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The legendary Tony Bennett will highlight the 2014-15 Anderson Center for the Performing Arts season with a show at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30.
Bennett, 87, has sold more than 50 million records worldwide and has won 17 Grammys, including Album of the Year in 1995 for “MTV Unplugged: Tony Bennett.” His most recent album is “The Classics,” a compilation of recordings from 1951-2011. Inside reserved tickets are $75, $85 and $95. Lawn tickets are $30.
Other concerts include:
• The 2014-15 season begins on July 11 at 8 p.m with The Hit Men. Musicians from Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Tommy James and the Shondells, The Critters, Cat Stevens and Jim Croce will perform songs such as “Who Loves You,” “Sherry,” “Peace Train,” “Crocodile Rock,” “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown,” “Mony Mony” and more. Inside reserved tickets are $35; lawn $15
• The Memphis Tour brings the unique and bluesy voice of Boz Scaggs to the Anderson Center at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 29. He will peform songs from his current album Memphis, plus hits such as “Lido Shuffle” and “Lowdown.” Inside reserved tickets are $40; lawn $20.
• On Wednesday, October 8 at 7:30 p.m., the guitar duo of Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge collaborates in an evening of acoustic music, exploring the worlds of improvisation and composition on their respective 1939 Martin guitars. Tickets: General public, $20; faculty, staff and alumni, $15; students, $10.
• The Renowned Grammy Award–winning saxophonist and Tony Award nominee/composer Branford Marsalis joins the highly celebrated Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia with Marsalis “Well Tempered,” a program of Baroque masterpieces by Albinoni, Bach, Handel, Vivaldi and others on Tuesday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: General public, $45; faculty, staff, alumni and seniors, $40; students, $22.
• On its second North American tour, The National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China brings a brand new program of acrobatic acts set to Chinese music on Monday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: General public $45, faculty, staff, alumni and seniors, $40; and students, $22.
• Under the direction of Enrique Bátiz, the National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico will perform on Wednesday, February 11 at 7:30 p.m. The evening’s program includes Enrique Granados’ “Three Spanish Dances”, Manuel Ponce’s Violin Concerto, and Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No.2 in D Major, Op. 73. Tickets: General public $45; faculty, staff, alumni and seniors, $40; students, $22.
• On Tuesday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. Tango Buenos Aires will take the audience on a voyeuristic journey through dance and music of the life of Eva Peron, tracing her life from her ascent to fame in the 1930s to her death in 1952. Tickets: General public, $45, faculty, staff, alumni and seniors, $40; students, $22.
• Celebrating 25 years of touring with a brand new show, the most awarded a cappella group in history, Take 6, mixes up an intoxicating brew of gospel, jazz, R&B and pop on Wednesday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m.
• The Russian National Ballet Theatre returns with a full-length production of the timeless fairy-tale, The Sleeping Beauty, on Tuesday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: General public, $45, faculty, staff, alumni and seniors, $40; and students, $22.
All tickets go on sale at noon Thursday, May 1. Call 777-ARTS or go to Anderson.binghamton.edu.