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Season Events

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ArtSavvy: Note by Note Documentary Screening

ArtSavvy: Note by Note Documentary Screening

February 09, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

View the documentary, Note by Note, which follows the creation of a Steinway concert grand from forest floor to concert hall. The film explores the relationship between musician and instrument through candid interviews with pianists including Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Harry Connick, Jr. and Marcus Roberts. It also chronicles the manufacturing process while highlighting what makes each Steinway so unique. Free! Please contact the Box Office at 901-751-7500 for reservations.

PB&J presents: Ekpe and Company

February 13, 2016 @ 9:30 AM

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THE SPIRIT OF AFRICAN MUSIC” is a performance of traditional/contemporary African music and stories with African drums, flutes, bells, shakere (gourd rattles) and kalimba (thumb piano). This all-ages program is a crowd pleaser from the first drumbeat to the last handclap. It is a natural introduction to African arts, history and culture while enthusiastically weaving in mathematics, science, language arts, creative thinking and cooperative learning of African civilizations. 

Marcus Roberts and the Modern Jazz Generation

February 13, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Rising to prominence as a gifted performer, first with Wynton Marsalis and Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra band, the pianist Marcus Roberts is famous for his dazzling virtuosic playing that taps this full range of the jazz piano tradition. Together with the Modern Jazz Generation, a 12-piece ensemble, Roberts represents the next generation of jazz greats. Subscribe and save up to 30%!

Jazz in the Box presents Michelle Walker, vocals

February 19, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

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Armed with a provocative, whiskey-soaked tone, jazz vocalist Michelle Walker is a charismatic singer that uses an artful blend of blues, bebop, swing and soul with playful rhythmic expressiveness. Based in New York City, she bends the lines and pushes the boundaries of jazz vocal art. With rich colors and adventurous flexibility, she moves easily from a dark, deep tone to a mid-range, swinging lilt. 

Sing Along with The Muppet Movie

February 20, 2016 @ 6:30 PM

Goodie bag purchase includes free admission. Goodie bag purchase required by everyone.

The IBEX Puppetry Presentation of the Sing Along with The Muppet Movie provides family-friendly, raucous interactions with the classic, timeless Jim Henson film. Sing Along with The Muppet Movie was created by Heather Henson, Jim Henson's daughter, and her production company, IBEX Puppetry. In this Sing Along, IBEX Puppetry leads the audience of cheering, singing fans to renew their Rainbow Connection with our fleecy friends who started it all. It's full of interactive surprises like bubbles, streamers, kites, confetti pops, and characters coming right out of the screen into the audience. Children and adults alike are urged to yell out famous lines, blow bubbles, dance in the aisles, and of course, sing along  with the movies to forge new or renew connections to films from another generation.

IRIS: Project Trio

February 27, 2016 @ 6:00 PM

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Project Trio (flute, cello, bass)
Mozart: Symphony No. 20
Schoenburg, Adam: new work; world premiere
Dvorak: Symphony No. 7

IRIS' mission to nurture new American music is alive and well as we present an IRIS co-commission, a new concerto by our dear friend and collaborator, composer Adam Schoenberg. Written specifically for Project Trio, this piece features the intrepid Greg Pattillo, flute; Peter Seymour, bass; and Eric Stephenson, cello; brilliant musicians all. Opening the program is a wondrous work by Mozart, already a veteran composer at 16, when he wrote his Symphony No. 20. To close, Antonín Dvořák most Brahmsian and romantic Symphony No. 7 rounds out this extraordinary evening.

ArtSavvy: Irish Music Traditions

ArtSavvy: Irish Music Traditions

March 08, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

Explore the lively sounds of traditional Irish music and how the music embodies the spirit of the people of Ireland with the Memphis Irish Society. Free!
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PB&J presents: “Dream Big” with Roger Day

March 12, 2016 @ 9:30 AM

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Encouraging kids to sing loud, jump high, and dream big, two-time Parents Choice Award-winner Roger Day entertains children and adults annually with his energetic live shows that incorporate his trademark wit, whimsy, and wordplay, all grounded in the joy of a powerful love and respect for children. Your child’s imagination will soar during this awesomely fun concert featuring a musical world populated by pachyderms, Sherpas, isopods, and Mosquito Burritos. Join us after the show for a free art making activity in the lobby. 

