Sponsored by Central Texas Orchestral Society
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Ailey II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers. Founded in 1974, the company embodies Mr. Ailey’s pioneering mission to establish an extended cultural community that provides dance performances, training, and community programs for all people. Under the direction of Sylvia Waters, Ailey II flourished into one of the most popular dance companies in the country. With new Artistic Director Troy Powell at the helm, Ailey II will continue to thrive as he brings a fresh dimension to this beloved company.
Saturday, February 27, 2016
John Fullbright got his start at the legendary Blue Door listening room in Oklahoma City. It was there that he recorded a live album and found his base, opening for many other writers including fellow Oklahomans Kevin Welch and Jimmy Webb. His 2012 studio debut, From the Ground Up, received a Grammy nomination for Americana Album of the Year, and later that year he won ASCAP’s Harold Adamson Award for lyric writing. In 2014, John released the critically acclaimed Songs, toured all over America and the UK, and appeared on Late Night with David Letterman
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Intersection Trio, formed in 1998, presents concert repertoire ranging from the classic multiple-instrument concerti of Beethoven, Brahms and Mendelssohn, to new, approachable works written expressly for the group in conjunction with orchestra, all intermixed with standard solo concerti.
The quintessential Intersection event is the trio concert, with a varied program of repertoire from all parts of the music world. A typical evening with Intersection may center on a Ravel, Dvorák or Brahms trio, but will veer into previously unexplored byroads. A Hungarian thread present in the Brahms may be further spun into a sequence of Gypsy tunes, Dvorak into slavic dance forms, Ravel into the ethereal world of sensuous French song.
Shinyribs is the continuation of Kevin Russell from the “Gourds” musical journey. Shinyribs show is an exaltation of spirit. It’s a hip shaking, belly laughing, soul-singing, song-slinging, down-home house party. All styles of American music are likely to be touched on, squeezed on, kissed on by this world class band featuring Winfield Cheek on Keyboards, Keith Langford on Drums, Jeff Brown on Bass and the Tijuana Train Wreck Horns.
Children's Letters to God
Friday, July 22, 2016
Based on the international best-selling book by Stuart Hample and Eric MarshallInspired by the international bestseller of the same name, Children's Letters To God is a musical that follows the lives of five young friends as they voice beliefs, desires, questions and doubts common to all people but most disarmingly expressed by children. Sixteen tuneful songs and assorted scenes (some based on actual letters) explore timeless issues such as sibling rivalry, divorce, holidays, loss of a beloved pet, the trials of being unathletic and first love. This entertaining show carries a universal message which crosses the boundaries of age, geography, and religion.
As in the best-selling book, the musical is not specifically religious in nature. It's about kids and various events in their lives that lead them to ask a lot of questions -- some funny, some serious, some surprising.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Hailing from Austin, Texas, Uncle Lucius are a band whose rootsy blend of classic rock, blues, soul, and country flavors has won them a loyal fan following. Some of their hits "Keep the Wolves Away" and "A Millions Ways."
Rachel Barton Pine
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Presented by the Central Texas Orchestral Society of the CAC
Heralded as a leading interpreter of the great classical masterworks, international concert violinist Rachel Barton Pine thrills audiences with her dazzling technique, lustrous tone and emotional honesty. With an infectious joy in music-making and a passion for connecting historical research to performance, Pine transforms audiences’ experiences of classical music.
This season Pine performs concertos by Beethoven, Brahms, Bruch, Dvorak, Fairouz, Mozart, Sibelius and Vivaldi, with orchestras including the Santa Rosa Symphony, the New Mexico Philharmonic, and the Flagstaff, Windsor, and Gainesville Symphony Orchestras. She continues her recital tour of the Complete Bach Sonatas and Partitas for Unaccompanied Violin and a life size video installation of her will be the culmination of a new Musical Instrument Museum exhibit about master violin makers.
In March, 2016 Avie Records will release Pine’s performance of J.S. Bach’s Six Sonatas and Partitas for Violin. Pine collaborated with conductor Sir Neville Marriner and The Academy of St Martin in the Fields for Mozart: Complete Violin Concerto, Sinfonia Concertante, her debut album on Avie. Pine has appeared as soloist with many of the world’s most prestigious ensembles, including the Chicago
Symphony; the Philadelphia Orchestra; the Royal Philharmonic; and the Netherlands Radio Kamer Filharmonie. She has worked with such renowned conductors as Charles Dutoit, Zubin Mehta, Erich Leinsdorf, Neeme Järvi and Marin Alsop.
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Allen has recorded 12 albums of original songs, including classics JUAREZ and LUBBOCK (on everything), and his most recent BOTTOM OF THE WORLD.His songs have been recorded by such diverse artists as: Bobby Bare, Guy Clark, Little Feat, Robert Earl Keen, David Byrne, Colin Gilmore, Doug Sahm, Ricky Nelson, Cracker, and Lucinda Williams.
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Mary Alice Marshall Performing Arts Center
at Temple College
2800 South 1st Street
Vadym Kholodenko has emerged as one of the most musically dynamic and technically gifted performers of his generation, heralded for interpretations that are “impeccable, tasteful and vibrant, and also something more: imaginative” (Cleveland Plain Dealer). Winner of the coveted gold medal and all special prizes at the Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2013, he is forging an international career throughout Europe, Asia, and North America to great acclaim.
