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TOMMY EMMANUEL

with Special Guest Jerry Douglas

Thursday, November 29 @ 8PMTommy Emmanunel

“If you like guitar playing, it simply doesn’t get any better than Tommy.” – Jason Isbell

Tommy Emmanuel has achieved enough musical milestones to satisfy several lifetimes. Or at least they would if he was the kind of artist who was ever satisfied. At the age of six, he was touring regional Australia with his family band. By 30, he was a rock n’ roll lead guitarist burning up stadiums in Europe. At 44, he became one of five people ever named a Certified Guitar Player by his idol, music icon Chet Atkins. Today, he plays hundreds of sold-out shows every year from Nashville to Sydney to London. All the while, Tommy has hungered for what’s next. When you’re widely acknowledged as the international master of the solo acoustic guitar, what’s next is Accomplice One, an album of collaborations with some of the finest singers, songwriters and, yes, guitarists alive today – a list including Jason Isbell, Mark Knopfler, Rodney Crowell, Jerry Douglas, Amanda Shires, Ricky Skaggs, J.D. Simo, David Grisman, Bryan Sutton, Suzy Bogguss and many more.

Since he and his brother Phil taught themselves to play as toddlers, the guitar has been Tommy’s real first language–and he’s more articulate on his signature Melbourne-made Maton acoustics than most people are with words. Influenced by the Merle Travis/Chet Atkins fingerstyle of guitar picking, Tommy developed a style of solo guitar playing that encompasses the range of a whole band– covering drums, bass, rhythm and lead guitar and a vocal melody simultaneously. No loop pedals, no overdubs, just one man and ten fingers. While some artists take ten-piece bands on the road and still fill out the sound with backing tracks, Tommy builds a complete sonic world entirely on his own.

 

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COUNTRY UNPLUGGED TOUR with MARK CHESNUTT and JOE DIFFIE

Saturday, December 1 @ 8PMMark Chestnutt

Mark Chesnutt is one of Country’s true musical treasures. Critics have hailed him as a classic Country singer of the first order and some of Country music’s most elite - George Jones and George Strait - echoed this sentiment. Mark Chestnuts stature is easily gauged; he has 14 No. 1 hits, 23 top ten singles, four platinum albums and five gold records. Country music critics and fans alike need look no further when it comes to Country music basics. If you ask Mark Chestnut he’ll tell you, "It’s the music that has kept me around this long." In a world that sometimes confuses style with substance, Mark Chestnut possesses both. Remaining true to himself as a traditional country artist while still keeping up with the ever-changing country landscape, Mark has a knack for picking great songs; delivering them with his world-class vocals; and with real heart-felt emotion. Mark has set the bar for his generation not just for his being a consistent hit maker, but because of his love of genuine country music.
 Joe Diffie
With the release of Jason Aldean’s hit “1994” earlier this year that name-checked many of Joe Diffie’s twelve Number One hits, the legendary singer found himself squarely back in the hearts and minds of country fans. The multi-platinum-selling artist who dominated the charts during a hot streak in the‘90’s Joe-Joe-Joe Diffie has never slowed down. With chart-toppers like “Pickup Man,” “Third Rock From the Sun,” and “John Deere Green,” and 13 albums and over 20 Top 10 singles to his credit, Joe has little to prove at this point in his career, yet he still has a fire in his belly to make good country music. A renowned songwriter in his own right who recently turned his focus back to writing after years on the road, Joe has hits for artists like Tim McGraw, Conway Twitty, and Jo Dee Messina to his credit, and has cuts on upcoming projects for “X Factor” winner Tate Stevens, Dylan Scott, and Tyler Farr among others.

 

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Salina Symphony presents CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL

Saturday, December 15 @ 7PM

Sunday, December 16 @ 4PM

Boston Brass

Join us for this meaningful Christmas celebration filled with beautiful arrangements of holiday classics and fresh versions of your favorite carols. Share the spirit of the season with your entire family as you enjoy performances by the Symphony, Iron Street Dance Company, Tamara Howe School of Dance, Salina Chorale, Kansas Wesleyan University Chorale, Salina Youth Choir and a special early visit from Santa Claus!

 

Reserved seating. Tickets start at $29.

 

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SECOND CITY
The Best Of The Second City

Saturday, January 19 @ 8PM

Straight No Chaser

Chicago’s legendary sketch and improv comedy theater returns to the Stiefel Theatre with “The Best of The Second City.” This must-see show features the best sketches and songs from The Second City’s history made famous by superstars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more--as well as their trademark improvisation. Come see where it all began during this special {number of nights performing} engagement.

Fresh, fast and always spectacularly funny​,​ The Second City is celebrating nearly sixty years of producing cutting-edge satirical revues and launching the careers of generation after generation of comedy’s best and brightest.  

Rooted in the groundbreaking improvisational games of Viola Spolin, The Second City opened its doors on a snowy Chicago night in December of 1959, and a comedy revolution began. The small cabaret theater has grown to become the most influential and prolific comedy empire in the world, developing an entirely unique way of creating art and fostering generation after generation of superstars.

In 1976, Second City launched “SCTV,” which has been hailed as one of the greatest sketch comedy series of all time. The two-time Emmy winner featured an all-star cast made up of Martin Short, Andrea Martin, Catherine O’Hara, John Candy, Eugene Levy, Dave Thomas, Joe Flaherty, and Rick Moranis.

