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Aug. 19, 2014
Northwest Missouri State University’s Office of Campus Activities has released its Encore performance schedule for the 2014-2015 academic year, which will feature acrobatics, ballet and musical genres spanning electronic, American roots, Brazilian and extreme percussion.
“Our goal this year is to continue to showcase many different forms of the performing arts from some of the most classic to the most contemporary art forms,” said Anthony Maly, Northwest campus activities coordinator. “This year's season is designed to expose Northwest students and community members to a wide array of shows that encompass everything from a romantic ballet to American roots music to a high-flying aero-ballet blending seamlessly with electronic dance music."
Season ticket sales begin Tuesday, Aug. 19. Season ticket holders receive benefits that include the ability to purchase tickets before they are available to the general public and receive access to private receptions before each show. Additionally, season ticket holders have an exclusive opportunity to see a performance of St. Louis Brass Monday, Oct. 6 in the Charles Johnson Theater.
Encore tickets may be purchased between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Student Services Center on the first floor of the Administration Building or online.
All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts with the exception of the season-ticket-holders-only performance of St. Louis Brass and Sons of Brasil, which will be staged in the Charles Johnson Theater and coincide with the Northwest Jazz Festival.
“Encore has been and continues to be a signature and integral part of our campus culture,” Maly said. “It is certainly a testament to Northwest and our patrons that we continue to offer this program. This series is a part of the community and an important way that we can connect with students here on Northwest’s campus."
The schedule for the 2014-2015 Encore performance series, along with the dates that individual tickets are available, is listed below. For more information about the Encore season or to learn about donating in support the program, contact the Office of Campus Activities at firstname.lastname@example.org or 660.562.1226.
St. Louis Brass (Monday, Oct. 6, 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.
Circus Electronica (Friday, Oct. 10, 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 (Thursday, Nov. 6, 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.
Recycled Percussion (Tuesday, Feb. 10, 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 (Friday, March 6, 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 (Monday, April 13, 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.
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