Arts Council of York County Announces 2014-2015 Three x Three Performing Arts Series

August 8, 2014

The Arts Council of York County is excited to announce the Three x Three Performing Arts Series! This expanded performing arts programming has something for everyone – from our BRAVO! Series focused on classical music to Family Outings Series where learning is fun to our Southern Evenings Series that includes two Grammy-nominated acts and a big band tribute to Savannah’s own, Johnny Mercer. The season kicks off on Friday, September 12, 2014 with Grammy-nominees, The Greencards.

 

 

SOUTHERN EVENINGS – presented by the Rock Hill Coca-Cola Bottling Company

Southern Evenings presented by the Rock Hill Coca-Cola Bottling Company anchors the Three x Three Season with two Grammy-nominated bands, and concludes with a big band tribute to the legendary Johnny Mercer.

 

 

The Greencards

Friday, September 12, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Tickets:     In Advance | Arts Council of York County Members: $30

    General Public: $35

     At the Door | $40, no discounts

Called progressive bluegrass, The Greencards incorporate many types of music into their sound. Drawing from Irish folk, rock ‘n roll, and Latin American influences to keep their fans on their toes, this dynamic group has touched individuals around the world with their rare and effortless sound while touring on their own and with legends such as Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson. Over the years the group has won an Americana Honors & Awards for New/Emerging Artist of the Year in 2006, and is a three-time Grammy nominee – in 2008, 2010, and most recently in 2014 for their album entitled, Sweetheart of the Sun. The Greencards relocated from Australia to Austin, TX in 2002 and haven’t looked back. “Laid back tunes that land in a sweet spot halfway between Americana and bluegrass.” – Time Magazine | thegreencards.com

 

 

Rhonda Vincent & the Rage

Friday, November 7, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Tickets:     In Advance | Arts Council of York County Members: $40

          General Public: $45

     At the Door | $50, no discounts

The Queen of Bluegrass is coming to the Community Performance Center, backed by the most decorated band in bluegrass, the Rage! A little bit country, a little bit bluegrass, and a whole lot of awesome, Rhonda Vincent and the Rage have been known to blow the roof off of their gig halls. Rhonda, nominated for five Grammys, has an unrivaled 7 Female Vocalist of the Year awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association, and members of the band have been decorated as Bass Player of the Year, Fiddle Player of the Year, and Guitar Player of the Year. Don’t wait to get your tickets to one of the best shows of the year! | rhondavincent.com

 

 

The Fabulous Equinox

Thursday, May 7, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Tickets:     In Advance | Arts Council of York County Members: $30

    General Public: $35

     At the Door | $40, no discounts

The “Mostly Mercer Show” gives the Equinox Band a chance to show off one of the South’s best exports – the music of Johnny Mercer. From Blues in the Night to Jeepers Creepers, Hooray for Hollywood to One for My Baby, you’ll spend your evening drifting down Moon River remembering some great American music from one of the 20th century’s most prolific song composers. | fabulousequinox.com

 

 

 

FAMILY OUTINGS – presented by Williams & Fudge

Family Outings presented by Williams & Fudge bring the art of puppetry alive on stage with traditional and technology-enhanced puppetry, and hops into the Come-See-Me Festival with an arts and science-infused program.

 

 

The Mountain Marionettes | Jazzy Strings

Saturday, October 4, 2014 | 2:00 PM

Tickets: $5, no discounts

The Mountain Marionettes’ production, “Jazzy Strings,” brings the music of the early 20th century to life with puppetry and music. Come explore the world of Big Band, Dixieland, and Ragtime music through this enchanting program that will delight children and parents alike. | mountainmarionettes.com

 

 

Belle et Bête and Lunch Money | Planet Hopping

Saturday, February 7, 2015 | 2:00 PM

Tickets:     Adults: $10, Children: $7.50. No discounts

Take a voyage on a rocket ship from the earth to the stars, exploring the mysteries of the planets and the importance of friendship and family. Using original live music and various puppetry techniques including marionettes and rod puppets, live video feed projections and sand drawing, Belle et Bête and Lunch Money's production of Planet Hopping is the story of a young pilot and her robot sidekick as they travel through the stars. The show mixes elements of sci-fi and intergalactic rock & roll with real lessons about our solar system. | belle-bete.com and lunchmoneymusic.com

 

 

The Disappearing Frogs Project

produced by the Arts Council of York County and the Come-See-Me Festival

April 2015 | Various Times

Tickets:  Puppet Show | $5, no discounts

     Lecture | Adult: $7.50, Child: $5. No discounts

Why are frogs disappearing, and what can we do to help? The Disappearing Frogs Project features a multi-media art exhibition curated by artist Terry Thirion, "Green Heaven" - a puppet show focusing on environmental awareness, art activities, and lectures on ways to make your backyard more welcoming to our favorite amphibians. | terrythirion.com/disappearing-frogs-project/

 

 

 

BRAVO! – presented by the Arts Council of York County

BRAVO! showcases the talents of professional musicians, vocalists, and ensembles from the Carolinas. From classical to modern compositions, the BRAVO! artists present time-honored classics and an array of impeccable talent.

 

 

The Rhodora Winds

Thursday, September 25, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Tickets:     In Advance | Arts Council of York County Members: $20

    General Public: $25

     At the Door | $30, no discounts

Spend your evening experiencing classical chamber music by Malcolm Arnold, David Uber, and Robert Donohue performed by The Rhodora Winds. This group unites three of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra's premiere woodwind musicians - Hollis Ulaky, Dru DeVan, and Amy Orsinger Whitehead. Each of these acclaimed musicians has performed around the world. 

 

 

Dr. Lori Hicks | The Music of My Voice

Saturday, January 17, 2015 | 7:30 PM

Tickets:     In Advance | Arts Council of York County Members: $20

    General Public: $25

     At the Door | $30, no discounts

Soprano, Lori Hicks, on the music faculty at Claflin University in Orangeburg, SC, has found a way to embody the Black experience in classical music through African American art songs, poetry and spirituals. Some of these are composed by Dr. Hicks, herself. Hicks has toured internationally, singing such works as Verdi's Requiem, Handel's Messiah, Mimi in La Boheme, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni. | loricelestehicks.com

 

 

 

North Carolina Baroque Orchestra Chamber Ensemble

Sunday, March 8, 2015 | 4:00 PM

Tickets:     In Advance | Arts Council of York County Members: $20

General Public: $25

     At the Door | $30, no discounts

The North Carolina Baroque Orchestra's performances are refined, stylistic, fun, and historically-informed. Hear the music as it was originally intended - on the harpsichord, theorbo, recorder, and baroque flutes. | facebook.com/ncbaroqueorchestra

 

 

The Community Performance Center is located at 249 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC 29730. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each show in the Three x Three Series. Become a member of the Arts Council to show your support and save on many of the Three x Three Series tickets; become a Season Subscriber to receive special benefits like special seating, complimentary beverages and recognition in this season's Playbill! Visit www.yorkcountyarts.org or call the Arts Council office at 803-328-2787 or to get your tickets today.

 

 

The 2014-15 Three x Three Series is sponsored by Comporium Communications, the Rock Hill Coca-Cola Bottling Company, and Williams & Fudge.

 

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