Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
2015-16 Season features a host of
Grammy Award winners
Featuring Michael Feinstein, Art of Time Ensemble, Vienna Boys Choir,
Robert Glasper Trio, Regina Carter, Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli, and more!
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College is pleased to announce its 2015-16 music series. This year’s lineup includes 61st Season opener Michael Feinstein, a children’s favorite Black Violin, a reimagining of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by Art of Time Ensemble, a holiday concert by Vienna Boys Choir, Robert Glasper Trio, a jazz violin virtuoso Regina Carter, and a tribute to Nat King Cole featuring Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli. These musical events reflect the artistic excellence and cultural diversity to which Brooklyn Center is dedicated.
Tickets to Brooklyn Center’s music series range from $18-$65 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm).
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ 2015-16 music series includes:
• Michael Feinstein: The Gershwins and Me
• Black Violin
• Art of Time Ensemble – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
• The Vienna Boys Choir – Christmas In Vienna
• Robert Glasper Trio
• Darlene Love
• Regina Carter’s Southern Comfort
• Straighten Up & Fly Right: The Nat King Cole Tribute featuring Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli
Michael Feinstein: The Gershwins and Me
2015-16 Season Opener
Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 7:30pm
Emmy- and Grammy-nominated entertainer Michael Feinstein brings his impeccable piano skills and unparalleled interpretations to some of the greatest selections in the entire American Songbook, peppered with personal anecdotes from his autobiographical book The Gershwins and Me, which reflects upon his six-year collaboration with the great Ira Gershwin.
Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 2pm
Back by popular demand, virtuoso violinists Kev Marcus and Wil B return to Brooklyn with their electrifying mash-up of hip-hop, classical, and pop tunes. With appearances ranging from the Apollo Theater and the Billboard Music Awards to three NFL Super Bowls and President Obama’s official Inaugural Ball, this dynamic duo never fails to take audiences by storm with their unique spin on music for strings.
Art of Time Ensemble
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 8pm
With hits including “When I’m Sixty-Four,” “With a Little Help From My Friends,” and the title song, The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band has been designated “the most important rock and roll album ever made” by Rolling Stone magazine. Toronto’s Art of Time Ensemble brings this iconic collection to life in a fusion of high art and pop culture that reveals the universal and timeless qualities that lie at the heart of all great music.
The Vienna Boys Choir – Christmas in Vienna
Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 8pm
This illustrious group of young musicians has been delighting music lovers across the globe for six centuries with their purity of tone, distinctive charm, and crowd-pleasing repertoire. Christmas in Vienna showcases these gifted musicians in an extraordinary program featuring Austrian folk songs, classical masterpieces, popular songs and, of course, holiday favorites.
The Robert Glasper Trio
Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 8pm
More than ten years after making his debut at the legendary Blue Note, 2015 Grammy-winning pianist Robert Glasper graces the Whitman stage with an intimate concert combining original jazz compositions and selections from his June 2015 album Covered, which draws from some of Glasper’s favorite songs by artists including Joni Mitchell, John Legend, and Radiohead.
Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 8pm
Pop icon Darlene Love has been captivating audiences worldwide for decades with her warmth, grace, and electrifying performances. She has sung with legends including Marvin Gaye, Elvis Presley, and Aretha Franklin, lit up the Broadway stage in such musicals as Grease and Hairspray, and was featured in the 2014 Academy Award-winning documentary 20 Feet From Stardom. From her No. 1 hit, “He’s A Rebel,” to her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, she continues to blaze a trail of success, proving why Rolling Stone magazine calls her “one of the greatest singers of all time.”
Regina Carter’s Southern Comfort
Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 8pm
Violin virtuoso and MacArthur fellow Regina Carter is considered the foremost jazz violinist of her generation, putting her indelible stamp on collaborations with artists as diverse as Wynton Marsalis, Mary J. Blige, and Dolly Parton. Her latest recording, titled Southern Comfort, pays a tender tribute to her paternal grandfather, an Alabama coal miner, as it draws from Appalachian fiddle tunes, church hymns, and the joyous Southern folk music that infused her childhood.
Straighten Up & Fly Right: The Nat King Cole Tribute
Featuring Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli
Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 3pm
As a singer, Nat King Cole was called “the best friend a song ever had,” but he was essentially a jazz performer at heart. Three-time Grammy Award-winning pianist Ramsey Lewis and singer/guitarist John Pizzarelli join forces in this tribute to the titan of fifties vocal pop, performing favorites including “Route 66,” “Mona Lisa,” “Unforgettable,” and more.
Visit BrooklynCenter.org for a complete season lineup.