Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University will follow its successful 50th anniversary celebration with its 51st season of events, featuring performances by Rosanne Cash, Jay Leno with special musical guest Kevin Eubanks, Air Supply and Stewart Copeland from the famed rock band The Police.
The full lineup for the Clowes Presents series includes: Rosanne Cash, The River and The Thread In Concert (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 & Jon Kimura Parker: Off The Score (March 27).
Clowes Presents season tickets go on sale June 20 at 10:00 a.m. at the Clowes Hall Box Office or online at www.cloweshall.org/clowespresents. Season subscribers save up to 30 percent off the regular price, get priority access to seats, ticket exchanges, and a VIP reception before each performance. Clowes is also introducing a Flex Pack, allowing you to choose five or more performances at a discount of up 20 percent.
Clowes 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, the New England Foundation for the Arts, Arts Midwest and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Here is the complete schedule:
THE RIVER & THE THREAD 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 very beginning of American country music, with its deep cultural and historical connections to the South.
JAY LENO 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, and because of which, he has become one of the most loved stand-up comedians—with a tongue-in-cheek humor that is warm, relatable, and 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 was “All Out of Love,” and that went up the charts even quicker. Seven top-five singles later, Air Supply at that time had 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 would forever be known as Air Supply.
FOR THE RECORD: TARANTINO IN CONCERT
Friday, November 7 • 8:00 p.m.
Unquestionably a master of the 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 the script 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 in order 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.
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. Using their signature brand of dazzling visuals, poignant storytelling, and creative use of music ranging from classical to pop to film scores designed to evoke imagery. LIGHTWIRE…THE SHOW creates a must-see theatrical experience for the whole family.
STEWART COPELAND & JON KIMURA PARKER
Off The Score
Friday, March 27 • 8:00 p.m.
Stewart Copeland, the innovative drummer from The Police, 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.