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Figure Drawing Workshop
2015 Bothwell Arts Center
Figure Drawing Workshop
This course will focus on quick studies to improve figure drawing skills and train the eye and mind to work together while drawing from a live model. Figure Drawing Instructor: Jacob Hankinson
Sun 8/2/15 12:00PM The Bothwell Arts Center Figure Drawing Workshop


The King and I
TVRT 2015
The King and I
East versus West makes for a dramatic, richly textured and ultimately uplifting tale of enormous fascination. It is 1862 in Siam when an English widow, Anna Leonowens, and her young son arrive at the Royal Palace in Bangkok, having been summoned by the King to serve as tutor to his many children and wives.
Sat 8/1/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater The King and I
Sun 8/2/15 2:00PM Bankhead Theater The King and I


New Christy Minstrels
Led by Randy Sparks, the New Christy Minstrels forged a fresh folk sound in the 1960s with their lighthearted style, rich harmonies, and original, chart-topping hits such as “Green, Green” and “Today.”
Prices $59, $42(Students 21 and under-$16).
Public On Sale 5/20/15
Wed 8/5/15 7:30PM Bankhead Theater New Christy Minstrels


Keiko Matsui
LVPAC 2015
Keiko Matsui
Renowned Japanese-born pianist and composer Keiko Matsui transcends boundaries worldwide, blending a rich melting pot of musical influences to create unforgettable,contemporary smooth jazz melodies.
Prices $49, $32(Students 21 and under-$16).
Public On Sale 5/20/15
Fri 8/7/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Keiko Matsui


Jazz All Star Quintet
An afternoon of phenomenal jazz brings together legendary pianist and band leader Dick Hyman, award-winning tenor saxophonist Harry Allen, and arguably the greatest living jazz clarinetist, Ken Peplowski.
Prices $39, $25(Students 21 and under-$16).
Public On Sale 5/20/15
Sun 8/9/15 3:00PM Bankhead Theater Jazz All Star Quintet


Celtic Roots of Great American Music
Known for their superb musicianship and spontaneous wit, The Celts radiate an infectious warmth and zest for life in a musical journey celebrating American music’s rich Irish and Scottish heritage.
Fri 8/14/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Celtic Roots of Great American Music


HMS Pinafore
Lamplighters 2015
HMS Pinafore
One of the most beloved comic operas of all time. Gilbert & Sullivan's topsy-turvy love story satirizing social class snobbery and incompetence in high places. Still relevant today! Ticket Prices $43/$48 with senior discounts available.
Sat 8/22/15 2:00PM Bankhead Theater HMS Pinafore
Sat 8/22/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater HMS Pinafore
Sun 8/23/15 2:00PM Bankhead Theater HMS Pinafore


Rockapella
LVPAC 2015
Rockapella
Masters of a cappella, Rockapella rocks the house with just one instrument – their voices – but an astonishing full-band sound that takes them from vintage Mills Brothers, to jazz, rock and hip hop.
Prices $49, $32(Students 21 and under-$16).
Public On Sale 5/20/15
Fri 8/28/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Rockapella


Alex Ramon #New Magic
Special Events 2015
Alex Ramon #New Magic
Alex Ramon #NewMagic will introduce the world of magic, all of its most incredible marvels and some of its newest miracles, to the latest generation of audiences.
Friendly enough for kids but edgy enough for the adults. Don’t miss your chance to see this illusion show on tour.
Alex Ramon has mesmerized millions around the world with his magic. His show was named the #1 attraction in Lake Tahoe for over 2 years, come and see why! Ticket Prices $39
Sun 8/30/15 3:00PM Bankhead Theater Alex Ramon #New Magic


The Ray Charles Project
In a tribute to the genius of Ray Charles, a sextet of outstanding musicians, such as Grammy Award-winning Santana vocalist Tony Lindsay and Bay Area guitarist Chris Cain, offers their take on his legendary music.
Sat 9/5/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater The Ray Charles Project


Lobster Clambake at Wente
Join us, Saturday, September 12, 2015, for the Third Annual Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Lobster Clambake, supporting the visual and performing arts in the Tri-Valley.
Sat 9/12/15 5:30PM Wente Vineyards Lobster Clambake at Wente


