The Five Most Exciting Stage Events Coming to the Arsht Center This Season
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The free street party begins at 11:30 a.m. Friday. In addition to advanced ticket purchasing, visitors can enjoy a rock 'n' roll art installation, games, giveaways and scrumptious treats from Ms. Cheezious and the Rolling Stove food trucks.
With more than 40 events booked from November through May, the Arsht lineup offers lot of culture through which to navigate. Here's a look at our top five purchase-worthy stage events of the Arsht season.
There are ambitious ballets, and then there is Ballet Austin's Light/The Holocaust and Humanity Project. This epic work in five sections begins at the dawn of time, diagnoses decades of exploitation, bigotry, and internment, and finally suggests hope for the triumph of the human spirit. A passionate plea for human rights, it includes music by postmodern minimalists such as Steve Reich and Philip Glass.
Who should go: Those who appreciate ballet productions that stray from tradition. The New York Times ;praised the company for "departing from balletic convention." That's no surprise: This is a company from the city of Austin, after all.
November 3-4, $25-$95
The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses
Even Andy Warhol, with his incorporation of lowbrow iconography in a high-art setting, might raise an eyebrow at the level to which video games -- once a pastime for Doritos-munching adolescents -- have permeated the ivory tower of symphonic performance. Following the lead of Video Games Live and Play!, Symphony of the Goddesses is the first game-themed concert to feature a four-movement symphony and full chorus, dedicated entirely to the Zelda franchise, a Nintendo cash cow for the past quarter-century.
Who should go: That rare breed of person who can distinguish a violin from a viola and Ganon from Vaati.
December 9, starting at $35