Wartmann Artist Series 2018-19
Tickets go on sale August 1, 2018
Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 7:30 PM
The electrifying Brandon Bennett (Chicago: Million Dollar Quartet) does the impossible, delivering a spine-tingling Elvis tribute that is fresh, powerful, and right on time. With his pure-bred southern charm, powerful voice, and scandalous moves, Bennett was named the “Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist” by Elvis Presley Enterprises at Graceland. His must-see show traverses Elvis’ career: from the Rock n’ Roll nativity of the 50s, to the iconic comeback television concert of the 60s, to the legendary lounge acts of the 70s. All-time great hits include “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” “Suspicious Minds” and many more. Presented by Artists Lounge Live. Website Tickets on sale August 1, 2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 7:30 PM
The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass (RMPBB) will bring precision, excitement and charisma to the stage. The ensemble is composed of some of America’s top brass musicians dedicated to bringing the joyous experience of great music to a wide range of audiences. A group that always reflects the diverse makeup of men and women in American culture, RMPBB is dedicated to the notion that music is a gift to be enjoyed by everyone.
RMPBB is especially dedicated to reaching out to the world’s youth and inspiring them to reach for their dreams. A veritable “dream team” of virtuoso brass players, members of the group have appeared on the world’s most prominent stages and performed with groups like the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Baltimore Symphony, São Paolo State Symphony Orchestra, Imani Winds, Canadian Brass and the Boston Brass. The group burst onto the music scene with a debut performance in Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center in Verizon Hall, a residency for the Mann Center for the Performing Arts and a special feature on the National Public Radio show “All Things Considered.” Website
Tickets on sale August 1, 2018
Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Acclaimed Broadway veterans Franc D’Ambrosio and Glory Crampton celebrate the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber from his many beloved musicals in this wonderful salute. The ‘heavenly voice of Franc D’Ambrosio” and Glory Crampton’s ‘silvery soprano...exquisite in every detail...” perform selections from Andrew Lloyd Webber favorites such as The Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Sunset Boulevard and more!
Broadway leading lady Glory Crampton is a musical theatre veteran with an exquisite soprano voice who is best known for her critically acclaimed roles in productions of Phantom, Nine, Camelot, The Fantasticks, My Fair Lady and Carousel. Glory is also an accomplished soprano solo artist whose many credits also include starring opposite legendary tenor Jose Carreras at a sold-out performance at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
Franc D’Ambrosio has joined the ranks of the famed Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman as only a handful of Phantom alumni to successfully cross over to solo careers. Franc is best known for his role as the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. With more than 2,300 performances, he held the title of ‘World’s Longest Running Phantom’ for nearly a decade. Franc is also known for his role as Anthony Corleone in the Academy Award-nominated film The Godfather: Part III. Website Tickets on sale August 1, 2018
Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Building on over three generations of Leahy musicianship, Doug Leahy, together with his wife Jennifer and their children, are keeping those traditions alive through music, song and dance. On Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 7:30 PM The Next Generation Leahy will explode on stage!
As with all forces of nature, the music and energy created by The Next Generation Leahy simply cannot be contained. The drive to create music is powerful within each of the Leahy children. It has given rise to multi-instrumental talents whose dynamic live performances have been described as “astounding” and “breathtaking.” With these young minds leading the way, their music is constantly evolving, bringing Celtic music into the modern era for a new audience. In all of their music The Next Generation Leahy take their passion for music, song and dance – which flows from every pore in their bodies – and create something new and vibrant. For the last several years Next Generation Leahy has performed across North America, and shared the stage with the likes of The Chieftains, We Banjo 3, The Tenors, and Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy. No matter the setting, audiences recognize in these musicians a talent that is beyond their years.
All under the age of 16, the siblings are accomplished multi-instrumentalists whose live performances are filled with the high-energy, infectious Celtic-based music associated with their Leahy heritage. Fiddle, cello, French accordion, singing, piano, and French-Canadian step-dancing all find a voice on stage.
Website Tickets on sale August 1, 2018