Circus and Acrobats of China
The National Circus and Acrobats of China mesmerize audiences of all ages in a spectacular visual display combining martial arts, illusion and acrobatics with colorful costumes and traditional music.
Sun 9/13/15 2:00PM Bankhead Theater Circus and Acrobats of China


Blue Sky Riders
LVPAC 2016
Blue Sky Riders
Grammy winning legend Kenny Loggins, Songwriter of the Year Gary Burr, and Georgia Middleman, who wrote Keith Urban’s hit “I’m In,” create a powerful marriage of lyrics, melody and rich vocal harmonies.
Fri 9/18/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Blue Sky Riders


The 40th Annual San Francisco Comedy Competition
Known for launching legends such as Robin Williams and Ellen DeGeneres, this fierce comedy competition keeps audiences on the edge of their seats...until they’re rolling in the aisles with laughter.
Fri 9/25/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater The 40th Annual San Francisco Comedy Competition


Madama Butterfly Gala Dinner
Enjoy a wonderful 3-course dinner and wine at Uncle Yu’s at the Vineyard, then a short walk to the Bankhead Theater for dessert and coffee before experiencing Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.
Sat 9/26/15 4:00PM Uncle Yu's At The Vineyard Madama Butterfly Gala Dinner


Madama Butterfly
LVO 2016
Madama Butterfly
Livermore Valley Opera Presents
A heartbreaking love story. A tragic betrayal! Set in early 20th century Japan, Puccini’s devastating saga of devotion, tradition, and sacrifice is among the most beloved operas of all time.
Sat 9/26/15 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Madama Butterfly
Sun 9/27/15 2:00PM Bankhead Theater Madama Butterfly
Sat 10/3/15 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Madama Butterfly
Sun 10/4/15 2:00PM Bankhead Theater Madama Butterfly


House Rent Party with Rick Estrin and The Nightcats
Rick Estrin ranks among the very best harmonica players, singers and songwriters in the west coast blues world.
Sat 9/26/15 8:00PM The Bothwell Arts Center House Rent Party with Rick Estrin and The Nightcats


Richard Marx
LVPAC 2016
Richard Marx
Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Richard Marx has topped the charts more than a dozen times, thrilling his fans with such classic romantic ballads as “Right Here Waiting” and “Now and Forever.”
Thu 10/1/15 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Richard Marx


The Tubes
LVPAC 2016
The Tubes
With their extravagant antics and wild costumes, The Tubes rode into fame on the leading edge of the 1970s punk rock movement with such chart-topping hits as “White Punks on Dope” and “She’s a Beauty.”
Fri 10/2/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater The Tubes


Bram Stoker's Dracula
In one of the greatest horror stories ever told, novelist Bram Stoker’s eerie vampire Count Dracula comes to life in Charles Morey’s acclaimed adaptation of this classic tale of good versus evil.
Tue 10/6/15 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Bram Stoker's Dracula


The Farallon Quintet<br>Presented by Del Valle Fine Arts
Del Valle Fine Arts Presents
Unique and exclusive, the Farallon Quintet is the only professional chamber group focused exclusively on clarinet quintet repertoire. In addition to playing the classics, the quintet performs rarely heard works, innovative arrangements, as well as new music by living composers.
Sat 10/10/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater The Farallon Quintet
Presented by Del Valle Fine Arts


TASTE OF AFRICA
LVPAC 2016
TASTE OF AFRICA
Join Cheza Nami Foundation for the 4th annual extravaganza and adventure into African culture with an afternoon of traditional African dance and music at the Bankhead Theater.
Sun 10/11/15 3:00PM Uncle Yu's At The Vineyard TASTE OF AFRICA


Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers of India
A bold new vision of live Indian music and dance, this musical journey is a magnificent explosion of color and sound that combines classical and modern stylesin a taste of the rich beauty of India.
Tue 10/13/15 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers of India


Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal
Since her breakout hit “Seven Year Ache,” Rosanne Cash has earned fans far and wide with a winning combination of country and American roots music that both sets toes tapping and tugs at the heartstrings.
Thu 10/15/15 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal


