Great Performances

  • Vanderbilt University

    Jazz innovator Jon Batiste and Stay Human perform Jan. 26

    Great Performances at Vanderbilt presents jazz innovator Jon Batiste and Stay Human at 6 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Blair School of Music’s Ingram Hall. Read More

    Jan. 22, 2014

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    Great Performances presents ‘Fahrenheit 451’ Nov. 1

    Aquila Theatre Company will present Fahrenheit 451, a stage production of Ray Bradbury’s classic dystopian tale, at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, in Vanderbilt’s Langford Auditorium as part of the Great Performances at Vanderbilt series. Read More

    Oct. 21, 2013

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    Great Performances at Vanderbilt announces 39th season

    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. Read More

    Sep. 11, 2013

  • Vanderbilt sponsoring events in conjunction with Carrie Mae Weems exhibition at Frist

    "Carrie Mae Weems: Afro-Chic" (video still), 2010. (courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York) Vanderbilt University will host programming on campus and sponsor an event at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in conjunction with the opening at the Frist of Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades… Read More

    Sep. 18, 2012

  • Vanderbilt sponsoring events for opening of Carrie Mae Weems exhibition at Frist

    "Carrie Mae Weems: Afro-Chic" (video still), 2010. (courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York) Vanderbilt University will host programming on campus and sponsor an event at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in conjunction with the opening at the Frist of Carrie Mae… Read More

    Sep. 13, 2012

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    Deep discount on Great Performances tickets for faculty and staff

    (image courtesy of CIRCA, Brisbane, Australia) The 38th installment of the Great Performances at Vanderbilt series has announced its fall line-up, and once again Vanderbilt staff and faculty are eligible for deeply discounted tickets. Show tickets are $17.50 or just $68 for the season. (General public single… Read More

    Aug. 23, 2012

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    Great Performances announces new season

    Great Performances at Vanderbilt continues to keep the Midsouth current with the world’s international performing trends in its 38th year. This season brings a four-event lineup that offers invigorating, soul-stirring spectacle while touching on current political and social issues. Read More

    Aug. 15, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Dhol-and-brass ensemble Red Baraat performs at Student Life Center April 13

    Red Baraat (image courtesy of the artists) Led by drummer Sunny Jain, Red Baraat will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, April 13, at
 Vanderbilt’s Student Life Center Ballroom. Red Baraat delivers a riveting sound coupled with an explosive stage performance and presence. The ensemble — comprised of dhol… Read More

    Apr. 3, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Great Performances brings ‘Julius Caesar’ to Vanderbilt stage

    (Image courtesy of The Acting Company) Great Performances at Vanderbilt will present a production by The Acting Company of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Wednesday, Feb. 29. The 7:30 p.m. performance will be held in Langford Auditorium. “The Acting Company endures as the major touring classical theater… Read More

    Feb. 27, 2012

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    Great Performances presents Spirit of Uganda Feb. 25

    Spirit of Uganda With standing drums, dramatic choreography, layered rhythms and gorgeous call-and-response vocals, Spirit of Uganda brings to life the sounds and movements of East Africa. The group will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Langford Auditorium as part of the Great… Read More

    Feb. 13, 2012

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    Great Performances presents Cloud Gate 2 Feb. 4

      Cloud Gate 2 (courtesy of the company) Great Performances at Vanderbilt will host Cloud Gate 2, a titan of contemporary dance in Taiwan, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, in Langford Auditorium. Founded as the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre in 1970, the company remains informed by… Read More

    Jan. 26, 2012

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    Gallim Dance takes Vanderbilt stage Oct. 28

    Gallim Dance (photo by Franziska Stauss) When Gallim Dance burst onto the New York dance scene, the company immediately caught the attention of the city’s dance community. “The name of the young troupe means ‘waves’ in Hebrew, and waves are what she’s making …in the dance scene,” wrote Metro, New… Read More

    Oct. 21, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Jazz pianist Alfredo Rodríguez to play Great Performances Oct. 14

    (image courtesy of Alfredo Rodríguez) Great Performances at Vanderbilt will host jazz phenomenon and piano virtuoso Alfredo Rodríguez at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, in Langford Auditorium. The Cuban-born Rodríguez was schooled in the rigorous classical conservatories of Havana and is known to call up images of legendary… Read More

    Oct. 7, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Radical Latino performance artist broaches immigration

    Radical Latino performance artist José Torres Tama performs his Sci-fi Latino Noir Mulitimedia Solo Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Student Life Center as part of a three-day residency.    … Read More

    Sep. 16, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Great Performances season tickets extended to Sept. 21

    Great Performances at Vanderbilt launches its 37th season for 2011-12 with its most international season to date. Read More

    Sep. 16, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Flamenco superstar opens Great Performances season

    Spain's flamenco superstar and former dancer with the National Ballet of Spain, José Porcel. Photo courtesy of Jesus Vallinas Great Performances at Vanderbilt kicks off its fall season with Spain’s flamenco superstar and former dancer with the National Ballet of Spain José Porcel. The event will take… Read More

    Sep. 13, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Trisha Brown Dance Company performs April 8

    Great Performances at Vanderbilt brings Trisha Brown Dance Company “Pygmalion and Mixed Rep” to Vanderbilt’s Langford Auditorium at 8 p.m. Friday, April 8. Read More

    Mar. 30, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    36th Great Performances season features announced

    Tango Buenos Aires Tango Buenos Aires, Afro Cuban All Stars and Trisha Brown Dance represented Great Performances at Vanderbilt celebrates its 36th season in 2010-2011 with a seven-event lineup including international offerings Tango Buenos Aires and the return of the Cuban orchestra Afro Cuban All Stars. Other… Read More

    Aug. 17, 2010