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Guitar luminaries grace Harris Center

San Francisco guitar poet and IGN founder Brian Gore’s style of playing offers strikingly beautiful tone and dynamics — qualities that are often hard to find in steel string players. Courtesy photo

International Guitar Night returns to Harris Center for the Arts with some of the world’s foremost acoustic guitarists to perform their latest original compositions and exchange musical ideas in a public concert setting. International Guitar Night is the world’s premier touring guitar festival. For each tour, IGN founder Brian Gore invites a new cast of […]

No Comment / January 31, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Mark Hummel’s Blues Harmonica Blowout passes ‘the Torch’

The Harmonica Blowouts started as a single event in Berkeley in 1991 but have since grown to be the premier harp event on the West Coast over the last twenty five years — a mini blues fest of touring headliners that do 10 to 14 day runs. These events have included a who’s who of […]

No Comment / January 17, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Celtic Nights returns to Harris Center with Spirit of Freedom

Celtic Nights: Spirit of Freedom will take the stage at Harris Center Jan. 24 at 1 and 6 p.m. Courtesy photo

In a glittering new production at Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom, six of Ireland’s most prominent vocalists are complemented by six of its most accomplished step dancers who portray the birth of a free Irish nation. Spirit of Freedom tells the story of Irish independence, beginning 100 years ago with the Easter Rising. […]

Comments Off / January 04, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Bashing, crashing and smashing favorite returns to Folsom

The STOMP troupe will perform at Harris Center for the Arts on Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m. The show is nearly sold out so be sure and get your tickets today. Photos by Steve McNicholas

STOMP, the explosive, inventive, provocative, witty and utterly unique experience for audiences of all ages, comes to the Harris Center for the Arts this month. The international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments to […]

Comments Off / December 27, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Harris Center hosts world premiere of Los Lobos’ latest project

Los Lobos’ popular cover of “La Bamba” reached No. 1 on the
Billboards Hot 100 Chart in 1987. Courtesy photos

Harris Center for the Arts is privileged to offer the premiere performance of Los Lobos’ latest project as it begins its debut national tour. Fiesta Mexico-Americana is celebrated through song, dance, music and film highlighting the many notable achievements and contributions of Mexican-Americans throughout U.S. history in this brand-new multi-media production. It features the multiple […]

Comments Off / December 27, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Keyboard Conversations explore Splendor in Silence

Splendor from Silence will feature works written after deafness by famed composers Bedrich Smetana, Gabriel Fauré and Beethoven. Photo by Peter Schaaf

Jeffrey Siegel’s unique concerts are a joy for both the piano aficionado and novice alike with a brilliantly polished concert-with-commentary format. Captivating remarks precede the virtuoso performances of piano masterpieces and the concert concludes with a lively Q-and-A. Siegel returns for his second concert of the season presenting Splendor from Silence on Saturday, Jan. 16, […]

Comments Off / December 20, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Celebrate Frank Sinatra’s centennial with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra

The Nelson Riddle Orchestra, led by Christopher Riddle, will perform two shows celebrating the music of Frank Sinatra who would have turned 100 years old Dec. 15. Courtesy photo

Celebrate Frank Sinatra’s birth centennial with the timeless music of the legendary team, Nelson Riddle and Frank Sinatra. Famed big band singer Bryan Anthony and the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, directed by his son, Christopher Riddle, will transport the audience back to a magical and beloved era in music. It’s a special evening celebrating the Chairman […]

Comments Off / December 08, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »