After a year of change and uncertainty, Burlington Civic Music Association will open its 2021-22 season in September.
Here’s the lineup:
Sept. 15: A New World Record: A Tribute to the Music of Electric Light Orchestra. The tribute features brilliant arrangements, flawless musicianship and transcendent vocals performed by A New World Record. ELO made its mark in the ‘70s with a passion to combine Beatlesque psychedelic rock with classical music. The result: millions of records sold and a recent Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame induction. A New World Record expertly recreates ELO’s many megahits, including “Telephone Line,” Living Thing,” Sweet Talkin’ Woman” and “Mr. Blue Sky.”
Oct. 9: Gentri, the Gentlemen’s Trio. Gentri delivers a signature sound described as “cinematic pop.” Featuring arrangements with lush orchestrations and rich, dynamic three-part harmonies, the audience will enjoy classic hits combined with original songs. Their classy look sets the tone for a powerful performance.
Nov. 4: The Brazilian All Stars Direct From Rio de Janeiro. This chamber orchestra presents “Brazilian Nights: The Greatest Hits,” which includes Brazil’s most-famous sambas, bossa novas, ballads, choro and fado. This supergroup presents Brazil music’s unique fusion of styles from Portugal, the United States, Africa and other South American countries.
Dec. 18: David Kroll’s Country Christmas. A musical career that began in Burlington at 16 took Kroll to Nashville in 2007 with a publishing deal. After performing on “The X-Factor” and starring as part of a Vegas-style show in Branson, Missouri, Kroll returned to Burlington to live, work and perform.
Feb. 2: Tango Argentina. On their inaugural tour of the United States, Tango Argentina expresses choreographic traditions and contemporary stories without neglecting the tango. The show presents how the tango evolved throughout its history and brings the dance’s sensuality and charisma to the stage.
March 24: Catapult, Magic Shadows. Dancers transform their bodies into seemingly impossible shapes from the world around us. Eight stories are told in a completely new way – using only music and shadows. Six short shadow-dance videos play between the live dances. The show also includes a special shadow dance using cutting edge technology to create color shadows.
April 29: Six Appeal and the George Maurer Group. Beginning as a collegiate hobby in 2006 at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, Six Appeal developed into a professional ensemble based in Minneapolis in 2010. George Maurer is a versatile pianist who arranges music for orchestras and mans the piano for the nationally touring Midtown Men, starring the original leads of Broadway’s Tony Award-winning Jersey Boys.
To ensure current seats or best seating, Burlington Civic Music Association encourages previous and new season subscribers to order their season tickets now. Anyone who orders season tickets by Friday also will receive two free tickets to the Sept. 15 performance by A New World Record.
In addition, the Sept. 15 show will be outside in the parking lot between the Port of Burlington and the Burlington Memorial Auditorium with open seating. The performances will move inside to auditorium in the event of inclement weather. All other performances for the season are scheduled in the auditorium with reserved seating.
Prices for reserved season seats are:
- Main floor: $130
- First balcony: $115
- Second balcony: $105
- Students: $20
To order season tickets or for more ticket information, call (319) 752-0336 or email [email protected]