With a combined 45 Grammy awards among its line-up, the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts 2014/2015 concert series is shaping up to be a winner.
Boasting its largest ever roster, the new season at the Chan’s concert hall will feature everything from world music to jazz to what organizers are calling “outside-the-box artistic collaborations spanning cultures and genres”. But it just may very well be the 45 combined wins by the artists set to appear that will make it an unforgettable season.
“The Chan Centre continues to be an important place for musically curious audiences to visit and discover exceptional artists,” said Joyce Hinton, Co-Managing Director and curator of the Chan Centre Presents series. “It has been a goal of ours to expand the offering of performances each year in order to encourage greater opportunities for artistic exploration; this is why we are so thrilled to offer our largest series of presentations since the Chan Centre opened its doors in the late ‘90s.”
The season gets underway in September with a concert from mandolin and double bass duo Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer. Other concerts in the fall include flamenco singer Diego el Gigala and contemporary Irish group, The Gloaming.
First up in 2015 the Chan will host a double-bill of Grammy award-winning jazz artists Cécile McLorin Salvant and Terri Lyne Carrington’s Mosaic Project. Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock make an appearance in their own double-bill in March, the same month Zakir Hussain returns to the Chan, with Celtic Connections. Gilberto Gil and Lila Downs play in April and the season comes to a close with Wu Man and The Shanghai Quartet, exploring the music of China.
Enhancing the 2014/15 season are two new series in the venue’s Studio Theatre. Beyond Words explores the power of words in performance, both as an agent of change, and as a means of igniting conversation and Radius will bringing together some of the city’s top ensembles in a collaborative exploration of the full spectrum of sound.
Subscription packages for the 2014/15 Chan Centre concert season are on sale now. Visit http://chancentre.com for more information.