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Community invited backstage to as part of Harris Center’s fifth anniversary celebration

The Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake College opened five years ago, and while the facility has seen over 1,500 performances and three-quarters of a million visitors, very few people have been backstage to see how this national-caliber arts facility works. To commemorate the anniversary, the Harris Center for the Arts is throwing open the doors and […]

Comments Off / March 10, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Have an Irish hooley with Slugger O’Toole

Slugger O'Toole brings their Irish spirit to the Harris Center stage March 12. Courtesy photo

It just wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day without honoring the great tradition and the mighty joy of all things Irish. With rip-roaring music, song and dance, the Harris Center for the Arts welcomes back An Irish Hooley! with Slugger O’Toole and the Kerry Dancers for an early celebration of the jovial holiday. Virtually a Folsom institution […]

Comments Off / March 06, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Direct from Gdansk, Poland — Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra brings Tchaikovsky to Folsom

The Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra will perform a concert of Tchaikovsky on Sunday March 13. Get your tickets today as limited tickets remain for this show. Courtesy photo

With more than 80 musicians on stage and a stellar all-Tchaikovsky program in the offing, Harris Center for the Arts patrons are in for a treat, as the Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra comes to Folsom March 13 as part of the longest concert tour in the orchestra’s history. Founded in 1945 on the heels of […]

Comments Off / March 06, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Pomp and pageantry coming to Folsom

Mountbatten Festival of Music 2013

Britain’s Band of The Royal Marines joins with The Pipes, Drums & Highland Dancers of The Scots Guards for a Colorful Spectacle at the Harris Center for the Arts. The pomp and grandeur that characterizes centuries of British military tradition will be on display as two of Great Britain’s most respected military musical institutions perform […]

Comments Off / February 14, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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 »