Great Performances at Vanderbilt announces 39th season

Jon Batiste and Stay Human will perform Jan. 26, 2014, as part of the 39th annual Great Performances at Vanderbilt series.

Great Performances at Vanderbilt’s 39th season brings a three-event lineup offering a touch of soul-stirring musical fusion, theater excellence and the best of jazz innovation.

A Moving Sound will open the season Sept. 26 in a stop on the group’s international tour. Based in Taipei, Taiwan, the musical ensemble fuses Taiwanese, Chinese and neighboring Asian ideas in its inspiring contemporary song compositions. Great Performances will partner with Zeitgeist Art Gallery to offer an exclusive free preview with A Moving Sound’s vocalist, Mia Hsieh, on Sept. 25.

Aquila Theater will present its take on Ray Bradbury’s classic dystopian tale Fahrenheit 451 on Nov. 1. This year marks the 60th anniversary of Bradbury’s visionary parable of a society gone awry.

Jon Batiste and his band Stay Human will close the series on Jan. 26. Batiste has performed in more than 40 countries, collaborating with Harry Connick Jr., Lenny Kravitz, Cassandra Wilson and Prince, among others, in addition to playing a lead role in Spike Lee’s latest film Red Hook Summer.

Three-event package tickets and season renewals for Great Performances are currently on sale at Sarratt Student Center, by calling (615) 322-4230 or visiting the Great Performances website. Packages range from $120-$136, with a recommended purchase date before Sept. 23.

Single tickets are available at Single tickets range from $30 to $40. Vanderbilt students and staff receive discounted rates with deep subscription savings at the Sarratt Box Office. Tickets for non-Vanderbilt students are $10 with ID at Ticketmaster outlets, and at the box office.

For tickets and subscriptions, call (615) 322-4230. For renewals and season details, call (615) 322-2471.

Great Performances dates and times are as follows:

A Moving Sound
Thursday, Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m.
Ingram Hall

A Whole Different Point of View: A Moving Sound Happening featuring vocalist Mia Hsieh
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 6 p.m.
Zeitgeist Art Gallery

Aquila Theatre Company presents Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451
Friday, Nov. 1, 8 p.m.
Langford Auditorium

Jon Batiste and Stay Human
Sunday, Jan. 26, 6 p.m.
Ingram Hall

Contact:  Bridgette Kohnhorst, (615) 322-2471

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