Premiere Performances 2013-14 Concert Series at The College of Saint Rose Massry Center for the Arts

B.B. King at the Massry – Photo by: Jim Gilbert

The Premiere Performances 2013-14 concert series at The College of Saint Rose Massry Center for the Arts presents a full lineup of outstanding jazz, pop and classical concerts by some of the nation’s best contemporary and classical musicians. The series features such artists as Chick Corea, Toad the Wet Sprocket, The John Scofield Überjam Band, the College’s acclaimed Saint Rose Camerata, Chris Thile and John Medeski among others.

Tickets for all performances are on sale now. Back this year: subscription packages that can save up to 30 percent on the cost of concert tickets and offer special benefits not available to single-ticket purchasers. Patrons may select their own custom-built packages. All performances will take place on the D’Arcy-Brady Stage in the Kathleen McManus Picotte Recital Hall, Massry Center for the Arts, 1002 Madison Ave., Albany.

Opened in 2008, the critically acclaimed Massry Center for the Arts features the 400-seat Kathleen McManus Picotte Recital Hall, Esther Massry Art Gallery, choral and instrument rehearsal rooms, teaching studios, piano labs and classrooms.  Past performing artists include Dave Brubeck, Chick Corea, Ramsey Lewis, Maceo Parker, Tim Reynolds, Doc Severinsen, Livingston Taylor, Stefon Harris, the Boston Symphony Orchestra Strings, Yuja Wang, Paula Cole and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.  The $14 million, 46,000 square-foot gem is certified LEED Gold, ranking it among the Capital Region’s most energy-efficient and Earth-friendly buildings.

For complete concert and ticket information, including subscription packages, visit www.massrycenter.org

The complete Premiere Performances 2013-14 schedule follows:

Sunday, September 15 – The John Scofield Überjam Band featuring Andy Hess, Avi Bortnick and Tony Mason. Show starts at 7:30 p.m, $30 general; $15 students

Saturday, September 21 – The College of Saint Rose Camerata
Family Weekend Concert: Celebrating  National Hispanic Heritage Month. Show is at 7:30 p.m. and is a free show.

Tuesday, September 24 – New Gary Burton Quartet, 70th Birthday Tour with special guests Bopitude featuring Gary Smulyan. The show is at 7:30 p.m, $30 general; $15 students

Saturday, October 26 – The College of Saint Rose Camerata
Instrumental Chamber Music. Show at  7:30 p.m., this show is free

Sunday, October 27 – An Evening with Chris Thile. Show at 7:30 p.m., $30 general; $15 students

Sunday, November 3 – Toad the Wet Sprocket. Show begins at 7:30 p.m., $30 general; $15 students

Friday, December 6 – It’s a Jazzy Christmas! A Celebration of Vince Guaraldi’s Holiday Jazz Music. Show is at 6 p.m. and $20 general; $10 students; free for children under age 5 (requires ticket)

Saturday, December 7 – An Evening with John Medeski. show starts at 7:30 p.m., $25 general; $12.50 students

Saturday, February 15 – Saint Rose Camerata Chamber Music with Voice. Show at 7:30 p.m., this show is free

Friday, March 14 – Andrew Tyson Piano Performance presented with Renaissance Musical Arts and Young Concert Artists. Show begins at 7:30 p.m., $20 general; $10 students

Saturday, March 29 – Saint Rose Camerata – Season Finale Contemporary Chamber Music with Amplified Instruments and Electronic Sounds. Show is at 7:30 p.m., this is a free show

Saturday, April 5 – Guitar Foundation of America Winner Rovshan Mamedkuliev. Show at 7:30 p.m., $20 general; $10 students

Friday, April 11 – Chick Corea – Solo Piano Performance. Show at 7:30 p.m., $40 general; $20 students