The Anderson Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Binghamton University, State University of New York. The facility includes three theaters (Osterhout Concert Theater, Chamber Hall, and Watters Theater) and is designed to meet the needs of every performing group — soloists, chamber ensembles, symphonies, dance, or large theatrical productions complemented by a full-scale orchestra.
The center books outside music/theater/dance performances as part of a major world class concert series for the region. This series has, in the main, an international profile underscoring the University's emphasis on diversity and global concerns.
For tickets and information, call 607-777-ARTS or order online (Please note that subscriptions cannot be ordered on-line). Box Office is open weekdays, noon-5:30 p.m.
2013-2014 Season Brochure (.pdf, 1mb)
Snarky Puppy has gone from an underground secret to one of the most internationally respected names in instrumental music, in the process gaining a reputation for putting on a live show unparalleled in energy, virtuosity and musicianship. Seamlessly fusing a deep knowledge and respect for musical tradition with sonic and conceptual innovation, the band is able to reach the most critical or most carefree audience. It’s a group of musicians from two different cultures and traditions — jazz and rock kids from white America, gospel/R&B kids from black America — and somewhere between a garage band and a collective of 25 or more players in regular rotation. The core remains consistent and features Grammy Award-winners Robert “Sput” Searight on drums (God’s Property, Snoop Dogg) and Shaun Martin on keys (Kirk Franklin, Erykah Badu), as well as young organ prodigy Cory Henry (Kenny Garrett, Kim Burell) and multi-instrumentalist Louis Cato (Marcus Miller, Q-Tip, George Duke). The group was conceived and is held together by award-winning bassist/guitarist/composer/arranger Michael League. Chicago Jam Scene says “their sound . . . will make your brain churn and your booty shake.”
General public $20; BU faculty/staff and senior citizens $15; students $10
This tour engagement of Snarky Puppy is funded through Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s Jazz Touring Network program with the support from the National Endowment of the Arts.
Under the direction of Artistic Director Sergei Radchenko (a former principal dancer of the legendary Bolshoi Ballet), leading dancers from across Russia have forged an exciting company staging new productions of timeless classics — in “An impressive performance of classical ballet, energized with dramatic expression and sensational steps” (The Chronicle, Durham, N.C.). Join us for a gala program featuring a mixed repertory, including selections from The Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Don Quixote and more.
General public $45; BU faculty/staff and senior citizens $40; students $22
Born in 1946, Justin Hayward discovered his love of music early and was playing guitar by age 10. He played in youth clubs and the back rooms of pubs until he formed his own group in the late 1950s. In 1965, he joined The Wilde Three, with whom he toured and recorded two singles before branching out on his own and recording two self-penned solo singles in 1966. After the release of the singles, Hayward sent some of his compositions to Eric Burden of the Animals, who passed them on to Mike Pinder of the Moody Blues — and thus beginning an acclaimed 36-year history. In addition to being lead guitarist and vocalist for the Moody Blues, Hayward has had a successful solo career and has worked with many other artists. He also has given his time and talent to performing and recording for charitable organizations. Hayward has received four ASCAP awards, a BMI Million Plays award, an Ivor Novello award as well as numerous other songwriter awards around the world. His song “Nights in White Satin” is regularly included on lists of all-time favorites, including BBC TV’s list of top 10 songs of all time. He performs songs from his new album, Spirits of the Western Sky, and Moody Blues favorites in an acoustic setting. For more information, visit JustinHayward.com.
Reserved seats, $35
Box Office: 607.777.ARTS
The Anderson Center for the Arts
State University of New York
PO Box 6000
Binghamton, New York 13902-6000
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Last Updated: 2/28/14