LARD Dog & The Band of Shy (Family Friendly)
Saturday, Nov. 16, 4 p.m. Tickets on sale July 1
$15/$10 MCC tax district residents
Parents’ Choice Award winners Lard Dog & The Band of Shy have burst onto the family entertainment scene converting countless families to be fans of their quirky universe and highly infectious tunes. Running time: 60 minutes View the video
"This show is a full-on sensory experience! Such a treat for the eyes and ears, with surprises popping from every direction. I was afraid to blink for fear I'd miss something!” - SiriusXM's Kids Place Live
Simon and Garfunkel [Revisited] Live in Central Park (All Ages)
Recreated by Lee Lessack and Johnny Rodgers
Friday, Nov. 22, 7 p.m. Tickets on sale July 1
$40/$35 senior/$30 MCC tax district residents
In 1981, more than 500,000 music fans gathered in Central Park to witness the now legendary reunion of folk duo Simon & Garfunkel. Award-winning recording artists, Lee Lessack and Johnny Rodgers recreate that magical night. With dulcet vocals harmonizing over lilting guitar, you’ll hear all the beloved poetic masterpieces that made Simon & Garfunkel famous: “Mrs. Robinson,” “Homeward Bound,” “Scarborough Fair,” “Bridge Over Troubled Waters,” “The Sound of Silence” and many more. Running time: 90 minutes View the video
“The show was terrific! Audience LOVED it. The voices of Lee and Johnny were spot-on and the accompanying slide show added to the beauty of the show. - Gallo Center for the Arts
Sunday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m.
$30/$25 student and senior/$20 MCC tax district residents
John is a local legend: spectacular jazz pianist, brilliant historian, and quite funny to boot. Join us for an afternoon of holiday songs from the Great American Songbook.
"Pianist John Eaton practices a special kind of alchemy. He takes the familiar and makes it fresh, renders the old new and exciting. It's no easy trick, but Eaton is a master at it..." —The Washington Post
Damien Sneed’s “We Shall Overcome” (all ages)
Thursday, Jan. 30, 7 p.m. Tickets on sale July 1
$45/$35 Senior/$20 MCC tax district residents
Inspired by the words and action of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “We Shall Overcome” showcases repertoire from across the African American music traditions that electrified generations of civil rights activists and defenders with interwoven spoken word from Dr. King’s recorded speeches. View the video
“Damien Sneed is an ambassador for classical and gospel music who brings positivity, optimism and thoroughness to every occasion. His talent stretches across traditional divisions. In the realest sense, he uses his artistry to make our world a better place.”-Wynton Marsalis
Danú “Saint Patrick’s Celebration” (All Ages)
Sunday, March 15, 3 p.m. Tickets on sale July 1
$50/$45 senior/$35 MCC tax district residents
Hailing from historic County Waterford, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today. Their standing room only concerts throughout Ireland are true events featuring high-energy performances and a glorious mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire. View the video
“…a vibrant mix of virtuosity,energy, and empathy”-The Washington Post
Back by popular demand! Join The Alden for a creative (and de-stressing) Friday evening master class for families. Master Artist, Kofi Dennis, will lead the group through intermediate-level drumming skills culminating a group drum circle. Participants do not need to have taken the Intro to Djembe Drumming class at The Alden, but should be familiar with basic drumming skills. This class is designed for children eight and older, and it is recommended that families participate together. Children under 14 must have a parent register and attend with them.
Saturday April 25 at 1 p.m. Tickets on sale July 1
$20/$15 senior/$10 MCC tax district resident
Jazz pianist, musicologist and humorist John Eaton brings his popular continuing education program to the Alden. Jazz Masters with John Eaton is an entertaining and insightful afternoon that combines Eaton’s peerless knowledge of the Great American Songbook, hilarious commentary and elegant, ultra-tasteful renditions of Cole Porter’s work.