The Stabat Mater, which words translate from their Latin to mean “the mother stood,” descends to us today from a 13th-century poem of Italian provenance. Under likely Franciscan auspices it soon spread as a liturgical hymn that celebrates Jesus’ mother, Mary, as Our Lady of Sorrows, a title that had begun to gain popularity in the preceding century. read more
America and the world mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr., even as the struggle to resolve racial tension remains a challenge for communities everywhere. L.A. Theatre Works commemorates the anniversary with a touring production of the internationally acclaimed play, The Mountaintop, written by Katori Hall, directed by multiple award-winner Shirley Jo Finney and starring Gilbert Glenn Brown and Karen Malina White. read more
Come and See What’s Next on the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Presenting Series January through April. The season features a new interpretation of Romeo & Juliet from Grand Rapids Ballet, Broadway legend Patti LuPone, and the return of violinist Itzhak Perlman.
Here at the center, we believe that the arts are part of everyday life. Whether for fun, beauty, entertainment or learning, they're needed to transform our lives for the better. After a successful fall season of vocal performance recitals, dance, and bandleaders singing from the depths of their souls, fans dreaming of more should now look to the Presenting Series spring season for even more. read more
Third Coast Percussion is a Grammy Award-winning, artist-run quartet of classically-trained percussionists hailing from the great city of Chicago. For over ten years, the ensemble has forged a unique path in the musical landscape with virtuosic, energetic performances that celebrate the extraordinary depth and breadth of musical possibilities in the world of percussion.
In their fifth year as partners in education and innovation with the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Presenting Series, the fall program highlights are works by Glenn Kotche, August Read Thomas, Gavin Bryars, and the world premiere of Quartered by Ryan Lott. Lott is a composer, producer, and founder of the innovative genre-defying trio Son Lux,…
Friends, the joyful vibes at DPAC are multiplying and as warming as the layers we bundle up in before venturing outside. It’s palpable, the way memory inserts the scents and sounds of celebrations past into the present. Soon, the center’s south lobby focal point becomes a magnificent Christmas tree—hand decorated each year by our staff.
Described as “top-notch, intense, stylish, and with an abundance of flare and talent,” the New York City-based Solera Quartet is the Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Notre Dame. Members Tricia Park and Miki-Sophia Cloud, violins; Molly Carr, viola; and Andrew Janss, cello, have been featured in such world-renowned venues as Carnegie Hall, the Royal Festival Hall…