‘Rock of Ages,’ Perlman highlight performances coming to UF in January

Published: December 26th, 2013

Category: Announcements, InsideUF, Top Stories

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Performing Arts will present eight performances in January, including the party musical “Rock of Ages” and violin superstar Itzhak Perlman.

On Jan. 10 at the Phillips Center, “Rock of Ages” 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 “four-hands” 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 – Robin Spielberg’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.

 

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