Wailin' Jennys
LVPAC 2016
Wailin' Jennys
With three distinct voices that combine in achingly-perfect signature harmonies, the Wailin’ Jennys have become known for delivering some of the most exciting and exquisite music on the folk-roots scene.
Fri 10/16/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Wailin' Jennys


Christian Bautista
LVPAC 2016
Christian Bautista
After appearing on “Star in a Million,” Christian Bautista soared to stardom, his sleek, silvery voice a perfect fit for the love songs and ballads that thrill his fans and keep them coming back for more.
Sat 10/17/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Christian Bautista


Jekyll & Hyde
TVRT 2016
Jekyll & Hyde
Murder and chaos are pitted against love and virtue in this sweeping gothic musical. –
Sat 10/24/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Jekyll & Hyde
Sun 10/25/15 2:00PM Bankhead Theater Jekyll & Hyde
Sat 10/31/15 2:00PM Bankhead Theater Jekyll & Hyde
Sun 11/1/15 2:00PM Bankhead Theater Jekyll & Hyde
Sat 11/7/15 2:00PM Bankhead Theater Jekyll & Hyde
Sat 11/7/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Jekyll & Hyde
Sun 11/8/15 2:00PM Bankhead Theater Jekyll & Hyde


Alex Filippenko
RDSS 2016
Alex Filippenko
Astrophysicist Alex Filippenko will explain why black holes are no longer confined to the fertile imaginations of science fiction writers and theoretical physicists. Dr. Filippenko is an award-winning professor of astronomy at University of California, Berkeley.
Tue 10/27/15 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Alex Filippenko


Zombie Pub Crawl
Bothwell 2016
Zombie Pub Crawl
The Plague starts at the Downtown Art Studios, where people turn into hideous zombies and embark on a pub crawl to keep the reanimated appeased
Thu 10/29/15 6:00PM Uncle Yu's At The Vineyard Zombie Pub Crawl


Paco Pena
LVPAC 2016
Paco Pena
Flamenco guitarist Paco Peña blends tradition and innovation in this Spanish art form, creating a magical connection between artists and audience with its intoxicating rhythms, colors and sounds.
Thu 10/29/15 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Paco Pena


Paula Poundstone
LVPAC 2016
Paula Poundstone
Armed with nothing but a stool, a microphone and a can of Diet Pepsi, Paula Poundstone’s razor sharp wit, impromptu observations and impeccable comic timing guarantee an evening of riotous laughter.
Fri 10/30/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Paula Poundstone


Annie Barrows
RDSS 2016
Annie Barrows
Annie Barrows will talk about the vital link between family history—reliable and not-so-reliable—and fiction, using her experiences as co-author, with her aunt, of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and as author of her latest novel, The Truth According to Us.
Thu 11/5/15 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Annie Barrows


The Stunt Dog Experience
Chris Perondi's "Stunt Dog Experience" is all high energy excitement. With incredible stunts, comic antics and amazing tricks, these athletic,dancing dogs keep audiences entertained from start to finish.
Fri 11/6/15 4:00PM Bankhead Theater The Stunt Dog Experience
Fri 11/6/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater The Stunt Dog Experience


Presley, Perkins, Lewis & Cash
Pay tribute to the musically historic night in Memphis when the “Million Dollar Quartet” of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis joined in a jam session of rock and roll royalty.
Thu 11/12/15 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Presley, Perkins, Lewis & Cash


From Broadway to Hollywood: Live
Award-winning pianist and master storyteller Richard Glazier unites favorite songs, fabulous film clips, and fascinating stories on a musical journey through the Golden Age of Broadway and Hollywood.
Fri 11/13/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater From Broadway to Hollywood: Live


Richard Cionco, Pianist <br>Del Valle Fine Arts
Del Valle Fine Arts Presents
“A Steinway Artist” since 1997, Richard Cionco has received international acclaim as a teacher, lecturer, composer and recorder of numerous CD’s. Rave reviews praise him for his “sensitive pianism” and “sultry, sexy” playing.
Sat 11/14/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Richard Cionco, Pianist
Del Valle Fine Arts


