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The trademark sound of Russell Hitchcock's soaring tenor voice and Graham Russell's simple yet majestic songs create a unique sound forever known as Air Supply. It is the live shows that always hold audiences captive around the world.
"Lost in Love," "All Out of Love," "The One That You Love," "Sweet Dreams," and "Making Love Out of Nothing at All" have each achieved multimillion plays on the radio. In 2013, the duo was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association's Hall of Fame. Air Supply celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2015 and continues to delight audiences all over the world.
Visionary choreographer Alonzo King actively develops bold original works with other artists from diverse disciplines and cultures. World Music/CRASHarts has commissioned Alonzo King LINES Ballet's new collaboration with tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain, who has composed music especially for this project and will perform the East Coast premiere onstage, with Sabir Khan playing sarangi.
Free preperformance talks with Boston Dance Alliance Executive Director Debra Cash 30 minutes prior to curtain in the ICA café.
Free post-performance Q&A with the artists Friday, April 20.
This new commission of the Alonzo King LINES Ballet with Zakir Hussain was made possible through a generous grant as part of the Arts Capacity Building Initiative of the Barr and Klarman Family Foundations.
Bill Murray, actor Jan Vogler, cello Mira Wang, violin Vanessa Perez, piano
Bill Murray and Jan Vogler met during their travels and became friends in New York. Curious about each other's artistic worlds and interests, the actor and the cellist soon had the idea to work together on a project. The program would showcase the core of American values in literature and music and communicate the bridges artists have built between America and Europe. Twain, Hemingway, Whitman, Cooper, Bernstein, Gershwin, and Foster are some of the strongest voices that influenced generations of humans in America and gave the world a picture of the charm, energy, and creative force of the New World.
In 2017, the joint program celebrated its premiere. The Hollywood star's love for classical music is young and his art of language boundless, giving all the more reason to look forward to a fascinating encounter between great music and great literature featuring two masters of their art.
Brit Floyd performs songs from Pink Floyd's best-loved and biggest-selling albums, including The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall, and The Division Bell.
The Brit Floyd show is regarded as the world's greatest live tribute to Pink Floyd and "the perfect rock show" (LA Times). Complete with multiple moving light designs, lasers, inflatables, and theatrics, a Brit Floyd show is as close as fans will ever get to experiencing the magnificence of a Pink Floyd show live.
Chinese Man is a French trip-hop band whose influences span the globe. Created in 2004, the Marseille-based group's eclectic sound blends old school hip-hop, original vocals, and rap with French sensibilities mixed with funk, dub, reggae, and jazz. A collective comprised of Zé Mateo, High Ku, and beatmaker Sly, they sometimes also count among its membership producer Leo Le Bug, Le Yan, Taiwan MC, and MC Youthstar. They have their own record label and a series of EP releases, including their 10th full-length recording, Shikantaza, which was released in early 2017.
Presented in association with Crossroads Present
CRASHfest transforms the House of Blues into an indoor music festival with a kaleidoscope of sounds and cultures that brings an eclectic and worldly spin to the Boston music scene. The House of Blues features an expansive dance floor and seated balcony overlooking the main stage, the luxurious and exotic Foundation Room, and a smaller stage in the restaurant. Global street food, international beer, and custom cocktails will be available for sale.
Led by Indian tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain and Grammy-winning jazz superstar bassist-composer Dave Holland, Crosscurrents showcases the long and vibrant relationship between jazz and Indian classical music, both of which have improvisation as a core tenet. The international supergroup also features Bollywood star vocalist Shankar Mahadevan, guitarist Sanjay Divecha, jazz pianist Louiz Banks, saxophonist Chris Potter, and drummer Gino Banks.
Drones and beats, crimson beads, and towering black lamb's-wool hats all serve as a striking backdrop to the Ukrainian folk-punk quartet DakhaBrakha. With one foot in the urban avant-garde and the other in Ukranian village culture, the group's self-proclaimed "ethno-chaos" is a refreshingly novel vision of Eastern European roots music.
As the front man for the band bearing his name, Chris Daughtry has become one of the most visible and consistent rock and roll torchbearers of the 21st century. Since rising to prominence on the fifth season of American Idol, he has released four albums, all of which reached the Billboard Top Ten and have combined sales of over eight million copies in the U.S.
