THE ARTS ASSOCIATION OF EAST ALABAMA PRESENts
national symphony orchestra of cuba
Enrique Perez Mesa, Music Director.
Yekwon Sunwoo, 2017 Gold Medalist, Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
Following its acclaimed first national tour of the United States in 2012, the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba returns to America featuring the winner of the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Yekwon Sunwoo of South Korea.
"...Not your standard, run-of-the-mill classical musical ensemble. In most conventional symphony orchestras, the members of the first violin section do not leap to their feet to dance while they play, but the Cubans do." - Toronto Star
SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “Broadway’s big, fat hit!” (New York Post). With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “The Producers + Spamalot + The Book of Mormon. Squared!” (New York Magazine).
THE 5 BROWNS The 5 Browns are delivering on their dream to wake up classical music by introducing it to the widest, largest and most excited audience they can find. Whether performing individually or together in various combinations from duo to complex five-piano arrangements, The 5 Browns reveal a deep connection to the intent of their material while bringing a fresh energy and dynamic character to the color and tonal spectrum of their sound.
Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award®-winning true-life musical phenomenon, JERSEY BOYS. From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that’s just too good to be true.
“Damien Sneed is an ambassador for classical and gospel music who brings positivity, optimism andthoroughness to every occasion. His talent stretches across traditional divisions. In the realest sense, heuses his artistry to make our world a better place.”
“…a sparkling performance. This was a fine show by an excellent orchestra [Czech National Symphony Orchestra] with a conductor who coaxed the very best from his players.”
—Seen and Heard International
"Leonard is a true treasure . . . immensely talented and charismatic . . . already one of the world’s leading artists though still relatively early in her career."
—Eric C. Simpson, New York Classical Review - Recital at Carnegie Hall
Tine continues embarking on regular tours with her ten-piece, all-female brass ensemble, tenThing. An idea that started in 2007 as a fun and exciting project to pursue with her closest musical friends, the group have gone on to play to numerous European audiences
Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. THE KING AND I is “too beautiful to miss” (New York Magazine).