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Simon and Garfunkel [Revisited] Live in Central Park (All Ages)btn buy tickets
Recreated by Lee Lessack and Johnny Rodgers
Friday, Nov. 22, 7 p.m.  Tickets on sale July 1
$40/$35 senior/$30 MCC tax district residents

In 1981, more than 500,000 music fans gathered in Central Park to witness the now legendary reunion of folk duo Simon & Garfunkel. Award-winning recording artists, Lee Lessack and Johnny Rodgers recreate that magical night. With dulcet vocals harmonizing over lilting guitar, you’ll hear all the beloved poetic masterpieces that made Simon & Garfunkel famous: “Mrs. Robinson,” “Homeward Bound,” “Scarborough Fair,” “Bridge Over Troubled Waters,” “The Sound of Silence” and many more. Running time: 90 minutes   View the video


“The show was terrific! Audience LOVED it. The voices of Lee and Johnny were spot-on and the accompanying slide show added to the beauty of the show. - Gallo Center for the Arts

John Eaton's Holiday Songbookbtn buy tickets

Sunday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. 
$30/$25 student and senior/$20 MCC tax district residents

 

John is a local legend: spectacular jazz pianist, brilliant historian, and quite funny to boot. Join us for an afternoon of holiday songs from the Great American Songbook.

"Pianist John Eaton practices a special kind of alchemy. He takes the familiar and makes it fresh, renders the old new and exciting. It's no easy trick, but Eaton is a master at it..." —The Washington Post

Damien Sneed’s “We Shall Overcome” (all ages)btn buy tickets
Thursday, Jan. 30, 7 p.m.  Tickets on sale July 1
$45/$35 Senior/$20 MCC tax district residents

Inspired by the words and action of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “We Shall Overcome” showcases repertoire from across the African American music traditions that electrified generations of civil rights activists and defenders with interwoven spoken word from Dr. King’s recorded speeches.  View the video

“Damien Sneed is an ambassador for classical and gospel music who brings positivity, optimism and thoroughness to every occasion. His talent stretches across traditional divisions. In the realest sense, he uses his artistry to make our world a better place.”-Wynton Marsalis

Danú “Saint Patrick’s Celebration” (All Ages)btn buy tickets
Sunday, March 15, 3 p.m.  Tickets on sale July 1
$50/$45 senior/$35 MCC tax district residents


Hailing from historic County Waterford, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today. Their standing room only concerts throughout Ireland are true events featuring high-energy performances and a glorious mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire.  View the video

 

“…a vibrant mix of virtuosity,energy, and empathy”-The Washington Post

Intermediate Djembe Drumming and Drum Circle btn buy tickets
Friday, April 24, 7-8:30 p.m.
$12/$8 for MCC tax district residents

 

Back by popular demand! Join The Alden for a creative (and de-stressing) Friday evening master class for families. Master Artist, Kofi Dennis, will lead the group through intermediate-level drumming skills culminating a group drum circle. Participants do not need to have taken the Intro to Djembe Drumming class at The Alden, but should be familiar with basic drumming skills. This class is designed for children eight and older, and it is recommended that families participate together. Children under 14 must have a parent register and attend with them.

Saturday April 25 at 1 p.m.  Tickets on sale July 1btn buy tickets
$20/$15 senior/$10 MCC tax district resident

Jazz pianist, musicologist and humorist John Eaton brings his popular continuing education program to the Alden. Jazz Masters with John Eaton is an entertaining and insightful afternoon that combines Eaton’s peerless knowledge of the Great American Songbook, hilarious commentary and elegant, ultra-tasteful renditions of Cole Porter’s work.