Danú

March 12, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

This spirited ensemble from Ireland’s County Waterford in Ireland offers an authentic and passionate celebration of Celtic culture with its high-energy performances. For more than a decade, Danú has performed to enthusiastic audiences around the globe with its use of traditional instruments such as flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion, and bouzouki accompanied by exquisite vocals.

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Jazz in the Box presents Bria Skonberg, trumpet/vocals

March 18, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

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Bria Skonberg is a catalyst for all things jazz.  Hailing from West Coast Canada and now living in New York City, the award winning trumpeter/vocalist/composer is "poised to be one of the most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation."- Wall Street Journal.

Houston Ballet II

March 31, 2016 @ 7:30 PM

The dynamic second company of the acclaimed Houston Ballet travels the world with a wide array of dance works from stunning contemporary pieces from leading choreographers to excerpts from the great classics. Subscribe and save up to 20%!

Jazz in the Box presents Diego Figueiredo, guitar

April 01, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

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Diego Figueiredo (pronounced fig-a-reed-o) is considered one of the most talented guitar players in the world today. He is the winner of several important competitions including the Montreux Jazz Competition and the VISA Prize. Diego has released over nineteen albums to date, three DVD’s, and several instructional books. His music is a fusion between Jazz, Bossa Nova and Classical. Diego’s unique interpretation, along with his phenomenal technique and emotion, has created an explosion of adoring fans and concert goers.  Born in Franca, Brazil, Diego has performed in over forty countries around the world. 

Stewart Copeland and Jon Kimura Parker & Co.

April 02, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Stewart Copeland’s instantly recognizable drumming pairs with virtuoso pianist Jon Kimura Parker for a night of chamber music for a new generation. Subscribe and save up to 20%!

Jesse Cook

April 09, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Considered one of the most influential artists in the world of "nuevo flamenco" music, Jesse Cook fuses his virtuosic flamenco guitar techniques with almost every genre of world and popular music including jazz, rock, rumba, gypsy, tango and salsa. Subscribe and save up to 20%!

Branford Marsalis Quartet

April 14, 2016 @ 7:30 PM

Enjoy an evening of unsurpassed jazz with saxophonist Branford Marsalis performing with his highly acclaimed quartet.  Having gained initial acclaim through his work with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and his own brother Wynton’s quintet, Branford Marsalis has long been considered a star in his own right. The three-time Grammy Award winner was recently named an NEA Jazz Master, the highest honor that our nation bestows on jazz artists. Subscribe and save up to 20%!

Pilobolus

April 16, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Since 1971, this avant-garde dance company has built its fervent and expanding national and international following by showing the human body to be the most expressive, universal, and magical of media. Pilobolus maintains its own singular style, evolving interplay with shapeshifting, shadowplay and other explorations, while actively collaborating with the best and brightest minds from all conceivable professions the world over. The results of these collaborations has proven amazing feats can be achieved, and Pilobolus has been recognized for its developments in dance and multimedia art. Subscribe and save up to 20%!

IRIS: Jonathan Biss

April 30, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

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Jonathan Biss, piano

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1, “Classical”
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 1

This energetic program opens with Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 1, “Classical,” a tongue-in-cheek homage to Haydn and Mozart that displays all the inventive gifts of one of the 20th century’s greatest symphonists. The fascinating pianist, Jonathan Biss, brings his daring musical insight to bear with Beethoven’s Piano concerto No. 2. To close our “Sweet Sixteen” season, we come back to Mendelssohn, whose Symphony No. 1 – completed before his 16th birthday – displays the full flower of his youthful genius…a brilliant ending to a brilliant season.

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