning and Billboard Top 10 trio will perform songs like “Mountain Music,” “Unchained Melody” and “Nessun Dorma” alongside the Symphony. Their breathtaking vocals, humor and a touch of cowboy charm partnered with full orchestra will create an unforgettable show you won’t want to miss!
Tickets start at $25.
The veteran of more than 3500 performances, The Very Hungry Caterpillar joins a whimsical menagerie drawn from the pages of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? First published in 1967, the story was written and illustrated by Carle and Bill Martin, Jr., and has been a valuable tool in helping hundreds of thousands of toddlers associate colors and meanings with objects. The poignant story of a young girl’s unusual quest, Papa, Please Get the Moon For Me (1986), is considered one of Carle’s most imaginatively-designed works. A heartwarming exploration of a father’s love for his daughter, it’s the tale of an unusual quest for a unique plaything – the moon – and offers a splendid introduction to the wonderment of the lunar cycle.
Tickets AdultsL $17, Children: $10 for 11 and under.
KANSAS will be bringing their highly successful Leftoverture tour to more parts of the United States in the spring of 2017! For the first time in history, the band is performing the hit album in its entirety. The tour showcases two hours of classic KANSAS music including hit songs, deep cuts, and new songs from their new album, The Prelude Implicit.
Tickets: $85, $68, $47.
E.B. White’s loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte comes to life in Charlotte’s Web . Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up in the slaughterhouse. Enter Charlotte, a fine writer and a true friend, who assures Wilbur she will save him. Charlotte hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman – she will create a “miracle”. Spinning the words “Some Pig” in her web, Charlotte weaves a solution which not only makes Wilbur a prize pig, but ensures his place on the farm forever. This treasured tale, featuring mad-cap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship.
Tickets Adults: $17, Children: $10 for 11 and under.
These inspiring performances will feature more than 170 members of the Youth Symphony, Junior Youth Symphony and Preparatory Orchestra.
In the early fall of 1973, The Marshall Tucker Band was still a young and hungry group out to prove themselves every time they hit the stage. “We were a bunch of young guys who didn’t know any boundaries,” says founding member and longtime lead singer Doug Gray. As it turned out, the collective talents of The Marshall Tucker Band took them very far indeed.
Today, the band records on its own RAMBLIN’ RECORDS Label (distributed by Sony/RED) and continues to release new and previously unreleased material. Still led today by founding member and lead singer Doug Gray, they represent a time and place in music that will never be duplicated. Gray is quick to credit the band's current dynamic members with carrying on the timeless essence of The Marshall Tucker Band sound. Current members include the highly respected drummer B.B. Borden, a former member of both Mother's Finest and The Outlaws, multi-instrumentalist Marcus Henderson of Macon, Georgia, plays flute, saxophone and keyboards in addition to lead and background vocals, Pat Elwood on bass guitar, and Rick Willis on lead guitar and vocals, both of Spartanburg SC, are disciples of the Caldwell Brothers. Acclaimed lead guitarist and vocalist Chris Hicks recently rejoined the band after a two-year absence. Together they present a powerful stage presence as they continue to tour the country and continue to be a powerful force in the world of music.
Tickets $65, $49, $39.
The season will close with Gustav Mahler’s ambitious First Symphony, “Titan,” which Mahler called “music in search of a victory!”
Tickets start at $25.
One of the most prolific American storytellers of all time, Garrison Keillor is a writer and humorist best known for his popular live radio variety show, A Prairie Home Companion, which attracts more than 4 million listeners on more than 600 public radio stations each week. Keillor is also the host of the daily radio and online program, The Writers Almanac, and the editor of several anthologies of poetry, most recently, Good Poems: American Places. Keillor captivates audiences with his unique blend of comedy, charisma and wisdom.
Tickets $69, $58, $39.