This genre-bending string quartet brings cutting-edge new music. Their exciting, original program explores themes of spirituality, awakening, and inspiration by women composers including Caroline Shaw, Jessie Montgomery, Jessica Meyer, Shelley Washington, Hildegard von Bingen, Nina Simone and more. In their typically stylish and beguiling way, PQ delves into a sound world uniquely their own, including elements of classical, jazz, bluegrass, tango, Gregorian chant, and even whistles. PQ strives to showcase the compositions of women and people of color, whose voices are not equally represented in our modern musical world. Come celebrate this original program of courageous, resilient, passionate, and intelligent voices!
Eileen Ivers has established herself as the pre-eminent exponent of the Irish fiddle in the world today – a rare and select grade of spectacular artist whose work is so boldly imaginative and clearly virtuosic that it alters the medium. Eileen’s new, energetic, joyous and passionate band, Universal Roots, connect music, cultures, stories and emotions that tie us together …celebrating the fact that we are more alike than dissimilar. The ensemble, with a broad array of instrumentation, features Matt Mancuso, Buddy Connolly, Lindsey Horner, and Dave Barckow, with Eileen on fiddle, mandolin, banjo, bodhran, and live looping.
We’ve gone big. Last year Black Violin had the biggest attendance in FCA history. We had to take it to the next level. Led by composer/pianist, JooWan Kim, Hip Hop Orchestra Ensemble Mik Nawooj (EMN) uses Hip-Hop with compatible classical compositional techniques. Executed with MC/lyricist Sandman, a lyric soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, drums and bass, the music is rigorous, nuanced, accessible, and free from the dogmas of Western European concert music aesthetic. The result is seamless tête-à-tête with “textures swimming through the sound…like the world’s fastest ping-pong game” (Pitchfork) and is considered the “cutting edge of hip-hop” (Huffington Post).
At last! An evening of pure chaos! International siren and comedienne extraordinaire Meow Meow brings her glorious brand of subversive and sublime performance to North America. The spectacular crowd-surfing queen of song creates an unforgettable evening of exquisite music and mayhem. Prepare for Piazzolla tangos, Weill, Brecht, Brel, even Radiohead alongside original chansons. With Bowie and Pina Bausch as curators of her work Meow is an award-winning phenomenon, from Shanghai to the dives of Berlin, on London’s glittering West End, to Lincoln Center, Sydney Opera House and last seen with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and at Shakespeare’s Globe in London. She makes her Kennedy Center debut this fall on Renee Fleming’s VOICES series. An entertainment phenomenon.
Check out her new album Hotel Amour with Pink Martini
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Part vaudeville, part local talent contest, part parade. It’s a celebration of Fairbanks at our creative best.
FCA collaborates with the internationally renowned Dr. Prof. Tomáš Kubínek and 100’s of community members and local performers to produce a spectacular showcase of remarkable talent… YOU! We invite you to interpret flying – by creating your own flying machine. Build a contraption, a costume, write a poem, tell a story, create a dance… show us how you are creative. Gather your friends, co-workers, and family. Join us, as we fill Hering Auditorium with exclamations of delight, roars of laughter, and gasps of astonishment! Watch as Fairbanks Takes Off!
One of the most prolific and exciting bands to emerge from Ireland in recent years. Featuring banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, percussion and beautiful harmonies, We Banjo 3’s music is affectionately described as “Celtgrass.” The Galway-based quartet comprises two sets of brothers, Enda & Fergal Scahill and Martin & David Howley, who collectively hold over a dozen “All Ireland” titles.
The current cast members of the Emmy-nominated TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway? are proud to present their new improv tour: WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY?
WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions. Cast members Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, Dave Foley, and Joel Murray will leave you gasping with the very witty scenes they invent before your eyes. Audience participation is key to the show so bring your suggestions and you might be asked to join the cast onstage! WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? showcases some of the improv games made famous on the long-running TV show as well as some exciting new ones, featuring musical direction by Bob Derkach. All ages welcomed!
Each year, International Guitar Night’s founder Brian Gore invites a new cast of guitar luminaries from around the world for special concert tours of North America showcasing the diverse talent found on the acoustic guitar.
For the 20th Anniversary Tour, Brian invited guest host Mike Dawes (England) with an incredible two-hand contemporary style. He is joined by German Lopez and his sweet, high-pitched timple from the Canary Islands; electrifying jazz virtuoso Olli Soikkeli from Finland (who Fairbanks will remember from his visit here with Rhythm Future Quartet) and Hawaiian Slack Key master Jim Kimo West.
Make America Grin Again! We’ve never needed them more. No matter who or what is in the headlines, you can bet the Capitol Steps will tackle both sides of the political spectrum and all things equally foolish. What more would you expect from the group that puts the “MOCK” in Democracy?! Take a holiday from political acrimony and enjoy a good laugh as the Cap Steps returns to Fairbanks.
Illusionist, mentalist, and performance artist Scott Silven, whose performances have been a spectacular hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and New York’s famed McKittrick Hotel, creates an immersive theatrical experience that draws audiences in through artful storytelling, a little patron participation, and a captivating bit of mystery. The Palace Theatre will be transformed for an encounter far beyond a magic show—harnessing Silven’s training in hypnosis, psychology, and the performing arts for an uncommon evening of awe-inspiring intrigue. Definitely THE place to be on Valentines Day. Get your tickets right away for this exclusive, and very limited event!