WELCOME TO THE
2014-2015 TCCA CONCERT SEASON
Association provides cultural events for all students of the
District that they may not otherwise be exposed to. These Outreach
Programs are given at no charge to the students or the schools."
next to a performance indicate an additional
Student Outreach Program.
Below is a review
of the concerts scheduled for our 2014-2015 season, beginning
September 16, 2014.
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"Live On Stage Performances"
KIRYAYEVA - PIANO
- TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2015 - 7:00 PM
Alina Kiryayeva has captured the attention of international audiences and
critics. With “crystal clarity, the piano sang to the audience under her
delicate touch,” said the Imperial Valley Press.
“…marvelous concentration, control and genuine agility, that won her a standing
ovation from the audience.” – Times Gerald Record, Newburg, New York
Ms. Kiryayeva has toured her
native Ukraine as well as Russia, Mexico, France, Germany, Austria, Italy,
Holland, Japan and the United States.
She has performed
with the Kharkov State Philharmonic and State Opera Theatre Orchestras,
The Imperial Valley Symphony orchestra and New York Symphonic Ensemble
Orchestra. In 2013 Ms. Kiryayeva released a solo piano album "Sonatas",
which was featured on 150th broadcast of "Women in Music" on CKWR Radio
in Ontario, Canada. “…terrifically enjoyable show…” – Lucid
Culture, New York
A native of the
Ukraine, Ms. Kiryayeva performed her first solo recital at age 8 and her
solo debut with an orchestra at the age of 11. She was the First Prize
winner of the Senigallia International Competition, Italy. Ms. Kiryayeva
has also claimed top prizes in several international piano competitions
in the United States, including the Grace Welsh International
Competition, and the California Young Artist International Competition.
She was honored by
the Ukrainian President, Leonid Kravchuk, with the “State Award for
Achievements in Arts.” Ms. Kiryayeva is the recipient of a full
scholarship to The Juilliard School of Music, and has been awarded the
Fannie Gottlieb-Harkavi, and Susan Rose Piano scholarships.
LIVE FROM NASHVILLE -
FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2015 - 7:00 PM
High-Octane Country Show with Live Band
“International Award-Winning Production Company”.
Produced Song and Dance Spectacular! Breathtaking Scenery, Multimedia and
Nashville-based Matt Davenport Productions celebrates the songs that gave Music
City its name – from rural roots to sold-out stadiums. Hank, Patsy and the
latest from Nashville. Stellar stagecraft, country singers and dancers, backed
by a bonafide band of Nashville sidemen.
SAXsational ! -
THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015 - 7:00 PM
Spotlights Local Band “Knowledge, background, history ... entertaining. I can’t
recommend the program enough.” ~ Director of Bands, St. George Utah.
enrichment built into the show! 50 years of jazz and pop standards!
the most beloved instruments in American culture takes center stage! Rob Verdi
(“Side Street Strutters”) shares his rare and unusual instrument collection,
along with five decades of songs and artists that have shaped the saxophone.
Accompanied by local band or ensemble insures superior community engagement.
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JESSE LYNCH'S JAZZ 101 -
SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2014 - 2:30 PM
Lynch is no stranger to Live On Stage. He has played piano for popular veterans
Daniel Rodriguez and The American Tenors and has wowed audiences of his own
playing everything from Beethoven and Bop to free jazz and contemporary
extensive professional history as a vocal accompanist and coach, as well as a
student of both jazz and classical performance, Jesse is a genre-defying
musician with the ability and passion to take on any style of music.
on bass and drums, Jesse Lynch leads audiences on a journey through the
evolution and history of jazz through music and multi-media presentation in his
touring program Jesse Lynch’s Jazz 101.
This talented trio will crank up the heat on
stage with explosive energy and electrifying technique in the sounds of Joplin,
Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong and other jazz greats.
AN EVENING WITH HAL
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014 - 7:00 PM
Linden spices up the stage with a dose of nostalgia and a dash of legendary star
65-year career in the entertainment business, Hal Linden is best known for his
portrayal of the police precinct captain in the hit television series, Barney
Miller, for which he earned multiple Golden Globe and Emmy nominations.
he made his Broadway debut in the musical Bells Are Ringing opposite Judy
Holliday and has continued to perform in more than 20 Broadway and off-Broadway
productions including Pajama Game, A Christmas Carol, Chicago
and Cabaret. In 1971, he won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical
for his role in The Rothschilds.
Backed by a 7-piece band, Linden performs some of
America’s greatest songs and Broadway hits. You will get decades worth of
knowledge and talent and an entire concert filled with an assortment of poise,
entertainment and timeless melodies.
BACK ON BROADWAY -
TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014 - 7:00 PM
Exciting, impressive, touching, wildly entertaining, fresh, fun and funny are
just some of the things people are already saying about Back on Broadway.
