Global View Series (2013-14 Season)
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Series Prices: $240.00, $202.00, $120.00 for 6 events | ORDER
- October 18, 2013 at 8:00 pm
This stunning chanteuse has seduced audiences around the world with her hauntingly beautiful voice, luminous stage presence, and soul-stirring interpretations of fado, the traditional Portuguese music genre. This powerful Portuguese-Mozambican contralto is today's face of contemporary fado, and she is introducing this passionate and melancholic music to the world. Known as the poetry of the Portuguese, fado dates back to the 1820s and possibly earlier. It originated in the streets and tavernas of working-class Lisbon, and is a fusion of Gypsy, Arabic, Afro-Brazilian, and Andalucían musical influences. We are pleased to welcome back this gifted vocalist who thrilled our audiences with her last appearance. "[Mariza is] remaking fado’s ancient sadness into a majestic modern sound." (Rolling Stone)
$46, $38, $23
- October 19, 2013 at 8:00 pm
- October 20, 2013 at 4:00 pm
Considered one of the world’s greatest folkloric dance ensembles, these gifted Eastern European dancers and musicians bring their rich and colorful artistic traditions to the Center. Hungarian Rhapsody is a spirited journey through time, tracing the history of this thousand-year-old culture through its dance and music. Since its founding in 1951, the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble has revitalized the folk culture of the Hungarian people. Its impressive repertoire is based on authentic dances, some collected from tiny, isolated villages with dance elements dating back many centuries. Their choreography is enhanced by vibrant costumes and extraordinary folk music – which inspired the likes of Liszt, Brahms, Bartók, and Kodály – performed live by the talented Folk Orchestra. Don’t miss this performance infused with virtuosic dance, acrobatics, grace, lyricism and passion that The Washington Post called a "Forceful, tasteful, unglorified presentation of ethnic expression."
$46, $38, $23
Featuring Taj Mahal, Vusi Mahlasela, and Deva Mahal with Fredericks Brown
- November 15, 2013 at 8:00 pm
Travel the musical globe with the legendary Taj Mahal as he takes the stage along with some friends and family to perform an evening of soulful, blues-based, world music. Grammy Award-winning composer, instrumentalist, and vocalist Taj Mahal began his career performing the blues, but soon branched out to explore the music of the world, giving his music a global perspective. For this amazing concert he is joined by African folk-singer, poet-activist Vusi Mahlasela who is known in his native South Africa as "The Voice" for the support he gave to the anti-apartheid movement. Rounding out the bill is Mahal's daughter, Deva Mahal, and her band, whose music is a fusion of soul, blues and the organic sounds of New Zealand. All music lovers should experience this night of inspired music making. "[Taj Mahal]…has about the deepest and widest roots of any popular music performer today." (The New York Times)
$46, $38, $23
- November 23, 2013 at 8:00 pm
This extraordinary classical ballet company from China performs one of its signature ballets, The Butterfly Lovers. Based on an ancient legend often considered the Chinese equivalent of Romeo and Juliet, this tragic ballet tells of Zhu, a young woman who disguises herself as a man to pursue her studies, and her classmate Liang, with whom she falls in love even though she is betrothed to another. This heartbreaking tragedy is filled with luminous costumes, spectacular sets, and gorgeous choreography performed with exquisite skill by these gifted dancers. Since 1979, this accomplished ensemble has enchanted audiences around the world with its interpretations of classical Chinese and Western ballets. Our audiences were spellbound by their last appearance and this beautiful Asian masterpiece is certain to have the same effect.
$56, $48, $28
- March 2, 2014 at 4:00 pm
When this debonair baritone from Germany strides onstage — perfectly poised and impeccably dressed in white tie and tails —to join his Weimar-era, big band orchestra, you'll suddenly be transported to an elegant Berlin nightclub back in the 1920s. In this new production, The Golden Age, Max Raabe & Palast Orchester present virtuosic recreations of the classic dance hall songs, swing and cabaret hits of the 20’s and 30’s. Legendary in his own country, this retro crooner with his smooth, silky sound and his superb orchestra are classically trained artists, and they take their music very seriously — but not themselves. There's a hint of tongue-in-cheek, especially in Raabe's dry and pithy introductions. "Their performances conjure the same warm immediacy as a vintage recording," says Vogue, who featured these fashionable artists prior to their Carnegie Hall appearance. It's a delightful entertainment experience quite unlike anything you've seen before.
$46, $38, $23. 2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID on February 18, 2014
- March 16, 2014 at 4:00 pm
Begin your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations at the Center for the Arts with these Celtic music pioneers. These six-time Grammy Award-winners take our stage for the first time in a lively concert that captures the profound beauty of the Emerald Isle. The Chieftains have uncovered centuries of Irish song and made these traditional works their own through the inimitable style that has won them countless fans over the decades. Their iconic sound has become synonymous with the revival of traditional Irish music. This legendary band has collaborated with countless stars of the music world including The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Doc Watson, and Luciano Pavarotti; and has performed for both Pope John Paul II and Queen Elizabeth II.
$60, $52, $30. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID on March 4, 2014