CLEMSON — The Brooks Center for the Performing Arts at Clemson University presents jazz, dance, theater and student groups in October.

Branford Marsalis Quartet with special guest Kurt Elling

Branford Marsalis Quartet with special guest Kurt Elling

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Monday, October 3 · 7:30 pm
Boni Belle Brooks Series
$35 adults/$15 students

Featuring Branford Marsalis on saxophone, Joey Calderazzo on piano, Eric Revis on bass, and Justin Faulkner on drums, the Branford Marsalis Quartet is joined by guest vocalist Kurt Elling. Although following the format of a standard jazz quartet with vocals, this collaboration between one of the most exciting jazz bands and foremost jazz singers should prove to be anything but standard.

 

WindSync

WindSync

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Thursday, October 13 · 7:30 pm
Boni Belle Brooks Series
FREE – no ticket required

WindSync is a fresh, energetic wind quintet recognized for dramatic and engaging interpretations of classical music. A winner of the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Competition and the 2016 Gold Medal in the Fischoff Competition, these five virtuoso players perform exclusively from memory and connect with audiences through adventurous programming and charismatic stage presence. Strongly committed to education, WindSync’s latest initiative is the Play Different Project, a campaign against bullying which teaches tolerance through music and poetry.

 

Parsons Dance

Parsons Dance

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Monday, October 17 · 7:30 pm
Boni Belle Brooks Series
$25 adults/$15 students

Known for their athleticism and stunning ensemble work, Parsons Dance delivers positive, life-enriching experiences to audiences worldwide. New and celebrated American choreographers take center stage as the company presents a range of works, including David Parsons’ own stroboscopic masterpiece “Caught.”

 

CU Singers

CU Singers

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Thursday, October 20 · 7:30 pm
$8 adults/$5 students

Bring a picnic, enjoy fresh air, and unwind as university carillonneur Linda Dzuris performs on our 47-bell instrument. You are invited to tour the playing cabin following the performance.

 

 

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

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Tuesday, October 25 · 7:30 pm
Boni Belle Brooks Series
$20 adults/$5 students

Shakespeare’s comic masterpiece is set against a background of romance and mystery. This hilarious story of identical twins and mistaken identity, set in the mystical world of Illyria, explores the universal themes of love and all its ambiguous effects on human behavior.

 

 

David Gonzalez’s Cuentos: Tales from the Latino WorldDavid Gonzalez

Thursday, October 27 · 7 pm
Boni Belle Brooks Series
$10 adults/$5 students

David Gonzalez is a professional storyteller, poet, playwright, musician, and public speaker. A cultural ambassador for the U.S. State Department and a Fellow of the Joseph Campbell Foundation, he is also the recipient of the “Lifetime Achievement Award for Sustained Excellence” given by International Performing Arts for Youth.” Combining music with compelling drama, David enchants audiences of all ages with stories of love, hope, courage, and wisdom. His bilingual Cuentos: Tales from the Latino World both entertains and educates about the rich cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.

Tickets and information are available at www.clemson.edu/brooks or by calling the box office at 864-656-7787 from 1 to 5 pm, Monday-Friday.

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