In the winter of 2012, the art scene in Boerne exploded with Boerne Performing Arts presenting their first ever concert, featuring a stellar ensemble known throughout the world…the Vienna Boys Choir. The concert was a sellout and it didn’t stop there! The new presenting arts organization continued with TAO (Japanese Taiko drummers) and the exhilarating Canadian fiddle and dance show, Bowfire! As with the Vienna Boys Choir, TAO and Bowfire were both sellouts. Boerne Performing Arts was here to stay!
Following the success of their initial season, Boerne Performing Arts continues to bring national and international artists to Boerne as they gain a reputation for “big events in a small town.” The upcoming 2015 Season will continue this tradition with spectacular performances by Canadian Brass (Canada), New Shanghai Circus (China) and Neil Berg’s 102 Years of Broadway (New York City).
Kicking off the 2015 Season will be the world’s most recorded chamber ensemble, Canadian Brass, bringing their internationally acclaimed performance to the Boerne stage on January 30. Dubbed “the world’s leading brass ensemble” by The Washington Post, the five tremendous brass musicians are the masters of concert presentations, entertainment, virtuosity and most of all, fun! While their American debut in 1975 was at Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.), even more notable is their first performance at Carnegie Hall where they were the first chamber ensemble to solo the Carnegie Main Stage.
Five players, 132 releases, 7,000 appearances, and 60,000 online followers; each of their concerts will showcase the full range of repertoire from trademark Baroque and Dixieland tunes to new compositions and arrangements created especially for them, their music is central and performed with utmost dedication, skill and excellence. Canadian Brass are exclusive artists for Conn-Selmer and perform on 24K gold-plated Artisan Bach and Conn horns.
Direct from China, the troupe of The New Shanghai Circus features astonishing athletes that will defy gravity and execute breathtaking feats as they stretch the limits of human ability in this spellbinding show. This event will be a family-friendly evening and endorses the Boerne Performing Arts philosophy of providing a broad variety of high-quality performances. You will marvel not only at the amazing athletic ability of the performers, but at the grace and beauty of the performance.
This most dazzling company of 40 tumblers, cyclists, martial artists and acrobats will mesmerize and mystify audiences as they tumble onto the Boerne Champion stage for an evening of pure entertainment. You’ll be on the edge of your seat as these talented acrobats top each other with one amazing feat after another, in this celebration of Chinese history and culture. Celebrate the exotic wonders of China and enjoy the dramatic interpretation of classic Chinese dance and physical performance art on Thursday, February 26.
Back by popular demand, Neil Berg’s 102 Years of Broadway will present their blockbuster show on Sunday, March 15. Their first appearance in Boerne, as part of the Kerrville Performing Arts Series in 2011, received accolades from concertgoers and has been the number one request for a repeat performance. Your request has been answered!
This brilliant cast of five Broadway stars performed the same hits on both Broadway and the National Touring Companies of “The Phantom of the Opera”, “Les Miserable’s”, “CATS”, “Jesus Christ Superstar”, and “Jekyll & Hyde”. Accompanied by an all-star New York band, they will dazzle concertgoers. Led by composer/pianist Neil Berg, this storyline of hits covers the gamut of Broadway musical blockbusters.
Fast forward to 2015, as Boerne Performing Arts continues its commitment of bringing the world of professional performing arts to the Texas Hill Country for their fourth season. Book your reservation now for a picture-perfect evening. Fine dining at one of Boerne’s eclectic mix of restaurants or the Cordillera Ranch Clubhouse, a blockbuster show in a state-of-the-art auditorium (with no parking fees), and a pleasant evening strolling through the oak-lined natural area surrounding the Boerne Champion Auditorium.
Boerne Performing Arts FOR KIDS is an educational program with all funds raised by the all-volunteer Board of Boerne Performing Arts. The FOR KIDS programs provide the opportunity for local students to attend special matinee performances by the visiting artists at no cost to the students. To date, 10,000 students have attended these free programs for students, and an additional 3,000 students will be impacted in 2015. Teachers and educational administrators are invited to contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve seating for their students.
For information and tickets to Boerne Performing Arts’ exciting upcoming performances, please visit BoernePerformingArts.com, or call 830-331-9079.