Clover to kick off 12th performing season Sept. 12

From staff reportsAugust 15, 2013 

— The Clover School District Auditorium kicks off its 12th Performing Arts Series season on Sept. 12, with acts ranging from classic violin and comedy to big band and dance acts.

Season tickets, which include all 10 events plus a special subscribers’-only reception, are $50 per person. Individual event tickets are also on sale for each performance, ranging from $5 to $15.

The lineup is:

• The Depue Brothers Band, 8 p.m. Sept. 12. Four classic virtuoso violinist brothers and their symphonic friends join forces, blending genres while delivering a mix of classical chops, blazing bluegrass and rock and roll. The brothers, who were the subject of a nationally televised PBS documentary in 1993, have been making music together for more than 25 years

• Comedian Tomas Kubinek, 8 p.m. Oct. 8. Kubinek is billed as a “certified lunatic and master of the impossible.” He performs as a magician, acrobat, clown, housefly catcher and an artist.

Pianist Emilie Pandolfi, 8 p.m. Oct. 29. Pandolfi performs time-honored standards and Broadway hits seasoned with classical favorites and fresh, gems. Guest vocalist Dana Russell, who also performs, adds a bonus.

• The United States Navy Jazz Band Commodores, 8 p.m. Nov. 19. These musicians — the Navy’s premiere jazz ensemble —bring an eclectic mix of traditional big band music, vocal arrangements and fresh, new instrumental music. Admission is free, but tickets are required.

• Dallas Brass, 8 p.m. Jan 9. Dallas Brass presents a musical travelogue through American history. The concert, called American Musical Journey, incorporates a full complement of brass and percussion from the time of George Washington to the present day.

• California Dreaming, 8 p.m. Jan. 28. The group is a sun-kissed song and dance tribute to the music of a new generation. It performs songs like “What A Day for A Daydream,” “I Get Around,” “Turn, Turn, Turn” and “Surfin’ USA,” harkening back to groups that introduced the world to the good vibrations of love, peace and summer fun.

• The Tarradiddle Players present a twist on the classic fairy tale, “Hansel and Gretel,” 8 p.m. Feb. 11. This re-telling is intended to be magical, festive, funny and exciting for kids and adults of all ages.

• The Fettucini Brothers, 8 p.m. Feb. 20. The brothers, Alfredo and Aldente, celebrate 25 years of traveling the globe, spreading mirth, merriment and the joy of juggling. To make this family evening complete, the brothers, Alfredo and Aldente offer this guarantee: “We’ll drop everything to make you laugh!”

Jimmy Webb, 8 p.m. March 1. Webb is best known for the instant classics he provided for such artists as Glen Campbell, Richard Harris, The Fifth Dimension, The Brooklyn Bridge, Art Garfunkel, Joe Cocker and more.

• Kathy Mattea, 8 p.m. March 27. Mattea returns with songs that celebrate the bravery, pride and grief that define her native West Virginia. This concert presents her new material alongside her top 20 radio hits: from her signature ballad “Where Have You Been?” to the bluesy “455 Rocket,” to the iconic “Eighteen Wheels And A Dozen Roses.”

For more information, call the auditorium, 803-222-8018 or visit the website, www.clover2.k12.sc.us/csda.

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