More New Concerts for the New Year at The Egg

The Carolina Chocolate Drops
The Carolina Chocolate Drops (photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk

The Egg in Albany just seems to keep announcing one batch of new concerts after another. This time around, they’re looking ahead to 2012 with another half dozen new concerts, and a few other performances as well.

Tix for these shows are currently on sale to members of The Egg and will be available to the general public on Tuesday (September 20).

Here’s the list of newly announced concerts coming to The Egg:

Sunday, January 29, 7:30pm, Swyer Theatre, $29.50
Original members Dom Flemons and Rhiannon Giddens are joined by new recruits – multi-instrumentalist Hubby Jenkins and beat-boxer Adam Matta – to perform American string band music for the 21st century.

Sunday, February 12, 7:30pm, Swyer Theatre, $24
One of the primary voices of her generation on both tenor saxophone and clarinet, Israeli-born Anat Cohen encompasses modern and traditional jazz, classical music, Brazilian choro, Argentine tango and Afro-Cuban styles.

Sunday, March 4, 7:30pm, Swyer Theatre, $28
The all-star ensemble returns to perform the music of Stevie Wonder – SFJAZZ-style – featuring alto saxophonist/flutist Miguel Zenón, tenor saxman Mark Turner, trumpeter Avishai Cohen, trombonist Robin Eubanks, vibraphone master Stefon Harris, pianist Edward Simon, bassist Matt Penman and drummer Eric Harland.

Sunday, March 18, 7:30pm, Hart Theatre, $29.50
For more than 40 years, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has married the intricate rhythms and harmonies of their native South African musical traditions to the sounds and sentiments of gospel music to create a sound that has touched a worldwide audience.

Friday, March 23, 7:30pm, Hart Theatre, Adult: $18, Child: $12
An ensemble of young people from Uganda bring the sounds and movements of East Africa to the stage with the melodic pulse of standing drums, traditional dances and call-and-response vocals. As ambassadors for Ugandan’s two million orphans, the company displays Uganda’s rich cultural heritage.

Sunday, April 15, 7:30pm, Swyer Theatre, $28
Charismatic saxophone virtuoso James Carter displays his singular ability to make his
instrument talk, sing, whisper, shout, chuckle and moan along with organist Gerard Gibbs and drummer Leonard King.

Other just-announced shows at The Egg include “Sylvester & the Magic Pebble” performed by Enchantment Theatre at 3pm on Sunday, January 8 in the Hart Theatre ($12); the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company at 8pm on Friday, January 20 in the Hart Theatre ($24); and “Cinderella” performed by the New York Theatre Ballet at 3pm on Sunday, January 29 in the Hart Theatre ($18; children $12).

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  1. Graceful J says

    Super excited about the Carolina Chocolate Drops!!!

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