Close out the school year with student performances at the Brooks Center
CLEMSON — A Broadway hit, performers from Africa and Clemson University student ensembles will close out the season at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts in April. Tickets and information are available at www.clemson.edu/brooks or by calling the box office at 864-656-7787 from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
ONCETuesday, April 4 · 7:30 pm
Boni Belle Brooks Series
$40 adults/$20 students
Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards, including “Best Musical” and the 2013 Grammy Award for “Best Musical Theater Album,” “ONCE” is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments on stage, “ONCE” tells the tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights, but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance.
The Men’s and Women’s Choirs each perform repertoire from a variety of style periods.
Bring a picnic to Patrick Square and enjoy a variety of ensembles perform at the 18th annual “POPS” concert benefitting the department’s scholarship fund.
THE NILE PROJECT
Tuesday, April 11 · 7:30 pm
Boni Belle Brooks Series
$20 adults/$10 students
One of the tightest cross-cultural collaborations in history, the Nile Project brings together artists from the 11 Nile countries, representing over 400 million people, to make new music that combines the rich diversity of one of the oldest places on Earth.
CU JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Thursday, April 13 · 8 pm
$5 adults/students free
The CU Jazz Ensemble performs an eclectic mix of timeless jazz favorites and new works.
The course of true love never did run smooth as Shakespeare’s crisscrossed lovers find themselves in an enchanted wood full of fairies, mischief, and love.
The CU Concert Band and Symphonic Band present an evening of traditional and contemporary music.
Clemson’s premiere choral ensemble presents a program highlighting music from the U.S. and Germany in preparation for a concert tour of Germany and the Czech Republic.
This concert includes John Rutter’s “Suite Antique,” featuring flute professor flutist Lea Kibler, and Joaquin Turina’s brilliant “Danzas fantásticas.”
The percussion ensemble features contemporary drumming and percussion from around the world. The steel band performs soca and calypso tunes, as well as classical, pop, and Latin arrangements.