This is the 8th Van Cliburn concert presented jointly by Central Texas Orchestral Society and Temple Symphony Orchestra.
An Evening with John Pinno
Saturday, October 29, 2016
John Pinno will be presenting an evening of classical guitar, assisted by his wife Mary Evelyn Pinno playing flute. This will be in Wendland Hall at the CAC on Saturday October 29 at 7:30 PM. There is a $10 admission fee at the door.
The program will consist of works composed originally for the guitar, and other works arranged for it. The program will begin with two works by Spanish composers, one originally for guitar by Rodrigo Riera from Venezuela, and the other arranged from a work for piano by Enrique Granados from Spain. Next are four works arranged from compositions for cello and for the lute by Johann Sebastian Bach. Following that is a three movement work by John Duarte from England, who composed the work for the great classical guitarist Andres Segovia in 1967 utilizing portions of traditional English folk melodies, and Duarte’s own material. The first half of the program will end with an arrangement for flute and guitar made by Mr. Pinno of a work originally for soprano soloist, chorus and orchestra by Wolfgang Mozart.
The second half of the program will begin with a guitar solo by the Spanish guitarist and composer Francisco Tarrega. Following that will be an original composition by Mr. Pinno for flute and guitar, and an arrangement for flute and guitar of a work for piano by Claude Debussy from France. The program will end with an original guitar solo by Agustin Barrios from Paraguay.
Jon Dee Graham
Saturday, November 12
Stop by before the concert for BBQ Chip's "Smokin' BBQ" food truck.
Jon Dee Graham is a guitarist and songwriter from Austin, Texas. A former member of the True Believers with Alejandro Escovedo, Graham is the only musician ever to be inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame three times.
Jon Dee Graham is most well known for his solo work, including the critically acclaimed records "Escape from Monster Island", "Hooray For The Moon", and "Full". He is also well known for his tenure in The Skunks, Austin's very first punk band, and roots-rock pioneers The True Believers with Alejandro Escovedo. Jon Dee has also played guitar with acts such as John Doe (X, The Knitters), Exene Cervenka (X), Michelle Shocked, Alejandro Escovedo, Kelly Willis, and The Gourds and has had his songs covered by many artists, including Patty Smythe, Patty Griffin and James McMurtry.
American Pie: A Slice of Harmony
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Plan now for an evening of harmony sprinkled with intrigue, laughter and good old-fashioned pie on Saturday, November 19, 2016 when Chisholm Trail Chorus of Sweet Adelines International presents “American Pie: A Slice of Harmony” at the Cultural Activities Center in Temple. Reserved seats are $20 and include pie tastings and door prizes. Tickets for the 7 p.m. performance are available at http://www.cacarts.org; or by calling 254-773-9926.
“Pie bakers are creative but most people don’t know they often have a competitive streak, especially when their reputation is on display at the local fair,” says show co-chair Sheila Donahue, stifling a smile. “This year, the Pie Queen has a lot at stake. Our chorus will perform songs associated with a variety of American music genres as the pie drama unfolds on stage.”
Chisholm Trail Chorus likes to include community groups in its annual show and this year the 4-part harmony group will be joined on stage by The Schade Tree Band, made up of 4 local talented musicians who play guitar, banjo, mandolin and fiddle. Between the chorus and the band, the show will cover folk, bluegrass, contemporary and classic rock, country, blues, pop, inspirational, patriotic and barbershop genres.
The Schade Tree Band includes John Schade, Hershall Seals, Gloria Holle and Willis Patton. They are the house band for the Belton Acoustic Concerts and have performed at the Tom Sefcik Hall, Temple’s Santa Fest, Oenaville Community Center, Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum and numerous charity fundraisers, senior centers and churches.
Also sharing the evening’s spotlight will be Temple High School Culinary Arts students, who will serve mini pies at intermission; and Karen Wheeler, the Belton “pie lady,” who is donating 4 of her famous pies to be given away throughout the evening. Sponsors for the show also include Concentus Media Group of Temple.
Chisholm Trail Chorus is the premier women’s a cappella group in Central Texas. The group performs choreographed classic and contemporary music in 4-part barbershop harmony. They hold weekly educational rehearsals in Temple and sing throughout Central Texas.
7:00PM, Saturday, December 3
2:00PM, Sunday, December 4
The Holiday’s famous tradition continues!! Texas Metropolitan Ballet dance studio in Killeen, offering premiere professional ballet training and experience, presents the classic ballet “The Nutcracker”. Party, presents, magic, suspense, battles, and Bonbons! Prepare to be delighted with a fresh new look at this classic holiday tale.
Texas Metropolitan Ballet provides a professional atmosphere for the serious student in ballet. Director Randall Marks, formerly a professional ballet dancer and principle with companies in NY, NJ, and TX, brings his vast knowledge and experience to the central Texas area. The students of TMB are privileged to be invited to present their inaugural performance and TMB’s world premiere of this year’s Nutcracker.