I am always impressed with the variety of performances that come to the South Milwaukee PAC. And the next couple of months don’t disappoint.
Buy your tickets now for these shows …
Saturday, January 20
The Transit Vocal Band Headlines the 4th Annual Milwaukeappella 2018
Lovers of a cappella and vocal music will thrill at this year’s Milwaukappella performance, Jan. 20, 2018, at the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center www.southmilwaukeepac.org.
Milwaukappella 2018 will be headlined by The Transit Vocal Band, an award-winning a cappella group featuring “American Idol” and “America’s Got Talent” finalist Adam Decker. The Transit’s diverse repertoire includes classic, soul, contemporary, alternative and family favorites. Soaring leads, smooth harmonies and deep, thumping rhythms showcase The Transit’s power and versatility.
The Transit’s 7:30 p.m. performance opens with Southeast Wisconsin-area students who attended a daylong workshop at South Milwaukee High School conducted by veteran vocal teachers and members of Transit.
Advance tickets for the evening performance start at $19 for students and seniors, $24 for adults. Family-savings packages are available. Tickets for children 4 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased on the SMPAC website, or click here: http://southmilwaukeepac.org/event/milwaukappella.
Friday, January 26
Master illusionist Vitaly Beckman has mystified fans from all over the world, including Las Vegas superstars Penn & Teller whom he successfully fooled in their TV show, Fool Us. From bringing pictures and drawings to life, to erasing people from their own driver’s licenses, Vitaly’s signature illusions leaves even the most jaded audience awestruck. Vitaly breathes innovation and artistry into the field of magic. He invented and designed every single illusion in his stage show, An Evening of Wonders, treating spectators to a theatrical entertainment not seen anywhere else in the world. You will witness the elegant rendering of the impossible, while being charmed by Vitaly’s engaging personality.
Tickets: Adult $25-$40, Senior (ages 60+) $20-$35, Student (ages 4 thru college) $10-$20.
Friday, February 16
Turtle Island Quartet has been a singular force in the creation of bold, new trends in chamber music for strings since its inception in 1985. Turtle Island fuses the classical quartet esthetic with contemporary American musical styles devising a performance practice that honors both. In Bird’s Eye View, the two-time GRAMMY® winning Turtle Island Quartet pays homage to the visionary brilliance of jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker. The genius of his improvisations almost single handedly catapulted jazz from pop style into art music, indelibly altering the musical landscape of America. Iconic Charlie Parker classics such as Ornithology, KoKo and Dewey Square are juxtaposed with original responses by quartet members, and intertwined with other thematic pieces from the bebop era and beyond such as Sonny Rollins’ Airegin, Bird Calls by Charlie Mingus and Too High by Stevie Wonder.
Turtle Island Quartet musicians include David Balakrishnan (violin), Alex Hargreaves (violin), Malcolm Parson (cello), and Benjamin and Von Gutzeit (viola).
Tickets: Adult $30-$45, Senior (ages 60+) $25-$40, Student (ages 4 thru college) $10-$20.
And these are in addition to Knightwind Ensemble Winter Concert on Feb. 11 and CYT presentation of “Mary Poppins” Feb. 22-25. Get a full schedule here.