Our Mainstage Series brings you some of the best artists in music, dance, and theater from around the globe. Each season showcases a variety of acts from diverse genres. Musical offerings have included everything from bluegrass to big band, Celtic, string ensembles, jazz, and soul. World-class performers from Broadway and beyond have brought everything from show tunes to ballet to our Mainstage audiences.
Whether conjuring a full symphony’s rendering of Chopin, or one of Sousa’s classic marches, Cameron Carpenter’s mastery of the organ is evident. Forget what you know about this instrument—Carpenter is smashing the stereotypes of organists and organ music alike. >
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If engineers ran away and joined the circus, this might well be the result. Inspired by modern circus, Cirque Mechanics finds its roots in the mechanical and its heart in the stories of American ingenuity. >
He’s earned comparisons to the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis, while entirely redefining an instrument. Jake Shimabukuro’s most recent album, Peace Love Ukulele, mixing jazz, rock, classical, traditional Hawaiian music, and folk also debuted at #1 on the Billboard World Album Chart. >
Just in time for the holidays, Neil Berg presents the critically-acclaimed musical revue Broadway Holiday. Direct from New York, Broadway alumni along with musical director Neil Berg and a three piece band will take audiences on a journey through Broadway. >
One of the oldest ballets still performed today, Giselle is the tragic romance of the beautiful young peasant who falls for the flirtations of the deceitful Duke Albrecht, who is engaged to another. >
Since forming in 1999, Mountain Heart has fearlessly revolutionized the way acoustic music is performed and presented. >
One of the most intriguing singer-songwriters today, Susan Werner was once dubbed “the empress of the unexpected” on National Public Radio. >
One of the most exciting new groups to emerge in recent years, the forty-member chamber orchestra known as The Knights has taken the world of classical music by storm. Yo-Yo Ma called his experience with The Knights “vibrant” and “energetic.” >
Breakneck energy, breathtaking ability and infectious enthusiasm mark the whirling, delirious fun of StepCrew. The Step Crew brings the world’s top talents in Irish Stepdancing, Ottawa Valley Stepdancing, and modern tap together on one stage. >
SPECIAL BONUS SHOW!
All the world’s a stage when The Acting Company brings this Shakespearean comedy to Hatfield Hall. >
Nathan Gunn is one of the most exciting and in-demand opera baritones of the day. He has appeared in internationally renowned opera houses such as the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Paris Opera. His distinguished repertoire includes title roles in Billy Budd, Eugene Onegin, The Barber of Seville, and Hamlet. >