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July 24, 2014
Broadway’s 8-time Tony Award winning Best Musical ONCE has tugged hundreds of thousands of heartstrings through simple storytelling and the live music created onstage by its incredible ensemble of Actor/Musicians. Following their journey with ONCE, original cast members David Abeles, Will Connolly and Tony Award nominee Elizabeth A. Davis have reunited as FAIR PLAY and are excited to bring the improvisational spirit and musical chemistry they forged on the Great White Way to new audiences. Join FAIR PLAY for an unforgettable evening of reimagined ONCE staples, heartfelt originals available on their new EP, as well as cover tunes by Glen Hansard, Bob Dylan, Damien Rice and others. Fall in love “ONCE” more with FAIR PLAY.
July 25, 2014
The scintillating new band (and CD) fronted by multi-GRAMMY® nominated Harvey Mason recasts the rich jazz-funk legacy of the 1970s with an early 21st-century sheen. A legendary session drummer, producer, composer and recording artist, Mason is among the most recorded and in-demand musicians of all-time. This A-list band includes Chris Turner (Vocals), Burniss Earl Travis (Bass), Samora Pinderhughes (Keys), Yuri Hirano (Keyboards) and Tavon Pennicott (Sax). A blend of R&B, urban and cutting-edge jazz, Chameleon takes its inspiration from the CD’s title track, which Mason co-wrote with Herbie Hancock, and is a knowing nod to Mason himself, aptly dubbed the “Chameleon” for his uncanny ability to perform so many styles of music.
July 26, 2014
Grammy-nominated composer-pianist Vijay Iyer was described by Pitchfork as “one of the most interesting and vital young pianists in jazz today,” by the Los Angeles Weekly as “a boundless and deeply important young star.” Recent honors include a 2013 MacArthur fellowship, a 2012 Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, an unprecedented “quintuple crown” in the 2012 Down Beat International Critics Poll (winning Jazz Artist of the Year, Pianist of the Year, Jazz Album of the Year, Jazz Group of the Year, and Rising Star Composer categories), a “quadruple crown” in the JazzTimes extended critics poll (winning Artist of the Year, Acoustic/Mainstream Group of the Year, Pianist of the Year, and Album of the Year).
Photographed by Jimmy Katz
July 27, 2014
Opening act Janine Dinatale at 8pm
The sun…the moon…and the stars: These heavenly bodies have been the inspiration for countless American popular songs, and Long Island’s ownpremier Swing Era big band has compiled a constellation of classic melodies for its return to Huntington this summer! With an eye towards the sky, Swingtime’s 20-piece band, led by Steve Shaiman, celebrates the music of Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Gene Krupa, Ray Anthony, Ted Heath, and Tommy Dorsey, and featured vocalists Bobbie Ruth and Jerry Costanzo emulate such stellar singers as Doris Day, Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat ‘King’ Cole and the immortal Frank Sinatra.
July 29, 2014
Youthful, masculine, high-energy breakin’, poppin’ n’ lockin’, Brazilian capoeira and more – eclectic hip-hop moves and music for all ages! Exciting 4-man dance troupe from Houston, Texas performs their special contemporary mix of choreography to the music of Count Basie, Elvis Presley, The Temptations, Aerosmith, Michael Jackson, and more…
July 31, 2014
WindSync wind quintet has distinguished itself as among North America’s foremost emerging classical music ensembles, recognized internationally for their dramatic and adventurous programming. Winner of the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh International Competition, this young, energetic group’s dynamic concerts connect with audiences through their charismatic stage presence, elements of staging and choreograpy.
August 1, 2014
Carlos Núñez – If you think Spain is just flamenco, you are about to make a most amazing discovery. From Galicia in the northwest corner of Spain comes a surprising music with ancient Celtic roots and modern Spanish energy. One of Galicia’s most revered artists and undisputed as the tradition’s greatest piper, Núñez is enormously popular throughout Europe and Latin America. He is well known in Irish music thanks to his early “adoption” by The Chieftains.
August 2, 2014
“Little Shop of Horrors” performed by Broadhollow Theatre – With its nerdy floral shop worker, the girl he loves, and a giant man eating plant, Little Shop of Horrors is everyone’s favorite boy-meets-girl, plant-eats-world love story. Filled with such memorable hit songs as “Somewhere That’s Green,” “Suddenly, Seymour,” “I’m A Dentist” and the famous title song to name a few. It’ll be a night of pure, fun. And remember, whatever you do, don’t feed the plants!
August 3, 2014
Rioult Dance – This internationally acclaimed American modern dance company appears on the Chapin Rainbow Stage for the first time, exquisitely blending classical music and modern dance with captivating power and emotion. Celebrating its 20th season, Rioult Dance NY presents an annual New York season, tours internationally, conducts extensive in-school arts education and community outreach programs, and offers dance training to the public through classes, workshops, and intensives. Sponsored by NYS Dance Force
August 5, 2014
“Butterfly” performed by Hudson Vagabond Puppets – Follow Mari, a Monarch Butterfly as she grows from her tiny egg, through her caterpillar state, an amazing metamorphosis in the chrysalis, and finally on her incredible 1,500 mile journey to Mexico. With all her insect companions she learns about her symbiotic relationship with Milkweed, which she depends on for food, a home, and her unique form of defense against predators. A delightful new production from the famed puppet company that brought us “Mammoth Follies!”
August 6, 2014
“Kaleidescope of Dance No. 2.” – L.I. Dance Consortium – LIDC’s second evening brings you Long Island Ballet Theatre, under the direction of Christopher Fleming, former Principal dancer with the New York City Ballet and founder of BalletFleming, presenting several outstanding, emotive and creative dances and American Dance Theatre of Long Island, with its large company of well -trained beautiful dancers under the direction of Kathleen Kairns-Scholz, formally of the Richmond Ballet, performing an exquisite repertoire of innovative and exciting pieces. Rounding out the program are the always amazing and talented dancers of the Long Island Dance Company showcasing their sensational cutting edge choreography.
August 7, 2014
Island Hills Chorus/Sweet Adelines & Twin Shores Chorus Dedicated to preserving the truly original American art form of a capella harmony in their distinctive Sweet Adelines and barbershop styles, each chorus performs a wide range of show tunes, patriotic themes and old-fashioned love songs, along with jazz and spiritual offerings.
August 8, 2014
The Alternate Routes is an American rock band out of Bridgeport, Connecticut formed by Tim Warren and Eric Donnelly in 2002 while studying at Fairfield University. In December 2013, The Alternate Routes’ new single “Nothing More” was featured during the final scenes of the Christmas episode of NCIS, earning them the #92 rank on the iTunes US charts. “Nothing More” was featured in the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Winter Olympics on NBC and also on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson in March of 2014.
August 9, 2014
August 10, 2014
Roomful of Blues – With their masterful combination of jumping, horn-heavy, hard-edged blues and R&B, it’s no wonder the great Count Basie called them “the hottest blues band I’ve ever heard.” The group’s deeply rooted blend of swing, rock ‘n’ roll, jump, blues and soul has earned it five Grammy Award nominations and a slew of other accolades, including seven Blues Music Awards (one for Blues Band of the Year in 2005). Join us for a final concert that will wind up the summer in style!