The Artists Series presents excellence in the performing arts. The series presents quality regional, national and international artists, encompassing ballet, modern dance, theater, world music, jazz, pop, orchestral and chamber music. Below is this season's schedule:
The Second City
The Second City: Remix
Tuesday, November 16
Ojibwe Ballroom, Davies Center | 7:30pm
The Second City has been the world’s first name in laughter for over 60 years! Come join the next generation of comedy superstars as they mash up Second City’s greatest hits and brand-new material along with our signature improvisation in this hilarious show.
Doing what they do best, The Second City finds laughs in everything from history, events and hot button issues to headlines from and mixes these with a generous portion of classic Chicago-style sketch and improv created by some of Second City’s most lauded alumni, including Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more.
The Second City celebrates 55 years of cutting edge satirical revues and continues to deliver the leading voices in comedy while touring the globe.
Time for Three
Time for Three
Monday, February 21, 2022
Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center | 7:30pm
Bonded by an uncommon blend of instruments and vocals, Charles Yang (violin), Nick Kendall (violin), and Ranaan Meyer (double bass), have found a unique voice of expression. To experience Time For Three live is to hear the various eras, styles, and traditions of Western music fold in on themselves and emerge anew.
Earning praise from NPR, NBC, The Wall Street Journal, Time for Three is renowned for their charismatic and energetic performances in venues including Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and The Royal Albert Hall. They have collaborated with artists as diverse as Ben Folds, Branford Marsalis, and Joshua Bell, and have premiered original works by composers Chris Brubeck and Pulitzer Prize-winners Jennifer Higdon and William Bolcom. An upcoming commission by Pulitzer Prize-winner Kevin Puts will be premiered with the San Francisco Symphony and the Philadelphia Orchestra. In 2020, the band partnered with cellist and composer Ben Sollee to put together the soundtrack to the new Focus Features' film Land, starring and directed by Robin Wright. The film first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 31, 2021.