Late Night Catechism
Catechism classes were never so much fun - or as hilarious – as this uproarious interactive stand-up comedy show led by a Sister who is part benevolent instructor, part drill sergeant, and full of fun.
Fri 11/20/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Late Night Catechism


Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
For more than 20years, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s fusion of classic American sounds from the jazz, swing, Dixieland and big-band traditions makes for an irresistible celebration of pure musicianship and fun.
Sat 11/21/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Big Bad Voodoo Daddy


Beethoven and Prokofiev
Pacific Chamber Symphony, the professional regional chamber orchestra in residence at Bankhead, opens with a program of Beethoven and Prokofiev. Maestro Kohl offers fresh insights into the energetic and cheerful musical possibilities explored by Beethoven in his classical 2nd Symphony. Prokofiev returns to that tradition in his neo-classical 2nd violin concerto. It is fiendishly clever, humorous, difficult, and fun to hear live! Our soloist is internationally renowned violinist and PCS concertmaster, Igor Veligan. “Pacific Chamber Symphony is a treasure beyond price in our community.” -- Susan Steinberg, The Independent
Sun 11/22/15 2:00PM Bankhead Theater Beethoven and Prokofiev


A Flock of Seagulls
LVPAC 2016
A Flock of Seagulls
As well-known for their outrageous haircuts as their 1982 hit single "I Ran (So Far Away)," A Flock of Seagulls was a staple on MTV during the new wave era with their Grammy Award-winning dance-pop sound.
Fri 11/27/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater A Flock of Seagulls


Christmas with the Celts
An exhilarating stage show with an eternal message of hope, “Christmas with The Celts” is filled with music old and new, lighthearted humor and spirited dance that leaves everyone ready for the holidays.
Tue 12/1/15 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Christmas with the Celts


Symphonic Stories
Join us as we open our 53rd season with music for the whole family, just in time for the holidays. Fantasies and Fairy Tales ignited the imagination of Humperdinck, Ravel, and Tchaikovsky, producing their most memorable works. We follow Hansel and Gretel through the forest and see the world through a child's eyes in the musical miniatures of Ravel's Mother Goose Suite. Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty Suite is a "dancing symphony" of love and fate. The centerpiece of our evening is Prokofiev's marvelous musical story Peter and the Wolf.
Sat 12/5/15 8:15PM Bankhead Theater Symphonic Stories


Ballet Folklorico Mexicano
A festive “south-of-the-border” showcase makes a dazzling start to the holiday season in a celebration of Mexican culture filled with colorful costumes, vibrant music and traditional dancing.
Sun 12/6/15 2:00PM Bankhead Theater Ballet Folklorico Mexicano


Pink Martini
LVPAC 2016
Pink Martini
Pink Martini delights audiences with their sizzling vocals, smooth instrumentals, and infectious rhythms in a concert of multilingual music to be sipped, savored, and remembered long after it’s over.
Ticket Prices $99, $82
Mon 12/7/15 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Pink Martini


The Nutcracker
VDT 2016
The Nutcracker
Experience the magic of the Nutcracker. This annual Tri-Valley holiday event continues to enchant audiences of all ages, bringing Tchaikovsky’s well-known music and ballet to life with all of its elegance and beauty. Thrill to a stage filled with one magical nutcracker, a swirl of lovely snowflakes, adorable mice, dancing soldiers and a glittering sugar plum fairy. For over 35 years, Valley Dance Theatre’s full production of The Nutcracker, accompanied by the Valley Dance Theatre Pit Orchestra has entertained families each holiday season. The elaborate sets, skilled dancers and beautiful costumes have established Valley Dance Theatre as the premier ballet company of the Tri-Valley.
Sat 12/12/15 2:00PM Bankhead Theater The Nutcracker
Sat 12/12/15 7:00PM Bankhead Theater The Nutcracker
Sun 12/13/15 2:00PM Bankhead Theater The Nutcracker
Fri 12/18/15 7:00PM Bankhead Theater The Nutcracker
Sat 12/19/15 2:00PM Bankhead Theater The Nutcracker
Sat 12/19/15 7:00PM Bankhead Theater The Nutcracker
Sun 12/20/15 2:00PM Bankhead Theater The Nutcracker
Sun 12/20/15 7:00PM Bankhead Theater The Nutcracker


