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Center for Performing Arts Lineup Announced

cpaPenn State Live has posted the list of next year’s performers being brought to campus by the Center for Performing Arts.

Needless to say, we have some pretty good acts coming. Acts I’m looking forward to include: Bela Fleck, famous banjoist; Avenue Q; the Monterrey Jazz Festival on Tour; and Stomp (AWESOME!!!).

Last season was pretty good too. I had the opportunity to see Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Jimmy Heath, and McCoy Tyner. The CPA does a pretty good job… if only UPUA and UPAC could do so well.

The complete lineup for next year is below.

Jeffrey Siegel
Keyboard Conversations®
The Power and Passion of Beethoven
7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 (SA)

Imani Winds with Special Guest Stefon Harris
7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 (SA)

Thank You, Gregory!
A Tribute to the Legends of Tap
7:30 p.m. Oct. 2

The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon
Enchantment Theatre Company
2 p.m. Oct. 4

Avenue Q
7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 and 7

Julian Lage Group
7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 (SA)

Emerson String Quartet
7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 (SA)

Orquestra de São Paulo
Kazem Abdullah, conductor
Dame Evelyn Glennie, percussionist
7:30 p.m. Oct. 23

Dizzy Gillespie™ All-Star Big Band
Directed by Slide Hampton
Featuring James Moody, Jimmy Heath, Roy Hargrove, Cyrus Chestnut, Steve Davis, Roberta Gambarini, Antonio Hart, John Lee, and Terell Stafford
7:30 p.m. Oct. 28

Martha Graham Dance Company
Clytemnestra
7:30 p.m. Nov. 5

Kronos Quartet
Awakening
7:30 p.m. Nov. 10

Virsky Ukrainian National Dance Company
7:30 p.m. Nov. 17

Bang on a Can All-Stars and Trio Mediaeval
Julia Wolfe’s Steel Hammer
7:30 p.m. Nov. 19

Sweet Honey in the Rock
7:30 p.m. Dec. 2

If You Give a Pig a Pancake and Other Story Books
TheatreworksUSA
2 p.m. Jan. 24

Capuçon-Angelich Trio
7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 (SA)

The Actors’ Gang
The Trial of the Catonsville Nine
7:30 p.m. Feb. 2

Groovaloo
7:30 p.m. Feb. 11

Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour
Featuring Kenny Barron Trio, Regina Carter, Kurt Elling, and Russell Malone
7:30 p.m. Feb. 16

Béla Fleck
The Africa Project
Collaborations with Amazing African Musicians
7:30 p.m. March 3

Eileen Ivers
Beyond the Bog Road
7:30 p.m. March 19

A Year with Frog and Toad
2 p.m. March 27

Aulos Ensemble
7:30 p.m. March 27 (SA)

Stomp
7:30 p.m. March 30 and 31

Mamma Mia!
7:30 p.m. April 13, 14, and 15

Terence Blanchard Quintet
7:30 p.m. April 20 (SA)

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