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Friday, September 22 at 8:00 pm
Catherine Russell and John Pizzarelli salute Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra in Billie and Blue Eyes. Relive the glory days of jazz with these two iconic voices. Enjoy titles from Billie Holiday including All of Me, What a Little Moonlight Will Do, Them There Eyes and I Cover the Waterfront. Selections from Sinatra include Witchcraft, Wee Small Hours, I Thought About You and One More for my Baby.
Both artists descend from musical royalty. The Grammy-winning Russell has six decorated albums to her credit. Pizzarelli, the "genial genius of the guitar," recently performed with the Boston Pops.
Tuesday, October 17 at 8:00 pm
The choir is renowned as one of the finest vocal ensembles in the world for more than five centuries, all boys between the ages of 10 and 14. The choir was formally established at Vienna's Imperial Chapel in 1498 by Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I. Since 1926, they've undertaken more than 1,000 tours in more than 100 different countries.
Tuesday, November 7 at 8:00 pm
Ronald K. Brown/Evidence Dance was founded in 1985 and based in Brooklyn. The company focuses on the seamless integration of traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word. Through work, Evidence provides a unique view of human struggles, tragedies and triumphs. "I hope that when people see the work, their spirits are lifted," Brown said.
This performance and residency is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment of the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council.
Sunday, January 28 at 4:00 pm
At East Carolina University, the company will perform a new work, Myelination, with National Dance Project support. They've blasted open our notions of tap with performances at packed houses including Jacob's Pillow, the Joyce Theatre, the Kennedy Center, Spoleto Festival, and many more.
Watch Michelle Dorrance solo on the CBS "Late Show."
The presentation of Dorrance Dance Company was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Thursday, February 1 at 8:00 pm
The orchestra was founded in 1912 and has performed throughout Europe, recently at three sold-out concerts at the Great Festival Hall in Salzburg. With an extensive discography and an ambitious home season (31 concerts), these musicians are world class and ready to shine in Wright Auditorium.
Sunday, March 18 at 4:00 pmThe world renowned Golden Dragon Acrobats, a company of 35, combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty.
The company offers more than 200 performances annually. Watch a spectacular montage.
Friday April 13 at 8:00 pm
The S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series effectively began when Rudy Alexander arrived at East Carolina in 1962 and bundled four student-selected classical offerings into a subscription package. Since that time, the series has presented more than 500 world-class artists and served more than one million patrons, university and K-12 students through its programming.
Today, the series continues a tradition of presenting the best performing arts touring attractions available for the enjoyment of regional audiences and the edification of ECU students. Behind the scenes, our guest artists are actively engaged in master classes and workshops.
The series is presented in the 1,443-seat Wright Auditorium located at the core of East Carolina University's main campus.
All dates, times, artists and details are subject to change. Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact the Department for Disability Support Services at least 48 hours prior to the event at 252-737-1016 (voice/TTY).