Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts Announces 2017-2018 Season

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Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts Announces 2017-2018 Season

 

Experience a high powered evening with the acclaimed Richmond Ballet, composed of dancers from around the world when they kick off the 35th extraordinary Outer Banks Forum Performing Arts Series, Sat., Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m., according to Eddie Cooke, president of the Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts.  All programs will be held at the First Flight High School in Kill Devil Hills.

“The upcoming season features a wide array of performers, all award winners, from this show to Black Market Trust, an America-pop vocal jazz band of world class musicians, to the Blue Ridge Mountains string band known for their combination of stellar arrangements, one of a kind lead vocal and strong harmonies, to Avner the Eccentric, hailed as one of the greatest clowns of all times, to the sophisticated sounds of pianist Emile Pandolfi and vocalist Dana Russell, to the stunning sounds of The Young Irelanders,  sensational young performers unique among their Irish peers who are world and Irish national champions in music, song and dance, to the spectacular music of the Virginia Symphony,” said Cooke.  “So, if you want to see all of these amazing performances, sign up now!”

The Richmond Ballet’s performance repertoire includes works of enduring value – the classic ballets of the past, significant works of our time, and new works that reflect a variety of modern influences. Critics hail it “a jewel among U.S. dance companies … highly recommended.”

 

For the first time, this year’s lineup will include an afternoon of special entertainment featuring The Virginia Symphony at Roanoke Festival Park on Sat., April 28, 2018 at 3 p.m.  Conducted by a nationally acclaimed conductor, this exceptional program will highlight classical music.

The regular Outer Banks Forum performing arts series will focus on an array of outstanding musical and comedy programs including:

  • Black Market Trust – Sat. Oct. 21, 2017, 7:30 p.m.  

Be captivated by the simple, elegant and well-defined classic sound of this American-pop vocal jazz band composed of five world class musicians who have traveled the globe recording and performing on the world’s biggest stages and with music’s most renowned artists. “Virtuosic playing, beautiful harmonies, and fun interaction with the crowd”- PBS

  • Steel Wheels – Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Discover why audiences enjoy this four-member string band from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, “known for their combination of stellar instruments, accentuated by one of kind lead vocal Trent Wagler, and keenly supported by strong harmonies … They “weave in and out intricately … painting vivid imagery which flows effortlessly, just teasing the lyrics enough to allow them to resonate.” – Country Standard Time 

  • Avner the Eccentric – Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Delight with award-winning Avner the Eccentric, hailed as one of the greatest clowns of all times who has traveled around the world performing, teaching, appearing on television, Broadway, at festivals, movies and best known as the scene-stealing holy man in The Jewel of the Nile. “I laughed for two solid hours. The show only lasted an hour and a half.” – Joel Siegel, ABC-TV

  • Emile Pandolfi with Dana Russell – Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Savor the sophisticated sounds of pianist Emile Pandolfi and vocalist Dana Russell as they bring their show of piano, passion, emotion, entertainment, bewitching arrangements of beautiful ballads, rich and sumptuous medleys and musical memories to the Outer Banks. A mainstay of performing arts series across the country, Emile Pandolfi and his radiant vocalist Dana Russell create a relaxed, inviting “living room” where admiration and shared experience between artist and audience is rarely equaled.

  • Young Irelanders, March 10, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Relish the stunning sounds of The Young Irelanders, a sensational act of young performers unique among their Irish peers who are world and Irish national champions in music, song and dance.  Following a four-month tour of North America, they will undertake a two-month tour of China followed by several dates across Europe.  Making old traditions new!

  • The Virginia Symphony at Roanoke Festival Park – Sat., April 28, 3 p.m., subscribers will have front lawn seating, rain location will be First Flight School

Listen to the spectacular music of The Virginia Symphony, conducted by a nationally acclaimed conductor.  Recognized as one of the nation’s leading regional symphony orchestras, this exceptional program will highlight classical music.

 

Why not go ahead and make sure you get your seats to these tremendous evenings of music, singing, entertainment and delight having the very best sets in the “house!”  Easy.  .  Just visit our web site, www.outerbanksforum.org, click DOWNLOAD A SUBSCRIBER FORM, complete the form and mail in by June 1, 2017 and you will receive the best seats available to watch these incredible performances.

 

Season tickets for seven performances are $120 including sales tax.  To purchase season tickets, contact info@outerbanksforum.org. To purchase individual tickets, visit  www.outerbanksforum.tix.com. Individual tickets are $28 (for adults) and $15.00 (for students under age 17), including NC sales tax.  Any questions, please email us at info@outerbanksforum.org or call Kim Prince, Membership Director, 252-256-9361.  For more general information, visit the Outer Banks Forum on Facebook or go to our website, outerbanksforum.org.

 

The Outer Banks Forum for the Performing Arts is a non-profit organization that brings an annual series of seven outstanding diverse concerts to the area and provides opportunities for youth to participate in the arts.  All of the performances are partially underwritten by community businesses.                             ###