Performing Arts Series
Looking to attend a fun and exciting Slippery Rock University Performing Arts event? Here you can find out about ticket and policy information, learn about sponsoring an event or making a donation to the Performing Arts Series. View all of our upcoming performances and even past ones. Have any questions? Visit our frequently asked questions page to find out all the information you need. Contact us at any time!
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2018-19 Performing Art Series
Well-strung: The Singing String Quartet
Saturday, September 15, 2018, 2pm University Union
Well-Strung reimagines what a string quartet can be by fusing classical and pop music with a unique blend of vocals and strings. Edmund Bagnell (first violin), Chris Marchant (second violin), Daniel Shevlin (cello) and Trevor Wadleigh (viola) have appeared on NBC's "TODAY" while Boston Spirit Magazine describes them as "a genius mash-up of boy band and classical string quartet;" and the New York Daily News calls them "the hottest thing with a bow since Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games."
Friday, November 2, 2018, 7:30pm, University Union
Tukuo, a seven-member ukulele orchestra from the United Kingdom, brilliantly combines music from Mozart to Monty Python, Bach to the Beatles and Chick Corea to Rossini. These virtuoso musicians' daring and inventive arrangements, vocal harmonies - and very British humor - bring audiences to their feet and make for a uniquely engaging evening. Critics call the show a "brilliant music-cabaret experience," "very English, very funny and just brilliant," and "the best fun ever!"
A Swingin' Holiday Affair
Saturday, November 17, 7:30pm, Smith Center Ballroom
In this memorable show, Lippia performs many of Frank Sinatra's most well-known and beloved numbers as well as popular Christmas songs. This wonderful blend of holiday cheer and jazz and swing standards will feature the wonderfully talented SRU Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jason Kush. Lippia's last concert with the SRU Jazz Ensemble was an audience favorite.
Rumours - A Fleetwood mac tribute
Friday, January 25, 7:30pm, University Union
The country's premier Fleetwood Mac tribute band, Rumours, re-creates the energy of the British-American rockers at the height of their career. Rumours blends perfect harmonies and precise instrumentation to create a visually engaging stage show that appeals to diehard Fleetwood Mac fans as well as those who are new to the band's music. Rumours has played to packed houses at major venues across the country, including the House of Blues and a one-week residency at Disney's Epcot Center during the theme park's popular "Sounds Like Summer" concert series.
Neil Berg's American Royalty: Queens of Sex, Soul, and Song
Friday, March 29, 2019, 7:30pm, University Union
Celebrate Women's History Month with an amazingly talented all-female cast comprised of four incredibly diverse musical artists as they perform the hit songs and tell the stories behind the music that has transformed American culture and character. These extraordinary singers take audiences on a musical journey that includes Bessie Smith, Appalachian and bayou music, as well as tributes to Ella Fitzgerald, Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand and many other musical icons. This show premieres at SRU.
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