What do a Russian orchestra,
humor writer, Mexican dancer, brass band and Irish music group have in common?
All offer rare entertainment experiences as part of the 2014-15 University of
Wisconsin-Stevens Point Performing Arts Series.
Presented in part by Country
Inn and Suites of Stevens Point and Sentry
Insurance, the series includes five performances during the academic year, held
at UW-Stevens Point and at Sentry’s Theater@1800. All performances are at 7:30
Tickets for each show are
$15 for adults, $12 for senior citizens and $6 for youth. UW-Stevens Point
students with ID may buy tickets in advance for $4.50 or be admitted free the
day of the show if seats remain. Tickets may be purchased through the University
Information and Tickets Office in the Dreyfus University Center concourse,
715-346-4100 or 800-838-3378, or at http://tickets.uwsp.edu.
The 2014-15 series will
Orchestra Kremlin, Thursday, Oct. 9, Michelsen Hall, Noel Fine Arts Center
Founded in 1991 by music director Misha Rachlevsky, the orchestra is comprised
of Russia’s finest young string players. The group’s warmth and high energy
create memorable performances that stay with listeners long after the last note
has been played.
Sedaris, Tuesday, Oct. 28, Laird Room, Dreyfus University Center
With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, Sedaris uses cultural
euphemisms and political correctness as one of the most observant humor writers
in America. His personal essay collection includes “Me Talk Pretty One Day” and
“Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owl.”
Perez-Salas, Tuesday, Nov. 11, Theatre@1800, Sentry Insurance
Tania Perez-Salas has fast become Mexico’s premiere contemporary
choreographer. Her internationally celebrated Compañía de Danza, based in
Mexico City, has toured worldwide.
Brass, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, Michelsen Hall, Noel Fine Arts Center
Combining a brass quintet, piano and percussion instruments with fresh,
original arrangements, the distinctive sound of Presidio Brass has captivated
Kitchen, Saturday, March 7, 2015, Michelsen Hall, Noel Fine Arts Center
Kennedy’s Kitchen has been making Irish music together since 1998,
averaging 80 shows a year. Based in South Bend, Ind., the group has traveled
across the United States with music rooted in traditional Irish jigs, reels,
hornpipes, aires, recitations, stories and songs.