Celtic Christmas Concert
Bothwell 2016
Celtic Christmas Concert
Enjoy an old fashioned seasonal gathering with live music by Pog Mo Thoin and special guest, Steve Kritzer. Bring your family, your friends, a potluck dish to share, and get in the Christmas Spirit!
Sun 12/13/15 6:00PM The Bothwell Arts Center Celtic Christmas Concert


The Nutcracker School Show
Experience the magic of the Nutcracker. This annual Tri-Valley holiday event continues to enchant audiences of all ages, bringing Tchaikovsky’s well-known music and ballet to life with all of its elegance and beauty. Thrill to a stage filled with one magical nutcracker, a swirl of lovely snowflakes, adorable mice, dancing soldiers and a glittering sugar plum fairy. For over 35 years, Valley Dance Theatre’s full production of The Nutcracker, accompanied by the Valley Dance Theatre Pit Orchestra has entertained families each holiday season. The elaborate sets, skilled dancers and beautiful costumes have established Valley Dance Theatre as the premier ballet company of the Tri-Valley.
Tue 12/15/15 9:30AM Bankhead Theater The Nutcracker School Show
Tue 12/15/15 12:15PM Bankhead Theater The Nutcracker School Show


The Pirates of Penzance
Set sail with this classic comedy that boasts one of the most famous patter songs in musical theatre history. A fresh take on one of Gilbert and Sullivan's most popular comic operas, this updated version of The Pirates Of Penzance took New York by storm when it premiered in Central Park in 1980, leading to a subsequent smash-hit Broadway run.
Sat 1/16/16 8:00PM Bankhead Theater The Pirates of Penzance
Sun 1/17/16 2:00PM Bankhead Theater The Pirates of Penzance
Sat 1/23/16 8:00PM Bankhead Theater The Pirates of Penzance
Sun 1/24/16 2:00PM Bankhead Theater The Pirates of Penzance
Sat 1/30/16 2:00PM Bankhead Theater The Pirates of Penzance
Sat 1/30/16 8:00PM Bankhead Theater The Pirates of Penzance
Sun 1/31/16 2:00PM Bankhead Theater The Pirates of Penzance


Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra
With a winning combination of charming Kiwi humor, small instruments and sublime musicality, the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra create instant joy and long lasting magic wherever they go.
Thu 1/28/16 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra


Elton John's Greatest Hits
In an unforgettable Classic Albums Live concert experience, hear Elton John’s bestselling Greatest Hits album, note-for-note, cut-for-cut, the same way it sounded when it topped the charts in 1974.
Fri 1/29/16 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Elton John's Greatest Hits


Moscow Festival Ballet Romeo and Juliet
In an acclaimed production set to Tchaikovsky's lyrical and expressive score, the extraordinary dancers of the Moscow Festival Ballet bring to life this familiar, tragic tale of star-crossed love.
Mon 2/1/16 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Moscow Festival Ballet Romeo and Juliet


MET Opera's Rising Stars
Home to the greatest singers in the world, the MET is also known for launching the opera stars of the future. This enchanting evening reveals remarkable young artists on the cusp of extraordinary careers.
Tue 2/2/16 7:30PM Bankhead Theater MET Opera's Rising Stars


Jason Vieaux<br>Presented by Del Valle Fine Arts
2015 Grammy Winner for Best Classical Instrumental CD “Play”, Jason Vieaux is a classical guitarist who goes beyond the classical. From Bach to fusion groove or bluesy arrangements Jason is “among the elite of today’s classical guitarists”….Gramophone
Sat 2/13/16 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Jason Vieaux
Presented by Del Valle Fine Arts


Hot Sardines
LVPAC 2016
Hot Sardines
With powerhouse musicians and their very own tap dancer, The Hot Sardines bring a contagious brand of joy and a mischievous twist of French culture to their captivating blend of early American jazz.
Tue 2/16/16 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Hot Sardines


The McCartney Years
LVPAC 2016
The McCartney Years
Celebrate the genius of Paul McCartney at the height of his career in this faithful, high-energy recreation of a mid-1970s McCartney concert -- period-true, technically stunning and sonically explosive.
Fri 2/19/16 8:00PM Bankhead Theater The McCartney Years


