TROY, NEW YORK The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall is excited to announce additional shows in our 2019-2020 season. We kick off the New Year with the world music of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the unique combination of Bruce Hornsby with yMusic, and the joyous sounds of The King’s Singers with special guests, our chorus-in-residence, Albany Pro Musica.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Thursday, January 30, 2020, 7:30 PM Tickets: $36.50, $29.50, Students: $15
For over 50 years, South Africa’s Five Time Grammy Award winners, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has warmed the hearts of audiences worldwide with their uplifting vocal harmonies, signature dance moves and charming onstage banter. With a deep respect for both their cultural and personal history, Ladysmith Black Mambazo is ever-evolving with an eye toward their long musical legacy. Since the world discovered their powerful a cappella vocals from Paul Simon’s Graceland album, the original members have welcomed a younger generation in their mission, passing along the tradition of storytelling and spreading a message of peace, love, and harmony to millions of people the world over. Now led by the four sons of group founder Joseph Shabalala, who had joined the group almost twenty five years ago, an infusion of youthful energy and the promise of a bright future has a firm grip within the group. It was Nelson Mandela who anointed the group ‘South Africa’s cultural ambassadors to the world,’ a designation the members carry with them with the highest honor. In 2017 the group released two albums that were nominated for Grammy Awards, a first for a World Music group. On Songs of Peace & Love for Kids & Parents Around the World, Ladysmith Black Mambazo shares their uplifting message with audiences of all ages through their music and the stories behind the songs. Their second album of 2017, Shaka Zulu Revisited, celebrated the 30th anniversary of their first Grammy Award winning album and fittingly won Best World Music Album that year.
An Evening with Bruce Hornsby and yMusic
Friday, February 28, 2020, 8 PM Tickets: $69.50, $59.50, $49.50, $39.50
Innovators and recent collaborators Bruce Hornsby and yMusic obliterate barriers, crossing and combining genres in wildly imaginative ways. Hornsby mines his vast catalog performing beloved songs like “The Way It Is” and “The Valley Road” alongside tracks from Absolute Zero, his new album recorded with the Brooklyn-based chamber ensemble. yMusic (featuring string trio, flute, clarinet, and trumpet) have attracted many high-profile collaborators before—from Paul Simon to Ben Folds. Hornsby and yMusic will share the Hall’s stage, performing both solo and joint sets. These are artists who are ever-evolving, and as pioneers on the scene they offer a glimpse into the future of music.
An Audience with The King’s Singers, special guests Albany Pro Musica
Saturday, February 29, 2020, 7:30 PM Tickets: $55, $45, $35, $25, Students: $15
Acclaimed worldwide for their virtuosity, life-affirming energy and charm, The King’s Singers are in global demand. Their work, synonymous with the very best in vocal ensemble performance, appeals to a vast international audience. Performing to hundreds of thousands of people each season, the group tours regularly to Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australasia. Instantly recognizable for their immaculate intonation, vocal blend, diction and incisive timing, The King’s Singers are consummate entertainers.
The group’s repertoire has evolved to become one of the most diverse and compelling imaginable. The King’s Singers have commissioned over 200 works, including landmark pieces from leading contemporary composers including Luciano Berio, György Ligeti, Sir James MacMillan, Krzysztof Penderecki, Toru Takemitsu, Sir John Tavener, Gabriela Lena Frank and Eric Whitacre. They have also commissioned arrangements of everything from jazz standards to pop chart hits, explored medieval motets and Renaissance madrigals, and encouraged young composers to write new scores. The Hall’s own chorus-in-residence, Albany Pro Musica, will be their special guests for the evening.
Tickets go on sale to Music Hall Members tomorrow, Tuesday, September 17, 2019. Anyone can become a member and gain access to the pre-sale. Single tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, September 20, 2019 via phone, (518) 273-0038, in person, or online atwww.troymusichall.org. Tickets are available at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Box Office, 30 Second Street, Troy, Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. More information on the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall and upcoming programs is available on the website at www.troymusichall.org.
The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall has hosted performances by legions of world-renowned artists, from legends like Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Isaac Stern, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Vladimir Horowitz, to the best on today’s contemporary music scene, including Joshua Bell, Andrew Bird, Steve Martin, Lyle Lovett, and John Prine and many others.