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Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel          FREE EVENT*

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

7:30 pm

Philips Autograph Library

Jeffrey Siegel returns to WCU this fall with his a gorgeous feast of music to enchant the ears! His “Festive French Fare” program will include Debussy’s beloved Clair de lune, Ravel’s impressionistic The Fountain, and the poetic Nocturne of Gabriel Fauré.

Learn more: www.keyboardconversations.com

*No tickets are required. Seating is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.


Cirque Zuma Zuma Cirque Zuma Zuma

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Friday, February 17, 2017

7:30 pm

Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall

Orchestra: Adults $20 – Seniors/Students $15

Balcony: Adults $17 – Seniors/Students $13

Audiences and critics agree – Cirque Zuma Zuma is unlike anything they have ever seen before. Many describe it as an African-style Cirque du Soleil; such is the standard of Zuma Zuma’s performers and the quality of the show’s live musical score. As seen on season 6 of America’s Got Talent, Cirque Zuma Zuma packs every show with non-stop action and incredible features that keep audiences on the edges of their seats.

 

Learn more: www.zumazuma.com


Committed Committed

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

7:30 pm

Madeleine Wing Adler Theater

General Admission: Adults $20 – Seniors/Students $15

Considered one of the nation’s top ten a cappella groups, Committed is frequently compared to groups like Take 6 and Boyz II Men. Committed made their breakthrough on NBC’s The Sing-Off, from which they emerged as season 2 champions in 2010. Now with a 2016 Grammy nomination to boast, this five-man group from Alabama brings lush harmonies and an astoundingly varied repertoire on tour across the country.

 

Learn more: www.committedsings.com


The Divine Hand Ensemble Divine Hand Ensemble

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Friday, March 3, 2017

7:30 pm

Madeleine Wing Adler Theater

General Admission: Adults $20 – Seniors/Students $15

Moog-endorsed Mano Divina, leader of the Divine Hand Ensemble, is a professional concert Thereminist who performs classical and sacred music with his eight-member string ensemble internationally. The Divine Hand Ensemble plays with precision, elegance, and grace, mesmerizing audiences through the ethereal and emotional calm and mystery of the Theremin. Watch as Divina bends electricity with his hands and literally pulls beautiful music out of thin air. The Divine Hand Ensemble crosses all music boundaries through unique interpretations of movie scores, familiar popular songs, and classical and opera favorites.


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“An American Salute”

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

7:30 pm

Philips Autograph Library

This lively salute to American composers will include the rarely heard solo piano version of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Excursions of the famous West Chester-born composer Samuel Barber, Gottschalk’s virtuoso masterpiece The Union, written during the Civil War, MacDowell’s tender To a Wild Rose, and Aaron Copland’s rousing Hoe-Down from Rodeo and his humorous Cat and the Mouse.

Learn more: www.keyboardconversations.com

*No tickets are required. Seating is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.


Caladh Nua Caladh Nua

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

7:30 pm

Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall

Orchestra: Adults $20 – Seniors/Students $15

Balcony: Adults $17 – Seniors/Students $13

Caladh Nua is a tightly-knit, vibrant, and staggeringly talented band with its origins deeply rooted in the southern counties of Ireland. Comprised of five versatile musicians and singers playing a wide selection of instruments, the band captures the essential qualities of traditional Irish music and balances them with an innovative contemporary flair.

Learn more: www.caladhnua.com


Missoula Children’s Theatre presents Treasure Island Treasure Island

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

3:00 and 5:30 pm

Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall

General Admission: Adults $8 – Seniors/Students $5

 

Back by popular demand, the country’s preeminent professional children’s theatre company, the Missoula Children’s Theatre, returns to WCU and will once again recruit more than fifty local children to stage an original musical adaptation.

 

Auditions: Monday, March 13, 2017 at 4:30 pm in the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, Philips Memorial Building (700 South High Street).

 

Approximately fifty roles are available for local students ages kindergarten through 12th grade. No advance preparation or experience is necessary. Just be ready to have a good time!

 

Register for auditions online at: www.wcupa.edu/live.

 

Learn more: www.mctinc.org


Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

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Friday, March 31, 2017

7:30 PM

Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall

Orchestra: Adults $20 – Seniors/Students $15

Balcony: Adults $17 – Seniors/Students $13

The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble consists of seven brothers from the south side of Chicago who come from an extraordinary musical family. Since their founding in 1999, Smoov, Baji, Hudah, Yoshi, Rocco, Clef, and Cid have performed at venues all across the world and are excited to finally bring their sound home on a tour throughout North America. Mixing the brass band tradition with generous doses of hip-hop, soul, and funk, the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble creates an intoxicating and boisterous blend of music that is just barely contained.

 

Learn more: www.hypnoticbrassensemble.com


Tamagawa University Taiko Drumming & Dance Troupe Tamagawa

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Monday, April 10, 2017

7:30 pm

Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall

Orchestra: $15

Balcony: $10

Nearly 30 drummers and dancers from Tamagawa University, Japan, make a return appearance on our campus for an athletic and graceful performance that includes thundering Taiko drumming and Japanese folkloric dance. As one of the top-ranking taiko groups in Japan, their amazing stage show has received rave reviews from the New York Times and other media. With growing numbers of fans every year, they return to the U.S. to perform at the Cherry Blossom Festivals in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.


The Stunt Dog Experience Stunt Dogs

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Friday, May 5, 2017

7:30 pm

Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall

Orchestra: Adults $20 – Seniors/Students $15

Balcony: Adults $17 – Seniors/Students $13

Chris Perondi’s famous stunt dogs are out of this world! During this “Stunt Dog Experience,” you can expect to witness some of the most incredible stunts and behaviors ever performed by dogs. On a mission to promote animal rescue, pet adoption, and responsible pet care, all of the dogs in the show have been rescued from pounds and shelters across the country. With amazing air tricks, big air stunts, comedy antics, dancing dogs, and athletic feats, it is the most entertaining show of its kind!

 

Learn more: www.stuntdogshow.com