Date(s) & Time(s)::
October 15, 2016
November 5, 2016
December 3, 2016
March 22, 2017
April 8, 2017
Daily from February 23, 2017 until February 26, 2017
Location: Arts Place, Portland Center, 131 East Walnut Street in Portland, Indiana
Phone: (260) 726-4809
The Portland Center of Arts Place announces its 2016-2017 performance series, LIVE! At Arts Place. Season subscriptions are available at the box office located at 131 East Walnut Street, Portland. The cost is $70 for adults or $35.00 for students. For more information call 260-726-4809.
In addition to the five performances in the series, Arts Place is collaborating with Jay County Civic Theatre, in commemoration of The Indiana Bicentennial, to present Cole Porter’s "High Society," a musical based on the Philip Barry play, The Philadelphia Story, and the 1956 musical screen adaptation. This is event is available for $5.00 to our adult season subscribers and $2.50 to student season subscribers. Regular ticket prices will be $10 for adults and $5.00 for students. NOTE: Due to cast and chorus schedules, the performance dates for the Arts Place and Jay County Civic Theatre production of Cole Porter’s musical, High Society, has been moved to February 23-26, 2017. Patrons already holding tickets to the production may exchange them or request a refund by calling Arts Place at 260-726-4809 or by stopping by the Portland Center of Arts Place at 131 E Walnut Street.
Saturday, October 15, 2016, Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo from New York, will take the stage. Critics claim they “are possibly the ‘best’ guitar duo in the world.” Frank is a guitarist with a technique that explains why the New York Times deemed him “one of the brightest…stars of the guitar.” Vinny has become a familiar figure on Public Television, featured previously on three popular shows, including the heavily programmed Tommy Emmanuel and Friends.
Saturday, November 5, 2016, The Gonzalo Bergara Quartet will take the stage. The all-acoustic Gonzalo Bergara Quartet plays a modern variant of 1930’s Django Reinhardt-inspired gypsy swing. Composer and lead guitarist Gonzalo Bergara mixes a cascade of arpeggios with the sounds of Paris and his native Argentina.
Saturday, December 3, 2016, Carrie Newcomer will be back by popular demand. Newcomer’s work cuts across secular and spiritual boundaries. She has had many artistic collaborations with notable authors such as Parker J. Palmer, Barbara Kingsolver, Jill Bolte Taylor, Philip Gulley, Scott Russell Sanders and Rabbi Sandy Sasso. She facilitates workshops on songwriting, creative writing, spirituality, vocation and activism. Newcomer tours throughout the U.S. and Europe, and has also toured with Alison Krauss.
Tessa Lark will be performing Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Lark, now age 26, was named the Silver Medalist of the 2014 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, making her the highest-ranked American-born winner in the Competition’s history. Keeping in touch with her Kentucky roots, Tessa enjoys playing bluegrass and Appalachian music. She collaborates frequently with Mark O’Connor and is included in his CD “MOC4,”released in June 2014.
California Guitar Trio will be performing Saturday, April 8, 2017. Comprised of Bert Lams, Hideyo Moriya and Paul Richards, the group has been performing since 1991.
In addition to musicianship and interplay, The California Guitar Trio's shows are full of stories and humor that enable concertgoers to feel like they're part of the music, not just spectators. In fact, the group’s goal is to transcend their instruments, so people focus on the music first, and its considerable technical prowess a distant second.
California Guitar Trio has 14 albums, streamed over 53 million times on Pandora. The trio’s most recent release Masterworks showcases its classical side, with expansive takes on Bach, Beethoven, Arvo Pärt, and Schubert.
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