Escape the Ordinary
October Performing Arts Highlights
Alash Throat Singers
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, 7:30 P.M.
Named for the Alash River that runs through the northwestern region of Tuva in southern Siberia, this amazing ensemble combines the ancient art of throat singing, a technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time, with newer, Western musical ideas.
Central PA Friends of Jazz Presents
Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, 3 P.M.
Singer-trumpeter Jeremy Davenport is a veteran of the Harry Connick, Jr. Orchestra and resident of the NOLA Ritz Carlton's Davenport Lounge. Don't miss this opportunity to hear him execute favorite standards and originals with exquisite style.
Say Goodnight, Gracie
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, 7:30 P.M.
Alan Safier stars in the Tony-nominated hit about George Burns. Go back in time to spend a hilarious, heartwarming evening in the company of America's funniest centenarian.
Spoken Word Theater
Purple Cries for Blue Skies
Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, 3 P.M. | Sunday Oct. 22, 2017, 3 P.M.
After playing to sold out audiences at the Ware Center, writer-director Evita Colon is back with a play using poetry and dance in an emotional portrayal of the stories of people all over the world affected by domestic violence.
Family Fun Fest
Mexico Beyond Mariachi
Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, 11 A.M.
Entertaining, exciting and educational, this experience is a journey that ignites the imagination and opens the senses. Expand your perception of Mexican culture through enchanting pre-colonial instruments and vibrant interpretations of music and dance.
For a full list of all the events happening at the Ware Center and Winter Center, visit our general ticket page
Coming In November...
Yu & Shih: Two Piano Recital
Club 42 - Jazz in the Sky Series
Join us for hot jazz, sultry cabaret, and some of the hippest touring acts on the scene today. The Atrium is your spot for sophisticated listening in a club-style atmosphere. In addition to comfortable table seating, your evening includes the option to purchase food and beverages to enjoy during the event. But don’t forget, listening to our delightful acts is the top priority and conversation above a whisper is strongly discouraged during the sets.
Tickets: $20 reserved seating, no discounts.
Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, 7:30 P.M.
International soul singer and Broadway stage veteran Shayna Steele has a voice that the London Jazz Review says "has enough voltage to light up the West End." Shayna and her 4-piece rhythm section do a series of jazz, blues and old soul that will leave you wanting more.
The David Myles Road Show
Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, 7:30 P.M.
Canadian singer-songwriter Myles makes a living traversing musical time periods and genres, crisscrossing from folk, roots, jazz, and country, while swinging between the 40s, 50s, and 60s to the present. His tour marks the debut of his tenth original album, “Real Love,” which celebrates the sound of the 50’s infused with a personal style that has captivated fans across North America and around the world.
Jazz in the Sky
Holiday Jazz with the Champian Fulton Quartet
Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, 7:30 P.M
Oklahoma native Fulton has become a world class jazz pianist and vocalist with international acclaim. With seven previous albums under her belt while still in her twenties, she will be debuting her brand new holiday release.
Julie Keough "Crossover"
Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, 7:30 P.M.
Julie Keough and friends present "Crossover," a unique story about the influence of popular music styles and Broadway musicals on each other through the decades. From the early days of "trunk musicals" by greats such as Cole Porter and George Gershwin, "Crossover" explores Broadway’s Golden Era, and progresses to the favorite shows and styles of today including Country & Western, Rhythm & Blues, and modern Broadway shows.
Jazz in the Sky
February, Feb. 3, 2018, 7:30 P.M.
Celebrate Black History Month with an artist dubbed “Chicago’s next rising star.” Jazz vocalist and composer Suggs’ vocals and approach to music are a reflection of the many great voices in Black music and culture from the past century and beyond. Enjoy his lush baritone on original compositions, vocalese tunes and time-honored standards.
Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, 7:30 P.M.
Eclectic gypsy jazz for the 21st Century, the Savannah, GA quintet returns this season to serve up dazzling original tunes along with traditional swinging favorites that would make Reinhardt and Grappelli proud.
The Seamus Egan Project
Friday, March 16, 2018, 7:30 P.M.
St. Patrick’s Day at the Ware has never been more authentic! Bandleader of Philadelphia-based Solas, the preeminent Irish-American band of their generation, Egan brings friends and musical guests to share the stage in his latest creative endeavor, fusing hits from the iconic band with new tunes that continue to explore "the farther reaches of the Irish tradition and beyond."
Camille Thurman with the Darrell Green Trio
Friday, April 13, 2018, 7:30 P.M.
An appropriate wrap up of our Jazz in the Sky series, celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with saxophone player, singer and composer Camille Thurman, known for amazing her audiences throughout the world with her impeccable sound, remarkable vocal virtuosity and captivating artistry. Many have praised her vocal abilities to the likeness of Ella Fitzgerald and Betty Carter, while her rich and warm sound on the tenor saxophone has alluded others to compare her to tenor greats Joe Henderson and Dexter Gordon.