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The schedule for the 2014-2015 Encore performances series, along with the dates that individual tickets are available, is listed below.
Tickets: Patron donors – Sept. 8 | General public – Sept. 15
7:30 p.m., Friday, October 10, 2014 | Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts
Experience a new kind of electronic music when world class acrobats groove on the scintillating beats of DJ Bucken while Circus Electronica takes audiences of all ages deep into the singularity. As technology and the human experience merge, witness high-flying aero-ballet blend seamlessly with electronic dance music in a revolution that leaves audiences stunned.
Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem
Tickets: Patron donors – Sept. 29 | General public – Oct. 6
7:30 p.m., Thursday, November 6, 2014 | Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts
For more than a decade, Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem have been brewing their own blend of American roots music. Musically, the band is a melting pot of American folk melody and style, “a mini music festival of different styles filtered through the vibrant interaction of all four players.” Gleefully drawing from a variety of traditions, they hang a Georgia Sea Islands song on a New Orleans groove. They sneak an Afro-Cuban Cajun groove under an Irish fiddle tune. Leonard Cohen gets clawhammer banjo, Springsteen gets bluegrass harmonies and their own eclectic originals – about spirituality, cancer, red-haired boys, love, midlife and more – fit seamlessly with the classics.
Tickets: Patron donors – Jan. 5 | General public – Jan. 12
7:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 10, 2014 | Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts
Justin Spencer formed Recycled Percussion in 1995, and the band’s junk rock music became a national phenomenon week after week during their smash hit performances on America’s Got Talent in 2009. Playing more than 4,000 shows and more than 400 corporate events in more than 15 countries, the quartet has appeared on “The Today Show,” “China's Got Talent,” the 2010 Latin Grammys and the World MMA Awards as well as NBA and NFL halftime shows.
Sons of Brasil
Tickets: Patron donors – Feb. 2 | General public – Feb. 9
7:30 p.m., Friday, March 6, 2015 | Charles Johnson Theater
The Sons of Brasil is a group of American musicians who fell under the magical spell of Brazilian music. The Kansas City natives have been together for 23 years and have assembled an impressive repertoire of music from virtually every region of Brazil. Their music is vital and compelling, with dynamic rhythms, soaring melodies and lush harmonies while transcending age groups and musical tastes.
The St. Louis Ballet
Tickets: Patron donors – March 2 | General public – March 9
7:30 p.m., Monday, April 13, 2015 | Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts
“Love is in the Air” features the company along with smooth and romantic melodies such as George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.” Dancers in evening dresses and tuxedos will sway and plunge to the familiar melodies with choreography by Francis Patrelle. Emery LeCrone, who has created choreography for Guggenheim Museum’s acclaimed Works & Process performing arts series and New York City Ballet’s New York Choreographic Institute, will choreograph a romantic ballet.
St. Louis Brass
Special Event | Tickets: Season ticket holders only
7:30 p.m., Monday, October 6, 2014 | Charles Johnson Theater
Founded in 1964, the Saint Louis Brass Quintet is one of America's longest standing brass quintets. Originally formed by members of the St. Louis Symphony to play children's concerts around the St. Louis area, the group soon expanded to present full length concerts funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Missouri Arts Council and the Mid-America Arts Alliance. Now, 50 years and more than 2,500 engagements later, the quintet members hold top positions across the United States.