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Upcoming Events

Welcome! View our event listings below; click on a heading to sort the list or to view our brochure. Tickets for all 2016-2017 events are now on sale!

Online ticket sales close 24 hours prior to each event. To check on availability of day-of-show tickets, call the box office at 914-251-6200.

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Campfire to Cabaret
2016/2017 Center Season
Campfire to Cabaret

February 1, March 30, April 27. In front of a live audience, Tony-Award winning actress Joanna Gleason will lead a select group of students from Purchase College’s Conservatories in an evening of storytelling, drawing out personal narratives via a mix of intimate discussion, interactive demonstration, and hands-on exercises. For the students, it will be a once-in-a-lifetime learning experience; for the audience, a rare opportunity to observe the creative process first-hand.




Jazz at the Center
2016/2017 Center Season
Jazz at the Center

February 25, 8pm Jazz at The Center presents vocalist Ann Hampton Callaway in a tribute to the great Ella Fitzgerald.

Co-curated by Jon Faddis, Professor and Director of Jazz Performance in the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College, SUNY, and one of the most innovative and inspiring jazz trumpeters of our time, Jazz at The Center events are one-of-a-kind happenings, festival-style programs that bring together the genre’s greats and rising stars. The series continues on Saturday, April 29.

Click "more information" for complete information about all jazz series events.




CMS of Lincoln Center
2016/2017 Center Season
CMS of Lincoln Center

January 28, 5pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center presents Brahms and Fauré, featuring Yura Lee, Alessio Bax, Paul Watkins, and Ani Kafavian.

CMS is the nation’s premier repertory company, committed to creating extraordinary programs that deliver the finest chamber music repertoire and artists. The series of Saturday afternoon performances concludes on May 6. Click "more information" for dates, times, and complete program information.




Paul Taylor Dance Company
2016/2017 Center Season
Paul Taylor Dance Company

December 1, 7pm and January 28, 8pm Dancemaker Paul Taylor, one of the seminal artists of our time, continues to shape the homegrown American art of modern dance that he helped define. At an age when most artists’ best work is behind them, Mr. Taylor continues to win public and critical acclaim for the vibrancy, relevance and power of his dances.

This season we present two Paul Taylor events: a screening of the documentary Creative Domain with a guest appearance by the Paul Taylor Dance Company on December 1, and a full-length performance by the company on January 28.




Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
2016/2017 Center Season
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

December 4 and February 5, 3pm Clever, compassionate, and unabashedly creative. Center favorites NYC-based Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, now in their 5th decade and eternally without a conductor, return this season, with two exceptional programs. We’d expect nothing less. For program and soloist details, click more information.


The Hip Hop Nutcracker
2016/2017 Center Season
The Hip Hop Nutcracker

December 15, 8pm A holiday mash-up for the whole family. A dozen all-star dancers, on-stage DJ and an electric violinist bring the traditional Nutcracker story to life in contemporary New York City. This full-length show celebrates love, community and the magic of the holiday season.




Rob Mathes
2016/2017 Center Season
Rob Mathes

December 16 & 17, 8pm Get ready to rock around the Christmas tree with the one and only Rob Mathes. This annual celebration featuring Mathes, plus his all-star band and chorus, is a high-energy evening of rock, jazz, and blues - original tunes and holiday classics that will put you in the spirit of the season.




Into the Woods
2016/2017 Center Season
Into the Woods

February 2 & 3, 8pm Unanimously acclaimed, extended twice at the Roundabout’s Laura Pels Theater, the Tony Award-winning musical classic by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine has been mounted with boundless imagination. This witty and wildly theatrical re-invention is Into the Woods like you’ve never seen it before! Mind the wolf, heed the witch, and honor the giant in the sky at this extraordinary musical about the power of wishes and what really happens after they come true.




Venice Baroque Orchestra
2016/2017 Center Season
Venice Baroque Orchestra

February 11, 8pm Committed to the rediscovery of 17th- and 18th-century masterpieces, the Venice Baroque Orchestra is recognized as one of today’s very finest period instrument ensembles. Led from the harpsichord by the scholar and ensemble’s founder Andrea Marcon, and joined by violinist Nicola Benedetti as soloist, the orchestra promises to deliver a splendid evening of music.




Kronos Quartet
2016/2017 Center Season
Kronos Quartet

February 12, 3pm The Kronos Quartet, one of the most celebrated and influential groups of our time, combines a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to continually re-imagining the string quartet experience. This afternoon performance begins our journey as a Legacy Partner on the Kronos’ Fifty for the Future project and will include performances of new works commissioned within the context of the project.




Spectrum Dance
2016/2017 Center Season
Spectrum Dance

February 18, 8pm Spectrum Dance Theater ignites audiences through the ambitious artistic agenda of Donald Byrd. Under his leadership, Spectrum Dance Theater has become the preeminent modern dance company of the Pacific Northwest. They are committed to pushing the boundaries of movement and message, producing and presenting contemporary dance of global caliber.




