WELCOME TO THE
2013-2014 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 2013-2014 season,
beginning September 30, 2013.
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"Live On Stage Videos"
** THE DIAMONDS -
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2013 - 7:00 PM
With a “National Anthem of
Rock and Roll” in their pockets, The Diamonds are more than seasoned performers.
They are classic rock ’n’ roll.
The original quartet rose to
prominence in the 1950s and early 1960s with 16 Billboard hits including “The
Stroll” and the instant, million-selling hit “Little Darlin’” which has sold
approximately 20 million copies to date.
The Diamonds have learned
that the durability of classic rock and roll music is as much about the future
as it is about the past.
The newest quartet members,
playing saxophone and trombone joined with piano and drums, continue to expand
their audience by performing in a variety of venues and touring Europe, South
America, and Asia.
Three gold records...
thirty-three appearances on American Bandstand... inductions into the Doo-Wop
Hall of Fame and Vocal Group Hall of Fame... If you miss this show – you’ll be
missing rock ’n’ roll history!
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2013 - 2:30 PM
The world’s longest running phantom is taking off his mask and heading
back in time!
Best known for his decade-long portrayal of the lead role in the Tony
Award-winning musical, The Phantom of the Opera, Franc D’Ambrosio
also sang the Academy Award-winning theme song, “Speak Softly Love” as
the opera singing son of Al Pacino in Godfather III.
He has studied under the late Luciano Pavarotti, was snagged by Barry
Manilow to play the male lead in the pre-Broadway tour of Copacabana
and he has earned two Grammy Considerations for Best Male Vocalist
(1999) and Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album (2005).
This season Franc will showcase his newest
creation, I’ll Be Seein’ YOUZ ...A Bronx Boy’s Musical Perspective of
World War II featuring popular war songs from 1939-1946 and colorful stories
from his Bronx, Italian family. With piano accompaniment, the show and its
leading man will capture your heart and take you on a journey throughout
SONIC ESCAPE - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2013 - 7:00 PM
A force of epic proportion. A
palpable connection to the audience. An unforgettable concert experience.
Formerly known as Silver
Roots, Sonic Escape is composed of husband Shawn Wyckoff (flute) and wife Maria
Kaneko Millar (violin) graduates of The Julliard School. Adding cellist to the
flute and violin, Sonic Escape heralds a journey across borders, worlds and time
steeped in legends and magic.
The trio has performed in
classical music’s greatest halls including the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall and
Lincoln Center. Recipients of the 2011 Canada Council for the Arts Composition
Grant as well as the 2010 Chamber Music American Residency Grant, 2012 marks the
release of their debut album.
Sonic Escape devours new
sounds, pushes musical boundaries, and infuses shows with pure, dynamic energy
making audiences think they are hearing an orchestra of a dozen different
instruments or the synchronous voice of one. Intertwining music and stories,
this talented trio creates a rollercoaster ride of emotions and revelations.
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.
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