Arts
The landscape of the American Southwest is brought to life with illusionistic images of cactuses, slithering lizards and fire dancers. The New York Times declared, “Opus Cactus is at heart a sprawling, luscious fantasy.”
Perlman, the Alys Stephens Center’s first Starlight Gala performer, returns to celebrate the center’s 20th anniversary gala. Tickets include a pre-performance cocktail reception; a VIP dinner package is also available.
One of the country’s foremost pianists, Jeremy Denk has toured frequently with violinist Joshua Bell. This performance is part of the ASC Salon Series, which offers on-stage seating and a postperformance meet-and-greet.
Enchantment Theatre Co. will bring the magical, marvelous world of Beatrix Potter to life on stage using fantastic masks, whimsical puppets, gorgeous scenery and original music. A special family performance and dinner package is available.
Niyaz has become an evolutionary force in contemporary Middle Eastern music by blending medieval Sufi poetry and folk songs from the duo’s native Iran and surrounding Persian Gulf countries with rich acoustic instrumentation and state-of-the-art modern electronics.
With five Grammy awards, including Best R&B Performance, acclaimed recordings and incredible live performances under her belt, Hathaway, born to music royalty, has created a musical legacy all her own.
As Theatre UAB’s musical theater BFA program grows, students are up to the challenge of this sophisticated Stephen Sondheim musical, which includes his most popular song, “Send in the Clowns.”
The musical performance “Air in a Loop” will feature four world premiere compositions by members of the Birmingham Art Music Alliance, performed within Jessica Angel’s site-specific, large-scale installation.
The concert will feature music from the choir’s “MIRRORS” and “Nu-Soul City” recordings, plus classics and director Kevin Turner’s ode to the four little girls killed in the 1963 bombing, “You Don’t Know What I Could Have Been.”
Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar, an Alys Stephens Center favorite, will perform with a six-piece classical ensemble and focus on her album “Home” for her Birmingham performance.
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