Following in the fancy footsteps of the critically acclaimed and audience
favorite, On Broadway, Matt Davenport Productions’ all new show delivers an
exciting evening of non-stop show stoppers!
multi-talented cast of ten brings to life the most popular scenes and songs from
the new Broadway classics as they learn “How to Succeed on Broadway!” Dazzling
costumes, colorful and quirky scenery and an orchestral sound accompanies the
triple-threat performers in full production
numbers from shows like
The Producers, Ragtime, Legally Blonde, Mary
Poppins, Avenue Q, Jersey Boys 9 to 5, The Addams Family, Mama Mia and more!
Broadway also brings you the hits from award-winning recent revivals like
Anything Goes, South Pacific, Evita and Hello Dolly! Back on Broadway - It’s
your favorite moments from musicals all in one performance!
** JOHN BERRY -
SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014 - 2:30 PM
his tenor voice as a spiritual tool, John Berry is a moving, inspiring performer
that has the power to touch the hearts of both his loyal fans and newest
recorded and marketed six albums on his own Clear Sky Records label. His
regional popularity and those early discs eventually attracted him attention on
Records signed him in 1992 and it was then that he had a string of hits
including "I Think About It All The Time," "Change My Mind," "Kiss Me In The
Car," “What's In It For Me," and the #1 Grammy-nominated single "Your Love
In 1995 he received the Horizon Award and a
nomination for Top Male Vocalist by CMA. His performance of the title track CD,
O Holy Night, led to his most enduring legacy. John Berry on vocal
and guitar adds fiddle and back-up vocal to entertain with a celebration of
life, love, faith and good music.
UMI GARRETT - SATURDAY,
MAY 17, 2014 - 7:00 PM
She’s one young girl with one
great passion … and one giant career ahead of her.
11-year-old piano prodigy,
Umi Garrett, has been skyrocketing into superstardom since her appearance on The
Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2009. Receiving requests to perform worldwide and
appearing regularly with symphony orchestras around the world, she’s thrilling
audiences with her unparalleled performances and youthful, enthusiastic charm.
Umi’s highlights range from her orchestral debut with the Desert Symphony in
California to her debut in Asia with the Wuhan Symphony Orchestra.
Performing at festivals in
Italy, Australia and Japan, she was recently invited to perform a solo recital
for the Japan Times in Tokyo and at Carnegie (Weill) Hall.
Winner of first prize at the
Southwestern Youth Music Festival, the J.S. Bach Competition in Los Angeles for
two consecutive years and the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition
in New York, Umi Garrett is on a flight to legendary status and her ride doesn’t
seem to be stopping anytime soon.
** FOUR CELTIC
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014 - 7:00 PM
Irish Folk Ensemble
“…sweet harmony that
is bold and vibrant.” ~ Morganton Municipal Auditorium
musicianship, enthralling artistry. Billboard “World Music” No. 1 seller
of vocalists and instrumentalists render Irish classics alongside original
compositions. The ensemble – Voices, Celtic Harp and Bowed Psaltery – boasts
four seasoned concert and theatrical professionals.
GOOD COMPANY -
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2014 - 2:30 PM
Soulful Collective of Writers and Musicians
“superb, understated…delivers intimate, personal emotions.” ~ Music that
definitive sounds of NYC-Nashville-Detriot-LA. Vintage hits performed seamlessly
alongside fresh, original material
Music upstarts present “Under the Influence of Great American Music.”
Kaleidoscope of R&B, Rock, Gospel and Bluegrass looks forward as much as it
inspires nostalgia. Iconic American roots music for the 21st Century with
SUSAN EGAN - SUNDAY,
OCTOBER 19, 2014 - 2:30 PM
Broadway/Film/Television “Egan is electrifying” ~ New York Post
“Belle of Broadway”…literally! A song list that defines musical theatre.
Highly sought-after star of stage and screen is “svelte, sexy and sensational”
(New York Post).
parts actress and singer. Broadway veteran shares anecdotes and songs from a
career on the Great White Way.
by: Javier Naval
FLORIAN - Those Were The Days - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2014 - 7:00 PM
Were the Days
…“A perfect combination of musician and storyteller.” ~
Cultural Art Center of Cape Cod
● Former lead singer of “The New Christy Minstrels”
● The Spirit and Folk Songs of the 60s
folk music songwriter and performer. Music of the ’60s, as well as
favorites including John Denver. Humorous stories and audience interplay.
Familiar repertoire and laid-back style continue to inspire his vast fan base.
** ALEX DEPUE w/
MIGUEL DE HOYOS -
SUNDAY, JANUARY 18, 2015 - 2:30 PM
Fiery Violin & Guitar Duo “…virtuosity and
sophistication…” – San Diego Union-Tribune.
High-flying fingerboard pyrotechnics. Certified Gold & GRAMMY nominated (DePue
with Steve Vai).
World-renowned violinist/fiddler leads duo through an array of styles –
Classical, Bluegrass, Rock – with blazing virtuosity and emotion. Duo credits
include an appearance with the Philadelphia Orchestra and as feature
entertainers with the International Bluegrass Music Association. Supercharged,
accessible, genre-crossing repertoire.
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