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Los Lobos to Kick Off Riverside Presents' Art Series

The 11-event series features experimental theatre, world music and dance, and exceptional jazz offering a rich palette of one-of-a-kind performances

(September 23, 2010)

Los Lobos

Los Lobos

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) – A concert on Oct. 15 by three-time Grammy award-winning group Los Lobos will kick off the 2010-2011 UC Riverside Presents’ performing arts series.

The 11-event series features experimental theatre, world music and dance, and exceptional jazz offering a rich palette of one-of-a-kind performances.

New this year are three high-caliber performances in the new Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts in downtown Riverside. Two of the performances are free.

“This season is as exciting and challenging as any we have presented,” said UC Riverside Presents’ director Todd Wingate. “There is no theme or common thread other than an extraordinary artistry and creative genius that I feel very fortunate to share with you.”

Tickets are on sale through the university’s fine arts ticket office 951-827-4331 or through Ticketmaster. Information about the series and venues can be found at www.ucriversidepresents.ucr.edu.

A brief overview of show highlights:

Los Lobos

Los Lobos commands respect as one of the most innovative forces in roots music. With three Grammy awards, the band’s virtuosity dominates every performance. Now out with their 18th album, Tin Can Trust (Shout! Factory), Los Lobos’ latest collaborative effort offers a rich assortment of original material destined to keep loyal fans happy.

Show details: 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 15 at University Theatre. Ticket prices: $50 general, $48 UCR alumni/faculty/staff & senior, and $25 student

Imperial Silence: Una Ópera Muerta / A Dead Opera in Four Acts

In celebration of the Day of the Dead, social critic John Jota Leaños unmasks the folly of American imperialism in his lively dead opera, Imperial Silence. Leaños’ underworld is packed with tricks and treats including dark-humored animation, dead mariachis, Mexican folklore dancers, and a satirical libretto sung by skeletons.

Show details: 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 29 at University Theatre. Ticket prices: $25 general, $23 UCR alumni/faculty/staff & senior, and $13 student.

Gamelan Çudamani: Bamboo to Bronze

An island culture comes alive with the rhythms and traditions of sparkling Gamelan music and dance performed by Gamelan Çudamani, an Indonesian performance company dedicated to preserving the vitality of Balinese arts and traditions. The full-evening work opens a window on Hindu-Buddhist Bali and the stylized spiritual and artistic practices.

Show details: 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9 at University Theatre. Ticket prices: $32 general, $30 UCR alumni/faculty/staff & senior, and $18 student.

Calder Quartet

The Calder Quartet is a classical ensemble with a flair for modern compositions. The program will showcase the expressive and emotionally exhausting works of Christopher Rouse, Dmitri Shostakovich and Maurice Ravel.

Show details: 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 19 at The Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts. Ticket price: free tickets are required for performance entry and are only available from venue on night of show.

The Fabulous Thunderbirds

The Fabulous Thunderbirds rumble into town as the quintessential American roots-rock band. Best known for the 1986 hit “Tuff Enuff” and “Wrap It Up” the band remains an irresistible powerhouse blasting out blues, rock, R&B with contagious energy.

Show details: 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 14 at University Theatre. Ticket prices: $50 general, $48 UCR alumni/faculty/staff & senior, and $25 student.

Shanghai Quartet

The Shanghai Quartet is renowned for its passionate musicality, impressive technique, and multicultural innovations. It elegantly blends the delicacy of Eastern music with the emotional breadth of Western repertoire for a universal sound.

Show details: 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 27 at University Theatre. Ticket prices: $30 general, $28 UCR alumni/faculty/staff & senior, and $12 student.

Daniel Bernard Roumain: Woodbox Beats & Balladry

Daniel Bernard Roumain is a protean violinist turned art superstar. He channels both Paganini and Prince with equal aplomb for a thoroughly classical-urban sound. He is joined by Elan Vytal aka DJ Scientific who adds precisely engineered hip-hop beats to form a matrix of urban textures for a completely unique, contemporary sound.

Show details: 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 29 at The Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts. Ticket prices: free tickets are required for performance entry and are only available from venue on night of show.

ODC/Dance

San Francisco’s longest-running modern dance organization excels at brilliant technical dance and on-the-edge-of-your-seat choreography. ODC/Dance’s spirited and socially progressive repertoire has earned it high praise for forty years of “straight-up, high-powered modern dance.”

Show details: 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 17 at University Theatre. Ticket prices: $28 general, $26 UCR alumni/faculty/staff & senior, and $14 student.

Dancing Earth: Of Bodies Of Elements

Representing over 15 First Tribal Nations, Dancing Earth is an ensemble of performance artists and dancers committed to fusing indigenous and contemporary dance styles. “Of Bodies of Elements” is an exciting work of dance art that re-imagines Native ecological themes like creation, bio-diversity, history, and sustainability.

Show details: 8 p.m., Friday, April 22 at University Theatre. Ticket prices: $28 general, $26 UCR alumni/faculty/staff & senior, and $14 student.

Dianne Reeves

Dianne Reeves excels at smoky balladry, bop improvisations, sensual soul and reinterpreting both the blues and gospel. With four Grammy awards, Reeves’ timeless voice and warm personality transform any concert setting into an intimate and magical space.

Show details: 8 p.m., Thursday, April 28 at University Theatre. Ticket prices: $50 general, $48 UCR alumni/faculty/staff & senior, and $25 student.

Sara Juli: The Money Conversation

New York performance artist Sara Juli gives of herself and her bank account too (really!) during her high-stakes theatrical gamble. Juli’s provocative stunt involves dance, improvisation, humor, lots of audience participation, and of course, a way to give the money back.

Show details: 8 p.m., Friday, May 20 at The Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts. Ticket price will be determined by economic climate at time of performance. Tickets are required for performance entry and are only available from venue on night of show.
Gamelan Cudamani musiciansEnlarge

Gamelan Cudamani musicians

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Gamelan Cudamani dancers

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