Geneva Concerts has unveiled its ’23-’24 season, kicking off with a lively performance by Darrah Carr Dance on September 23 at the Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca St. Their show, “Ceilidh: An Evening of Irish Music and Dance,” promises a spirited Irish gathering, featuring live music and dance. The performance will spotlight Trent Kowalik, famed star of Billy Elliott, amidst a repertoire drawing inspiration from traditional Irish music and step dance. Darrah Carr Dance, known for their appearances on The Today Show and at Carnegie Hall, last graced the Geneva stage in March 2019.
On November 4, the Smith stage will witness the return of the Fisk Jubilee Singers®, marking their first performance there since 1895. This iconic ensemble from Fisk University in Nashville has been celebrated for preserving and promoting African American spirituals since 1871. Their accolades include a 2021 GRAMMY® nomination and the National Medal of Arts awarded in 2008 by President George W. Bush. The season continues with performances by Symphoria, a unique musician-led cooperative orchestra, under the baton of Music Director Lawrence Loh. Their lineup includes Brahms’ Symphony No. 3 and, with guest violinist Rachel Barton Pine, Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons.”
Established in 1946, Geneva Concerts has been a community staple, advocating for youth musical education with initiatives such as the Sponsor-A-Student program. Concerts are free for children through grade 12 and HWS students. Adult tickets are available for $35, with special pricing options available. For further details and ticket purchases, contact Geneva Concerts or visit their official website.
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