Eclectic schedule features concerts, dance, speakers, comedy, international events and more
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, announces its fall 2013 season. All performances will be held in the Mainstage Theatre located at the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.
Tickets are on sale now unless noted, and are available at the Center for the Arts Box Office and tickets.com. To charge tickets, call 1-888-223-6000. Group discounts are available for many performances at 716-645-6771. For more information, call 716-645-2787, or visit www.ubcfa.org.
A list of events follows below:
WYRK EnergyMark Fall Acoustic Show
Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $35, $25
Featuring Easton Corbin, Joel Crouse and Charlie Worsham. Presented by WYRK-FM.
A Conversation with Marv Levy
Sept. 20 at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $40, $35
A celebration of the life and times of a Pro Football Hall of Fame coach, presented by Rocket Flash Entertainment.
Sarah Brightman: Dreamchaser World Tour
Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $155, $105, $85
Since she rose to international fame as the original Christine in Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera," Sarah Brightman has distinguished herself as the world's biggest selling soprano of all time. She is touring in support of her 11th studio album, "Dreamchaser." This will be a rare appearance in an intimate theater as her tour plays large theaters and arenas worldwide.
Joe Satriani: Unstoppable Momentum Tour
Special Guest: Steve Morse Band
Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $31 to $64
Joe Satriani has been an unstoppable force on the music scene for more than 27 years. Joining Satriani on the road is Mike Keneally on keyboards, along with an entirely new rhythm-section, featuring bassist Bryan Beller and drummer Marco Minnemann.
Steve Morse (Deep Purple, Dixie Dregs) will open the concert.
M&T Bank Dance Series
Oct. 5 at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $28.50 general, $13.50 students
Buffalo's internationally renowned professional dance company kicks off the season with a stunning concert showcasing the company's trademark blend of artistry and athleticism.
Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $27.50 to $77.50
Herbie Hancock is a true icon of modern music. His quartet for this performance includes: Vinnie Colaiuta (drums), James Genus (bass) and Lionel Loueke (guitar).
Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $42.50 general, $25.50 students
With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America's pre-eminent humor writers. A book signing will follow his presentation.
The Piano Guys
Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $32 general, $22 students
The Piano Guys became an Internet sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly original self-made music videos on YouTube with more than 130 million views. This concert will mark their Western New York premiere.
The truTV Impractical Jokers Tour featuring The Tenderloins
Oct. 18 at 8 p.m.
The stars of the popular TV comedy series perform. Presented by AEG Live.
M&T Bank Dance Series
Shanghai Ballet in "The Butterfly Lovers"
Oct. 19 at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $31.50, $23.50 general, and $13.50 students
The Shanghai Ballet, under the direction of former principal dancer Xin Lili, has a 34-year history of performing classical western ballet, contemporary dance, and folk-styled Chinese national ballet.
Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass
Oct. 26 at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $51.50, $39.50
WBFO presents a riveting look into "This American Life," the public radio show that continues to push the boundaries of broadcast journalism.
World Blues featuring Taj Mahal
Nov. 1 at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $42, $37, $27
A celebration of American blues music's global influence. Anchored by iconic folk-blues legend Taj Mahal, the evening will also feature the soulful South African blues of guitarist/vocalist Vusi Mahlasela and the more modern rock and roll perspective of Fredericks Brown.
M&T Bank Dance Series
Tango Fire in "Flames of Desire"
Nov. 2 at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $38, $28 general, and $18 students
Direct from Buenos Aires, the sensational Tango Fire presents their new show featuring 10 dancers, one of Argentina's finest young singers and a quartet of brilliant musicians.
Chris Cornell: Solo Acoustic Concert
Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m.
The acclaimed lead singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave performs a special solo acoustic show.
Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $35 to $65
The popular band celebrates its 25th anniversary with a tour in support of latest release "Grinning Streak." Presented by Live Nation.
Hungarian State Folk Ensemble
Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $29.50 general, $13.50 students
Formed in 1951, the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble is regarded as one of the greatest folkloric dance ensembles in the world.
Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $54, $46, $38
After rising to international fame as a member of the second Miles Davis Quintet and as co-founder of the band Weather Report, Wayne Shorter is one of the most influential saxophonists and composers in modern music, let alone jazz.
Nov. 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $77, $62, $47
Concert to Benefit Ronald McDonald House
The actress and Columbia recording artist performs a concert to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Buffalo. Presented by Derico of East Amherst Corp.
The Brian Setzer Orchestra - Christmas Rocks 10th Anniversary Tour
Nov. 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $37 to $77
The Brian Setzer Orchestra, fronted by three-time Grammy Award-winner Brian Setzer, makes their Buffalo premiere with a special Thanksgiving-eve show.
Dec. 7 at 1 and 7 p.m.
Dec. 8 at 1 p.m.
The holiday tradition presented by The American Academy of Ballet. On sale date to be announced.
Colm Wilkinson - Broadway, Christmas and Beyond
Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $59, $49, $42
Colm Wilkinson originated such memorable, classic roles as Jean Valjean in "Les Miserables" and the Phantom in "The Phantom of the Opera." "Broadway, Christmas and Beyond" gives fans old and new an opportunity to see and hear a more intimate and personal side of this phenomenal performer.
The Trailer Park Boys - Dear Santa Claus Tour
Dec. 11 at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $35.50 to $55.50 (prices increase $5 day of show)
Featuring: Ricky, Julian, Bubbles, Randy and Mr. Lahey with a brand-new live show. Presented by Sherpa & Square Peg Concerts.