‘Rock of Ages,’ Perlman highlight performances coming to UF in January
GAINESVILLE, Fla.Â — University of Florida Performing Arts will present eight performances in January, including the party musical â€śRock of Agesâ€ť and violin superstar Itzhak Perlman.
On Jan. 10 at the Phillips Center, â€śRock of Agesâ€ť ushers UFPA into the new year with the story of a small town girl who meet a big city rocker told through the vintage hits of Journey, Night Ranger, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Asia, Whitesnake and many more.
UFPA presents a diverse set of classical musicians in January which includes a â€śfour-handsâ€ť piano performance by Ran Dank and Soyeon Kate Lee from Young Concert Artists (Jan. 23, Squitieri Studio Theatre); Perlman, a 15-time Grammy winner (Jan. 30, Phillips Center); and cutting-edge organist Cameron Carpenter (Jan. 31, University Auditorium).
Re-live Woodstock with THE SUMMER OF LOVE CONCERT (Jan. 18, Phillips Center) as former Styx and Beatlemania bassist/vocalist Glen Burtnik leads an all-star cast of musicians who re-create, note for note, the music of The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Dylan, The Doors, Hendrix, Joplin, Cream, CSN&Y, Jefferson Airplane, Mamas and the Papas, Creedence, Santana and more.
UFPA brings three additional performances to Squitieri Studio Theatre in January â€“ Robin Spielbergâ€™s American Tapestry (Jan. 19), presenting innovative arrangements of American classics; former NewFound Road frontman Tim Shelton (Jan. 24); and family-friendly musicians Trout Fishing in America (Jan. 26).
Ticket prices range from $15-75 for reserved seating, depending on the show. The Phillips Center Box Office is closed from Dec. 23 to Jan. 5.