The British are coming! …but this time led by the charismatic and ever-popular American conductor Keith Lockhart, Director of the Boston Pops and Brevard Music Center. As the Principal Conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra since 2010, Lockhart has led annual appearances at The Proms, conducted a performance at Queen Elizabeth II’s gala Diamond Jubilee Concert broadcast around the world, and is bringing the orchestra back across the pond for its third tour of concert halls throughout the United States. Expect a dazzling English musical showcase guided by the Brits’ unerring sense of occasion, and featuring pianist Charlie Albright in a performance of Ravel’s glittering, jazz-inflected Piano Concerto in G.
The success of the evening owed much to the American conductor Keith Lockhart, whose friendly, informative and enthusiastic style encouraged the BBC Concert Orchestra to give one of their best performances. Chichester Observer
The BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Keith Lockhart, played amazing pieces of classical music. The works of composers Benjamin Britten, Edward Elgar and George Butterworth were featured as the orchestra played to a packed house… The sounds of the orchestra were dramatic and perfectly executed. Daily Sundial (California)
Israeli-born Ronen Koresh’s path to a life in dance is not your typical career track. He learned as a child from his mother, a folk dancer in the Yemenite tradition, and joined Martha Graham’s Batsheva 2 Dance Company as a teenager. After fulfilling his three-year enlistment with the Israeli army he immigrated to the United States to train in New York City with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; then created his own company in Philadelphia. Now Koresh Dance Company is renowned for its powerful stage presence and emotionally charged performances in balance with a deep commitment to education and community-building through collaboration. Don’t miss one of the company’s signature works as the company lights up the stage to the music of Maurice Ravel’s Bolero!
They consistently astonish with their skill, when all nine of them move together as a unit, they become a single entity, a piece of life moving as if with one heartbeat. San Antonio Express
Fortunately, one of the ways to tell that one hasn’t become cynical is the joy that bubbles up in the gut when you witness something truly wonderful onstage…I came away boggled and bedazzled… The Broad Street Review
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Join us for a performance in the the Opelika Center for the Performing Arts, an 1100 seat hall that has been host to none other than twenty-two international orchestras including The National Symphony Orchestra and the Alabama Symphony, fifty nationally touring Broadway productions including “Annie,” “In the Heights,” and “South Pacific“, nine performances of the New York City Opera National Company, twenty-one major ballet and dance companies including Paul Taylor Dance Company and David Parsons Dance, and twenty-one jazz celebrities and popular entertainers including Shirley Horn, John Pizarelli, Roseanne Cash, and The 5 Browns.