The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall has announced more than a half dozen new shows for the 2013 concert season, and it’s the Hall’s most diverse line-up of shows to date, featuring pop, folk and classical music, theater, dance and even mime.
Tickets go on sale to members of the Hall on Wednesday (December 5) and will go on sale to the general public at 10am on Wednesday (December 12).
Here’s the round-up of the newly announced concerts:
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 8pm
A Far Cry
$15, $25, $35 & $39; (student discount $5)
A chamber orchestra performance featuring Heinrich Ignaz Biber’s “Battaglia à 10” in D major; Arvo Part’s “Fratres”; Oswaldo Golijov’s “Last Round”; and William Walton’s Sonata for Strings.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2pm
Michael Cooper’s “Masked Marvels and Wondertales”
$14 & $18; students $10
The eye-popping visual artist and virtuoso mime whose exquisite performances of humor and poignancy, nimble speech and eloquent gesture combine the mythical and the autobiographical in this one-man performance that features breathtaking masks, original stories of courage and wonder, outlandish stilt-dancing and a physical repertoire that ranges from the madcap to the sublime.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 7:30pm
The Acting Company’s “As You Like It”
$15, $28, $32 & $36; students $15
Founded in 1972 by legendary actor-director John Houseman, the Acting Company has performed 136 productions for over 3 million people in 48 states and 10 foreign countriesand counts among its alum actors who run the gamut from Kevin Kline to Rainn Wilson. Here they perform the classic Shakespeare comedy.
THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 8pm
$28 & $36; $5 student discount
The veteran entertainer has racked up more than a dozen Top 10 hits, including “Delta Dawn,” “I Don’t Know How to Love Him,” “You’re My World,” “Angie Baby” and, of course, her signature feminist anthem, “I Am Woman.” She’s also won a Grammy Award, hosted her own one-hour weekly television variety show, starred in stage productions on Broadway and London’s West End; starred in such films as “Airport 1975” and Disney’s “Pete’s Dragon.”
SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 7:30pm
Julie Fowlis’ “Music of the Scottish Isles”
$25; students $15
The internationally acclaimed Scottish folksinger has performed with James Taylor, Bill Whelan, Martha Wainwright, John McCusker, Tim O’Brien, Eddi Reader and many others. She was featured on the soundtrack to the Disney Pixar film “Brave” and was the first Scottish Gaelic musician to be awarded the Folk Singer of the Year honors from BBc Radio 2.
SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 8pm
$15, $24 & $28; students $15
“Virtuoso” and “ukulele” may not seem like words that belong together in the same sentence, but that’s only if you’ve never seen the astonishing Shimabukuro perform his musical magic. He makes his Music Hall debut in support of his latest album, Grand Ukulele, which includes covers of Adele’s “Rollin’ in the Deep,” Sting’s “Fields of Gold” and the standard “Over the Rainbow,” as well as a batch of mindblowing originals.
SATURDAY, MAY 4, 8pm
The Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company
$15, $25 & $30; students $15
The Capital Region dance ensemble presents original choreography set to blues, classical and many other genres, inspired by music, poetry and architecture.