Matt Haimovitz
2016/2017 Center Season
Matt Haimovitz

February 26, 3pm Renowned as a musical pioneer, cellist Matt Haimovitz has inspired classical music lovers and countless new listeners. He brings a fresh ear to familiar repertoire, champions new music and initiates groundbreaking collaborations, and creates innovative recording projects. In advance of releasing the complete set of Bach Suites for Unaccompanied Cello, Haimovitz offers a recital of selected suites in our Recital Hall.




Decoda
2016/2017 Center Season
Decoda

March 5, 3pm Decoda is a chamber ensemble comprised of virtuoso musicians, entrepreneurs, and passionate advocates of the arts. They return for their forth season at The Center; this time their performance will be the culmination of an intensive three-day, multi-disciplinary residency on the Purchase College campus and will feature students from the Conservatories of Music, Dance and Theater Arts.




Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
2016/2017 Center Season
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

March 12, 2pm Won’t you be our neighbor? Daniel Tiger and all of his friends are hopping aboard Trolley to delight live audiences in this live, interactive, theatrical production, filled with singing, dancing, laughter, and “grr-ific” surprises sure to warm the hearts of multiple generations.




Danu
2016/2017 Center Season
Danu

March 18, 8pm Keep the St Patrick’s Day party going! Hailing from historic County Waterford, Danú is one of today’s leading traditional Irish ensembles. Their high-energy concerts feature a glorious mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire, taking audiences on a musical journey to their native Isle.


Ignacio Berroa
2016/2017 Center Season
Ignacio Berroa

March 19, 3pm Jazz Legend Dizzy Gillespie best defined drummer Ignacio Berroa as "the only Latin drummer in the history of American music that intimately knows both worlds; his native Afro-Cuban music as well as Jazz." His musicianship and versatility have allowed to him to build a tremendously successful career; he is considered to be one of the greatest drummer of our times.




Shen Wei Dance Arts
2016/2017 Center Season
Shen Wei Dance Arts

March 25, 8pm One of the premier international dance companies, Shen Wei Dance Arts transcends East and West, fusing disparate forms to forge a new hybrid form of dance. The Company’s dances reflect the compositional rigor of Shen Wei the visual artist, dancer, and choreographer—incorporating vivid colors, striking design, and imaginative use of space into theatrical, kinetic paintings.




Absolute Brightness
2016/2017 Center Season
Absolute Brightness

March 26, 3pm From the writer of the Academy Award-winning film Trevor comes The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, written and performed by James Lecesne, directed by Tony Speciale, with original music by Tony Award-winning composer Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening).




The Orchestra Now
2016/2017 Center Season
The Orchestra Now

April 1, 8pm Founded in 2015, The Orchestra Now is an innovative training orchestra and master’s degree program at Bard College. TON mines the wealth of underperformed repertoire, reimagines traditional concert formats, and strives to make the experience of the performers a part of the listeners’ experience. On April 1, they will perform under the baton of conductor James Bagwell.




Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
2016/2017 Center Season
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

April 2, 3pm HBE are seven brothers from the south side of Chicago who come from an extraordinary musical family; their father is jazz legend Phil Cohran. The band freely mix the brass band tradition with generous doses of hip hop, soul and funk, creating an intoxicating and boisterous blend.




Rosanne Cash
2016/2017 Center Season
Rosanne Cash

April 7, 8pm Join us in welcoming one of the country’s preeminent singer-songwriters, Rosanne Cash, to The Center! Cash’s exciting show celebrates her highly-acclaimed and three time Grammy winning album, The River & the Thread, a collection of original songs that connect and re-connect Rosanne to the American South, the place of her birth and the home of her ancestors.




David Sedaris
2016/2017 Center Season
David Sedaris

April 8, 8pm The Center is proud to present an evening with humorist and regular National Public Radio contributor David Sedaris. Tweaking the familiar until it warps, David Sedaris mines poignant comedy from his life. His wickedly witty observations of the ordinary-bizarre are always sure to inspire insights, laughs, and nods of agreement.




Fei-Fei Dong
2016/2017 Center Season
Fei-Fei Dong

April 23, 3pm Chinese pianist Fei-Fei Dong is a winner of the 2014 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition and a top six finalist at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. She continues to build a reputation for her poetic interpretations, charming audiences with her “passion, piquancy and tenderness” and “winning stage presence.” (Dallas Morning News).




Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane
2016/2017 Center Season
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane

May 13, 8pm Now in its 34th year, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company has performed worldwide and is recognized as one of the most innovative and powerful forces in the dance-theatre world. The repertory is widely varied in its subject matter, visual imagery, and stylistic approach to movement, voice, and stagecraft.