Coming to the Flynn Stage…

September 18, 2015  
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Ricky Skaggs (left), Sharon White and Ry Cooder come together for an evening of blues, gospel and bluegrass. An infrequent live performer,Cooder is a virtuoso roots guitarist and six-time Grammy winner called the ‘eighth greatest guitarist of all time’ by Rolling Stone. Mandolin wizard Skaggs is a fourteen-time Grammy winner whose name is synonymous with both bluegrass and country music. White is known as one of the purest voices in country music. The three perform an evening of string-based roots music with plenty of musical surprises Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. on the Flynn MainStage. (Contributed photo)

Ricky Skaggs (left), Sharon White and Ry Cooder come together for an evening of blues, gospel and bluegrass. An infrequent live performer,Cooder is a virtuoso roots guitarist and six-time Grammy winner called the ‘eighth greatest guitarist of all time’ by Rolling Stone. Mandolin wizard Skaggs is a fourteen-time Grammy winner whose name is synonymous with both bluegrass and country music. White is known as one of the purest voices in country music. The three perform an evening of string-based roots music with plenty of musical surprises Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. on the Flynn MainStage. (Contributed photo)

(Contributed photo by John Haynes)Among the many quality acts coming to the Flynn stages this season are (LEFT) Lucky Plush’s ‘The Queue,’an original dance number commissioned by the Flynn and performing Oct. 3. A trilogy of Samual Beckett plays — ‘Not I / Footfalls / Rockaby’ — will be presented March 23 in this big-market production starring Lisa Dwan (ABOVE).

(Contributed photo by John Haynes) Among the many quality acts coming to the Flynn stages this season are (LEFT) Lucky Plush’s ‘The Queue,’an original dance number commissioned by the Flynn and performing Oct. 3. A trilogy of Samual Beckett plays — ‘Not I / Footfalls / Rockaby’ — will be presented March 23 in this big-market production starring Lisa Dwan (ABOVE).

By Steve MacQueen, Artistic Director

This season is diverse, with a truly fabulous breadth of performances: modern and post-modern dance, ballet and tap; jazz, soul, classical, Americana, Portuguese fado, Jamaican, Brazilian, Haitian and Irish music; Broadway; historical drama, tragedy, Beckett, Shakespeare and the downright unclassifiable. Here are a few that I’m especially looking forward to: • Guitarist Ry Cooder makes a rare appearance on the concert stage, along with Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White. • Lisa Dwan’s reputation as one of the world’s finest actresses stems from her work in an evening of notoriously difficult Samuel Beckett one-acts. This big-market production is coming to the Flynn on one of this tour’s final stops. • Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq gives a fully committed deep-end dive into a world of pure sound and overwhelming emotion. While the Flynn is best known as a performance venue, its impact stretches beyond what you’ll see on stage—our collaborations with Vermont artists and other regional arts organizations for instance, and our deep commitment to arts education. We also offer funds and resources to help artists create new work. This year, the Flynn is commissioning dance (Lucky Plush’s The Queue), music (a new work by multiple Grammy-winning jazz composer Maria Schneider) and theater (local actor/ director Seth Jarvis’ multi-collaborator work Transitions…). See you in the lobby this season. For a complete season calendar, visit http://www.flynncenter.org/performances-events/flynn-center-presents.html

 

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