We are pleased to present our 2016–2017 Concert Series
Please join us in Milliken Auditorium for some great entertainment.
This performance season is supported in part by the Osterlin Performance Endowment and the Robert T. and Ruth Haidt Hughes Family Trust.
Interested in hearing more from this year's Concert Series performers? Check out our Spotify playlist below.
2016–2017 Dennos Concert Series Lineup
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Jeremy Kittel Trio
Saturday, October 8, 2016, 8 p.m.
Jeremy Kittel is an American fiddler, violinist, and composer. Fluent in multiple musical genres, his original music draws from traditional roots, jazz, Celtic, Classical, electronic, and more. Kittel performs with his own band or trio, as a duo, and as a soloist with orchestras.
Saturday, November 12, 2016, 8 p.m.
Peter Yarrow’s talents as a creative artist—both with the legendary trio Peter, Paul & Mary and as a solo performer—are frequently directed at using music to convey a message of humanity and caring. His gift for songwriting has produced some of the most moving songs from Peter, Paul & Mary, including “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” “Day is Done”, “Light One Candle” and “The Great Mandala.”
An Irish Christmas
Sunday, November 27, 2016, 7 p.m.
The hugely popular Irish Christmas in America show, now in its 10th season, features top Irish music, song and dance in an engaging performance rich in history, humor and boundless energy. Take a memorable glimpse into the enchanting spirit of Christmas, as the finest traditional artists from Ireland bring you on a fun-filled start to the holiday season of 2016.
Jay Ungar & Molly Mason
Friday, January 13, 2017, 8 p.m.
Jay Ungar & Molly Mason have become one of the most celebrated duos in the American acoustic music scene. You may know them from A Prairie Home Companion or from film soundtracks such as Legends of the Fall and Brother's Keeper.
Friday, March 10, 2017, 8 p.m.
Carrie Newcomer’s music has always explored the intersection of the spiritual and the daily, the sacred and the ordinary. Author Barbara Kingsolver wrote, “She’s a poet, storyteller, snake-charmer, good neighbor, friend and lover, minister of the wide-eyed gospel of hope and grace.”
The Golden Dragon Acrobats*
Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 7 p.m.
The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time honored Chinese tradition that began more than two thousand years ago. Direct from Hebei, China, the Golden Dragon Acrobats have thrilled audiences all over the world. Their amazing artistry, beautiful costumes and props provide a visual feast for the entire family to enjoy.
Saturday, April 8, 2017, 8 p.m.
Multi-instrumentalist David Lindley performs music that redefines the word "eclectic." The David Lindley electro-acoustic performance effortlessly combines American folk, blues, and bluegrass traditions with elements from African, Arabic, Asian, Celtic, Malagasy, and Turkish musical sources.
Saturday, May 6, 2017, 8 p.m.
Mixing smoking slide guitar boogie and raw-boned Chicago shuffle with the deepest slow-burners, Lil’ Ed and The Blues Imperials — bassist Pookie Young, guitarist Mike Garrett and drummer Kelly Littleton — deliver the blues, from riotous and rollicking to emotional and moving. Get tickets »
*This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Crane Group.