Color and Romance
Just as painters use color, texture, light and shadow, composer Christopher Theofanidis creates vivid musical imagery with lyrical melodies and brilliant orchestration in his triumphant work Rainbow Body. The winners of our 2015-16 Competition for Young Musicians are featured in this concert full of exciting contrasts. Enjoy the warmth of Brahms' ingenious Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn, and then buckle your seat belts for a wild finish with Saint-Saens Danse Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah.
Sat 2/20/16 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Color and Romance


Live in Central Park [Revisited]: Simon and Garfunkel
The vocal talents of Lee Lessack and Johnny Rogers blend seamlessly in this entertaining tribute to the popular music of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, one of the greatest vocal duos of the 1960s.
Sun 2/21/16 3:00PM Bankhead Theater Live in Central Park [Revisited]: Simon and Garfunkel


Tribute to Glenn Miller and the Vocalists
A delightful evening of timeless music and memories with the Tex Beneke Orchestra features the vocal talents of The Ink Spots, Polly Podewell and The Lindy Sisters in big band songs of the Glenn Miller era.
Wed 2/24/16 2:00PM Bankhead Theater Tribute to Glenn Miller and the Vocalists
Wed 2/24/16 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Tribute to Glenn Miller and the Vocalists


Dr. Allison Macfarlane
Dr. Allison Macfarlane led the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) from 2012-2014. She and the NRC studied Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex that was severely damaged by a tsunami in 2011.
Thu 2/25/16 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Dr. Allison Macfarlane


The Second City
LVPAC 2016
The Second City
The Second City knows a few things about love, from missed connections to girl’s nights out and other crazy adventures. This gaspingly funny revue is a modern mix of romance, rancor and everything in between.
Fri 2/26/16 8:00PM Bankhead Theater The Second City


Tim Lee: Scientist Turned Comedian
Although he holds a PhD in ecology and evolution from UC Davis, Tim Lee’s greatest skill is making people laugh with acerebral blend of stand-up comedy and science that’s both unique and irresistible.
Sat 2/27/16 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Tim Lee: Scientist Turned Comedian


Delightful Strings
Pacific Chamber Symphony, a professional regional chamber orchestra in residence at Bankhead, offers a spirited program of Dvorak and Scarlatti. Dvorak’s Serenade for strings is one of the most beautiful works in the literature. To hear it live by this fine orchestra is a treat! Paired with Scarlatti’s Su le Sponde del Tebro for soprano, trumpet and strings, you will experience another gem that Maestro Kohl is known for bringing to his audiences. “Pacific Chamber Symphony is a treasure beyond price in our community.” --Susan Steinberg, The Independent
Sun 2/28/16 2:00PM Bankhead Theater Delightful Strings


The Triplets of Belleville
Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville with composer Benoît Charest Performed live, a Parisian Hot Jazz-inspired score adds sizzle to this beloved animated French film about the madcap adventures of a grandmother, a dog, and three jazz divas in pursuit of a kidnapped cyclist.
Thu 3/3/16 7:30PM Bankhead Theater The Triplets of Belleville


Broadway's Next HIT Musical
Every song is fresh and every scene is new in this hilarious night of comedy when audience input inspires a fully improvised musical filled with memorable characters, witty dialogue and wild plot twists.
Fri 3/4/16 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Broadway's Next HIT Musical


GuGu Drum Group
LVPAC 2016
GuGu Drum Group
The award-winning group from Shanghai leaves audiences spellbound with their dramatic retelling of traditional Chinese proverbs, fables and fairy tales through athletic and theatrical drum vignettes.
Sat 3/5/16 8:00PM Bankhead Theater GuGu Drum Group


The Italian Girl Gala Dinner
Enjoy a 3-course dinner and wine at Uncle Yu’s at the Vineyard, then walk to the Bankhead Theater for dessert and coffee before Rossini’s The Italian Girl In Algiers.
Sat 3/12/16 4:00PM Uncle Yu's At The Vineyard The Italian Girl Gala Dinner