Daughtry have released four studio albums, scored four No. 1 hits, and garnered four Grammy nominations. Additionally, the band has sold over eight million albums and 16 million singles, as well as selling out concerts around the globe. On radio, the band has also earned four No. 1 singles, including the multi-format hit No. 1 song "It's Not Over." Daughtry's self-titled album was the fastest-selling rock debut in SoundScan history, and its follow-up, Leave This Town, marked the quintet's second consecutive No. 1 album.
Raised in Havana, Daymé Arocena reimagines her African roots through jazz, soul, and funk. Her powerful singing and buoyant music defy expectations, drawing on the rhythms of Afro-Cuban traditions, the nimble athleticism of jazz, and the catchy hooks of pop melodies.
Decades Rewind is a national touring concert, dance party, and theatrical performance all wrapped up in one blockbuster show! Join world-class entertainers and award-winning vocalists in a celebration of the hits of the '60s, '70s, and '80s — the most prominent decades in music history. Disco, funk, rock, and Motown all take center stage in this brand new theatrical concert featuring over 60 songs, 100 costume changes, and nostalgic video. From Aretha to Zeppelin, Decades Rewind will have you singing and dancing in the aisles. This IS the story of your life!
The Donkey Show is the intoxicating international sensation that takes you behind the velvet ropes into a glittered wonderland of decadence, divas, and disco, inspired by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Come party on the dance floor to all the disco hits you know by heart as The Donkey Show unfolds all around you. It's a show . . . it's a party . . . it's the ultimate disco experience.
Must be 18 to enter, 21 to drink.
Like all great icons, Engelbert Humperdinck is a man of great depth — masculine and loving, shy inside and uninhibited onstage, prepared to play the sex god to the hilt and still, at this stage of his career, managing to get away with it. In a career spanning almost 50 years, Engelbert has generated sales in excess of 140 million records, including 64 gold albums and 35 platinum, four Grammy nominations, a Golden Globe, and stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Las Vegas Walk of Fame, and Leicester Walk of Fame. He has performed for the Queen, several presidents, and many heads of state.
Take a trip down a dark desert highway, feel the cool wind in your hair, and experience the Grammy Award-winning sounds that defined a generation.
Blending their extraordinary vocal and musical talents, Hotel California faithfully reproduces the sound of the Eagles' studio recordings while recreating a classic sound which undeniably transcends the boundaries of rock, R&B, and country while delivering a modern, action-packed performance that brings this timeless music into the new millennium.
This dynamic, highly acclaimed show incorporates Hotel California's very own world renowned vocal harmony and authentic instrumentation, including all specialty instruments. Each concert presents an exciting showcase of the Eagles' megahits including "Take it Easy," "Heartache Tonight," and, of course, "Hotel California," as well as select titles from the solo works of Don Henley, Glenn Frey, and Joe Walsh.
Fronted by British-Nigerian vocalist Eno Williams, Ibibio Sound Machine present an exhilarating mash-up of West African highlife, disco, post-punk and psychedelic electro-soul. It sounds as "if you crossed '70s Nigerian highlife with LCD Soundsystem." —Pitchfork
In the Mood, a 1940s musical revue, transports the audience to a time when everyone was singing and dancing to the same kind of music. For over two hours, this big event enthralls with its singers, period costumes, fine orchestral arrangements, dance routines, and sheer American pizzazz!
Joined by the sensational String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra, the In the Mood singers and dancers will be the highlight of the season in a musically jam-packed performance choreographed by Broadway choreographer Alex Sanchez. Treasures such as "Swingin' on a Star," "Tuxedo Junction," "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," "Sing Sing Sing," "Chattanooga Choo Choo," "I'll Be Seeing You," "La Vie en Rose," "Take the A Train," and "The Last Time I Saw Paris" are just a small part of a program that will leave audiences cheering.
Fourteen-year-old jazz piano prodigy Joey Alexander develops fresh takes on well-known tunes, combining them seamlessly with his own original compositions. His 2015 debut album, My Favorite Things, garnered two Grammy nominations for Best Jazz Instrumental Album and Best Improvised Solo, making him the youngest jazz artist ever nominated. He is touring with his trio in support of his latest record, Countdown.
Internationally acclaimed kamancheh (Persian spiked fiddle) master Kayhan Kalhor and Turkish singer and bağlama (long-necked lute) virtuoso Erdal Erzincan blend ecstatic rhythms with sensual melodic phrases to create intensely spiritual and emotional music.
