CLEMSON — You know what they say about March: it comes in like a lion. Clemson’s Brooks Center for the Performing Arts will be roaring all month long with performances by a student ensemble, a ballet company, a Broadway show and an organist like you’ve never seen.

CU Symphonic Band - French HornsClemson University Symphonic Band
Tuesday, March 3, 8 p.m.
$5 adults/Free for students

The Symphonic Band will present Steven Bryant’s “Ecstatic Waters.” This is music of tension – opposing elements attempting to be resolved. The piece’s five connected movements hint at a variety of themes in an unforgettable performance by Clemson students.

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“Peter and the Starcatcher”
Thursday, March 5, 8 p.m.
$35 adults/$20 students

Sail on the H.M.S. Neverland with “Peter and the Starcatcher.” The winner of five Tony Awards, this swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight. (Mezzanine and balcony seats can accessed only by stairs.)

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Annual Brooks Center Fundraising Gala
Saturday, March 7, 7 p.m.
$40 for all tickets

If you’ve ever wanted to dance on the Brooks Center stage, here’s your chance. The Brooks Center is celebrating its eighth-place ranking on Best Value Schools list of “The 25 Most Amazing University Performing Arts Centers” in the country.

This party will have glitz, glamor and food and dancing on the Brooks Center stage with Second Nature Band of Camden. So throw on your casual clothing for a great night and a great cause.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Brooks Center and the performing arts department. (The 10 percent discount for orders of 10 or more tickets is not available for this event.) 

MCB SwanLake2“Swan Lake” by the Moscow City Ballet
Monday, March 9, 8 p.m.
$35 adults/$15 students

One of the world’s most outstanding classical ballet companies performs Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake,” a signature piece with exquisite choreography, as the Brooks Center celebrates Upstate International Month. Moscow City Ballet’s choreography, interpretation, beauty and virtuoso performances repeatedly win rave reviews. (Mezzanine and balcony seats can accessed only by stairs.)

Cameron Carpenter 3Cameron Carpenter, organist
Tuesday, March 24, 7:30 p.m.
Free, no ticket required

Described as the “extravagantly talented smasher of cultural and classical music taboos,” the imaginative and unconventional “classical organ rebel,” Cameron Carpenter, performs on a five-keyboard touring organ made exclusively for him by digital organ pioneers Marshall & Ogletree. This is the first-ever solo organ concert at the Brooks Center. (Mezzanine and balcony seats can accessed only by stairs.)

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.

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