The Italian Girl in Algiers
Gioachino Rossini's first masterpiece combines comic (buffa) and tragic (seria) stories. This madcap, farcical opera pokes fun at authority figures, inept lovers, and unfaithful husbands, while making the heroine, Isabella, the clear winner in a battle of the sexes. Set off by Rossini's brilliant music marked by slowly building crescendos with incredible energy that will keep you humming for days.
Sat 3/12/16 7:30PM Bankhead Theater The Italian Girl in Algiers
Sun 3/13/16 2:00PM Bankhead Theater The Italian Girl in Algiers
Sat 3/19/16 7:30PM Bankhead Theater The Italian Girl in Algiers
Sun 3/20/16 2:00PM Bankhead Theater The Italian Girl in Algiers


Green Floyd
Bothwell 2016
Green Floyd
Kick of your St. Patty’s Celebration - the music of Floyd with a Celtic/Appalachian twist!
Thu 3/17/16 7:30PM The Bothwell Arts Center Green Floyd


Amjad Ali Khan and Sons
Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Khan, and Ayaan Ali Khan
Amjad Ali Khan is the world’s acknowledged master of the sarod, the famous string instrument of Indian classical music. Khan and his sons are known for their exquisite melodies and rich cross-cultural style.
Tue 3/22/16 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Amjad Ali Khan and Sons


The Smithereens Play Songs From The Who
The Smithereens catchy and eclectic 1960s-style power pop and signature sound on hits such as ”A Girl Like You” and “Blood and Roses” inspired countless alt rockers and continues to thrill their fans.
Fri 3/25/16 8:00PM Bankhead Theater The Smithereens Play Songs From The Who


With the Beatles - The Concert Experience
The familiar accents, vocal harmonies and mannerisms of John, Paul, George and Ringo are recreated in an electrifying concert experience with songs that span the Beatles career as well as the solo years.
Fri 4/1/16 8:00PM Bankhead Theater With the Beatles - The Concert Experience


Laurie Berkner Solo! The You and Me Tour
The uncrowned queen of kindie rock, Laurie Berkner’s energetic style and catchy tunes such as “We Are The Dinosaurs,” and “I’m Gonna Catch You” get kids of all ages singing and clapping along.
Sat 4/2/16 11:00AM Bankhead Theater Laurie Berkner Solo! The You and Me Tour
Sat 4/2/16 2:00PM Bankhead Theater Laurie Berkner Solo! The You and Me Tour


Telegraph Qartet<br> Presented by Del Valle Fine Arts
Del Valle Fine Arts Presents
Winners of the prestigious Grand Prize in the 2014 international Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, the Telegraph Quartet will be performing Haydn “Sun” Quartet in C Major, Schubert “Death and the Maiden” Quartet in d minor and Schulhoff “Five pieces (1923).”
Sat 4/2/16 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Telegraph Qartet
Presented by Del Valle Fine Arts


Robot Planet Rising
LVPAC 2016
Robot Planet Rising
AnIntergalactic NemesisLive Action Graphic Novel. A retro radio show and comic book magic merge as three actors, a Foley artist, a pianist and thousands of hand-drawn images bring the second installment of this thrilling graphic novel adventure to life.
Fri 4/8/16 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Robot Planet Rising


Dvorak Cello Concerto
Prize-winning cellist and rising star Austin Huntington joins us to perform Dvorak's magnificent Cello Concerto. Dvorak takes us on a personal journey with this concerto that embodies his personal style, and expresses his deepest feelings. Our evening begins with Mussorgsky's quiet musical depiction of sunrise on the Moscow River in Khovantchina. From there, we are transported into the lives of Romeo and Juliet through the miraculous musical voice of Prokofiev.
Sat 4/9/16 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Dvorak Cello Concerto


The Swingles
LVPAC 2016
The Swingles
The innovative spirit and astounding vocal agility that has defined The Swingles since the 1960s continues in their mix of classical, jazz, Latin and pop music delivered with equal precision and passion.
Wed 4/13/16 7:30PM Bankhead Theater The Swingles


Astro Teller
RDSS 2016
Astro Teller
Astro Teller leads Google[x] and is an entrepreneur, scientist, author, and expert in the field of Intelligent Technology. He oversees Google[x], Google’s “factory” for building moonshot ideas that can be brought to reality— including Google Glass and self-­-driving cars.
Thu 4/14/16 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Astro Teller