Max Raabe and his 12-piece Palast Orchester bring Weimar-era cabaret to life by meticulously recreating music of the 1920s and 1930s with elegance, verve, and humor. Their new critically acclaimed show Let's Do It finds the German band taking on the American songbook with a program stacked with standards like "Stormy Weather," "Over My Shoulder," and "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?", along with the German counterparts written in the late 1920s. Hilarious songs like "When I Need Love, I Go to Pauline," romances like "Women Are So Beautiful When They Love," and classics like Kurt Weill's "Bilbao Song" are cleverly woven into a highly entertaining evening that bridges time and space.
The Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling Newsboys welcome back to the stage former bandmates Peter Furler and Phil Joel for the Newsboys United Tour, showcasing all the hits under one roof for one tour.
Furler, a founding member of Newsboys and the group's former drummer and lead vocalist, embarked on a successful solo career in 2009. During his tenure, the band earned five gold recordings and released such classic hits as "Shine," "Breakfast," and "He Reigns." As Newsboys' bass player, Joel was featured on multiple albums and sang lead on the group's hit single "Entertaining Angels." Since his departure, Joel has bowed seven recordings as well as 2015's acclaimed Word Worship set, Zealand Worship — The EP.
Spanning jazz, Latin, and African influences, Transparent Water is an exquisitely beautiful new collaboration between the seven-time Grammy-nominated Cuban pianist, composer, and bandleader Omar Sosa and the award-winning Senegalese kora master and singer Seckou Keita. They are touring with percussionist Gustavo Ovalles to capture the thrilling live experience of their debut recording.
The Piano Guys became an internet sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly original, self-made music videos. The group consists of just one piano player, Jon Schmidt, and one other instrumentalist, Steven Sharp Nelson, on cello. The duo are joined by producer and videographer Paul Anderson and music producer and songwriter Al van der Beek.
The Piano Guys have made over 65 videos, including an innovative 10-handed version of One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful." Their spectacular videos have netted over 1.2 billion YouTube views and over 5.4 million subscribers. Currently, The Piano Guys have over 1.6 million Facebook fans who have shared videos like "Michael Meets Mozart," which features over 100 tracks of cello textures, including a deep bass drum sound created by tapping on the cello body; a shaker sound made by Nelson rubbing rosin on his bow; and a record-scratch noise caused by his scraping a quarter on the strings.
With a repertoire that crosses genres of classical, jazz, and golden-era pop music, Pink Martini draws inspiration from music from all over the world and performs in 22 languages. The self-proclaimed "little orchestra" is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Sympathique, its first and most popular album.
Rockin' Road to Dublin is the new sensation that combines the art of an Irish dance show and the power of a rock concert with the finish of a Broadway theatrical production. Starring world champion Irish dancers Scott Doherty and Ashley Smith, Rockin' Road to Dublin is a must-see spectacle.
With Mahanthappa on alto saxophone, Rez Abbasi on guitar, and Dan Weiss on tabla, Rudresh Mahanthappa's Indo-Pak Coalition creates a mesmerizing and fiery brand of jazz blended with eastern Indian roots music. The vibrant presence of Indian rhythmic and melodic elements is supercharged in a modern improvisational framework born of the New York jazz scene.
Copresented with the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
Multiple Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard's latest project with E-Collective features layered grooves teeming with funk, R&B, and blues created by four young musical pioneers: guitarist Charles Altura, pianist Fabian Almazan, bassist David "DJ" Ginyard Jr., and drummer Oscar Seaton.
Copresented with Crossroads Presents
Welcome the Stranger combines the talents of sacred and secular artists from both Muslim and Sikh traditions in a musical response to hate crimes. Featuring the passionate vocals of Kiran Ahluwalia (from India) and inspired songwriting of Souad Massi (Algeria), combined with traditional Sikh temple singers Bhal Kabul Singh and the colorful whirling Sufi dancers Abdul Gheit Dance (Egypt), this eclectic celebration illuminates a diverse world of artistic freedom, creativity, and tolerance.
World-famous tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain and renowned bansuri flutist Rakesh Chaurasia perform a brilliant evening of Indian classical music. One of the world's most esteemed and influential musicians, Zakir Hussain is appreciated both in the field of percussion and for his genre-defying collaborations. Rakesh Chaurasia, the nephew and protégé of flute maestro Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, incorporates the tradition of his renowned uncle with his own personal style. Performing jugalbandis with Carnatic and world-famous instrumentalists, Rakesh has already toured as a member of Zakir Hussain's Masters of Percussion, and played with Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer, and Joshua Redman. He continues to record with the leading stalwarts of the Indian film industry.
Presented in association with LearnQuest