Single tickets for all 2014-2015 Clowes Presents performances—a lineup that includes Rosanne Cash, Jay Leno, and Air Supply—go on sale Friday, August 8, at 10:00 a.m. at the Clowes Memorial Hall box office and Ticketmaster.com.
The full lineup includes: Rosanne Cash (September 26), Jay Leno with special musical guest Kevin Eubanks (October 18), Air Supply (November 1), For the Record: Tarantino in Concert (November 7), Ragamala Dance (January 31, 2015), The Marcus Roberts Trio (February 13), Raisin’ Cane: A Harlem Renaissance Odyssey (February 27), Lightwire … The Show (March 21), and Stewart Copeland and Jon Kimura Parker: Off the Score (March 27).
Ticket prices are below.
Patrons purchasing more five or more shows are encouraged to inquire about flex packs and subscriptions, which offer substantial discounts and benefits. More information can be found online at cloweshall.org/clowespresents.
Clowes Memorial Hall is located at 4602 Sunset Avenue in Indianapolis on the campus of Butler University.
Clowes Memorial Hall gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Arts Council of Indianapolis, the City of Indianapolis, the Indiana Arts Commission (a state agency), the New England Foundation for the Arts, Arts Midwest, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency).
More about each show follows.
ROSANNE CASH in Concert
Friday, September 26 • 8:00 p.m.
One of the most compelling figures in popular music, with a body of work encompassing country, rock, roots, and pop influences, Rosanne Cash inherited a reverence for song and profound artistry—and an equal duty to find insights of her own. She holds a lineage rooted in the beginning of American country music, with its deep cultural and historical connections to the South.
With special musical guest KEVIN EUBANKS
Saturday, October 18 • 8:00 p.m.
For more than two decades, Jay Leno’s performances have never failed to amuse his audiences, regardless of their age or station. Because of that, he has become one of the most loved stand-up comedians. His tongue-in-cheek humor is warm and relatable; he playfully pokes fun at pop culture and current events. This one-night-only performance features special guest Kevin Eubanks, former “Tonight Show” bandleader, who continues to explore his own musical vision.
Saturday, November 1 • 8:00 p.m.
Air Supply’s 1980 single “Lost in Love” became the fastest-selling single in the world. Their second single, “All Out of Love,” went up the charts even quicker. Seven top-five singles later, Air Supply equaled The Beatles’ run of consecutive top-five singles. The trademark sound of Russell Hitchcock’s soaring tenor voice and Graham Russell’s simple yet majestic songs created a sound that will forever be known as Air Supply.
FOR THE RECORD: TARANTINO IN CONCERT
Friday, November 7 • 8:00 p.m.
Unquestionably a master of modern American cinema, Quentin Tarantino has also mastered the art of the modern movie soundtrack. In this immersive concert experience, his song choices take audiences on a roller coaster ride with highlights from film scripts infused with the songs. This 25th anniversary retrospective features all the iconic musical moments and scenes from Tarantino’s repertoire, including “Reservoir Dogs,” “Pulp Fiction,” “Kill Bill,” and many more.
Ranee Ramashwamy and Aparna Ramashwamy, Artistic Co-Directors
Saturday, January 31, 2015 • 8:00 p.m.
Ragamala Dance’s directors Ranee Ramaswamy and Aparna Ramaswamy collaborate with jazz saxophonist/composer Rudresh Mahanthappa on “Song of the Jasmine,” an exploration that conjures the past to experience the power of the present. Ragamala Dance freely moves between composition and improvisation, music and dance, delving into the concept of longing through the lens of recollection, appeal, and total surrender.
THE MARCUS ROBERTS TRIO
Featuring Marcus Roberts, Jason Marsalis, and Rodney Jordan
Friday, February 13 • 8:00 p.m.
The Marcus Roberts Trio is known for its virtuosic style—a style that is strongly rhythmic, melodic, and filled with dynamic contrast. Although the piano is typically the focus of most jazz trios, in The Marcus Roberts Trio, all musicians share equally in shaping the direction of the music. Each trio member’s enormous individual talent is showcased along with the powerfully rhythmic group sound.
RAISIN’ CANE: A HARLEM RENAISSANCE ODYSSEY
Starring Jasmine Guy and The Avery Sharpe Trio
Friday, February 27 • 8:00 p.m.
Starring the award-winning actress, singer, dancer and modern day griot Jasmine Guy and the acclaimed Avery Sharpe Trio, Raisin’ Cane celebrates and honors the legendary voices of the Harlem Renaissance, such as Langston Hughes and W.E.B. DuBois, through text, song, music, movement, and imagery.
LIGHTWIRE … THE SHOW
Saturday, March 21 • 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Welcome to a world of endless possibility, where birds grow 16 feet tall, aliens extract the life force from other beings, and cats fight with light sabers. Join Lightwire Theater (as seen on “America’s Got Talent”) as they take you on an epic adventure.
STEWART COPELAND and JON KIMURA PARKER: OFF THE SCORE
Friday, March 27 • 8:00 p.m.
Former Police drummer Stewart Copeland joins forces with pianist Jon Kimura Parker to address the intersection of the notes on the page that are “the bible” in the classical world, with the improvisational instincts of the rock and jazz musician. It’s an evening of cutting-edge chamber music that is propulsive, engaging, interesting, and fun.