Aoife O’Donovan and Noam Pikelny Tuesday, November 4, 7:00pm
Strings is excited to welcome lead vocalist from Crooked Still, Aoife O’Donovan (pronounced ee-fuh) along with Grammy Award-winning banjoist, Noam Pikelny, perhaps the greatest banjo player in a growing movement of young and upcoming bluegrass musicians. Noam is a founding member of the hugely successful bluegrass group the Punch Brothers and recently won "Album of the Year" and "Banjo Player of the Year" at the International Bluegrass Music Awards in October. They are joined by Shad Cobb on fiddle and Barry Bales on bass.
Under the Streetlamp Holiday Concert Tuesday, December 23, 7pm Starts at $65/Jrs $30 Tickets go on sale Nov 4, Donor Presale 2015 begins Oct 21
Returning after a widely successful performance in 2013, Strings welcomes back Under the Streetlamp, a quartet of dreamy-voiced lead singers, all four of whom were leading cast members of the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys. Individually, all four have been featured on Broadway, in film and on television and showcased on The Tonight Show, Emmy Awards and the Oprah Winfrey Show. They will perform classics from the American Radio Songbook as well as much-loved holiday favorites. Their repertoire features doo-wop, old time rock ‘n’ roll, Motown-era soul classics and exquisite harmonies, including all of your favorite songs from The Drifters, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Four Seasons and many others.
“Under the Streetlamp proves great music is timeless…with exceptional style and remarkable confidence, their act goes down as smoothly as a perfectly dry martini served up in the glamorous nightclub of your nostalgia-fueled dreams.” ~ Broadway World
Supporting Sponsors: Anonymous Starlett and Ben Hollingsworth Gay A. Roane
A live theatrical production based on the popular Junie B. book series by Barbara Park. Junie B. Jones, the world’s favorite first grader, will steal your heart and brighten your spirits with her Secret Santa saga this holiday season. Barbara Park, the author of the Junie B. Jones chapter book series, has received more than 40 awards for her books, including 25 Children’s Choice awards
Supporting Sponsors: Bruce and Jane Hannon Carmen Schiffmann and Andrew Ostrognai Gail and Randy White
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn Friday, January 16, 7pm Starts at $45 Tickets go on sale Nov 4, Donor Presale 2015 begins Oct 21
Béla Fleck, a 15-time Grammy Award-winner, and his wife Abigail Washburn have each toured with original projects throughout the years, but this is their first performance at Strings together. These two banjo greats will perform an intimate evening of top-notch pickin’ not to be missed. If you are curious about Abby and want to get a quick sense of what she’s about, click here to check out her TED Talk
“What can I say about my wife Abby, except that the first time I listened to a CD of her music, I started driving so fast that I got pulled over for speeding and was made to walk the line by the men in blue!” ~ Béla Fleck
Eroica Trio Saturday, February 14, 6pm Fundraising Event $150 or $200 for premire seating
Erika Nickrenz, Piano | Sara Parkins, Violin | Sara Sant'Ambrogio, Cello
A Strings favorite since 1988, we are excited to welcome back the Grammy Award-nominated trio for an intimate winter fundraiser in the Pavilion. Enjoy a sit-down Valentine’s Day dinner and concert. A portion of your ticket will go directly to support Strings Youth Education Programs.
“There is an edge of the seat intensity to every note they produce.” ~ The New York Times
Steamboat Pilot and Today 1997 Ms. Nickrenz recalls a performance in Steamboat Springs, Colo., during a rodeo week. "We put up posters with our picture in markets and bars," she says, "and all these cowboy types showed up. Most of the audience hadn't been to a concert before. They came up afterward and told us they loved it."
Strings Board of Directors Chairman Sponsors: Art Smith 1991-1994 Denny Swanson 1999,2000 Mary Ann Duffey 2001, 2002 Henry Savage 2007, 2008 Brown Family Foundation 2009, 2010 Darlinda Baldinger 2011, 2012 Henry Fabian 2013-2015
Broadway’s Next Hit Musical Thursday, February 26, 7pm Starts at $35
$25 Early Bird tickets (Expires Dec 1, 2014) Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. Every night is different. Masters of improvisation begin the evening by performing made-up song titles supplied by the audience. The audience then decides which song will be the basis for an entire musical that will constitute the second half of the show. Join us in a spontaneous evening of music, humor and laughter for all audiences. Recently featured at The Triad, Tribeca Film Festival, and at the New York Musical Theater Fest.
Hilarious! ~The New York Times Brilliant! ~TheaterWeek
Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam Friday, March 20, 7pm Starts at $55 Tickets go on sale Nov 4, Donor Presale 2015 begins Oct 21
Join Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason, for an evening of classic rock music that will take you back to the good old days. Mason founded the legendary band Traffic with Steve Winwood while both were still teenagers and created music that would find its way into the hearts of generations of music lovers. This concert is going to rock!
Mason has penned dozens of hits, and his legendary guitar work has been linked with numerous other members of rock and roll elite, including Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, Rita Coolidge, Leon Russell, Ron Wood and Mama Cass Elliot.