Long Island’s premiere destination for the arts, the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC), will celebrate its 5th anniversary season. Since its debut, the AUPAC has become the place to see world-class artists in an intimate atmosphere. The 2012—2013 season features the greatest entertainers and legends in music, dance, and theatre. Season highlights include ten-time Grammy award-winning musician Bobby McFerrin, acclaimed modern dance company RIOULT, Tony award winner Christine Ebersole and legendary performance artist Laurie Anderson, among others. Audiences will also enjoy popular return engagements by the Jupiter String Quartet and Trio Solisti, along with a wide variety of family friendly entertainment including student and faculty concerts and productions.
Some of the season highlights include:
Opera and Ballet in Cinema Series
September 8 and 9
Season five kicks off with an all-new film series utilizing a new 30-foot screen and high definition projector with surround sound in the Concert Hall. In collaboration with Emerging Pictures, AUPAC will present productions direct from Europe’s best opera and ballet houses. The series begins with the timeless classic The Sleeping Beauty recorded live at The Royal Ballet, England and Norma recorded live at the Teatro Antico Taormina, Italy. Several screenings will take place each month. Information regarding the schedule of Opera and Ballet in Cinema Series can be found on the AUPAC site.
September 14 and 15
New York City-based RIOULT, is a powerful dance company renowned for its presentation of the sensual, articulate and exquisitely musical works of Pascal Rioult. The company has created a legacy of contemporary dance that speaks to the mind and heart. Their powerful grace and athleticism is not to be missed.
Jupiter String Quartet
September 21, 2012 and February 15, 2013
The Jupiter String Quartet returns to the AUPAC for their fifth season as an ensemble in residence. For their fall concert, the acclaimed quartet will present an uplifting and lighthearted evening featuring the music of Haydn, Bartok and Brahms. In the spring, they will premiere a new string quartet by Adelphi composer Sidney Marquez Boquiren.
Klezmatics are world-renowned Grammy-winning superstars of the klezmer world. They incorporate provocative themes with eclectic musical influences including gospel, punk, and jazz improvisation with Arab, African and Balkan rhythms. This high-energy celebration of music and culture is an inspirational evening for the whole family.
In Dirtday!, legendary musician and performance artist Laurie Anderson uses her unique story-telling ability to depict contemporary America, encompassing politics, desire, portraits of cities and people. The evening’s program will feature electric violin, keyboards and electronics. Solo violin pieces such as Grammy nominated “Flow” from Homeland will mix with filler electronic soundscapes to create an intimate look into what has made Anderson one of the most original American song writers.
October 27, 2012 and April 20, 2013
Trio Solisti commemorates its 11th anniversary performing together. Their soulful and passionate performances are marked by soloistic virtuosity, electric energy, seamless ensemble playing and thrilling abandon. Their fall concert will include works by Beethoven, Glass, Saint-Saens and Dvořák.
Christine Ebersole and Edward Hibbert in Love, Noël: The Letters and Songs of Noël Coward
March 22, 2013
Starring Tony award-winning actress Christine Ebersole and Obie award-winning actor Edward Hibbert, this unforgettable production was devised and written by Barry Day (based on "The Letters of Noël Coward) and interweaves the music of Noël Coward and letters between Noël Coward and his famous friends (newly collected in the critically acclaimed book, The Letters of Noël Coward, edited by Barry Day).
Bobby McFerrin: spirit you all
April 16, 2013
For one night only, ten-time Grammy award-winning musician, Bobby McFerrin brings his latest project, spirit you all to the AUPAC. This performance will mark the show’s debut on Long Island. McFerrin’s latest work, influenced by the spirituals of his father, is a celebration of the strength of generations of Americans. His band’s world renowned performances are marked by their musicianship, community spirit and pure fun. In spirit you all, McFerrin will delight with joyful new takes on familiar tunes and send listeners home singing.
Blyth Daylong, executive director for the AUPAC noted,“In addition to our fantastic lineup of guest artists, the students of Adelphi University will be performing renowned works by Bertolt Brecht, Maurice Ravel, Martha Graham, Johannes Brahms and Wendy Wasserstein, among others.” In the spirit of their fifth season, the AUPAC is introducing a new student discount program. Students of all ages will be able to purchase up to two tickets to departmental productions at a discounted price of $5.00, as long as they have a valid student ID card.
To learn more about the AUPAC and to view the full season schedule, please visit aupac.adelphi.edu or call The Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office at (516) 877-4000.
About Adelphi University
Adelphi (adelphi.edu) is a world class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs—The College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Schools of Nursing and Social Work—the co-educational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 41 states and 60 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.