Majestic Masterpieces
Pacific Chamber Symphony, a professional regional chamber orchestra in residence at Bankhead, offers a program of two Handel masterpieces. The PCS chorus, under Robert Lappa, joins the orchestra in the fabulous Coronation Anthems followed by the Fireworks Music, the ultimate party music to celebrate a new king. "He understands effect better than any of us. When he chooses, he strikes like a thunderbolt." (Mozart) "He is the greatest composer that ever lived." (Beethoven) Join the party! “Pacific Chamber Symphony is a treasure beyond price in our community.” --Susan Steinberg, The Independent
Sun 4/17/16 2:00PM Bankhead Theater Majestic Masterpieces


Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet cultivates top choreographic talent and creative new ballets, offering groundbreaking works that project both a European sensibility and an exhilarating American ebullience.
Thu 4/21/16 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Aspen Santa Fe Ballet


Defending The Caveman
Defending the Caveman has both sexes roaring with laughter as they recognize themselves and their loved ones in this hilariously insightful play about the ways men and women fight, laugh and love.
Thu 4/28/16 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Defending The Caveman
Fri 4/29/16 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Defending The Caveman
Sat 4/30/16 3:00PM Bankhead Theater Defending The Caveman
Sat 4/30/16 7:00PM Bankhead Theater Defending The Caveman


DakhaBrakha
LVPAC 2016
DakhaBrakha
DakhaBrakha reflects the fundamental sound and soul of Ukraine in their “ethno-chaos” style. With multi-cultural instruments and powerful and uncompromising vocal range, their music has true global appeal.
Thu 5/5/16 7:30PM Bankhead Theater DakhaBrakha


The Capitol Steps
LVPAC 2016
The Capitol Steps
Capitol Steps returns with their unique and razor-sharp political satire, a bipartisan skewering of both sides of the Hill that spins off the latest headlines and keeps audiences laughing in the aisles.
Fri 5/6/16 8:00PM Bankhead Theater The Capitol Steps


EOS Trio <br>Presented by Del Valle Fine Arts.
Parisian salons and Impressionist painters are evoked in the music of Debussy and Ravel as played by the Eos Trio. Exciting audiences for over 10 years, this chamber music group features musicians from the San Francisco Opera Orchestra. Through the intimacy of a small ensemble, the amazing musicians of Eos Trio play with artistry normally reserved for the grand canvas of opera.
Sat 5/7/16 8:00PM Bankhead Theater EOS Trio
Presented by Del Valle Fine Arts.


Karen Marguth & Le Jazz Hot
Known for her imaginative jazz style, Karen Marguth’s sleek, smooth voice flows gracefully over a diverse repertoire from classic to contemporary with touches of Latin, Brazilian, and American funk music.
Fri 5/20/16 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Karen Marguth & Le Jazz Hot


A Tale of Two Cities
"It has become that time of evening, when people sit on their porches, rocking gently and talking gently..." We welcome the radiant voiced soprano Heidi Moss, who brings the immortal words of James Agee to life, singing Barber's Knoxville Summer of 1915.From the essence of the American South, we are transported to New York City as three energetic sailors on shore leave take in the sights and sounds of the Big Apple in On the Town. The music of American composers Samuel Barber and Leonard Bernstein tell us these tales of two very different cities. The gorgeous music of Bizet's L'Arlesienne Suites brings our concert to a rousing finish.
Sat 5/21/16 8:00PM Bankhead Theater A Tale of Two Cities


Mary Poppins
TVRT 2016
Mary Poppins
One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven TONY Awards, including Best Musical
Sat 7/16/16 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Mary Poppins
Sun 7/17/16 2:00PM Bankhead Theater Mary Poppins
Sat 7/23/16 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Mary Poppins
Sun 7/24/16 2:00PM Bankhead Theater Mary Poppins
Sat 7/30/16 2:00PM Bankhead Theater Mary Poppins
Sat 7/30/16 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Mary Poppins
Sun 7/31/16 2:00PM Bankhead Theater Mary Poppins