The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall has announced the first round of concerts in its upcoming 2010-2011 performance series:
Tuesday, October 26, 8pm
$45, $42, $35, $30
Joan Baez is a true force of nature whose musical and social voice has shaped a generation. She merges her distinctive vocal style with ballads, rock, gospel and even country on such classic hits as “We Shall Overcome,” “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” and “Diamonds and Rust.” Whether singing in coffee houses and festivals or marching on the front line of the civil rights movement, Baez has brought a myriad of societal issues into the spotlight.
Friday, October 29, 8pm
$35, $29, $25, student $15
With accolades from The New York Times and a debut studio album topping the Billboard Jazz Chart, 16-year-old Canadian prodigy Nikki Yanofsky is on a roll. The Montreal Gazette says, “There is a richness and a maturity and heart and an effortlessness that divas twice her age would kill for.” She debuted to an adoring crowd at the Montreal International Jazz Festival in 2006 and has already recorded alongside such musical luminaries as Etta James, Linda Ronstadt, Diana Krall and Natalie Cole. Her 2008 release, “Ella… of Thee I Swing,” garnered critical acclaim, and won Yanofsky two Juno nominations including New Artist of the Year and Vocal Jazz Album of the Year.
DAILEY & VINCENT
Friday, November 19, 8pm
$38, $32, $28, $20, student $15
Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent are two bluegrass veterans with a combined 20 years of experience between them, including seasoned tenures with bluegrass legends Doyle Lawson and Ricky Skaggs. In 2003, they paired up and soon became the most heralded new act in bluegrass, winning seven awards at the 2008 International Bluegrass Music Awards Show, including Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year. They’ve had two hit singles, “By The Mark” and “On The Other Side,” and their current CD “Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart.
Thursday, February 17, 7pm
$69, $58, $51, $48
With a career that spans 44 years and more than 40 albums, the Chieftains are not only Ireland’s premier musical ambassadors but also the most enduring and influential creative force in establishing the international appeal of Celtic music. Six-time Grammy Award winners, these virtuoso musicians are recognized for bringing traditional Irish music to the world’s attention with an exhilarating style that has made them icons on the world stage. They have performed with such legends such as Van Morrison, Bela Fleck, Mark Knopfler, Elvis Costello, Sting, Rosanne Cash, Ziggy Marley, Lyle Lovett and Jackson Browne. The band’s latest hit CD, “San Patricio,” was released in March and features guitar great Ry Cooder. It has spent 11 weeks on Billboard’s Top World Album chart.
THE CANADIAN TENORS
Saturday, November 19, 8pm
$42, $35, $32, $29
The Canadian Tenors’ music is an eclectic blend of classic and contemporary pop that is thrilling audiences of all ages all around the world. The Tenors are four young men with powerful voices, diverse vocal styles and undeniable charm. Their self-titled debut album went gold in Canada, and in the U.S., it’s held the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Classical Crossover Chart for the last 15 weeks.
THE WAILIN’ JENNYS
Saturday, March 26, 8pm
$35, $29, $25, student $15
Vocal trio the Wailin’ Jennys have developed into one of the most exciting acts in the world of folk/roots music. Capturing audiences with their obvious chemistry and stunning harmonies, these three extraordinary voices – Ruth Moody (guitar, banjo, accordion, bodhran), Nicky Mehta (guitar, harmonica, ukulele, percussion) and Heather Masse – create a rich and tantalizing sound. Their debut CD, “Firecracker,” garnered rave reviews and spent more than six months in the Top 5 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart. They are regular guests on NPR’s “A Prairie Home Companion.”
THE GUITAR ORCHESTRA OF BARCELONA
Saturday, April 9, 7pm
$42, $36, $29, student $15
Led by director Sergi Vincente, 25 of Spain’s most gifted guitarists perform the music of their rich tradition. Charming, passionate, and heartwarming all at the same time, these virtuosi play with a mastery and humor that’s a delight to see. The Guitar Orchestra of Barcelona takes the humble guitar out of its usual habitat and creates something magical as a result.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday, June 21. Music Hall members may purchase tickets now via phone and in person at the Box Office. For a minimum of a $50 donation, you can become a member and take advantage of the best seats in the house.