Performing Arts Center

2014-2015 Furgason Bravo! Series




JOIN US FOR OUR 10TH ANNIVERSARY
FURGASON BRAVO! SERIES
FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
AS WE CELEBRATE

 

Featuring

Michael Martin Murphey's
Cowboy Christmas Concert

Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 7:30p.m.

 

and

The World Famous
Glenn Miller Orchestra

Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 7:30p.m.

 

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Michael Martin Murphey's
Cowboy Christmas Concert

Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 7:30p.m.

     Christmas is a season of tradition, and no one knows that better than Michael Martin Murphey.   The iconic musician has worked diligently to keep alive the spirit of the first Cowboy Christmas Ball for two decades.  This year, he launches into the next 20 years with his popular Cowboy Christmas Tour, and between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve, he and his Rio Grande Band will spread Holiday Cheer through at least 20 cities including a stop in Anson, Texas, where the Cowboy Christmas Ball originated in 1885.
   
     “The first time I came to the annual Cowboy Christmas Ball in Anson, Texas, where the community has celebrated the holidays with this event every year since 1934, I was floored that the community had worked so hard to keep it going,” Murphey said.  “I fell in love watching the older couples dance and the dances being passed on to the younger people.  It reconnected me to the tradition.”

     Arriving in Anson, Texas on Christmas night, 1885, native New Yorker Larry Chittenden chronicled a dancing spectacle unparalleled in those days by composing the  rhythmic, rollicking lines of The Cowboys’ Christmas Ball, a six stanza verse that still remembered and anthologized many times in print and song.

    Modeling a show after the annual Anson event, Murphey took the celebration on the road, and has over the past two decades, performed the ball in such prestigious venues as Bass Hall (Ft. Worth, TX), The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum (Oklahoma City, OK), the National Hispanic Cultural Center Journal Theater (Albuquerque, NM) and The Performing Arts Center at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (Corpus Christi, TX).

    “The Cowboy Christmas Ball is steeped in everything I hold dear of growing up in Texas at Christmas time,” Murphey said.  “All the old dances are here... the waltzes, the mazurkas, the Paul Jones, the Virginia Reel... all these dances are still done here.  The women make their own costumes and clothes and the men still wear string ties and frock coats.  It’s a family reunion of friends.”

    “This is my favorite season of the year,” Murphey continued.  “We remember our fathers and mothers.  We celebrate our children and we treasure our friends and the many blessing given by our Lord.  It really brings out the very best in all of us.”

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The World Famous

Glenn Miller Orchestra

Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 7:30p.m.

 

“A band ought to have a sound all of its own.  It ought to have a personality.”  - Glenn Miller

The most popular and sought after big band in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world.

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