Performing Arts Center

2015-2016 Furgason Bravo! Series






2015-2016 Gloria and Robert R. Furgason Bravo! Series for the Performing Arts

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CONCERT #1

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Monday, September 21, 2015 at 7:30p.m.
Free and Open to the Public

TAMU-CC Performing Arts Center's Furgason Bravo! Series opens their 11th season with a FREE CONCERT on Monday, September 21 at 7:30p.m. with the “Double Sharp” piano duo.  This exciting duo combines the talents of two Russian-born-pianists Natasha Marin and Maria Demina, and fashion designer
Vera Chernova DeFehr. 

An hour long music program will take you on a journey of Russia through music and traditional costumes from the turn of the 19th century to the Soviet era as captured by Arensky, Scriabin, Stravinsky, Shostakovich and Khachaturian in their rarely heard masterpieces for two pianos.

After extensive research into the lives of the featured composers and the history and fashion of the time, the performers will bring to the audience not only the beauty of the musical masterpieces, but also an educational element, as well as the excitement of the high fashion.

Check out a sample performance here.

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CONCERT #2:

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Monday, December 7, 2015 at 7:30p.m.

Reserved seating tickets range from $32 - $22 with $7 tickets for children and TAMUCC students with valid SandDollar$ ID.

For the 11th consecutive year, and with continued generous support from Whataburger, award-winning Michael Martin Murphey, "singing cowboy poet" returns to the Coastal Bend with his unique “Cowboy Christmas Concert” on Monday, December 7, 2015 at 7:30p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Murphey is not only the number one, best-selling singer/songwriter of American Cowboy Music, he's one of the world's most respected singer/songwriters in the Pop and Country-Western field. In May, 1975 Murphey’s story song, "Wildfire," reached No. 1 on the Radio and Records charts, No.3 on Billboard's Pop Chart, and No. 1 on all Adult Contemporary Charts, giving the artist vast commercial exposure. Michael broke ground with an innovative concert concept called "Cowboy Christmas" in 1987 which has become a trademarked touring show and musical concept for him. The tour now spans 40 cities per holiday season, and has led to three Cowboy Christmas albums and a Cowboy Christmas DVD.

Join our e-list for password presale discount code!
Presale begins on 10/24 at 9a.m.
Full on sale on 11/2 at 9a.m.
Click here for tickets: http://tamucc.tix.com
or charge by phone at (361) 825-ARTS (2787) or visit our box office at 6300 Ocean Drive inside the Performing Arts Center Lobby.  Box Office Hours 9a.m.-3p.m. Monday-Friday

                
This program is funded by Hotel Occupancy Tax fund by the City of Corpus Christi through the Arts & Cultural Commission.

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CONCERT #3:

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Psophonia Dance Company and Chaski collaborate
to perform Robert Paterson’s multidisciplinary work
The Book of Goddesses with music and modern dance, bringing to life the beauty, power, and heritage of feminine deities from around the world.

Friday, January 29, 2016 at 7:30p.m.

Free and Open to the Public

   
      Chaski                      Psophonia Dance Company      Dr. Matthew McClung

Chaski and Psophonia Dance Company are presenting The Book of Goddesses in Music and Dance - taken from Grammy® nominated composer Robert Paterson’s chamber work The Book of Goddesses (2010) with live music and modern dance as envisioned by the composer. The synergy of the collaboration stems from The Book of Goddesses by author Kris Waldherr. The performances bring together three musicians, one composer, one choreographer, and ten dancers from across Texas to embark on the journey of divine femininity. Paterson's musical composition sprang from this beautifully illustrated book that highlights different goddesses from various cultures covering Greek mythology Tibetan folklore and Japanese legend. Named after the book, The Book of Goddesses was on the Grammy® nomination ballot for Best Contemporary Classical Composition and was named one of the Top 10 favorite pieces of the year by NPR’s Best Music of 2012.

Paterson has graciously given permission to have the work reproduced for this project. In conversations with the composer, he shared his original vision for the piece, which was that the music be performed live with choreographed dance.

Check out a preview by clicking here!

For more information please contact the Performing Arts Center at (361) 825-2787.

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CONCERT #4:

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Friday, February 5, 2016 at 7:30p.m.

General Admission tickets are $10 with $5 tickets for children and TAMUCC students with valid SandDollar$ ID.

After many years of music study Dr. Shana Mashego, Soprano, desired to develop a classical worship concept which encompasses the performance and preservation of the Christian hymn. Hence, The Hymn Project was born. The Hymn Project includes traditional Christian hymns set for soprano and various string orchestrations including but not limited to settings for soprano and string quartet as well as settings for soprano and full piano quintet. The concept of this project was joyfully accepted by Dr. Mashego's friends of many years who serve the group in various capacities including Mr. Christopher Hanson, first violinist and orchestral arranger, Mr. Gary Mitchell, pianist and arranger, Mr. Jose Pecina, second violinist, Mr. Frederick McBride, violist and Mr. Kareem Goode, cellist. It is the hope of Dr. Mashego that this concept grows into a worldwide revival of the Christian hymn.

Join our e-list for password presale discount code!
Presale begins on 10/24 at 9a.m.
Full on sale on 11/2 at 9a.m.
Click here for tickets: http://tamucc.tix.com
or charge by phone at (361) 825-ARTS (2787) or visit our box office at 6300 Ocean Drive inside the Performing Arts Center Lobby.  Box Office Hours 9a.m.-3p.m. Monday-Friday

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This program is funded by Hotel Occupancy Tax fund by the City of Corpus Christi through the Arts & Cultural Commission.