A first look at our 2011~12 Season, which includes k.d. lang, Lily Tomlin, the Capitol Steps and yes, the circus is coming to town! Season Order Forms are available online.
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Here's the 2011~12 concert line up. We know you are going to like it!
Thursday, September 15, 7:00 PM
Four time Grammy Award winner k.d. lang is bringing her perfect pitch to Fairbanks. lang launched her career with a blend of country-rock styling and a playful punk-like attitude, but it's her voice that makes her stand out. 20 years after she burst onto the music scene that flawless, smooth-as-silk voice, continues to impress audiences and critics alike throughout the entertainment world. Don't miss what promises to be enthralling performance that will touch your soul.
"She's the best singer of her generation." - Tony Bennett
Friday, October 7, 8 PM
Equally at home playing Classical or World music, the Duo's innovative programming features a seamless blend of traditional and Brazilian works. Their smooth performance style have quickly made them one of the preeminent guitar duos of its generation, resulting in a touring schedule around the world and numerous critically acclaimed recordings.
"The maturity of musicianship and technical virtuosity is simply outstanding." - Classical Guitar Magazine
Wednesday, October 26, 7 PM
A unique group of eight musicians and dancers from Tokelau, Tuvalu, Samoa, Cook Islands and New Zealand brought together under the inspired leadership of Opetaia Foa'i, one of New Zealand's finest songwriters. Te Vaka has been wowing international audiences with upbeat, positive music since 1997, presenting a rich, luscious mix of Polynesia's ancient culture to the modern world.
"Best Pacific music group in the world" - BBC.
Saturday, November 12, 8 PM - Davis Concert Hall
Specializing in genre-blurring, original compositions, Sweet Plantain's unique style fuses Latin, classical, jazz and improvisational forms. Giving voice to an urban, Latino sound, the group makes use of extended percussive techniques, some of them original creations, to showcase the rhythmic vitality characteristic of Latin music.
“What an amazing experience. The audience was enthralled, and I was simply blown away." – Stuart Malina Tony Award winning conductor
Saturday, December 10, 8 PM
Hollywood hipsters Big Bad Voodoo Daddy turn yuletide classics like "Blue Christmas," "Jingle Bells" and "We Three Kings" into a rollicking big band extravaganza! Throw in a few new songs of their own-"Zat You Santa Claus" and "Rock-A-Billy Christmas"-for a holiday show that's cool enough to keep a snowman from melting.
Like the Glen Miller Orchestra, Benny Goodman, and the Count Basie Big Band, BBVD's energetic performances draw enthusiastic audiences of all ages in cities around the world.
"Infuses its retro hep-cat cool with a dose of Yule spirit." - Rolling Stone
Saturday, January 28, 8 PM
The Capital Steps
One-time congressional staffers turned comedians, the Capitol Steps now travel the country satirizing the very people and places that once employed them. No matter which side of the political fence you're on, you're guaranteed to enjoy the Capitol Steps. Their production is rip-roaring political fun, one constantly updated to reflect today's political headlines, with new costumes, props and music.
In no way mean-spirited, their hilarious musical satire takes potshots at the outrageous goings-on in Washington, unafraid to say in public what most of us are thinking!
Surgeon General's Warning:
The Capitol Steps will cause your sides to split. – C. Everett Koop, 1/6/1989
Sunday, February 26, 4 PM
The New Shanghai Circus
Considered to be China's most celebrated acrobatic company, the performers of the New Shanghai Circus have stunned audiences everywhere they perform. Celebrating the exotic wonders of China while showcasing dramatic interpretation of ancient dances, the show combines extraordinary and inventive feats of strength and skill, control and balance.
Bring your family to the show that presents a line-up of favorite acts such as Diablo (Chinese Yo-Yo), Bicycle Tricks, Pole Climbing, Plates Spinning, Human Top, Chair Stack and more!
"The audience should take a nerve pill before they come to the show" - Audience member.
Friday, March 23, 8 PM
Tito Puente Jr.
Sparks will fly as the Tito Puente, Jr. Orchestra presents a high-energy evening of Afro-Cuban rhythms and Latin Jazz. This red hot ensemble is led by the son of the late, great "King of Mambo," and carries on the legacy with its electric brand of Latin dance sounds, bringing Puente's musical spirit and energy to a whole new generation.
"It would be more appropriate, in fact, to call it an extravaganza, not a concert." - Jennifer Laster, San Antonio Express-News
Friday, March 30,8 PM
The incomparable Lily Tomlin brings many of her classic characters to life in a one-woman show. One of America’s foremost comediennes, Tomlin continues to venture across an ever-widening range of media starring in television, theater, motion pictures, and even animation.
Throughout her extraordinary entertainment career, Tomlin has received numerous awards, including six Emmys, a Tony, a Grammy and winner of the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for Humor in 2003. She continues to be at forefront of American comedy even after more than 30 years in the business.
"'Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe' is the most genuinely subversive comedy to be produced on Broadway in years." - Frank Rich, The New York Times
Saturday, April 28, 8 PM
Le Vent du Nord
Since its inception in August 2002, Le Vent du Nord have been enjoying rocketing success. They have received several prestigious awards, including a Juno. The band is now one of the most-loved Quebec folk outfits throughout the world. Some of their songs come from traditional folk repertoire, while others are original compositions.
On stage, these four friends achieve peaks of happiness they eagerly share with any and all audiences. Le Vend du Nord know how to deliver music that will move any crowd – to their feet and in their hearts! This is undoubtedly music of the here and now.
"A leading force in the progressive folk movement, they leaven their hard-driving soulful music (a close cousin to Celtic music) with New Orleans polyphony and R&B. " - Los Angeles Times
The 2011~12 Fairbanks Concert Association season is shaping up as one of the most sensational linups in memory. Take advantage of the opportunity to get the best seats at the best price to your choice of subscription events and earn the right to select choice seats for the extraordiary special event concerts now. Download the new improved season ticket subscription form below and grab your best view of the best talent in the coming concert season! Now is the time to invest in the best value in the coming season.