Violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman, jazz trumpeter Chris Botti, country star Lorrie Morgan and rockers Sheryl Crow, Michael McDonald, and Rick Springfield are among the highlights of the upcoming 2017-18 Center Presents Season sponsored by Allied Solutions at the Center for the Performing Arts.
Patrons can save up to 25 percent by purchasing subscription packages for the Jazz, Country, Songbook, and Printing Partners Classical series, as well as the new University of Indianapolis Passport Series, which offers the best in world music, dance, and other inspiring performances from the likes of Pink Martini, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Celtic Nights, classical guitarist Paul Galbraith, and eclectic violin sensation Damien Escobar.
The Create Your Own Series package allows subscribers to save up to 20 percent by selecting four or more shows of their choice from all the scheduled events, including concerts in the St. Vincent Holiday and Drewry Simmons Vornehm Pop/Rock series. Visit TheCenterPresents.org/SubscribeNow for more information on subscription packages and benefits, which include pre-sale opportunities throughout the season as new events are added.
CEO listens to patrons
“We’re proud and excited to launch our seventh full season of presenting world-class arts and entertainment events,” said Jeffrey C. McDermott, the Center’s interim president/CEO. “With each passing year, we listen and learn more about what the community wants, and I think the lineup we’ve assembled offers something special for everyone.”
To purchase tickets
Most events take place in the Center’s Palladium concert hall and the nearby Tarkington theater. Subscriptions are on sale now. Center subscribers can purchase tickets for all season events in person at the Palladium Box Office, online at http://www.thecenterfortheperformingarts.org or by phone at (317) 843-3800. Single-event tickets will go on sale in August.
The 2017-18 Center Presents Season sponsored by Allied Solutions includes:
DREWRY SIMMONS VORNEHM POP/ROCK SERIES
Sheryl Crow with Aaron Lee Tasjan
Tuesday, July 11, at 7:30 p.m.
Michael McDonald with Marc Cohn
Thursday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m.
Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox
Thursday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m.
Rick Springfield: Stripped Down
Sunday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 27, at 8 p.m.
Songbook Academy® Finals
Saturday, July 22, at 7 p.m.
Art Garfunkel: In Close-Up
Thursday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 16, at 8 p.m.
The Midtown Men
Friday, Feb. 23, at 8 p.m.
Michael Feinstein with Betty Buckley
Saturday, April 21, at 8 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 18, at 8 p.m.
Nat King Cole Tribute with Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli
Friday, Dec. 8, at 8 p.m.
John Beasley’s MONK’estra
Saturday, Jan. 20, at 8 p.m.
The Summit: Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6
Saturday, Feb. 17, at 8 p.m.
UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS PASSPORT SERIES
National Martial Artists and Acrobats of China
Sunday, Oct. 29, at 3 p.m.
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
Friday, Nov. 3, at 8 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 1, at 8 p.m.
Dublin Irish Dance
Saturday, Feb. 3, at 8 p.m.
Thursday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m.
Celtic Nights: Oceans of Hope
Friday, March 16, at 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 17, at 8 p.m.
PRINTING PARTNERS CLASSICAL SERIES
Saturday, Nov. 4, at 8 p.m.
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Pinchas Zukerman
Sunday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m.
China National Symphony Orchestra
Friday, Feb. 9. at 8 p.m.
Staatskapelle Weimar Orchestra
Friday, March 9, at 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 28, at 8 p.m.
Country Unplugged Tour featuring Mark Chesnutt, Lorrie Morgan, and Joe Diffie
Friday, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m.
Oak Ridge Boys Holiday
Thursday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m.
ST. VINCENT HOLIDAY SERIES
Jim Brickman: A Joyful Christmas
Saturday, Nov. 25, at 8 p.m.
Dave Koz 20th Anniversary Christmas Tour
Sunday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m.
Celtic Thunder Symphony
Thursday, Dec. 14, at 7:30 p.m.
Canadian Brass Christmas
Saturday, Dec. 23, at 8 p.m.
Songbook Celebration presented by Krieg DeVault
Saturday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m.
U.S. Army Field Band
Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m.
New Year’s Eve Extravaganza presented by Taft
Sunday, Dec. 31, at 9 p.m.