Escondido, CA —The Countdown is on … Tickets go on sale for the Center’s 2021-22 Performing Arts Season this Saturday at 10am! Take a look at our season lineup below and rest-assured that you will get an email from us on Saturday morning with live ticketing links.
Until then, take a look at the list below and click on the links to learn more about the various artists. Check out our curated season Spotify list to see what new sound catches your ear. We are very excited to bring a variety of performers to Escondido and premiere our CCAE Theatricals season with our first series of produced shows.
In this edition of Art+Sound We also invite you to our closing reception for our museum exhibition on August 26 where we will be announcing our exhibitions for the 2021-22 season. On behalf of our board, staff and volunteers – thank you for ensuring that arts and culture continues to be part of the community we love.
SEASON LINEUP SNEAK PEEK Learn more about these artists through the links below. Public sale starts Saturday at 10AM.
Award-winning trumpeter and composer, Chris Botti brings a night of extraordinary jazz! OCT 16 // 7:30PM Sponsored by Gialoa Italian Kitchen
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT The Center’s premiere in-house produced musical.
JEAN WILL PRESENTS OPERA’S GREATEST MOMENTS
A brilliant cast of international singers, a full-orchestra, The Center Chorale, and The San Diego North Coast Singers, perform selections from the world’s greatest operas. NOV 7 // 4:00 PM
Ballet Hispánico brings communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through innovative dance performances. NOV 12 // 7:30 PM
WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY?
Emmy-nominated TV show, WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? proudly presents their improv tour NOV 27 // 7:30 PM
IRISH CHRISTMAS IN AMERICA
The hugely popular holiday show “Irish Christmas in America” brings a fascinating performance of music, song, dance, and stories of seasonal Irish traditions
DEC 1 // 7:30 PM
COCKTAIL HOUR: SONGS OF THE RATPACK
A New Year’s Eve Celebration
Songs of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. A CCAE Theatricals Production. DEC 31 // 6:00 & 10:00 PM
AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH DAVID FOSTER – HITMAN TOUR
Foster performs his hits on piano accompanied by phenomenal vocalists featuring the best of Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Natalie Cole and many, many, more.
JAN 20 // 7:30 PM
AN EVENING WITH ITZHAK PERLMAN (STORIES and MUSIC)
The culmination of many years of Mr. Perlman sharing the story of his life and career through anecdotes, musical pieces, and personal photos from his archives.
JAN 25 // 7:30 PM
IN CONVERSATION WITHJOHN LEGUIZAMO
An intimate non-scripted journey through Leguizamo’s life and career with an interactive audience Q & A at the end of the show. JAN 29 // 7:30 PM
Guitarist Jesse Cook merges the worlds of flamenco, classical, and jazz. JAN 30 // 7:30 PM
JOSHUA BELL WITH LARISA MARTINEZ VOICE AND THE VIOLIN
GRAMMY Award-winning violinist is joined by Opera sensation Larisa Martinez. FEB 2 // 7:30 PM
MOTOWN: THE MUSIC THAT CHANGED AMERICA
The hits of Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, Martha and the Vandellas, The Supremes, and more. A CCAE Theatricals Production. FEB 11-12
LOVE IS IN THE AIR: TEN TENORS
Australia’s premier vocal group The Ten Tenors are bursting back onto stages across America with a special Valentines tour. FEB 16 // 7:30 PM
INTIMATE CLASSICS LARISA MARTINEZ
The internationally acclaimed soprano who has been recently seen as Violetta in Wichita Grand Opera’s La Traviata, as Sophie alongside tenor Piotr Beczala in Werther, and as Maria in West Side Story alongside tenor Michael Fabiano.
FEB 27 // 3:00 PM
INTERNATIONAL GUITAR NIGHT
Starring Lulo Reinhardt, Germany’s Latin Swing master; contemporary classical guitarist Stephanie Jones from Australia and two-hand “tapper” Alexander Misko from Russia, along with the brilliant Italian jazz guitarist and vocalist Eleanora “Lele” Strino. MAR 2 // 7:30 PM
One of the most successful contemporary jazz singers performs songs from her new album. MAR 4 // 7:30 PM
BALLET FOLKLORICO DE MEXICO DE AMALIA HERNANDEZ
Founded in 1952 by dancer and choreographer Amalia Hernández, Ballet Folklórico brings together the music, dance, and costume of Mexican folklore from pre-Colombian civilizations through the modern era.
THU // MAR 10 // 7:30 PM This project received support from the California Arts Council, WESTAF (the Western States Arts Federation), and the National Endowment for the Arts.
INTIMATE CLASSICS CHENG² DUO
Captivating audiences and critics alike, the “brilliant” (The Times, UK) Cheng² Duo distinguishes itself with its uncompromising musical integrity, undeniable chemistry, and unparalleled communication with its listeners. The Chinese-Canadian brother-and-sister duo is formed by cellist Bryan ChenG and pianist Silvie Cheng.
MAR 12 // 3:00 PM
Post-post-modern diva Meow Meow has hypnotized, inspired, and terrified audiences globally with unique creations and sell-out seasons from New York’s Lincoln Center and Berlin’s Bar Jeder Vernunft to London’s West End and the Sydney Opera House. MAR 27 // 7:30 PM
NAPOLEON DYNAMITE: A CONVERSATION WITH JON HEDER, EFREN RAMIREZ, & JON GRIES
This unique evening includes a full screening of “Napoleon Dynamite” followed by a lively, freewheeling, moderated discussion with fan-favorite cast members. APR 7 // 7:30 PM
Once is the smash-hit, Tony-Award-winning show about the power of music and following your dreams, wherever they may take you. APR 22 – MAY 1
BOTTLE SHOCK READING Join us for this exclusive sneak peek of the new musical currently in development based on the cult wine film! MAY 8
THE VILLALOBOS BROTHERS
A spin on contemporary Mexican music delivering a powerful message of love, brotherhood and social justice with brilliance. MAY 18 // 7:30 PM
INTIMATE CLASSICS WYNONA WANG
Award-winning Chinese piano virtuoso. MAY 22 // 3:00 PM
THE COOLEST PLACE IN TOWN – The Center’s museum is the perfect respite from the summer heat! Take advantage of our free parking, snap a selfie at our Friday mural, and c’mon in to the cool oasis of Art.
Our exhibitions Crafting Memory and Pattern & Place run through August 29. Enjoy extended hours on Wednesdays by joining us for a glass of wine and personal cheese plate from 5-7:30 p.m. Tickets start at only $15.
Join us for a special closing reception on Thursday, August 26 with a chance to meet some of our featured artists. Learn More
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