“Second City does the comedy of shared experience more quirkily and savvier than most.” —CHICAGO TRIBUNE

“A temple of Satire…” —TIME MAGAZINE

“The entire recent tradition of American satire can be summed up in three words: The Second City.”  —NEW YORK TIMES

“The troupe that gave us SCTV and inspired Saturday Night Live and Whose Line is it Anyway?!” —CHICAGO TRIBUNE

“Legendary” —THE NEW YORK TIMES

 

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Salina Symphony presents THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME

Saturday, January 26 @ 7PM

Sunday, January 27 @ 4PM

Boston Brass

The Symphony and the Salina Community Theatre present The Hunchback of Notre Dame on the Stiefel Theatre stage. Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the beloved Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the Oscar-nominated score as well as new songs by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz. The retelling of this epic love story will appeal to audiences of all ages, who are sure to be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical.

 

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CHAD PRATHER

Friday, February 15 @ 8PM

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Prather is known for his way with words. He is a comedian, armchair philosopher, musician, and observational humorist. He is often referred to as "the modern day Will Rogers." He is a fast-talking combination of Lewis Grizzard and Jeff Foxworthy.

Chad Prather was entertaining audiences on television as early as two years old. The desire to be onstage started early. He began acting at the age of 6 and by the age of 20 he was traveling all over the world - from Africa to Southeast Asia, from Russia to Central America - using his communication skills to influence international leaders with humor and inspiration. Back home in America as "the preacher that makes everyone laugh." he was leading churches and non-profit organizations. Eventually Prather's communication skills opened doors for him to move into the corporate arena of motivational speaking and writing. 

Prather has made numerous appearances on Fox News, CNN, A&E, The Blaze, MSN and has been featured in magazines from Southern Living to Nash Country Weekly.  He is the host of Ride TV’s “It’s My Backyard.” And just recently finished his wildly successful 2016 “Kings of Cowtown Comedy Tour.” Prather has sold-out theaters all over America and is one of the country’s fastest rising and talked about comedians and entertainers.

 

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LEFTOVER SALMON

Thursday, February 21 @ 8PMGeorge Thorogood

Few bands stick around for thirty years. Even fewer bands leave a legacy during that time that marks them as a truly special, once-in-lifetime type band. And no band has done all that and had as much fun as Leftover Salmon. Since their earliest days as a forward thinking, progressive bluegrass band who had the guts to add drums to the mix and who was unafraid to stir in any number of highly combustible styles into their ever evolving sound, to their role as a pioneer of the modern jamband scene, to their current status as elder-statesmen of the scene who cast a huge influential shadow over every festival they play, Leftover Salmon has been a crucial link in keeping alive the traditional music of the past while at the same time pushing that sound forward with their own weirdly, unique style.  

If someone wanted to understand what Americana music is they could do no better than to go to a Leftover Salmon show, where they effortlessly glide from a bluegrass number born on the front porch, to the down-and-dirty Cajun swamps with a stop on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, to the hallowed halls of the Ryman in Nashville, before firing one up in the mountains of Colorado.

 

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Salina Symphony presents CELTIC TENORS

Sunday, March 3@ 4PM

Boston Brass

The Celtic Tenors will return to the Stiefel stage, charming audiences with music, humor and the Irish sparkle in their eyes. The successful classical crossover artists from Ireland will present a variety of classical, folk, Irish and pop favorites alongside Salina Symphony musicians for a truly unforgettable performance.

 

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KANSAS

Point of Know Return

Friday, March 15@ 8PMCeltic Thunder

America’s preeminent progressive rock band, KANSAS, will be touring next spring, expanding the celebration of the 40th Anniversary of their massive hit album Point of Know Return. For the first time in history, the band is performing the album Point of Know Return in its entirety. The tour showcases more than two hours of classic KANSAS music including hit songs, deep cuts, and fan favorites. With a legendary career spanning more than four decades, KANSAS has firmly established itself as one of America’s iconic classic rock bands. This “garage band” from Topeka released their debut album in 1974 and have gone on to sell more than 30 million albums worldwide.

Composing a catalogue that includes 15 studio albums and five live albums, KANSAS has produced eight gold albums, three sextuple-Platinum albums (Leftoverture, Point of Know Return, Best of KANSAS), one platinum live album (Two for the Show), and two one million-selling gold singles, ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ and ‘Dust in the Wind.’ KANSAS appeared on the Billboard charts for over 200 weeks throughout the ‘70’s and ‘80’s and played to sold-out arenas and stadiums throughout North America, Europe and Japan. ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ continues to be one of the top five most played songs on classic rock radio, and ‘Dust In the Wind’ has been played on the radio more than three million times!

The band, which is currently comprised of original drummer Phil Ehart, bassist/vocalist Billy Greer, keyboardist David Manion, vocalist/keyboardist Ronnie Platt, violinist/guitarist David Ragsdale, guitarist Zak Rizvi, and original guitarist Richard Williams. Along with constant touring, KANSAS continues to remain a fixture of Classic Rock radio.

 

Reserved Seating. Tickets start at $59.

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Salina Symphony presents BEETHOVEN & BRAHMS

Sunday, March 31@ 4PM

Boston Brass

Guest artists Tina Bouey and Clive Greensmith will join the Symphony in presenting Brahms’ grippingDouble Concerto. The Symphony will also perform Brahms’ vibrant Hungarian Dance No. 5 and Beethoven’s timeless Fifth Symphony, known for its raw power and the overwhelming way it represents triumph over adversity.

 

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Salina Youth Symphony presents SPRING CONCERT

Sunday, April 14 @ 7PM

Boston Brass

These inspiring performances will feature more than 170 members of the Youth Symphony, Junior Youth Symphony and Preparatory Orchestra.

 

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Salina Symphony presents CLASSICAL MASTERWORKS

Sunday, May 5@ 4PM

Boston Brass

The Symphony will close the season with Saint-Saëns’ remarkable Piano Concerto No. 4, featuring the virtuosic Tatiana Tessman. The Symphony will also present Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony, through which he communicates a passionate and powerful message about his homeland.

 

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