Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College recently announced its 2016-17 season of world-class performances, combining the borough’s unique multicultural flavors with nationally and internationally known performers. Opening on October 29 with highlights including Buenos Aires Tango company Estampas Porteñas (Nov 5), Emmy-nominated song-and-dance man Tony Danza (Nov 20), and Grammy Award winning vocalist Patti Austin performing a tribute concert celebrating the 100th birthday of Ella Fitzgerald (Apr 22), their upcoming lineup is not to be missed.
Concertgoers will enjoy an array of artists that represent both yesterday’s classics and today’s more innovative sounds, including performances by season opener Black Violin, 2017 NEA Jazz Master Dr. Lonnie Smith, Haitian singer/songwriter Emeline Michel, and Grammy-nominated Afro-Cuban jazz saxophonist Yosvany Terry.
Brooklyn Center’s dance series includes a Lunar New Year Celebration by the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, the 55th Anniversary tour of the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica, and Washington DC based stepping ensemble Step Afrika.
Families will enjoy The Colonial Nutcracker, Coyote’s Dance, Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters, and other kid friendly performances.
Tickets range from $15-$55 with select discounts available for seniors, students, and children. Visit www.BrooklynCenter.org for more details.