2015-2016 Concert Season
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 – 7:00 PM — Umi Garrett — Classical PianoIn May of 2009, 8-year-old piano prodigy Umi Garrett appeared on NBC's The Ellen DeGenere show. She was such a sensation that her young career has since skyrocketed. She has receiving requests to perform worldwide and appears regularly with symphony orchestras in the US and around the world. Among Umi's highlights are an appearance with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops sponsored by NPR's From the Top, and her orchestral debut with the Desert Symphony in Palm Desert, California in 2009 both at the age of nine, performing Mozart's Piano Concerto No.23 in A major.
Her performances thrilled the audiences with brilliant playing and charm, earning enthusiastic standing ovations and establishing Umi as a definitive rising star in classical music. Outside of the United States, the young pianist has thrilled classical patrons in theatres from Panama to the Netherlands and beyond. Umi was featured on live Luxembourg television in an interview as a "wunderkind."
This legendary vocal pop band brings the hits of famed television show American Bandstand to life. Decades of hits are delivered with inimitable Diamonds flare! Relive the golden age of television and popular music with this outstanding vocal group.
In 1957 THE DIAMONDS released a million selling hit called Little Darlin'. The song continues to sell worldwide and has been dubbed "the National Anthem of Rock and Roll".
Through the years since the release of Little Darlin' THE DIAMONDS have learned one important lesson — the durability of this classic rock and roll music is as much about the future as it is about the past. As a result, THE DIAMONDS continue to expand their audience to this day, performing in a variety of venues and settings worldwide. These performances include — symphony orchestras, performing arts theatres, major concert halls, cruise ships, casinos, and at county and state fairs.
Their "intense, focused style of playing" (Calgary Herald) has established Borealis as one of the most dynamic ensembles of our time. Their skillful combination of old world elegance and new world energy has produced international accolades. Refined sophistication and raw emotion — meet the future of classical music.
One of the most dynamic and exciting world-class ensembles of its generation, the Borealis String Quartet has received international critical acclaim as an ensemble praised for its fiery performances, passionate style, and refined musical interpretation.
Recognized as one of the world's top ten ventriloquists, Kevin is mostly known from his appearance on NBC's America's Got Talent. More than 18 million viewers were amazed by his "Godzilla Theater" and Simon Cowell told Kevin, "America loves you." Kevin has also appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman.
Kevin started at San Diego's Legoland California Theme Park where he performed 8,824 shows in nine years. He was twice honored as the "Best Male Performer" at ANY amusement park in the world. From corporate events to cruise ships and theatres to casinos Kevin has always been known for his clean comedy and is loved and appreciated by audiences of all ages.
The Young Irelanders is comprised of eight sensational performers who have Irish traditional music, song, and dance running through their veins. Although still in their 20's and 30's, these performers have achieved more than most people would aspire to in a lifetime. Between them they have performed for many heads of state, presidents of Ireland and the United States, the Queen of England, the President of China, Prince Albert of Monaco, and Empress Michiko of Japan. They have performed at Radio City Music Hall, the Great Hall of the People in China, Kremlin State Palace in Moscow, the US Capitol Building, Fox Theatre in Detroit and the Pantages Theatre in L.A. The artists have also toured as lead performers with Riverdance and Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance, been soloists on PBS Specials, shared the stage with Bono, have recorded with Ronnie Wood (Rolling Stones) and been chosen by Sting to perform for his exclusive private parties.